CollettivO CineticO is an experimental performing arts group founded in 2007 by the choreographer Francesca Pennini. Their work crosses genders and codes reformatting the rules of the performative event, challenging the relationship with the spectator with a rigorous yet ironic approach and shifting in the interstices between dance, theatre and visual arts.
They developed devices and didactics for a broad range of bodies and spaces, from the theater stage to urban complexity, from mimetic missions in daily life to virtual spaces.
CollettivO CineticO is the resident company at “Teatro Comunale Claudio Abbado” in Ferrara and member of the International Network APAP – advancing performing arts project. Until now the group created 51 productions, winning many awards: Giovani Danz’Autori Prize 2008; Rete Critica Award as Best Italian Artist 2014; Jurislav Korenić Award as Best Young Theatre Director 2014; Danza & Danza Prize as Best Choreographer and Interpreter 2015; UBU nomination as Best Interpreter Under 35; MESS Prize 2016 at BE Festival – Birmingham; Hystrio Iceberg Award 2016; Prize of the National Association of Critics ANCT 2016, UBU Award for best dance piece of 2017 with Sylphidarium – Maria Taglioni on the Ground, also finalist for the original music by Francesco Antonioni and winner of the Grand-Prix Golden Laurel Wreath Award for Best Performance at 58°th International Festival MESS of Sarajevo.
Their work has been presented in Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and live streaming in US and Korea.