È pericoloso non sporgersi

//È pericoloso non sporgersi

È pericoloso non sporgersi

È pericoloso non sporgersi is a work available only with virtual reality visors, which allows the viewer not only a close-up view, but also the impression of cohabiting with the performer in the scenic space, experienced at 360 degrees.

The setting that has been chosen is very unique: the rooms of the Museo di Storia della Psichiatria , housed in Reggio Emilia in the Lombroso Pavilion, one of the symbolic buildings of the San Lazzaro asylum complex.

Choreography and direction are by  Francesca Lattuada, a visionary artist active in France.

The choreographer’s idea naturally starts from the historical memory with which the Lombroso Pavilion is imbued and leans on the ability of certain bodies to force, almost distort, the perception of reality. The performer is Lise Pauton, an extraordinary contortionist. Her metamorphoses are incessant and lead to the blurring of ordinary temporality, to the loss of the most concrete notions of spatiality (high-low, big-small, visible-invisible…).

The viewer experiences an immersion in a world in which all habitual references have vanished. A bit like what could happen to the guests of the Lombroso Pavilion.

The work is created on the occasion of the billboard Identità inquieta, a great choral work of the city of Reggio Emilia involving institutions and organizations of social, educational and cultural life, with the intention of offering a rich and varied calendar of cultural events to show visions on the infinite nuances of identity.

È pericoloso non sporgersi is part of the Virtual Dance for Real People project.

Direction and choreography: Francesca Lattuada
Music: traditional Korean music; “Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa” by Georg Friedrich Händel, sung by Francesca Lattuada
Costumes: Francesca Lattuada
Performer: Lise Pauton

Production: Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto
Co-production: Fondazione Palazzo Magnani
Technological development and user experience design by Giulia Losi, Annalisa Mombelli (RE:LAB)
Video production & editing by Guido Acampa (Riot Studio)

Premiere: 7 december 2022, Chiostri di San Pietro, Reggio Emilia

In collaboration with Comune di Reggio Emilia / Musei Civici

Event realized at Chiostri di San Pietro as part of the Rete dei Laboratori Aperti dell’Emilia-Romagna, co-financed by European Funds – Por Fesr 2014-2020

Performance included in the program ‘Identità Inquieta’


Born X.
She lives in the vicinity of Reggio Emilia, presumably in a cave.
She feeds on berries and plants.

At 29, accused of stealing chickens, she stayed 33 days at Lombroso Pavilion.

Testimonies from nurses, patients and doctors describe a discreet, sweet and quiet woman.

Adalgisa claims to be inhabited by four entities:

– The Winged-Man age 35.
– The Infant age 7.
– The Ageless Phantom.
– An unseen entity who sometimes calls the Beast sometimes the Light, who cures her and whom she cures.

The transformations inspire wonder and fright; Adalgisa’s body, habitually rigid, becomes disconcertingly flexible.

First presentation

7 december 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Chiostri di San Pietro, via Emilia a San Pietro 44/c, Reggio Emilia

Free admission

After December 7, the installation can be enjoyed as part of the guided tour of Chiostri di San Pietro.

Admission to the Chiostri is free, guided tours are charged; you can find all the updated information, times and how to book here: https://www.chiostrisanpietro.it/visita/servizi/

Standard and holiday opening hours for the Monumental complex, however, are as follows:

Opening Hours


Tuesday – Friday 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday – Holidays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Saturday, December 24 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday, December 25 CLOSED

Monday, December 26: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 31: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday, January 1: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, January 6: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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