Side Step Festival 2023 | Silvia Gribaudi: Graces


Graces, by Italian choreographer Silvia Gribaudi, is a sculptural, pop piece that investigates the various shades of a concrete and insolent beauty, one that can overturn all beauty standards. Graces shines with virtuosity and humor, the joy of the unconventional and unexpected.

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 (Giacomo Citton, 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.

Choreography: Silvia Gribaudi
Dramaturgy: Silvia Gribaudi and Matteo Maffesanti
Performers: Silvia Gribaudi, Giacomo Citton, Matteo Marchesi and Andrea Rampazzo
Light Design: Antonio Rinaldi
Technical Director: Leonardo Benetollo
Costumes: Elena Rossi
Production: Zebra
Co-production: Santarcangelo dei Teatri
Supported by: MiC Italian Ministry of Culture

Duration: 50 min

Tickets: 42 / 38 / 21 eur

The performance at the festival's website

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Dance House Helsinki, Pannu Hall

Kaapeliaukio 3, Helsinki