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 three male performers – Siro Guglielmi, Giacomo Citton and Andrea Rampazzo – together with the author Silvia Gribaudi, who likes to define herself as “author of the body” because her poetics elevates imperfection to an art form with a direct, cruel and empathetic comic style without any boundaries among dance, theatre and performing arts.
Choreography: Silvia Gribaudi
Dramaturgy: Silvia Gribaudi and Matteo Maffesanti
Performers: Silvia Gribaudi, Siro Guglielmi, Giacomo Citton and Andrea Rampazzo
Light Design: Antonio Rinaldi
Technical Director: Leonardo Benetollo
Costumes: Elena Rossi
Co-production: Santarcangelo Festival
Supported by: MiC – Italian Ministry of Culture and the Instituto Italiano di Cultura of Barcelona
Winner of Danza&Danza 2019 award ‘italian production’
Winning Project of the action CollaborAction#4 2018/2019
Selected by NID Platform 2019
“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-standard, potentially revolutionary energies.”
Francesca Saturnino in Che Teatro che fa, La Repubblica