Maker in VERS&GERS: Dario Tortorelli

June 13- 16: D NO BODY reinstalled

During VERS&GERS – from 13 to 30 June – young makers and established choreographers show their work in HUIS Conny Janssen Danst. Dancer and maker Dario Tortorelli (Italy, 1977) is one of them. 

In 2015, Dario Tortorelli – also known as DIVEinD – created the solo performance D NO BODY installed with dancer Adi Amit for DANSLOKAAL 3. For VERS&GERS, they revised the performance to D NO BODY reinstalled. A new chapter in the ongoing search to develop his perfect image: the character ROMEO HEART.

About the maker
Dario Tortorelli has toured and worked internationally as a dancer and choreographer and he is currently based in Rotterdam where in 2016 he founded his company DIVEinD – visual poetry of performing bodies.
Since 2009 Dario dedicates himself to his choreographic research, creating pieces for Conny Janssen Danst, Dansateliers, The Dutch dance Festival, the B.motion festival in Italy, The Place London, and the DIVEinD foundation.

In 2013 he received a prize at the Solo Dance Contest in Gdansk (Poland). In 2018 he was nominated for the Dutch Dance Festival Prize, the German magazine TANZ listed him as one of the 41 most promising artists in Europe, and his performance D NO BODY 5 #transcending was selected by Theaterkrant as one of the best new performances of the 2017-2018 Dutch theatre season. Ever since Dario continues his artistic path through the experimentation and collaboration of dance and other art forms.

Most recently he created TRANSMOTION, a sensory performance in which the audience is immersed in a total experience with dance, spatial design, live sound, and installation.

Next to choreographing, Dario teaches, coaches, and creates for various dance academies in the Netherlands (Codarts, Artez, Ahk, Fontys) and is a guest teacher, among others, at Conny Janssen Danst, Scapino Ballet (Rotterdam), Introdans (Arnhem), Skånes Danstheater (Malmo), Sally Dansgezelschap (Maastricht) and Ballet Mainz (Germany).


Photo: © Rob Hogeslag
Photo: © Rob Hogeslag
Photo: © Rob Hogeslag

About D NO BODY reinstalled
In 2015 Conny Janssen Danst presented the third edition of DANSLOKAAL, the annual talent development project in which talented makers are invited to develop new work in collaboration with the dancers of Conny Janssen Danst. Dario Tortorelli, under the name DIVEinD, was one of them. With dancer Adi Amit he created the solo performance D NO BODY installed, a new chapter in the ongoing search for the development of his perfect image: the character ROMEO HEART.

Pop culture, gender and identity
Dario is inspired by popculture and glamrock artists playing with identity and gender (like David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Lady Gaga). In D NO BODY reinstalled, Adi is looking for the identity of the body, which is slowly transforming from installation to eventually; human.

As the performance was originally created in 2015, Dario asked himself whether the performance would still be relevant today. Therefore, together with Adi Amit, for VERS&GERS he revived the piece eight years after its conception. As Dario mentions: “Together with the visitors, we will discover the answer to the question whether the performance is still relevant. Adi and I are taking the risk with you.”


To see in VERS&GERS

The work by Dario Tortorelli can be seen in week 1 of VERS&GERS
Date: from Tue 13 to Fri 16 June 2023
Time: daily at 20.30 uur
Location: HUIS Conny Janssen Danst, Dolf Henkesplein 3, Rotterdam