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danza > Artemis Danza: Secret Fires | #Pasolini100



danza > Artemis Danza: Secret Fires | #Pasolini100

ARTEMIS DANZA presents SECRET FIRES, a contemporary dance performance celebrating #Pasolini100

Produced by ARTEMIS DANZA / MONICA CASADEI With the contribution of the Ministry of Culture, Emilia Romagna Region, Province and Municipality of Parma, Cariparma Foundation

Pasolini’s artistic explorations would begin from the body—from his own, lean and athletic, and from his hunger for the bodies of others, a theme that permeates his work in all its light and shadows. Through the characters, words and images that populate his oeuvre, the Emilian author gave shape to his thoughts and made them into works of art open to different interpretations.

The language of dance, merging body and soul, is a powerful tool to revive the complexity of his thought and his recurring tropes: the woman-mother, a pillar of his poetic and cinematographic production; the notion of freedom; poetry; the music of Bach, with whom he sought to establish an artistic partnership; and the sanctity of the gesture. All these ingredients populate texts and visions that give life to an homage made of tension and redemption, dreams and utopias—a fresco of humanity and its paradoxes that lives in the past and the present, exciting our senses and opening our eyes to existence.

In Monica Casadei’s choreography there is the sunshine of Roma’s borgate (suburbs), where life pulsates, children play, and the young, dressed in colorful clothes, dream and fight for their rights. In Pasolini-Fuochi segreti there is the warmth of that sunshine, the blue of the sky and the warm air of spring.

Date: October 18 2022
Time: 8:00 pm
Location:Theatre Raymond Kabbaz
10361 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064


Presented in collaboration with Theatre Raymond Kabbaz in Los Angeles 
on the occasion of 22nd Italian Language Week in the World.




Originally from Ferrara, Monica Casadei graduated 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 founded the company Artemis Danza, with which she later moved 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 was 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 theaters 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.


Poet, writer, director, screenwriter, playwright, journalist, he is one of the greatest Italian artists and intellectuals. Gifted with an exceptional cultural versatility, he distinguished himself in numerous fields, leaving contributions as a filmmaker, painter, novelist, linguist, translator and essayist not only in Italian, but also in Friuli. Simply a great classic of the twentieth century.


Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Time: At 8:00 pm

Organized by : IIC Los Angeles

In collaboration with : A production of Compagnia Artemis Danza/Monica Casadei with the support of Ministero della Cultura, ATER Fondazione, Regione Emilia-Romagna Cultura d'Europa and Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

Entrance : Free


Theatre Raymond Kabbaz