Simona Polvani

Simona Polvani #2-2Simona Polvani is an artist-researcher. She holds a Master in Law from the University of Florence. Her thesis explores the notion of justice in the work of the tragic poet Euripides. Master of Theatre Studies Research from the University Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, she is currently a doctoral student in Arts and Art Sciences at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, ACTE Institute. Her thesis focuses on performativity in the dramaturgy of Gao Xingjian and is co-supervised by the Università Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna, Dipartimento delle Arti.

Translator of francophone contemporary drama, she supervised the following works: La Fuga (Titivillus, 2008) and Teatro. Il Sonnambulo, Il Mendicante di Morte, Ballata Notturna (ETS, 2011) by Gao Xingjian. She supervises the edition of Gao Xingjian’s collected works in Theater, which publication is planned in Italy in 2016.

She works as a critic with different Italian webzines on performing arts. She is the author of stories, plays and poems. The latter are the center of the s_suite sound creation (2013-2014) and the video installation In-apparenza (2012). She is a performer in Annie Abrahams’ Angry Women project and she is part of part of butō and contemporary dance group Re-United Now-Here and Les Muses Batymétriques.


Towards a Legal Definition of the Artist-Researcher Status: The Italian Case and The French Case. p-e-r-f-o-r-m-a-n-c-e, 1 (1).