Silvia Gribaudi | Zebra

Danza&Danza Prize 2019 “Italian Production of the Year”.

Winner of CollaborAction#4 2018/2019.

Show selected at NID Platform 2019.

Choreography: Silvia Gribaudi | dramaturgy: Silvia Gribaudi and Matteo Maffesanti | dancers: Silvia Gribaudi, Siro Guglielm, Matteo Marchesi and Andrea Rampazzo | lighting design: Antonio Rinaldi | assistant lighting technician: Theo Longuemare | technical direction: Leonardo Benetollo | costumes: Elena Rossi | production: Zebra | co-production: Santarcangelo Festival | with the support of: MiC (ex MiBACT).

Project realised with the contribution of ResiDance XL – places and residency projects for choreographic creations, an action of the Anticorpi XL Network – Network Giovane Danza D’autore, coordinated by L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino and IntercettAzioni – Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia – a project of Circuito CLAPS and Industria Scenica, Milano Musica, Teatro delle Moire, Zona K.

Artistic Residencies: ARTEFICI – Artisti Associati di Gorizia, Klap – Maison Pour la danse Marseille, Centro per la Scena Contemporanea/Operaestate Festival del Comune di Bassano del Grappa, Centro di Residenza Armunia/CapoTrave Kilowatt, L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora | La Corte Ospitale: Centro di Residenza Emilia-Romagna, Dansstationen, Danscentrum Syd, Skånesdansteater Malmö Sweden.

CollaborAction#4 2018/2019 in collaboration with festivals, reviews and seasons curated by Anticorpi, Ater, Interplay, Piemonte Dal Vivo, Amat, Arteven, Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, Artedanzae20, Teatro Pubblico Pugliese, C.L.A.P.Spettacolodalvivo, Armunia, FTS Onlus.

Graces is a performance project inspired by the sculpture and concept of beauty and nature that Antonio Canova created between 1812 and 1817.

The inspiration is mythological. The three daughters of Zeus -Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia- were divine creatures that spread splendour and joy.

On stage three male bodies inside a sculptural work symbolising beauty in a journey of skill that takes them to a time suspended between the human and the abstract. Here male and female meet, far from stereotypes and roles, free, dancing to the very rhythm of nature.

Silvia Gribaudi has questioned gender stereotypes, the identity of the feminine and the concept of virtuosity in dance and everyday life, going beyond apparent form, searching for lightness, irony in physical transformations, in the ageing and softening of bodies in dialogue with time.