Thursday 9 July 2020 9.30 pm
Il Maggiore Theatre | VERBANIA
In collaboration with Fondazione Teatro Il Maggiore

Silvia Gribaudi

➣ Duration 50’ | Tickets 10 € + 5 €   ➣ Buy your ticket online

Winner of Danza&Danza 2019 award ‘italian production’
Winning Project of the action CollaborAction#4 2018/2019 / Selected by NID Platform 2019

Graces is a project inspired by The Three Graces, sculpture created by Antonio Canova between 1812 and 1817. The work draws from mythology. Zeus’ three daughters – Euphrosyne, Aglaea and Thalia – radiated splendour, joy and prosperity. Three male figures take the stage in a space and time suspended between the human and the abstract: a place where male and female meet, without roles, and dance to the rhythm of nature itself. On stage there are three male performers together with the author Silvia Gribaudi, who likes to define herself as ‘author of the body’ because her poetics elevates imperfections to an art form with a direct, cruel and empathetic comic style without any boundaries among dance, theatre and performing arts. Over the past ten years, Silvia Gribaudi has been questioning gender sterotypes, female and male identities and the concept of virtuosity in dance and daily life, expanding beyond clichés and appearances.

Choreography: Silvia Gribaudi
Dramaturgy: Silvia Gribaudi e Matteo Maffesanti
Performers: Silvia Gribaudi, Siro Guglielmi Matteo Marchesi e Andrea Rampazzo
Light Design: Antonio Rinaldi
Assistant Technician: Theo Longuemare
Technical Director: Leonardo Benetollo
Costumes: Elena Rossi

Production Zebra | Co-production Santarcangelo dei Teatri | Supported by MIBACT
Project realized with the contribution of ResiDance XL – luoghi e progetti di residenza per creazioni coreografiche, 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/Operaestate Festival del Comune di Bassano del Grappa, Orlando Bergamo, Lavanderia a Vapore Centro di Residenza 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, Skånesdansteater Malmö Sweden and with the support of Centro di Residenza Armunia/CapoTrave Kilowatt. CollaborAction#4 2018/2019 – in collaboration with festivals ad 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.


Born in Turin, her language as an artist and choreographer intersects performing art, dance, and theatre, focusing on the research on body and on the relationship with the audience. Her poetics constantly resorts to dialogue and is embedded in the social and cultural framework where her performances develop. Her artistic language could be summarised as the encounter of dance with a raw, empathetic humour. In 2009 she created A corpo Libero, a piece with which she won both the audience and the jury prize at the Giovane Danza d’Autore contest; the piece was also selected by Aerowaves Dance Across Europe, was presented at the Venice Biennale, at the Dublin Dance Festival, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at Dance Victoria Canada, at the Festival Do Disturb at the Paris Palais De Tokyo, and also at the Santarcangelo Festival. From 2013 to 2015 she focused on body and nudity.
In 2017 she was selected in Italy among the choreographers of the ResiDance Anticorpi XL Network 2017. In 2016 and 2017 she directed and choreographed three different performances where the body of performers becomes the main focus, thanks to its expressive identity.