sexy movers 


concept Aurelio Di Virgilio
dancers Sharon Estacio Lucrezia Palandri
music Ivano Pecorini
lights Marco Cassini
costumes Marco Rambaldi
production Cango | Centro Nazionale di produzione per la danza Virgilio Sieni
with the support of Atelier delle Arti danza - Livorno
in collaboration with Company blu, H(abita)t - Rete di spazi per la danza /MUVet

Sexy movers is a reflection on the essay A general theory of love by Thomas Lewis, M.D. Fari Amini, Richard Lannon, M.D. The focus is the meeting with the other, a meeting that explores the moment in which two persons come into contact, the moment which gives a start to a transformation process. Imagine to expand this moment, to stretch time and observe the vibrations, moods and dynamics that precede the match. 

What happens when we get close to someone?
What happens when our eyes meet someone’s eyes?
How do we change according to the match?

Sexy movers wants to be a transformation process, in which bodies store experiences and use them as a strategy to communicate with each other

They’re both convinced that a sudden passion joined them. Such certainty is beautiful but uncertainty is more beautiful still [..]

There were signs and signals even if they couldn’t read them yet. Perhaps three years ago
or just last Tuesday [..]

Love at First Sight
Wislawa Szymborska

︎︎︎ Press review (click here for download)

     Première_ Cango Cantieri Goldonetta, Florence

Recidecy_ Atelier delle arti, Livorno



Con il sostegno di


(2021 )

project by Aurelio Di Virgilio
video archive_ Circo Massimo Anouk Chambaz 
artistic advice Marta Federici, Paola Granato, Ilaria Mancia
with the support of Azienda Speciale Palaexpo  (Prender-si cura program curated by Ilaria Mancia) - Mattatoio, Roma

LAND is a reflection on living in an empty
space, where the performer tries to maintain his
connection to the world.
    Starting from the observation of the
surrounding space, the project investigates the
way in which external information is collected
and assimilated in dancer’s personal landscape.

  The pink moquette is the space between the
performer and the territory. In this forcefully
solitary dimension, the dancer has to create an
invisible architecture, made up of images which
allow the body to orient itself in an ever more
defined way. The informations are imprinted in
the mind and translated into traces, which
the body leaves on the carpet.

The research aims to investigate how the
performer can exist in a landscape by becoming
part of the surrounding architecture.
This process wants to consent the viewer to
reconsider the environment in which she/he
lives, opening the vision to a new panorama.

The space in which we act is fundamental for
the development of the practice: in this phase
we intend to explore different places to consider
in which way the body is influenced by different

Circo Massimo, Rome_ site specific

Recidency _ Mattatoio, Roma

photo by Monkeys Video Lab_ Recidency in La Pelanda. Courtesy Mattatoio_Roma

Paquarosa Phenomenon

( march 2021 )

Aurelio Di Virgilio in conversation with Pier Paolo Pancotto
music Ivano Pecorini
La Fondazione - Fondazione Nicola del Roscio - Roma 
On occasion of the exhibition Claire Fontaine | Pasquarosa | Marinella Senatore 


Una selezione di artisti, diversi per formazione , sensibilità e linguaggio, si ritroverà nella sede de La Fondazione per offrire la propria testimonianza sul rapporto instaurato idealmente con Pasquarosa e le riflessioni condotte su di lei, come donna e autrice. Tale testimonianza permetterà di gettare uno sguardo su una porzione del panorama contemporaneo, ponendolo in dialogo virtuale con quello vissuto da Pasquarosa.


A selection of artists, different in sensitivity and language, will meet at La Fondazione in Rome, to offer their testimony on the relationship established with Pasquarosa and the reflections generated on her as a woman and author. This event will allow us to glance a portion of contemporary panorama, placing it in virtual dialogue with the artistic panorama lived by Pasquarosa

Fenomeno Pasquarosa - Link Yotube  (full version)


Pasquarosa Phenomenon -  Photo by La Fondazione - Courtesy La Fondazione - Fondazione Nicola del Roscio and Aurelio Di Virgilio

Copyright by Aurelio Di Virgilio -  2021