In 2019 Motus launches Motus VAGUE, a project supporting the production and distribution of new independent works and shows.

The project intends to support and develop the work of artists with poetics and visions similar to the company’s feel, and independent shows of actors who collaborate, or have collaborated, with Motus, through promotional and organizational support.

Motus Vague is a “house without walls” – as Silvia Calderoni and Ilenia Caleo wrote – among the first artists we “welcomed” in this new, rhizomatic, proliferation of Motus… In the past for some extemporaneous collaborations we had used the formula Motus Factory, then from the too abused term we came to the idea of ONDA/VAGUE, because it is with an incessant, unstoppable and wandering motion that we dedicate ourselves to the support of artistsə and emerging companies, who have collaborated with Motus (and/or are still part of it), or with whom a privileged dialogue was born, an affinity of intents and fantastic projections.

Motus Vague already operates, informally, since a few years, basically as administrative-communication support for artists who don’t have a suitable structure to face the Kafkaesque bureaucratic demands that the live show system requires…

But with this communication we would like to go further: first of all, we would like to signal its existence as a fundamental part/component of our thirty years of artistic activity – which we would like to be less and less backward-looking, but open to listening to the new artistic constellations that – with great effort – are emerging. Then, also with the collaboration of other curators, we would like to extend the dialogue from the protection of the complex organisation of productions and tours, to an organic confrontation on scenic forms and dramaturgy, putting in place support and tutoring paths. Let us be clear: our view is only another point of view, to be used as a possible propelling machine to investigate and deepen the dramaturgical choices, without in any way wanting to influence the sign of the work.

Motus Vague as wave, always the same and always different, transforms between storms and periods of flat calm, to keep alive the dialogue with the seabed and its new hidden creatures.

The artists and projects involved in Motus VAGUE


The present is not enough
performance project by Silvia Calderoni and Ilenia Caleo. An aesthetic of collapse, the outdoor without rules. Battuages. We write about a utopia of bodies we do not experience – to which (we) do not have access. Of a poignant desire to be many, of a glimmering of possible futures.

La Vaga Grazia
Drawing from the novel Le Mont Analogue by René Daumal, this project marks the debut of Eva Geatti as a solo director – staging a composition for five young performers and a live-music score composed by Dario Moroldo. 

the second work by the duo Madalena Reversa, Manfred is an image that crashes us into the Romanticism of a pseudo-new age shrouded in a heavily darkened halo of darkness, distressing frequencies and metallic clangors, but where melancholic melodies and voices of a distant world still resonate in the distance.

Romantic Disaster
a romantic gaze at the destruction of Nature and at Nature as a destructive force; a Hymn to Beauty that must not die and to the young souls who guard it. The work, premiering in September 2021 at Short Theatre, is by Madalena Reversa, artistic project created by Maria Alterno and Richard Pareschi.

independent project by the artistic duo Ondina Quadri and Alexia Sarantopoulou. With Émile, the two artists investigate a new expressive language, an hybrid between live concert and visual arts.