• Jessica and Me

    Photo credit: A Carrara

  • Jessica and Me

    Photo credit: A Carrara

  • Jessica and Me

    Photo credit: Virginie Khan

  • Jessica and Me

    Photo credit: A Carrara

  • Jessica and Me

    Photo credit: Claudia Kempf

  • Jessica and Me

    Photo credit: A Carrara

Italy | Irish Premiere

Jessica and Me
(Cristiana Morganti)

“Do you want me to dance, or do you want me to talk?” In Jessica and Me, the long-standing soloist of the iconic Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal does both with irresistible charm, talent and comic flair. With a shock of black curls, an infectious laugh and a pair of red stilettos, Cristiana Morganti offers us a tantalising glimpse into her career, from her classical ballet training to her fateful meeting with Pina.

This much anticipated new solo show is a self-portrait in two voices: her inner self (Cristiana) and her alter-ego (Jessica). Alternating between losing herself in a whirlwind of movement and observing herself with a fierce and unrelenting humour, this is a fascinating exposé on the life of a star dancer – both on and off the stage. This will be the first time that she will perform the show outside her native Italy.

Choreographer / Performer: Cristiana Morganti
Production: Il Funaro | Pistoia Italia in collaboration with Fondazione I Teatri – Reggio Emilia — Italia

Project Arts Centre, Space Upstairs

  • Dates
    Fri 20, Sat 21 May
  • Times
    8.00pm
  • Duration
    70 mins (no interval)
  • Cost
    €22 full price / €18 conc.
  • Post Show Talk:
    Sat 21 May by Wayne Jordan

"Cristiana Morganti merges the fury of a Mediterranean virago with the wide-eyed innocence of a clown... an irreverent fairytale of Cristiana through the looking-glass." - Il Venerdì di Repubblica

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