Since 2010 Cristiana Morganti has undertaken her career as soloist dancer and choreographer “independent” from Pina Bausch Tanztheater, to which she is still collaborating as guest.

From then on, il Funaro has accompanied Cristiana’s new direction, producing all of her new performances and making available their resources for the creation of the following pieces:

Moving with Pina (2010), Jessica and me (2014), A Fury Tale (2016).


Alongside these performances, Cristiana Morganti has created 3 choreographies for the Conservatoire Nationale Superieure, Paris.


As acknowledgment for her achievements, she has been awarded 2 prestigious prizes, in 2011 the prize Positano Leonide Massine as Best Contemporary Dancer of the year and in 2014 the prize Premio Danza & Danza as Best Dancer/Choreographer.


These last few years have certainly seen Cristiana protagonist of an array of activities, highly received by critics and audiences alike, and including a constant demand for repeats of her performances in Italy and abroad.


Furthermore, every year Cristiana Morganti curates a program of workshops for professional dancers and actors in il Funaro – Pistoia.


On this link please find:


video and informations on Moving with Pina, Jessica and me, A Fury Tale

new and up-to-date touring schedule

Cristiana Morganti’s biography


Italian Distributor Roberta Righi


International management Aldo Grompone




TOUR 2018 / 2019 



16 September 2018 – Jonkoping / Sweden – Kulturhuset Spira

19 september 2018 – Umea / Sweden – Norrlandsoperan

22 september 2018 – Pitea / Sweden – Christinasalen

25 / 26 september 2018 – Malmö / Sweden – Dansstationen

29 september 2018 – Uppsala / Sweden – Uppsala Konsert & Kongress

9 October 2018 – Vasteras / Sweden – Vasteras Konserthus

11 October 2018 – Karlskrona / Sweden – Konserthusteatern

13 October 2018 – Vaxjo / Sweden – Regionteatern

16 November 2018 – Torino / Italy – Lavanderia a Vapore

28 November 2018 – Pavia / Italy – Teatro Fraschini

19 / 20 February 2019 – Lieusaint Sénart / France – Théatre Sénart

14 / 15 May 2019 – Oldenburg / Germany – Exerzierhalle / Festival Internationale Tanztage





26 / 27 October 2018 – Milano / Italy -Teatro dell’Arte

3 November 2018 – Girona / Spain -Teatro de Salt / Festival Temporada Alta

11 December 2018 – Belfort / Francia – Le Granit

26 e 27 January 2019 – Buenos Aires / Argentina – Teatro de la Rivera

2 February 2019 – Pordenone / Italia -Teatro Verdi

22 e 23 March 2019 – Oporto / Portogal – Teatro Rivoli

3 / 4 May 2019 – Ludwigshafen / Germany -Theater im Pfalzbau / Hinterbuhne

24, 25, 26, 27, 28 June 2019 – Parigi / France – Theatre des Abbesses

6 July – Bergamo / Italy – Teatro Sociale





8 March 2019 – Torino / Italy – Teatro Astra

27 March 2019 – Padova / Italy -Teatro Verdi

29 March 2019 – Venezia / Italy – Teatro Goldoni

4 April 2019 – Montbeliard / France – Le Theatre

17 / 18 May 2019 – Oldenburg / Germany – Exerzierhalle / Festival Internationale Tanztage






concept, direction and choreography Cristiana Morganti

performers Breanna O’Mara / Anna Wehsarg, Anna Fingerhuth 

artistic collaboration  Kenji Takagi

light design Jacopo Pantani video Connie Prantera 

music editing Bernd Kirchhoefer rehearsal assistant Sabine Rivière  

technical director Simone Mancini light technician  Sgommino Berselli sound-video techniciaSimone Mancini


produced by il Funaro – Pistoia and Cristiana Morganti

in co-production with Festival Aperto / Fondazione I Teatri – Reggio Emilia

in collaboration with AMAT & Civitanova Danza per Civitanova Casa della Danza

with the support of The City of Wuppertal and Jackstädt Stiftung – Wuppertal (DE)


duration 75’  without interval


In “A FURY TALE”, Cristiana Morganti does not dance, but sits firmly in her director’s chair. Allowing in this way for a greater critical distance, she entrusts the interpretation of the piece to the presence and physicality of two dancers. Both women are tall with red hair and pale skin, and both look alike but also differ. To them Cristiana Morganti confers the task of representing her reflections – perceptive, ironic and at times nearly self-deprecatingon the nature of female-hood and its multifaceted aspects: rivalry/friendship, neurosis/candour, unpredictability/mundanity, belligerence/serenity.

The narrative of the piece breathes its life-force through these powerful antitheses. It creates a narrative universe which is both mysterious and hypnagogic, graciously balancing on the tightrope between realism and fantasy. We are led through this landscapes by the interpreters, who are at times magical creatures, canny and wild, but who suddenly step out of their stage personas to offer glimpses of their true life-experiences, as both women and dancers. As the title suggests, one of the leading thread is the feeling of rage, which is revealed in its dualism, in its destructive power or as vital force.


On a set as white as a blank canvas onto which stroboscopic lights, videos and colours explode like fireworks, the two dancers meet, move and interact and tell their personal tales. The dialogue between the dancers and the choreographer is ever present: it forms part of the story, as Cristiana interrogates her interpreters in order to reveal their intimate relation between themselves and the director.Cristiana pushes this dynamic further and, as she watches the story unfolding from above, with her complicit and ironic gaze, she walks onto the stage for a brief moment as if to pause the spectacle and reveal to the audience the fragility of the presumed fourth wall. Like the invisible line between stage and audience, we can cross the boundaries between autobiography and artifice, real life and fiction.


The frenzied rhythm of the scene-changes, made by stark cuts reminiscent of a cinematographic editing style, is accompanied by rich musical textures that range with equally feverish rhythms from punk-rock to Bach.






choreography and performance Cristiana Morganti

artistic collaboration  Gloria Paris

light design Laurent P. Berger

video Connie Prantera

music consultancy Kenji Takagi

music editing Bernd Kirchhoefer

technical director Simone Mancini

light technician Sgommino Berselli

audio/video technician Simone Mancini

production il Funaro | Pistoia

in collaboration with Fondazione I Teatri – Reggio Emilia


duration 70’  without interval

“Do you want me to dance, or do you want me to talk?

Behind the question that Cristiana Morganti puts to her  audience lies the key to understanding Jessica an Me. In this piece, the long-standing soloist of the Pina Bausch Tanztheater of Wuppertal has reached a crucial moment in her professional development and is finally taking time out to reflect on herself, her relationship with her body and with the art of dance. She asks what it means “to be on stage” and examines the distinction between “the other” and “the self” which theatre inevitably creates. The answer is a sort of Self-portrature told in two voices, those of the inner self (Me) and of her alter-ego (Jessica), in which, with piquant irony,  Cristiana reveals a dancer’s on- and off-stage life journey, using a patchwork of gestures, shadows, muscles, tenacious grit and gentle irreverence, past memories and visions of the future.

LONG TRAILER (3minutes)



AFP Agence France Presse







A lecture performance on the poetry, technique and creativity of Pina Bausch

created and performed by Cristiana Morganti 

technical director Simone Mancini

production il Funaro | Pistoia

With the consent and support of Pina Bausch Foundation/Wuppertal


Duration: 70’ without intermission


In her lecture performance MOVING WITH PINA Cristiana Morganti, from 1993 to 2014 soloist dancer with PINA BAUSCH’S TANZTHEATER WUPPERTAL, invites us to a journey through the universe of Pina Bausch, seen from the perspective of a dancer.

How is a solo constructed? What is the connection between motion and emotion? How do dancer and scenography relate to each other? When does a gesture become dance? And above all: what creates the magical and mysterious relationship between artist and spectator?

Demonstrating her insights with extracts of the Tanztheater repertory, Cristiana Morganti tells us about her personal and artistic experience with the legendary German choreographer and let’s us discover how much devotion, imagination and care for detail are involved in Pina Bausch’s unique movement language.






CRISTIANA MORGANTI is a dancer and choreographer. She obtained her degree in Classical Dance at the National Dance Academy in Rome and in Modern Dance at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. She furthered her performative education following numerous workshops with the ODIN TEATRET of Eugenio Barba. Following her studies, Cristiana collaborated with a number of established choreographers such as Susanne Linke, Urs Dietrich, Felix Ruckert and with the company NEUER TANZ. From 1993 until 2014, Cristiana Morganti was soloist dancer with PINA BAUSCH’S TANZTHEATER WUPPERTAL. She has danced in most of the repertoire performances and participated in many new creations since. She also starred in Pedro Almodovar’s “TALK TO HER” (2001) and in Wim Wenders’ “PINA” (2011).

In 2010, Cristiana Morganti created her homage to Pina Bausch: the lecture-performance MOVING WITH PINA, In 2011 she received the Positano Leonide Massine Award as Best Contemporary Dancer of the Year.

Cristiana Morganti is regulary invited to teach at the Conservatoire Nationale Superièure de Paris and at the Accademia Nazionale D’Arte Drammatica in Rome. For the Conservatoire de Paris she created three choreographies: OUT OF TWELVE (2012) SACRÉ PRINTEMPS! (2013) PETIT RÊVE ( 2017).

For her piece JESSICA AND ME created in 2014, which sees her as Author, Choreographer and Interpreter, Cristiana has been awarded the Critic Award Danza & Danza as best Interpreter/Choreographer.  JESSICA AND ME has since been presented in over 30 cities in Italy, France, England, Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Libanon, with performances at the DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL, BIENNALE DE LA DANSE (Lyon), Theâtre des Abbesses / Theatre de la Ville (Paris), THE PLACE (London), FESTIVAL TANZ IM AUGUST (Berlin), DANSENS HUS (Stockholm), FESTIVAL BIPOD (Beirut) .

For the well known italian company ATERBALLETTO she created the 40 minutes choreography for 9 dancers They didn’t know where to leave me…”

Cristiana Morganti’s latest work A FURY TALE has premiered at the Festival Aperto-Reggio Emilia  2016 and is currently on tour.





Season 2017 – 2018
MOVING WITH PINA 8 Settembre 2017 Festival delle Nazioni Teatro degli Illuminati – Città di Castello
JESSICA AND ME 10 Novembre 2017 MA Scene Nationale – Montbeliard
JESSICA AND ME 17 Novembre 2017  Teatro Grande – Brescia
MOVING WITH PINA 25 Novembre 2017   Teatro Ponchielli – Cremona
JESSICA AND ME 1 / 2 / 3 Dicembre 2017 Teatro dell’Arte (Triennale di Milano) - Milano
JESSICA AND ME 6 Dicembre 2017 Espace Marcel Carné - Saint Michel Sur Orge
MOVING WITH PINA 13 / 14 / 15 Gennaio 2018  XXV Edicion Festival Internacional Santiago a Mil – Santiago de Cile
MOVING WITH PINA 7 Marzo 2018 La Soffitta – Bologna
A FURY TALE 10 Marzo 2018  Arena del Sole – Bologna
A FURY TALE 13 Marzo 2018 Teatro Ponchielli – Cremona
A FURY TALE 15 Marzo 2018 Teatro Comunale – Vicenza
A FURY TALE 17 Marzo 2018 Teatro Rossini – Pesaro
MOVING WITH PINA 24 / 25 Marzo 2018 Teatro del Canal – Madrid
JESSICA AND ME 6 / 7 Aprile 2018 Dansens Hus – Stockholm
JESSICA AND ME 17 Aprile 2018 Festival BIPOD – Beirut
JESSICA AND ME 12 Maggio 2018 Le Channel – Calais
Season 2016 – 2017
JESSICA AND ME 20 / 21 Settembre 2016 Theatre la Comédie de Valence – Valence
JESSICA AND ME 24 / 25 / 27 Settembre 2016 Theatre la Croix-Rousse – Biennale de la Danse - Lyon
JESSICA AND ME 29 / 30 Settembre / 1 Ottobre 2016 Theatre la Comédie – Clermont Ferrand
JESSICA AND ME 4 Ottobre 2016 Théâtre du Vellein – Villefontaine
JESSICA AND ME 6 / 7 Ottobre 2016 Theatre Le Merlan - Marsiglia
A FURY TALE  – Première - 25 / 26 ottobre 2016 Teatro La Cavallerizza / Festival Aperto  - Reggio Emilia
MOVING WITH PINA 8 / 9 dicembre 2016 Martin Gropius Bau – Berlino ( nell’ambito della mostra „Pina Bausch und das Tanztheater )
JESSICA AND ME 17 Gennaio 2017 Centre National de Danse Contemporaine - Angers
JESSICA AND ME 16 – ​24 Maggio 2017 Théâtre des Abbesses (Théâtre de la Ville) Parigi
JESSICA AND ME 10 Giugno 2017 The Place – London
A FURY TALE  21 Giugno 2017 Teatro Manzoni – Pistoia
MOVING WITH PINA 7 / 8 luglio 2017 Theaterhaus – Colours international Dance Festival – Stoccarda
JESSICA AND ME 19 / 20 Agosto 2017 Hebbel Theater – Festival Tanz Im August - Berlino
Season 2015 – 2016
JESSICA AND ME 22 / 23 Ottobre 2015 Teatro dell’Archivolto – Sala Mercato – Genova
JESSICA AND ME 31 Ottobre 2015 Teatro Massimo – Cagliari
JESSICA AND ME 12 /13/14/15 Novembre 2015 Teatro Goldoni – Venezia
JESSICA AND ME 16 Febbraio 2016 Teatro Comunale – Casalecchio di Reno – Bologna
JESSICA AND ME 18 Febbraio 2016 Teatro Boiardo – Scandiano – Reggio Emilia
JESSICA AND ME 20 Febbraio 2016 Teatro Comunale – Vicenza
JESSICA AND ME 2 Marzo 2016 Teatro Ponchielli – Cremona
JESSICA AND ME 20 / 21 Maggio 2016 Dublin Dance Festival – Dublin
Season 2014 – 2015
JESSICA AND ME – Première –  11/12 Ottobre 2014 Teatro Cavallerizza – Reggio Emilia
JESSICA AND ME  5 Dicembre 2014 Teatro Ermete Novelli – Rimini 
JESSICA AND ME  7 Dicembre 2014 Teatro Le Passioni – Modena
JESSICA AND ME  11/12 Dicembre 2014 il Funaro – Pistoia
JESSICA AND ME  21 Febbraio 2015 Teatro Solomeo – Perugia
JESSICA AND ME  24 Febbraio 2015 Auditorium Parco della Musica – Festival Equilibrio – Roma
JESSICA AND ME. 5 Marzo 2015 Teatro Gioia – Piacenza
JESSICA AND ME  7 Marzo 2015 Teatro Annibal Caro – Civitanova Marche
JESSICA AND ME  9/10 Aprile 2015 Teatro Astra – Torino