About This Project



by Catherine Diverrès is forged from the soil, from a temperament, from movement. From the character of a strong and mysterious city, Palermo, where the company worked for two months. The choreographer’s language weaves the threads of exploration, greeting another world, foreign and strange. Playfully, she traces circles of flowing gestures and presences. Ritual, masks and procession meet with the abstraction, of geometrical line and poetry. Excavation, vestige and vertigos, the space is that of meetings and echoes. Cantieri evokes this fertile soil stemming from two mental worlds. The echoes of a voyage troubled by history and dreams.

Irène Filiberti


A piece for 12 dancers

choreography by Catherine Diverrès

Artistic collaboration Laurent Peduzzi

Lightings Marie-Christine Soma assisted by Pierre Gaillardot

Costumes Cidalia da Costa

Original sondtrack Denis Gambiez

Dancers Ester Ambrosino, Julien Fouché, Carole Gomes, Marta Izquierdo Munoz, Osman Kassen Khelili, Isabelle Kürzi, Sung-Im Kweon, Tuomas Lahti, Fabrice Lambert, Filipe Lourenço, Thierry Micouin, Kathleen Reynolds

Film by Thierry Micouin, featuring Filipe Lourenço and Julien Fouché

recorded Music Jean-Sébastien Bach, Nino Rota, Denis Mercier and Estrella Morante.

Producers Teatro Massimo de Palerme, Théâtre National de Bretagne, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Centre Culturel Français de Palerme et de Sicile, Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne With the support of Centre Culturel Français de Palerme et de Sicile, AFAA Association Française d’Action Artistique, City of Palermo (residency at the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa)