Silvia Gribaudi – ITALY I GRACES
With generous humor and radical empathy, Italian choreographer Silvia Gribaudi elevates notions of human imperfections into an art form beyond clichés and appearances. Drawn from the sculpture The Three Graces (Antonio Canova 1812-1817) representing Zeus’ daughters Euphrosyne, Aglaea and Thalia, the three male performers together with Silvia search for new meanings of the word ‘grace’. With dance and text, but most of all with warmth and lightness, the performance reveals a core of our humanity.
Silvia Gribaudi is an Italian choreographer who also specializes in performing arts. Since 2004 she has focused her research on the social impact of bodies, having set at the centre of her choreographic language the comic element and the relationship between audience and performers. Her shows have been featured in a number of national and international festivals and are the result of a creative process that focuses on dialogue and on the poetic encounter with other artists, dance companies, and communities.
She is the winner of the Premio Giovane Danza D’Autore with her piece A CORPO LIBERO (2009), finalist at the Premio UBU for best dance show and finalist at the Premio Rete Critica award with R.OSA (2017), winner of the Premio CollaborAction#4 2018-2019, finalist at the Premio Rete Critica 2019, winner of the Premio DANZA&DANZA 2019 for best Italian production with the piece GRACES and Premio Histryo Corpo a Corpo 2021. In 2021 she created MONJOUR, produced by Torinodanza Festival in collaboration with Teatro Stabile del Veneto and Brussels’s Les Halles de Schaerbeek, and she has been a guest choreographer at “Danser Encore, 30 solos pour 30 danseurs”, a project for the Opéra de Lyon.
GRACES by Silvia Gribaudi | Zebra
Choreography: Silvia Gribaudi
Dramaturgy: Silvia Gribaudi and Matteo Maffesanti
Performers: Silvia Gribaudi, Siro Guglielmi, Matteo Marchesi, Andrea Rampazzo
Lighting Design: Antonio Rinaldi
Technical Director: Leonardo Benetollo
Costumes: Elena Rossi
Co-production: Santarcangelo dei Teatri
Supported by: MIC
Project realized with the contribution of ResiDance XL – luoghi e progetti di residenza per creazioni coreo- grafiche, action of the network Anticorpi XL – Network Giovane Danza D’autore, coordinated by L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino e IntercettAzioni – Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia – progetto di Circuito CLAPS e Industria Scenica, Milano Musica, Teatro delle Moire, Zona K; Artistic residencies: Klap – Maison Pour la danse Marseille, Centro per la Scena Contemporanea/Operae- state Festival del Comune di Bassano del Grappa, Orlando Bergamo, Lavanderia a Vapore Centro di Resi- denza per la danza regione Piemonte, L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora | La Corte Ospitale: Centro di Residenza Emilia-Romagna, ARTEFICI – Artisti Associati di Gorizia, Dansstationen, Danscentrum Syd, Skånesdans- teater Malmö Sweden and with the support of Centro di Residenza Armunia/CapoTrave Kilowatt. CollaborAction#4 2018/2019 – in collaboration with festivals and theatrical seasons organised by Rete Anticorpi, Ater Circuito Regionale Multidisciplinare, Associazione Mosaico Danza/Interplay, Piemonte Dal Vivo, Amat, Arteven, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, Associazione Artedanzae20, Teatro Pubblico Pugliese, C.L.A.P.Spettacolodalvivo, Associazione Armunia, Fondazione Toscana Spettacolo Onlus.
Photo: Claudia Borgia, Chiara Bruschini, Fabio Sau, Giovanni Chiarot-zeroidee, Matteo Maffesanti