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FILAR dance and marionette 2022

A la escucha short dance piece 2020

Emergency exit dance piece 2017

(Ellas), dance theater site specific, 2015


CIRCUS OF THREAD AND AIR, family play of dance-theater, air elastics and puppets. 2012-16

ALTRAME, short dance-theater piece, 2014-16

Vertical dreams, choreography of Lorraine Gallen's piece, spring 2014

ESCALES DE SOL • LA, unfinished peça, performance site specific, 2013

LINES OF THE HAND dance. 2011 street theater

LEJANAS theater-dance 2011

THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS, storytelling with a gender perspective, tour 2010-2014




Nobody Killed the Minotaur, text created with the scholarship EN Blanco 2009-10 of the Cuarta Pared in Madrid

AlMas 5.17, monologue written with Pasquale Marino first prize Fara Nume 2007 Rome



Antonella D'Ascenzi, performer and dancer, begins her artistic trajectory in 1995. In 1999 she joins the company Residui Teatro in Rome, where she works until 2009. In 2005 she graduated in Communication Sciences at Rome La Sapienza University with a thesis on Video art, space and performance. In 2007 she wins first prize of the competition “Scrittura teatrale Fara Nume” with the monologue “AlMas 5.17” in she plays to. As actress and performer, she has participated in several shows directed by different directors - Paolo Vignolo, Luis Ibar (Cartaphilus Teatro, Mexico), Claudia Sorace (Índex Muta Imago - Rome) - and choreographers like Marta Ruiz (Adra Danza, Colombia) and Khosro Adibi (LesPesPis, Brussels). Khosro Adibi selects her in 2006 to participate in I. P. L. International Performers Lab, a permanent project of formation and creation of contemporary dance in urban spaces that it is carried out every year in several European Countries.
Her formation can’t be definied as academic: she has studied dance and composition with Kenji Takagi, Beatrice Libonati and Marigia Maggipinto of Tanztheater Pina Bausch Wuppertal, contemporary dance and creation with Kaori Ito, Joe Allegado, Paz Rojo, Sara Simeoni (Carolyn Carlson, France), Francesc Bravo, Jackie Miredin among others, theatre-dance with Marta Ruiz (Adra dance, Colombia), theatre of the senses with Enrique Vargas, physical theatre with Luis Ibar and Alma Bernal in Mexico
In summer 2009 she has been invited to an artistic residence in Fabrik Potsdam - International Center of dance and theater (Germany) to carry out the work “Chambers of the horror circus.” In November 2009 she receives the scholarship “En Blanco 09” to participate in the workshop of dramaturgy investigation by the Theater Cuarta Pared of Madrid.
She won the scholarship DE.MO. / MOVIN'UP 2011 from the Ministry of Culture of Italy and GAI - Young Italian Association for Dance Education in the Impuls Tanz Vienna Artists. In 2015 she received a scholarship of choreographic creation in DANTZAGUNEA Sortutakoak (Basque Country).

In these years she’s invited like actress or dancer in FIRA TÀRREGA, MOSTRA de IGUALADA, Dansa Metropolitana, Fira de Titelles de Lleida, Institut de la Marionnette de Charleville - Meziérès, Victoria Eugenia Theatre (San Sebastian), Forum REGIO-Marionette in Vergèze PARK IN PROGRESS Huesca, Festival LA PIATTAFORMA, Italy, OPERA ESTATE FESTIVAL VENETO, Italy, La otra Mirada - IV Encuentro internacional de Mujeres en el Teatro SPAIN, Festival Mujeres Dramaturgas of the theatre Lagrada in Madrid, Festival La Alternativa to Madrid, Trasversalidades del Teatro - Festival internacional to Patzcuaro (México), Teatro Raúl Flores Canelo, CENART, Ciudad de México (México), VII Encuentro Internacional del Teatro del cuerpo to Querétaro, México, Trnfest, festival de Ljubljana, Slovenia, International Festival absurd theatre Eugene Ionesco (Bucharest)



Research residence at the International Institute of Marionets
de Charleville-Méziers (France) 2021
Circuit CLAPS, Milan (Italy) 2021
LaSala Miguel Hernández de Sabadell (Catalunya) 2020-22
Can Gassol, center of artistic residences in Mataró (Catalunya) 2021

Sala Melmac de la cía Mar Gómez de Barcelona 2021

L'Animal a La Esquena, Celrá Catalonia April 2017
L'Estruch Sabadell Catalonia 2017
Devir / capa - Algarve Performative Arts Center March 2016
Cal Gras Avinyó Catalonia October 2016
Residence Mediterranean Dance Center San Vicenti, Croatia, September 2015
Outbreak Program Scenic Space El Huerto Gijón Asturias September 2014
Park In Progress- Pépinières Européennes Jeunes Artistes in Huesca, project between France and Spain October 2014
Artistic residence at Fabrik Potsdam - International Dance and Theater Center, 2009, Potsdam, Germany.


CARULLA Foundation Scholarship 2020

AGITA Scholarship from the Figueres Town Hall 2020-21

Research and Inovation Scholarship - Generalitat de Catalunya 2020

SCHOLARSHIP SORTUTAKOAK program, Residence in DANTZAGUNEA, spring 2015, Errenteria Spain,

APDC TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP - Danza Catalunya Professional Association 2015

MARIONETTE REGION Forum, Ramon Llull Scholarship, dance / puppet project / performance, Vergèze, France, 2012

SCHOLARSHIP DE.MO./MOVIN’UP, Ministry of Italian Culture and GAI - Association of Young Italian Artists, dance training at IMPULS TANZ Festival, Vienna 2011

Territori Scholarship, video project and community theater "Someone went through here" C.C. Barceloneta 2011-12

Dramaturgical Creation Scholarship “En Blanco 09”, Cuarta Pared Theater, November 2009, Madrid.

Scholarship “Campus dance” of Rimini, contemporary dance training July ’07, Italy.



1st prize "Theater writing" of the Fara Nume theater, Rome, original text of "AlMas", February 2007

Finalist of the contest "New theatrical expressions" March 2007, Cremona-Mantova

1st Martelive award for performance "... And if it were that" Rome, June 2004.

Antonella D'Ascenzi works on the idea of connection between the scenic elements: dance and theater, objects and image, body and space, the public and the scene. Each connection creates a device that combines, in a unique way, looks, places, perceptions and sensations of the here and now.

Since 2010 she has created works and performances for family and adult audiences, feeding a poetic that dialogues, plays and risks, looking for the mechanics of chance as a creative and scenic pretext.