NID New Italian Dance Platform
Reggio Emilia 10-13 October 2019

NID Platform


Teatro Cavallerizza - Viale Antonio Allegri 8/a, Reggio Emilia - Friday 11 October, 7.30 pm

Duration: 50 minuti

Choreography by: Silvia Gribaudi, in collaboration with Siro Guglielmi, Matteo Marchesi and Andrea Rampazzo


Siro Guglielmi, Silvia Gribaudi, Matteo Marchesi, Andrea Rampazzo

Other credits:

Lighting designer: Antonio Rinaldi, Technical director: Leonardo Benetollo, Artistic collaborators: Chiara Frigo, Giulia Galvan, Francesca Albanese, Matteo Maffesanti, Giovanna Garzotto, Production: Zebra, Co-production: Santarcangelo dei Teatri, with the collaboration of: 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: 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, Dansstationen, Danscentrum Syd, Skånesdansteater Malmö Svezia, Centro di Residenza Armunia/CapoTrave Kilowatt, Sponsored by: ResiDance XL – luoghi e progetti di residenza per creazioni coreografiche, Network Anticorpi XL – Network Giovane Danza D’autore, coordinated by L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, CollaborAction#4 2018/2019 – in collaboration with Rete Anticorpi, 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, Project manager: Giulia Ghinelli.



Who would The Three Graces be today? What does ‘grace’ mean? How and in which ways can we embody and understand it? 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 stereotypes, 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 theproject. The project features a workshop for local communities entitled Danza Pubblica on the topics of the performance. The workshop investigates the ways in which each individual can become graceful and find his or her own relation to pleasure.


Born in Turin, Silvia created “A corpo Libero” in 2009, a piece with which she both convinced the audience and won the jury prize at the Giovane Danza d’Autore contest. From 2013 to 2015, she focused on body and nudity, creating performances such as: “The film contains nudity” (a project within Performing Gender) and “What age are you acting? Le età relative” (an Act your age project). In 2017, she was selected among Italian choreographers for the 2017 ResiDance Anticorpi XL Network. In 2016 and 2017, she directed and choreographed three different performances (“My Place”, “Felice”, and “R. OSA_10 exercises for new virtuosities”). In 2017, she premièred in Vancouver, Canada, with “Empty. Swimming Pool” and “R. OSA” was shortlisted at the UBU Prize for best dance performance. In 2019, she has presented the piece “Graces”, the CollaborAction#4 2018/2019 project winner, and she will premiere with the performance “Humana Vergogna” developed in the context of Matera European Capital of Culture, 2019.


Zebra Cultural Association was founded at the start of 2011 with the aim to enhance cultural development on a national and international scale. Since 2018, the association has been supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture.
ZEBRA Associated artists are Silvia Gribaudi (winner of CollaborAction#4 2018-2019, Finalist at Ubu Prize 2017, winner of GDA prize 2009), Chiara Frigo (winner of GDA prize 2008, winner of Prospettiva Danza Prize 2011), Siro Gugliemi (Finalist at DNA Appunti coreografici 2018), Matteo Marchesi, Andrea Rampazzo, Fabio Novembrini, Sara Pischedda, Elena Sgarbossa (winner of DNA Appunti coreografici 2018) and Beatrice Bresolin.
Since 2013, Zebra has been constantly growing and has started new work with prominent artists and productions, ranging from theatre and dance to site-specific performances, research and educational projects. A particular focus was put on the development of the organization at international level, while at the same time Zebra is also committed to keeping a strong connection with the local dance scene, nurturing and developing its network with the national dance scene. Over the years, under the artistic direction of Silvia Gribaudi and Chiara Frigo, the association has opened up to young dance artists. Since 2017, in fact, Zebra has been supporting young Italian authors under 35, promoting their productions and the distribution of their work. Zebra Associated artists are members of C.RE.S.CO and REV Venetian Network for Performing Arts.