NUT, we narrate, in the ancient language of Sardinian people.
Inspired by Sergio Atzeni's "Passavamo sulla terra leggeri"
NUT was founded at the end of 2007. As an independent company on the contemporary dance scene, the company's artistic journey leads towards dance theatre.
The founders are Barbara Geiger and Franco Reffo and in its works the company focuses on partnering techniques between two, three or more dancers. Entirely based on weight, perception and musicality these relations find their form following the way energy is expressed by the body in its various modulations.
A work (that prefers) not to be categorized but instead reaches out towards a renovated yet archaic sense of dance.
Barbara Geiger, dancer and choreographer. As artistic guide she creates the concepts for Compagnia NUT's work.
Born and brought up in Vienna, she studied classical piano and later turned to contemporary dance. She was immediately accepted in a Viennese dance company and trained and worked on the "Freien Tanzszene Wien".
When she joined Corte Sconta in 1999 she moved to Milan, Italy, where she was a dancer in the company for the next 8 years. She left the group in 2007.
Her drive towards choreographic composition takes concrete shape with the foundation of NUT.
In Milan she trains dancers and actors in contemporary dance and body movement.
Her work addresses a vast target of people well beyond the purely professional sphere. As an archaic medium of expression dance belongs to the deeply Human.
Franco Reffo, dancer and choreographer, co-founder of compagnia NUT.
He is a performer with extensive experience and a deep knowledge of partnering work and improvisation, who was trained by exponents of Central European "Ausdruckstanz" as well as the French and North American currents.
Whilst still very young, he took an active part in the foundation of the Association Charà in Padova, Italy, being amongst the first to promote and make the language of modern and contemporary dance more widely known.
In 1991 he joined Corte Sconta, at that time a company in its early days. He has worked for ten international theatre productions and many award-winning short films of videodance. The group split up in 2007.
He made the conscious choice to teach contemporary dance in the early '80s. In his educational work, both for dancers and actors, he integrates different techniques of massage, yoga and release technique.
He is a teacher of contemporary dance at the Accademia dei Filodrammatici in Milan.
The experience of the two founders is based on the following international residences :
France - C.N.D.I. Cháteauvallon Toulon, Lione, Perpignan, ...
Germany - Künsterhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Theater der Stadt Heilbronn, Internazionale Tanzwochen Dresden, Hamburg, ...
Canada - National Art Center Ottawa, Agorà de la Dance Montréal
Sweden - Dansens Hus Stockholm
Scotland - Fringe Festival Edinborough
Mexico - Festival International Cervantino and Teatro de las Artes CNA Città del Messico, Leon, Guanajuato, ...
Colombia - Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotà
Morocco - Festival Internazionale di Casablanca
Serbia and Montenegro - Teatro Nazionale Montenegro Podgorica, Belgrado Dance Festival
Bosnia Herzegovina - Festival Internazionale Mess of Sarajevo
Italy - Teatro Out Off and Piccolo Teatro Milano, Adda Danza, C.R.T. Milano, Teatro dell'Elfo, La Biennale Danza and Teatro Arsenale Venezia, RomaEuropa and Teatro Vascello Roma, Teatro degli Illuminati Città di Castello, Teatro Ponchielli Cremona, Teatro Nuovo and delle Erbe Torino, FabbricaEuropa and Teatro Goldoni Firenze, Civitanova Marche, Teatro alle Saline and Toff Cagliari, Teatro Biondo Palermo, Teatro Comunale and Festival Filo di Arianna Belluno, Sassari, Napoli, Teatro Santa Chiara Trento, Trieste, Caserta, Catania, Mittelfest Cividale del Friuli, Bolzano Danza, ...
At present with compagnia NUT
Alessio Calciolari, dancer and performer.
He studied dance theatre at the Scuola d' Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi in Milan and the Biennale Danza in Venice with Adriana Borriello and Susanne Linke.
He collaborated with Ismael Ivo, Container teatro, Patrice Chéreau, Thierry Niang, Teatro all' improvviso, Mail Weil and Marcela Serli.
In 2009 he took part in Nina' s Drag Queens.
Winner of the Premio Dante Cappelletti 2010 with the performance “Variabili Umane” by the compagnia ATOPOS.
Domenico Cicchetti, photographer and lighting designer.
He studied with the photographers Salvo Veneziano and Emiliano Resmini.
He now works as a freelance photographer with the photographic agency Milestone Media in Milan.
He studied lighting design at the Accademia della Scala of Milan and his work in light takes place in the area of theatre, dance and dance theatre.
Lorenzo Piccolo, actor and dramaturge.
Diploma in acting at the Scuola d' Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi in 2003. He studied with, and collaborates with, Luca Ronconi, Fabrizio Arcuri of the Accademia degli Artefatti, Maria Consagra, Giorgio Rossi, Cristina Pezzoli, Gabriele Vacis.
He has worked with the gruppo Atir, with the Dionisi Compagnia Teatrale and Patrice Chéreau.
As a dramaturge he writes for Spazi Vuoti, a company which he formed together with the director Marta Erica Arosio and collaborates in writing the dramaturgy for Atir and Cooperativa Zero5.
Winner of the Premio Pier Vittorio Tondelli for the best play-writer under 30 in 2011.
Stefania Barreca, costumes and scenery .
Diploma in scenography at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan.
In 2008 she was costume assistant for "Don Giovanni", directed by Francesco Micheli, at the Teatro Poliziano of Montepulciano The following year she was costume director for "Ero e Leandro" at the Teatro San Domenico of Crema and "Santa la terra" at the Teatro alle Vigne of Lodi.
In 2012 for "Il Flauto Magico" at the Teatro Sociale of Como and with other opera companies, such as the Teatro Comunale of Bologna and the Regio of Torino.
She won second prize at the 6th Europe Opera Prize 2011 together with the director Stefano Simone Pintor and the scenographer Gregorio Zurla with the project "I Capuleti e i Montecchi" of Bellini.
Since 2007 she has been working with compagnia NUT.