Dance / Festival / 27-28 May 2022

Graces

Show Time: 7:30pm

A performance that questions stereotypes and expectations with humour, joy and tenderness.

With generous humour and radical empathy, the Italian choreographer Silvia Gribaudi elevates ideas of human imperfections to an artform, beyond the expected or the cliché.

For more than a decade, Gribaudi has been questioning gender stereotypes and the concept of virtuosity in dance and daily life, blending the boundaries of dance, theatre and performing arts. With Graces, she creates a space suspended between the human and abstract; a place where male and female meet, without roles, and can dance to the rhythm of nature itself.

In this work inspired by mythology and The Three Graces – a sculpture representing Zeus’ daughters Euphrosyne, Aglaea and Thalia who radiated splendour, joy and prosperity – the three male performers together with Gribaudi search for new meanings of the word ‘grace’.

With warmth and lightness, this dance performance reveals a vital and welcome core of our humanity.

 

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Credits

Choreography Silvia Gribaudi
Dramaturgy Silvia Gribaudi, Matteo Maffesanti
Performers Silvia Gribaudi, Siro Guglielmi, Matteo Marchesi, Andrea Rampazzo
Light Design Antonio Rinaldi
Costumes Elena Rossi

Press

“Silvia Gribaudi’s GRACES […] is an homage to the poetic powers of imperfection. […] Within the framework of theatrical convention, Gribaudi attempts to trigger a change in our perspective through a down-to-earth attitude, by offering entertainment and inviting us to have fun” Movement Exposed

In a relentless succession of dances, tableaux vivants and comic scenes, the quartet seeks (and obtains) at all times the complicity of the spectator, involving him in a eulogy of imperfection and individuality. […] Among intended afterthought, self-mocking celebrations, lyrical interludes and unsettling suspensions, the clear awareness that “beautiful is the place where the gaze rests” rises. – Juliet Art Magazine

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

“There is a mystical and sincere energy between the three dancers and Gribaudi who, like a metronome, calibrates the temperature and the internal and external times of the performance. This energy come with a liberating, saving, almost hoped-for power,and in turn generates other uncontrolled, non-stan-dard, potentially revolutionary energies.” – Che Teatro che fa, La Repubblica

Funding

Produced by Zebra, co-produced by Santarcangelo dei Teatri, and supported by MIBACT.

Project realised 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, Skånesdansteat- er 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 Anti- corpi, 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.

Winner of Danza&Danza 2019 award ‘italian production’

Winning Project of the action CollaborAction#4 2018/2019

Selected by NID Platform 2019

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