Cristiana Morganti as part of Dublin Dance Festival
“Do you want me to dance or do you want me to talk?”
In Jessica and Me, the long-standing soloist of the iconic Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal does both with irresistible charm, talent and comic flair.
With a shock of black curls, an infectious laugh and a pair of red stilettos, Cristiana Morganti offers a tantalising glimpse into her career, from her classical ballet training to her fateful training with Pina.
This much anticipated new solo show is a self-portrait in two voices: her inner self (Cristiana) and her alter-ego (Jessica). She alternates between losing herself in a whirlwind of movement and observing herself with a fierce and unrelenting humour.
A fascinating exposé on the life of a star dancer – both on and off the stage.
“Cristiana Morganti merges the fury of a Mediterranean virago with the wide-eyed innocence of a clown… an irreverent fairytale of Cristiana through the looking glass”.
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Running time: 70 min (no interval)
Post-Show Talk: Sat 21 May
Choreographer/Performer: Cristiana Morganti
Production: Il Funaro Pistoia Italia in collaboration with Fondazione Teatri – Reggio Emilia — Italia
Photo Credit: A Carrara
Supported by Dunne and Crescenzi, Goethe-Institut Irland and Istituto Italiano di Cultura