Silvia Gribaudi

Italy

Big Pulse Scaling Up Artist

Silvia Gribaudi
ABOUT THE ARTIST

Silvia Gribaudi is an Italian choreographer who also specializes in performing arts in general.

Since 2004 she has focused her research on the social impact of bodies, having set at the center of her choreographic language the comic element and the relationship between audience and performers.

Award-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.

She has taken part in several artistic research projects, including:

CHOREOROAM (2011), TRIPTYCH (2013), ACT YOUR AGE (2014) – an EU project about active aging through the art of dance, which inspired the performance WHAT AGE ARE YOU ACTING?, as well as the community project OVER 60; PERFORMING GENDER (2015); CORPO LINKS CLUSTER (2019/2020), where the connection of dance, the mountains, and the mountain community gave life to the site specific project TREKKING COREOGRAFICO (choreographic trekking) and to the piece MONJOUR (2021), produced by Torinodanza Festival in collaboration with Teatro Stabile del Veneto and Brussels’s Les Halles de Schaerbeek.

In 2021 she has been a guest choreographer at “Danser Encore, 30 solos pour 30 danseurs”, a project for the Opéra de Lyon.

In June 2023 her new production will be premiered: GRAND JETÉ a co production by MM Contemporary Dance Company (IT), La Biennale de Lyon (FR), Théâtre de la Ville (FR), Rum för Dans (SE), BPDA - Big Pulse Dance Alliance: Torinodanza Festival (IT), International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA (CZ), Zodiak - Side Step Festival (FI).

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.

Gribaudi is an award 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, and winner of the Premio DANZA&DANZA 2019 for best Italian production with the piece GRACES.

She has taken part in several artistic research projects, including: CHOREOROAM (2011), TRIPTYCH (2013), ACT YOUR AGE (2014) – an EU project about active ageing through the art of dance, which inspired the performance WHAT AGE ARE YOU ACTING?, as well as the community project OVER 60; PERFORMING GENDER (2015); CORPO LINKS CLUSTER (2019/2020), where the connection of dance, the mountains, and the mountain community gave life to the site-specific project TREKKING COREOGRAFICO (choreographic trekking) and to the piece MONJOUR (2021), produced by Torinodanza Festival in collaboration with Teatro Stabile del Veneto and Brussels’s Les Halles de Schaerbeek.

In 2021 she has been a guest choreographer at “Danser Encore, 30 solos pour 30 danseurs”, a project for the Opéra de Lyon.

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.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

GRAND JETÉ

 

GRAND JETÉ is a choreographic project by Silvia Gribaudi in collaboration with the MM Contemporary Dance Company. Inspired by the grand finales of the history of ballet, it draws attention to the profound emotions of humankind and in particular to the connection between death and rebirth. 

 

In light of one of the most impressive and virtuosic steps in ballet’s artistry – the ‘grand jeté’ or otherwise the big split in the air –, GRAND JETÉ explores endings as a source for new beginnings. As an attempt to escape from gravity and reach towards the sky, a grand jeté is a transitioning step of a momentary suspension and “throwing” of one’s self in the air. Exploring the metaphoric meaning of this virtuosic step in everyday life, GRAND JETÉ becomes an opportunity to challenge and revolt against the irreversibility of any kind of end. How much effort does this take-off towards the unknown require and what kind of adventures a landing may bring? In view of this eruptive and triumphant leap, how do we confront failure and take-off anew?

 

Are you ready to make your own 'grand jeté'?

CO-PRODUCTION & CREDITS

GRAND JETÉ  

by Silvia Gribaudi

with Silvia Gribaudi and the MM Contemporary Dance Company: Emiliana Campo, Lorenzo Fiorito, Mario Genovese, Matilde Gherardi, Fabiana Lonardo, Alice Ruspaggiari, Nicola Stasi, Giuseppe Villarosa

  

Music Matteo Franceschini

Lighting design Luca Serafini

Styling Ettore Lombardi

Assistant choreographer Paolo Lauri

Movement coach Andrea Costanzo Martini 

Dramaturgical consultant Annette Van Zwoll

Artistic collaboration Matteo Maffesanti 

Technical advice Leonardo Benetollo 

Creative producer Mauro Danesi 

 

Produced by Associazione Culturale Zebra (IT)

Co-produced by MM Contemporary Dance Company (IT), La Biennale de Lyon (FR), Théâtre de la Ville (FR), Rum för Dans (SE), BPDA - Big Pulse Dance Alliance: Torinodanza Festival (IT),  International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA (CZ), Zodiak - Side Step Festival (FI)

Artistic residency Centro di Residenza Emilia-Romagna (L’Arboreto-Teatro Dimora | La Corte Ospitale) (IT)

With the support of MiC – Ministero Italiano della Cultura

 

GRAND JETÉ is a co-production of Big Pulse Dance Alliance supported by the EU programme Creative Europe.

PRESS

"Silvia is the Italian prophet of free body. Not a tumbling, gymnastic body, which is so connected to strength and muscles, but a truly free body, that has set itself free from the obligations and duties to which so many cultures have forced it. And so, in order to investigate how the idea of something Beautiful, as well as culturally relative, is a vital and healthy principle. Splendour, joy, prosperity radiate from the Three Graces, three cardinal points set by Canova into marble, which Gribaudi manages to set free from time and gender stereotypes, and reveals through the balm of irony.”

– Quantescene! (on GRACES)

 

“A mocking trip to the automatisms o our imagination. […] The choreography appropriates with freedom the most trite female and male stereotypes to debunk them with a queer spirit."

– Stratagemmi (on GRACES)

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