Compagnia Naturalis Labor

The company

The company was founded in 1988 by Luciano Padovani and Francesca Mosele.
With the performance “Taigà” (1988) it wins the 1st prize at the International Choreographic Competition Città di Cagliari.
The administrative and operational centre of the company is in Vicenza (Italia).
The company constantly develops a research work in the field of contemporary dance, tango and new artistic languages.
It carries out unique performances and events cooperating with important artistic and cultural organisations such as Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza, Festival Oriente Occidente, Operaestate Festival, AbanoDanza, Pergine Spettacolo Aperto, Festival d’Autunno, Segni Barocchi, Concerti in Villa, touring throughout Italy and Europe.

The Company is well known and supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture, Regione Veneto, Provincia di Vicenza, Comune di Vicenza. Comune di Comacchio and Arco Danza. It promotes festivals among which Forti in Scena, Danza a Comacchio and Danzafest.

Dance is finally a ”naturalis labor”, a work of the body, patient and necessary, a day by day hard work, a work that marks you out, a constructive one; “natural” like the gesture and the body that creates it, like the eye that sees it, like the time that spoils it… the artist’s way and his social function, the research of simplicity and spontaneity. All the rest is formal.

Luciano Padovani