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Choreography: Silvia Gribaudi

In her production "Graces", Italian choreographer Silvia Gribaudi holds up a mirror to the dance scene. In this enchanting, tongue-in-cheek quartet, she questions conventional ideals of beauty and overcomes clichés with a great deal of humor.

"Graces" is inspired by Antonio Canova's neoclassical sculpture "The Three Graces." It harks back to Greek mythology and depicts the three daughters of Zeus: Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, who bring splendor, joy, and prosperity to mankind. To this day, this sculpture is considered by many to be a timeless point of reference for beauty and proportion.

Dressed only in socks and underwear, Gribaudi and her three male Apollos (Siro Guglielmi, Matteo Marchesi, and Andrea Rampazzo) search for new forms of expression and meanings for the word "grace". They delight in questioning everything that is commonly associated with the concept of beauty – whether in classical sculpture, the circus, or ballet. Humorous and subtle, they make a strong case for everything that is supposedly imperfect.

Silvia Gribaudi has been questioning gender-specific stereotypes, female identity, and the concept of virtue in her work for years, breaking with many clichés in the process. "Graces" was voted the best production of the year by the Italian magazine Danza & Danza 2019. Get ready to fall in love with Gribaudi’s vision.

Supported by: MiC – Ministero della Cultura, Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs

Choreography: Silvia Gribaudi
With: Silvia Gribaudi, Siro Guglielmi, Matteo Marchesi and Andrea Rampazzo
Dramaturgy: Silvia Gribaudi and Matteo Maffesanti
Lighting: Antonio Rinaldi
Technical Management: Leonardo Benetollo
Costumes: Elena Rossi
Production: Zebra
Coproduction mit Santarcangelo Festival

Age: 14+
Language notice: some English, understandable without language skills

Photo: Giovanni Chiarot

Duration: 1h 0m
no interval

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