Natiscalzi Dance Theater is the organic resulting from the creative path shared between Tommaso Monza and Claudia Rossi Valli, a collaboration that began in 2012 and has been successfully carried out over the years. The company was born with the aim of seeking a path of experimentation and sharing of common languages and creative instances. initially developed as a rib of the Compagnia Abbondanza/Bertoni to then assert its independent identity in 2016, establishing itself as a cultural association after years of projects, productions, residences and tours.
We were selected for NID 2019 the italian new dance platform with the project “Annotation for a Faust” Our works and shows were presented in several dance festivals in Italy as Festival OrienteOccidente, Mittlefest, Danza Urbana, Conformazioni Festival, Festival Equilibrio, Tendance Festival, Inteatro Polverigi.
We also had the opportunity to present our projects in Zagreb, Almaty and Frankfurt.
The activities of Natiscalzi DT are supported through residences from: Lavanderia a Vapore, Scenario Pubblico/CZD, Scena Nuda, Anghiari Dance Hub, CID Cantieri, Teatri di Vita, Residenze IDRA, Stalker teatro, Teatro Due Mondi, Inteatro Polverigi, Fondazione I Teatri di Reggio Emilia.
We are part of Alpinscena, an hub of association to develop performing arts and the audience in mountain region Valtellina in the north of Italy.
Natiscalzi DT collaborates with CCN de Nantes but we need more opportunity to move abroad and connecting with more realities.
In Natiscalzi DT’s vision, art occupies a prominent place in the creation and development of a society, as well as politic, science, religion, and technology. Each of these deals with a precise part of the social structure. Art is about generating thought and well-being through the creation of shared rites and beauty.
Dance and theatre – at this historical moment – push us to reflect on the concept of individual, body and relationship. The word “relationship” is especially important because it is a vehicle for poetry, empathy, beauty, catharsis and communication. The dance itself, is first of all relationship: between sky and earth, man and space, man and man, dancer and audience.
You can’t think of an aesthetic without considering an ethic. An ethic that includes:
– craftsmanship work and respect for the figures and workers of dance, theatre and art in general
– attention to the choreographer-dancer relationship, remembering that the interpreter has a body and a thought that is intended to explore
– to enter into the depths of an audience and a territory through a show means to create an art that remains, that does a task, so artistic products must generate roots in the soil in which they are born and grow.