Diego Tortelli and Miria Wurm, both members of Munich’s independent dance scene, have been developing projects together since 2018. Their artistic language and aesthetics are characterised by clarity and complexity, both in terms of choreographic style and the subject matter of their works. Drawing on cutting-edge technologies and theoretical concepts, they create contemporary dance pieces that reflect on current issues from a personal perspective.
Pivotal to each piece is Tortelli’s very own choreographic idiom, which splits the body into its various limbs and joints and then reassembles them over and over again like a Tetris game. The torso remains the fixed point around which everything revolves, as if calculated by geometric formulas – at times playful and surreal, at others architectural and rigid. The body is revealed in all its beauty and artistry, but also its fragility and brokenness. Traces of bodily memories are brought to light through a process of poetic abstraction.
Born in Brescia (Italy), Diego Tortelli trained as a dancer at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome and at the Accademia di Danza of the Teatro alla Scala. He has performed for important international companies (from BOD/Richard Siegal to the Ballet National de Marseilles). He has concentrated on his choreographic practice since 2015, creating his first evening-length piece, La bella addormentata for the Nuovo Balletto di Toscana, and becoming associate choreographer at the Festival MilanOltre. Since 2019, Tortelli has been the resident choreographer at the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto, for which he created Domus Aurea, Inter-view, Preludio, Another Story, Feeling Good, Kepler, Meridiana, among others. In 2018, with his dramaturgist Miria Wurm, he founded his own collective in Munich which has presented new works every year: Shifting Perspective, Snow Crash, HOLE IN SPACE. In 2022 Diego Tortelli and Miria Wurm will present a new full-length piece titled Fo:No at the Biennale di Venezia, invited by the artistic director Wayne Mc Gregor.