Motus was founded in 1991 in Rimini by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò. The group burst onto the scene with productions wielding great physical and emotional impact and has always anticipated and portrayed some of the harshest contradictions of the present day. Throughout the years, the group has created theatre shows, performances, installations and videos, conducted seminars and workshops, and taken part in interdisciplinary festivals. Motus has experienced and created hyper-contemporary trends in the theatre and have received numerous acknowledgements, including three UBU Prizes and prestigious special awards for their work which is performed all over the world.
With Panorama (2018), Motus claims the right to migration weaving new existential panoramas, where the migrant condition is converted into an intrinsic characteristic of existence, putting to the test any temptation to an identity definition. Silvia Calderoni – their tireless protagonist – has worked with Motus since 2005 and is the winner of many awards that include the UBU Prize as Best Italian Actress and was awarded many prizes for her performance in Motus MDLSX such as the Dublin Fringe Festival award and the best actress award from the International Theater Festival MESS in Sarajevo.