Toni Thorimbert


A ballet and photographic project for urban, natural and historical spaces.


The project idea is to compare the dimension of human body performance – ephemeral by definition – with its photographic representation, which freezes in time a given moment.

These are two different ways of conceiving the body, of setting it in relationship not only with the dimensions of space and time, but also with the eye of the spectator.


Our body and the identity of spaces: to which degree is the dancing movement able to change the perception of spaces or images that we assume to be crystallized in a definite meaning, at least according to our collective identity? A single frame of a dance, in this sense, has a resonance that is at once finite and infinite.


Micro-performances of five minutes of duration each for single dancers. They will be commissioned to six choreographers / dancers under 35 years of age. These short choreographies will be performed in urban spaces which are undergoing a transformation of some sort (we might define transformation in many ways: restoration, change, regeneration, …) or – alternatively – in courtyards and historical town squares.


This is a way to introduce a much-needed reflection on the multiple and multifaceted identities of the town we live in, infinitely more articulated than what each single social category experiences. Toni Thorimbert will be shooting at each performance, in every space.

In the exhibition spaces, at given days and times, will host the same performers, surrounded by a small audience, performing again their short choreographies, this time with their photos as a background. Those frames that the lens of the photographer made perennial will duplicate, leaving the public with a double point of view and a dual emotional and aesthetic approach to the same images.


Choreographies by Saul Daniele Ardillo, Damiano Artale, Hector Budlla, Philippe Kratz, Roberto Tedesco, Diego Tortelli.

Interpreters: Ina Lesnakowski, Grace Lyell, Ivana Mastroviti, Giulio Pighini, Serena Vinzio.

On-site coordination: Carlo Cerri

Photographs by Toni Thorimbert

Toni Thorimbert

Born in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1957. Reporter, portraitist, established fashion photographer and art director, he began his career in Italy when he was still very young, documenting the social tensions of the 1970s.

In the 80s, he collaborated with the best magazines of that period, like Amica, Max and the Italian version of Vanity Fair, helping to define the new visual standard of those years.

In the 90s he was recognized internationally, thanks to the collaborations with Brutus, Details, Mademoiselle, Wallpaper and the creation of several advertising campaigns, which allowed him to reach his maturity as an author.

He has exhibited his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Italy and abroad.

Palazzo da Mosto 5:00 pm
Come non ci fosse un domani. La danza immagina la città
Free Guided Tours with Toni Thorimbert


Piazza Martiri del 7 luglio ore 4:00 pm
Il racconto del corpo
Talk with Toni Thorimbert e Aterballetto


Palazzo da Mosto
Come non ci fosse un domani. La danza immagina la città
7:00 pm – Programme A:
Notturni by Saul Daniele Ardillo
L 180 by Hektor Budlla
Maudit by Diego Tortelli
7:30 pm – Programme B:
Cemento by Roberto Tedesco
Purple Usurper by Philippe Kratz
Survivante by Damiano Artale
[free admission on reservation]

27 APRIL, 4 MAY and 18 MAY
6:00 pm and 7:00 pm – Programme A
6:30 pm and 7:30 pm – Programme B
[4 euro]

28 APRIL, 5 MAY  and 19 MAY
5:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm – Programme A
5:30 pm, 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm – Programme B
[4 euro]

Curated by Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto
Info and booking: – 0522 273011

Chiostri di San Domenico 7:00 pm
Quartet House. Artist’s Development Programme for young strng quartets
5 euro, reduced 3 euro (with FE ticket)


IN/FINITO. Un progetto di danza e fotografia

A cura di Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto


Programma A: Notturni di Saul Daniele Ardillo | L 180 di Hektor Budlla | Maudit di Diego Tortelli

Programma B: Cemento di Roberto Tedesco | Purple Usurper di Philippe Kratz | Survivante di D. Artale


ore 19:00 – Programma A
ore 19:30 – Programma B
[Ingresso gratuito su prenotazione]


Ore 18:00 e 19:00 – Programma A
Ore 18:30 e 19:30 – Programma B
[Ingresso a pagamento, 4 euro]


Ore 17:00, 18:00 e 19:00 – Programma A
Ore 17:30, 18:30 e 19:30 – Programma B
[Ingresso a pagamento, 4 euro]


Palazzo da Mosto, nell’ambito della mostra di Toni Thorimbert Come non ci fosse un domani. la danza immagina la città

Su prenotazione, per info: – 0522 273011


Palazzo da Mosto
via Mari 7
42121 Reggio Emilia



inaugural days
April 20 › 7pm-11pm
April 21 › 10am-11pm
April 22 › 10am-8pm
from April 25 to June 17
Friday, saturday, Sunday› 10am-8pm
special opening
April 25, 26, 30 and May 1 › 10am-8pm

Palazzo da Mosto