Way Out


About the Company

Nunzio Impellizzeri is known for his unique choreographic signature. His dance works originate from the urge of translating attentive observation of social and existential themes into movement and are thought as an invitation to reflection for the audience. It is by chance, after having completed an art degree that the Sicilian Impellizzeri, encountered dance and perfecting his classical ballet and contemporary dance skill, came to an international dance career. During these intense years, he also developed a passion for choreography, receiving very early international acclaim. Nunzio’s path as a choreographer started in Italy for the Theatre Company Gruppo Iarba, the Genius Loci and Studio Ferrera. In Switzerland, on behalf of Gisela Rocha Dance Company, the Faa-Zone Dance Company, Cinevox Junior Dance Company, the SZZ_Junior Company and the ZTTS of Zürich. In Germany he cooperated with Giorgio Madia and the Cottbus Staatstheater. In 2009 Nunzio was one of the four choreographers chosen for the Platform 12 Min. Max. at Tanzhaus Zurich. In 2010 he was selected amongst six other choreographers for “SiWiC 2010” – (The 14th Swiss International Coaching Project for Choreographers) directed by Reinhild Hoffmann. He participated in ChoreoLab 2013 in Zurich and Warsaw, directed by Tanzhaus Zürich and Centrum W RU-CHU Warsaw. Amongst the various awards, in 2012 and in 2013 he won the choreographic competition Ballet-ex Rome. In 2014 Nunzio has directed the short Dance Film „Quieta… Inquietudine“, which has been in 2016, awarded with the audience price at the Loikka Dance Film Festival for the 60secondsdance competition in Helsinki. In the same year he created “Happening” for the Opening of Zurich Landesmuseum.   Since 2008 he has been living in Zurich, and in 2014 he founded the Nunzio Impellizzeri Dance Company.


About the Piece

All is not lost yet! In Nunzio Impellizzeri’s WAY OUT, four bodies narrate stories of losses and findings.
The contemporary dance performance WAY OUT deals with the overcoming of loses. What happens when we lose something: a relationship, a job, a loved one or simply a set of keys?

How do we react to it? How do we keep in contact with our environment? How do we find a way out from a difficult situation? Many are the psychological and physical manifestations this can take and often result in people finding new ways of relating and coming together.

Impellizzeri brings several elements connected to the theme together with a landscape of scenes and stories taken from everyday life that flow into each other converging. Sad, strong, melancholic but also scurrile and funny moments characterize this evening long performance. It is a journey of discovery, a mosaic of virtuosity and contrasts in search of a collective identity.

WAY OUT is a demanding contemporary dance performance, realized with an international cast of professional dancers.



Type: 2017 CompaniesSelected Companies
Country of origin:  Switzerland
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