Massimo Monticelli Bologna, Italy

Contemporary Heroid

Bologna, Italy
November 24, 2022 7:00 pm
Free entrance
Free entrance
November 24, 2022 7:00 pm


In the Heroides, Ovid imagines a collection of epistolary poems written by some of the most famous heroines of myth for their respective men who, for one reason or another, abandoned them. Massimo Monticelli aims to compose a new heroides here. Going through a fragment of life, a letter becomes an opportunity to pose a reflection on love, art and loneliness.

The project starts from the literary structuring of the Ovidian Heroides for the exploration of two separate but simultaneous dramaturgies: text and movement. This juxtaposition is investigated and implemented as an alienating strategy and allows the audience’s gaze to lean, through textual imagery, on the choreographic scenario, multiplying its possibilities of interpretation.


Massimo Monticelli is a dancer, choreographer and teacher from Bologna. He graduated with honors from Trinity Laban (London), from the Master’s in Performance (VERVE) at NSCD in Leeds, and spent a period of study at the National Conservatory of Paris, while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and a Master’s degree in Theatre Disciplines at University of Bolognas. In recent years, Massimo has danced in pieces by international choreographers in several European countries, and in 2022 he began a collaboration as performer with Italian choreographer Nicola Galli. In 2021, his project “Cassandra o della Verità” won the national call ERetici and then debuted at the Gender Bender International Festival. In 2020 Massimo co-founded the Swiss company EREM dance, with whom he worked as dramaturg and choreography consultant. In 2022 Massimo was selected for Nuove Traiettorie XL, for the ATLAS track at the ImPulsTanz festival in Vienna, and as a finalist in the DNAppunti Coreografici call.


Accessibility: venue accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility. Facilitated access from side entrance through via A. Costa.

via Ruggeri, 16



coreografia, testo Massimo Monticelli
danza Massimo Monticelli
musica C. Debussy, B. Bàrtok.
partner e supporto TIR danza, ImPulsTanz (AT)

progetto selezionato per il programma ATLAS - create your dance trails del festival ImPulsTanz di Vienna, con supporto alla drammaturgia di Guy Cools e Angelique Wilkie, presentato nella rassegna dei lavori degli artisti di ATLAS ad agosto 2022 a Vienna