Carlotta Sagna

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Carlotta Sagna


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A multifaceted artist creates in a variety of disciplines

Its hard to keep up with Carlotta Sagna´s curriculum. This multifacetd and talented artist moves with ease between dance and theatre, choreography and directing. Before joining Needcompany in 1993 she studied dance with the Italian Company Sutki in Turin, at the Académie de Dance Classique de Monte-Carlo and at the Mudra in Brussels. Sagna danced in several performances by Micha van Hoecke and Compagnie L´Esemble as well as Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker and Rosas and Caterina Sagna.
Sagna then decided to focus on theatre, and joined Cesare Ronconi´s La valdoca theatre company in Italy. She acted in several films by Jean-Claude Wouters and consequently commenceed working with Needcompany. The first Jan Lauwers production she performed in was Orfeo, followed by the Snakesong Trilogy.
As a choreographer, Carlotta Sagna did her first work for Caligula ( 1997) which was performed by Tijen Lawton. In Morning Song ( 1999) she worked on teh dance passages together with Jan Lauwers as well as performing in the play. Sagna also worked as a choreographer for Needcompnay´s King lear ( 2000), returning to acting in the joint production of Needcompany and the Ballet Frankfurt; Dead Dogs Dont Dance. Sagna aslo acted in Lauwers first feauture film "Goldfish Game" a sequel to Morning Song. In 1999 she created La testimone together with Caterina Sagna and coproduced with Needcompany.Sagna then toured with relazione Pubblica for which she also created the choreography together with Caterina Sagna. Sagna has created her own play; " A" where she collaborates with Lisa Gunstone and Antoine Effroy and backed by Needcompany. This production, created by the multifaceted and busy Sagna, is dircted by the artist herself.
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Production / Performance,
This is Sagna´s own play which she is also directing.Collaborating in this project are Lisa Gunstone and Antoine Effroy and is backed By Needcompany.

Goldfish Game

Film / TV,
Goldfish Game is the first feature film by Jan Lauwers. This modern fable tells the story of a small community of people who are violently torn apart. The tale encompasses both human drama and an anthropological study of the dynamics which hold a group together and work towards its disintegration. At the centre lies death - one’s own death and those of others – as ultimately determining and delimiting all human behaviour. The Italian internet magazine Kinematrix pronounced Goldfish Game the best film in the Formati Anomali category. The jury report said: an innovative style of directing that exceeds the limits of the digital medium. At the Slamdance Film Festival (January 2004) Goldfish Game was awarded the ‘Grand Jury Honour for Best Ensemble Cast’.

King Lear

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Morning Song

Production / Performance,


Production / Performance,

The Snakesong Trilogy

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Goldfish Game
Goldfish Game 2