The company

The company Essevesse was founded by Antonino Ceresia in 2013 in Marseille. In 2018, Fabio Dolce joined the association in the role of co-director. The two Sicilian artists came together to combine their knowledge and their artistic visions to develop the two main axes of the company: creation and education / awareness.

With their team, they transmit their point of view on the social issues that are important to them, which find an echo in their projects. Their vision draws them into a perpetual search for instinctive movement, characterized by an important contact between bodies, which, linked with other art forms, creates their choreographic signature.

Fabio and Antonino encourage the coexistence between new forms of arts (digital art, experimental music…) and traditional arts (classical music, painting…) in an alternative or classical performing space, in order to reach a large and diverse audience, raising the spectators' awareness on staying tuned to the progress of the arts while revisiting the artistic heritage. The search for the poetry of the gesture has a primordial place in the work of the two choreographers.

At the same time, the company is committed to an educative dance awareness action at a local and European level. Fabio and Antonino participate in an in-depth research aimed at developing the use of dance as a tool for non-formal education, social inclusion and personal development thanks to the support of the European program ERASMUS PLUS.

The choreographers


Trained at the Massimo Theater in Palermo, the National Dance Academy in Rome and the National Dance Academy by Rosella Hightower in Cannes, he first joined the Corps de Ballet of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, that of the Teatro Politeama and the company Astra Roma Ballet in Italy and then Cannes Jeune Ballet and CCN Ballet de Lorraine in France. He is currently pursuing an international freelance dance career between England and France with Shobana Jeyasingh, De Nada Dance Theater, Edifice Dance Theater and CHATA. Simultaneously, he collaborates with other artists as a creator and he develops his teaching skills with amateurs, schools, dance and theater conservatories, social centers, and professional dance companies as well as with people suffering from physical and mental handicaps.


Founder of Cie Essevesse, Antonino trained as a dancer at the Massimo Theater in Palermo and at the Rosella Hightower School of Dance in Cannes. He joined the corps de ballet of the Massimo Theater in Palermo, the Aterballetto in Reggio Emilia and the Maggio Fiorentino in Florence. He pursued his career in France at the Cannes Jeune Ballet, the Bordeaux Opera, the Nice Opera, and the European Ballet. His attraction for creation is revealed at Cannes Jeune Ballet, under the direction of Monique Loudières. Since then, he has not stopped building scenic moments being a glimpse of the human being while considering his condition and his relationship to the other and to the world. His creations are among the international dance festivals (Cannes Dance Festival, 31 Hannover festival, Onze Bouge in Paris…). At the same time, he is developing his skills in the service of education and awareness-raising as a means of transmission and integration.

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Vox in the Box

June 2-3, Vox in the Box performance at the Salins theater in Martigues.

In collaboration with Cie Essevesse for the 2019/20 academic choral festival

19 Quai Paul Doumer,

13500 Martigues

Vox in the box

June 15-16, Vox in the Box performance at SMAC Aix-en -Provence.

In collaboration with Cie Essevesse for the 2019/20 academic choral festival

815 Rue André Ampère,

13290 Aix-en-Provence

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July 03-24, international premiere for OFF DANCE at                                                        

Golovine Theater in Avignon - La Commedia Divina.

1 Bis Rue Sainte-Catherine,

84000 Avignon

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October 10, representation of La Commedia Divina at the Differenti Sensazioni festival in Turin, Italy.

Piazza Eugenio Montale, 18

10151 Torino TO, Italie