Motus was born in 1991, describing itself as a nomad and independent company, in constant movement between countries, historic moments and disciplines.
The company founded by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò now celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary, an important one for this group that burst onto the scene in the Nineties with productions wielding great physical and emotional impact and has always anticipated and portrayed some of the harshest contradictions of the present day.
It has experienced and created hyper- contemporary trends in the theater, performing authors such as Camus, Beckett, DeLillo, Rilke or their beloved Pasolini, leading to their radical reinterpretation of Antigone in the light of the Greek crisis, or Shakespeare’s The Tempest, interpolated by Aimé Césaire, which powerfully evoked the tragedy of emigration and created instant communities around the world.
They’ve received numerous acknowledgements, including three UBU Prizes and prestigious special awards for their work.
Freethinkers, Motus have performed all over the world, from Under the Radar in New York, to Festival Trans Amériques in Montreal, Santiago a Mil (Chile), the Fiba Festival in Buenos Aires, as well as all over Europe.