One body is not enough

The bodies are understood as a social mycelium, which in the absence of the “I” suddenly become a present “we”. Dancing mycelia thus become a tool of articulation and actualizion of a social discourse.”

One body is not enough is a space for questioning identity and the multiplicity represented by a single body. In a shared space, four dancers play up with their political bodies to highlight key questions: How is our identity constructed? Is it determined by our bodies? Maybe by a cultural identity? Or maybe by our family identity?

The piece reflects on what defines us: first emerges the body and its gender, a gender identity that belongs to a family and is part of a social group that forms a culture and emanates from a particular country. In doing so, it attempts to grasp the notion of multitude of four collaborating dancers from four different countries: Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Argentina.

These diverse origins provide a wide canvas for a radical exploration: What are our unique social gestures? Can we discern elements of our own identities in our movements? Is it possible to detect atavism in us? And what distinguishes us in our individual homelands?

One body is not enough looks at the notion of identity to understand better the complexity of interpersonal relationships; and the resulting verbal and non-verbal communication, language, social adaptation, and individual behaviors that interact with the community. The physical postures of the family, the movements of the body that represent the homeland—everything that allows us to identify ourselves—is research material in this piece.

In the context of today’s society, which is moving toward new conceptions of what constitutes our identity and defines who we are, this self-questioning seems necessary. The creators of the play aim to transcend narrow perspectives and simplistic answers, encouraging individuals to challenge their own self-conceptions and uncover surprises along the way. They invite the audience to question the ‘reality’ of their political, social, and abstract bodies to enter in the process of disidentification, which allows us them discover other ways of positioning our bodies.


Concept and direction: Agostina D’Alessandro

Created with and performed by: Milan Tomášik, Kristýna Peldová, Žigan Krajnčan, Agostina D’Alessandro and Kristijan Krajnčan

Original music: Kristijan Krajnčan

Light design: David Cvelbar

Video and photography: August Adrian Braatz

Graphic design: Rok Marinšek

Executive producer: Urška Centa

Producer: Goran Pakozdi

Production: NEST Institute

Co-production: Flota, Murska Sobota, Flota, Ljubljana

Partner: Adrian film Institute

Special thanks to Andreja Kopač.

The Nature of Intimacy

In The Nature of Intimacy, the choreographer brings together four dancers, a soprano singer and two musicians around the work of Francesca Caccini, an Italian composer and singer of the 17th century. Transported by the beauty of the vocal writing, each gesture becomes a caress, each palm becomes an offering.


Création, chorégraphie, direction : Agostina D’Alessandro

Compositrice musique originale : Selma Mutal

Chanteuse soprano : Roxane Choux

Danseuses : Eleonore Pinet Bodin, Jessica Eirado, Paz Moreno et Priscilla Pizziol

Musiciens : Emanuel Cremer (violoncelle), Sofie Vanden Eynde (luth)

Scénographie, artiste visuel : Carol Solvey

Réalisation vidéo : Michaël Thiel

Production : Danse et Expansive Being Asbl/​Compagnie Agostina D’Alessandro

Coproduction : Les Brigittines, Charleroi danse — Centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles, Festival Présences Compositrices, Festival Mars en Baroque — Concerto Soave. Aide à la création de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles – Service Danse

Résidences artistiques : BAMP, Grand Studio, Charleroi danse

Formless Mirror (she who reveals)

What is being a man, or, in these times, becoming one?

4 dancers, 4 men give to see and feel, in body and soul, in a disarming sincerity of offering, the masculine vulnerabilities, where the History unlearned us to flush them out, nor to take care of them; in a time, also, ours, where “to be born man” does not mean that one becomes it any more. 
(Quote from “The Second Sex”, Simone de Beauvoir, 1949) – Céline Rallet


Creation, direction & choreography : Agostina D’Alessandro

Performers : Hernan Mancebo Martinez, Jochem Eerdekens, Edoardo Sgambato and Elliot Minogue-Stone

Musical dramaturgy and live performance : Michaël Grëbil Liberg

A coproduction from Le Senghor, Expansive Being Asbl and le Théâtre Marni. The company is supported by the Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles and accompanied by the Grand Studio.

Created in Senghor in February 2020.

Tower speaks

TOWER SPEAKS is a dialogue between two bodies, a dialogue in between the music and the dance, a dialogue between two characters, a dialogue in between a man and a woman, a dialogue in between mind and soul. Floating in an atmosphere full of misery, the dancers are able to build a new dimension of a relationship.


Concept & direction : Agostina D’Alessandro

Performers : Hernan Mancebo Martinez & Agostina D’Alessandro

Live music : Pierfrancesco Mucari (saxophones, marranzani & electronics)

Production : Compagnie Agostina D’Alessandro / Expansive Being – PERFORMARE FESTIVAL 2021

The work of the artist Agostina D’Alessandro is supported by Federation Wallonie Bruxelles and Grand Studio


UNFINISHED – Hasselt, Germany (Juin 2019)

Dance performance created for SOZO- Visions in Motion


Concept & direction : Agostina D’Alessandro

Live music : Michiel (guitare) 

Performers : 3rd year SOZO