“The Divina’s” in Colle di Val d’Elsa with MOTUS

On 4 September, on the occasion of LiberaCollarte Festival 2021, the National Premiere of the new production of MOTUS Company

The national premiere of “THE DIVINA’S”, a new production by the MOTUS Company, will take place on 4 September at 9:00 pm in Piazza Sant’Agostino in Colle di Val d’Elsa, as part of the programme of “LiberaCollarte Festival 2021”.

“THE DIVINA’S” is a choreographic project that, on the occasion of the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, investigates the modernity of some female characters of the “Divine Comedy”, showing their actuality to understand the mechanisms of reality and the problems that are repeated through the centuries.

The performance, choreographed by Martina Agricoli, focuses in particular on the stories of Penthesilea, Lucrezia and Pia de Tolomei, symbolic figures of gender violence, who evoke current issues: the belief that violence can be caused by the physical characteristics or attitude of the woman, the presumed consent of the woman to the sexual act, the sense of guilt and shame of the victim, the right of possession of the woman’s life by her partner.

“THE DIVINA’S” brings to the stage, with a totally contemporary language, ancient stories of abuse of women’s bodies. Thus the gestures originate from bodies constrained in narrow spaces, or covered and hidden, but in any case fragile, and on the scene a movement prevented and imposed is opposed to the vital energy of free women, living and pulsating figures on which hangs an omen of victims.

The show, interpreted by Martina Agricoli, Paloma Biagioli, Ilaria Fratantuono, Roberta Morello and Mattia Solano, directed by Rosanna and Simona Cieri, is produced with the support of the Region of Tuscany.

LiberaCollarte Festival is an event dedicated to music, visual and performing arts, which for twelve editions has been staging the best productions of the territory together with artists of national and international renown. Realised thanks to the collaboration between the Municipality of Colle di Val d’Elsa, Azienda Speciale Multiservizi del Comune di Colle di Val d’Elsa and The Bside Eventi, the event is completely free. All the shows will be produced in compliance with ministerial anti-Covid19 regulations.

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