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Corpi Violati


The choreographic project was born from the desire to focus attention on the theme of violence against women, and from Artemis Danza’s long-standing collaboration with the Anti-Violence Centres of the D.I.Re Network (Women in the Network Against Violence).

Choreography, direction, set, lighting and costume design Monica Casadei
Music Luca Vianini, AAVV

Production Compagnia Artemis Danza
Coproduction Festival di Danza Contemporanea – Teatro Comunale di Ferrara

With the support of Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Regione Emilia-Romagna

“Never shall Carmen yield! She was born free and she will die free.” “I shall always be free”. These are the hymns to freedom by Carmen, the protagonist of Prosper Mérimée’s novel and Georges Bizet’s opera, and Violetta Valéry in Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. Figures of women who are symbols of independence of thought, strength and courage and at the same time fragility in the face of violence and abuse. Their freedom, as in so many other cases, is punished, violated, with tragic results. The project “Corpi violati” by the Compagnia Artemis Danza, founded and directed by Monica Casadei, is inspired by the many stories of gender violence told in literature and melodrama, only a small number compared to the infinite number of stories in the daily news.
The choreographic project stems from the desire to draw attention to the issue of violence against women, and from Artemis Danza’s long-standing collaboration with the Anti-Violence Centres of the D.I.Re Network (Women in networks against violence).

Originally from Ferrara, Monica Casadei graduates in philosophy cum laude writing a dissertation on dance in Plato’s system. After a career as a professional acrobatic gymnast, she takes to studying classic and modern dance, at first in Italy, then in London, and eventually in Paris where she gets to meet choreographers Pierre Doussaint and Isabelle Doubouloz and the Master André Cognard Hanshi So shihan, with whom she still practices the martial art of Aikido.

In France, she founds the company Artemis Danza, with which she later moves to Italy, in 1997, giving birth to a fervent production activity that amounts, nowadays, to over 40 original creations.

From 1998 to 2007, the Company is part of an artist residency at Fondazione Teatro Due in Parma whereas, from 2014 up to this day, it partakes in an artist residency at Teatro Comunale in Bologna. Artemis Danza has been invited to the most important Italian theatres and festivals and to several international tours and festivals.

Pivotal elements in Monica Casadei’ s artistic research are the influences from different artistic, cultural and geographic fields and the exploration of urban spaces and places that turn into stages for performances.

Alongside the production activity, Artemis funds, produces and promotes young choreographers and organizes several activities meant to artistically educate the audience.


Full price: 3 euro
Under 6: free

Tickets can be purchased online at www.biglietteriafonderia39.it.

The ticket service in the Fonderia is available from h 17.30.

Tickets are not numbered.

You can enter the Fonderia 15 minutes before the performance, showing your online purchase.
At the entrance, the temperature will be tested and if the temperature exceeds 37.5°C, you will not be allowed to enter. Access to Fonderia is only allowed prior to the presentation of a valid Green Pass certification, excluding the children under the age of 12 and to subjects exempted on the basis of suitable medical certification – according to the criteria defined by the Ministry of Health. Our staff will check this certification at the entrance. It is required the correct use of the mask for the entire duration of the event.