Bernabéu / Covello

Lorenzo Covello is a multidisciplinary artist. He started with circus and then enriched his education through theater and contemporary dance. As an actor, he worked with comedians of the Milanese scene, Emma Dante and Robert Carsen. Since 2019 he works as a dancer for Daniele Ninarello (Pastorale, Still). In 2019 he also participated in the creation of Evgeny Kozlov at the Teatro Libero Palermo. Since 2016 he started making his own work.
Zoé Bernabéu trained in contemporary dance at the National Conservatory of Paris. As a freelancer she worked with Philip Connaughton, Daniele Ninarello and Ricci/Forte. In 2017-18 she was part of the Corpus company, based at the Royal Danish Theater and collaborated with Martin Forsberg, Ioannis Mandafounis, Bobbi Jene, Sebastian Mattias. In 2019 she was one of the 8 artists chosen to participate in Fuorimargine, a project dedicated to young authorship. She presented there as part of Autunno danza festival a trio and a solo.
Together, they are searching for a hybrid language that enables a full contamination between their disciplines without taking them for granted or loosing their complexity. They put their individual means of expression at the disposal of a common purpose. They recognize themselves in the importance they give to a physicality always at the service of an urgency, a meaning. They aspire to an accessible form of representation, that can be understood, fully lived and enjoyed by a diversified audience. They believe in the possibility of sharing contemporary theater and dance with a heterogeneous audience, from experts to neophytes.
Their first creation Un po’ di più received several awards: Best Show at Minimo Theatro Festival 2017, Jury Award under 25 Twain_DirezioniAltre 2017, Special Mention at Presente e Futuro 2017; Best show of Direction Under30 2019; Special OFF Award, Critics’ Award and Fringe Spirit Award at Roma Fringe Festival 2019 ; finalists at Intrasito IV.
And finally, Un po’ di più is one of the 15 shows that were chosen to take part in ACT festival 2020 in Bilbao, out of 717 applications from 40 countries.