G R A C E S
Winning Project of the action CollaborAction#4 2018/2019
in collaboration with festivals ad theatrical seasons organised 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.
“...CollaborAction #4 goes to SILVIA GRIBAUDI with GRACES as the acknowledgement of a sensible and significant artistic process, where the research and observation of human behaviours are aimed to discover the beauty and uniqueness of each individual, with a deeply empathic approach free from prejudices”
Concept : Silvia Gribaudi e Matteo Maffesanti
Performers: Siro Guglielmi, Silvia Gribaudi, Matteo Marchesi and Andrea Rampazzo
Light Design: Antonio Rinaldi
Artistic Collaborators: Chiara Frigo, Giulia Galvan, Francesca Albanese, Matteo Maffesanti, Giovanna Garzotto
Production: Zebra; Co-production: Santarcangelo dei Teatri. In collaboration with Klap – Maison Pour la danse Marsiglia, Centro per la Scena Contemporanea/Operaestate Festival del Comune di Bassano del Grappa, Orlando Bergamo; with the support of Centro di Residenza Armunia, 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, Danstationeen Danscentrum Skånesdansteater Malmö Sweden.
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.
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 (Siro Guglielmi, Matteo Marchesi, Andrea Rampazzo) 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.
Graces was realised thanks to the critical, visual and directorial support of Matteo Maffesanti (director, social theatre operator and videomaker) who followed through the entire artistic process with Silvia Gribaudi, with several working phases involving workshops for local people inspired by the choreographic material developed in the project.
The project features a workshop for local communities titled Danza Pubblica on the topics of the performance. The workshop investigates the ways in which each individual can become graceful and find their own relation to pleasure.