GRACES_digital Behind the scene è uno sguardo al dietro le quinte dello spettacolo Graces e del suo processo creativo. Ripensato per il formato digitale di Interplay Festival, GRACES_digital contiene l’eco della relazione con i luoghi e le persone che hanno ospitato la compagnia e la visione di come ogni cosa, ogni singolo attimo presente, possa diventare parte preziosa della costruzione artistica. Immagini dello spettacolo si alternano con testimonianze esclusive di Silvia Gribaudi, dei perfomer e di Matteo Maffesanti, regista e autore del video. Un viaggio che va oltre la performance e che ne racconta la nascita e lo sviluppo, i luoghi in cui è stato e quanto di questi si è portato con sé.
GRACES: beauty, sculpture and nature. These are the ingredients of Silvia Gribaudi’s new work, inspired by the sculptor Antonio Canova and his work between 1812 and 1817. What is beauty? How does it manifest itself? The inspiration is mythological. The three graces, Euphosyne, Aglaea and Thalia, daughters of Zeus, were divine creatures capable of spreading splendor, joy and prosperity. On stage three male bodies, three dancers in a place and time suspended between the human and the abstract. With them on stage also Gribaudi herself, in a performance where the male and the female meet, far from stereotypes and roles, free, dancing the same rhythm of nature. Silvia Gribaudi loves to define herself as an “author of the body” because her poetics constructively transform imperfections, elevating them to an art form through a direct, cruel and empathic comedy in which there are no boundaries between dance, theater and performing arts.
In the last 10 years the artist has asked herself about gender stereotypes, the identity of the female and the concept of virtuosity in dance and daily life, going beyond the apparent form, looking for lightness, irony and humor in transformations physical, in aging and in the softening of bodies in dialogue with time. Graces have become a neoclassical aesthetic canon, but above all it embodies joy, splendor and prosperity. Silvia Gribaudi continues her research on the time of humor and the seriousness of the gesture, on the laughter that comes from a methodical study of body shapes. The show is in line with the artist’s poetics, which uses a constant search for comparison and inclusion with the social and cultural fabric where the performances develop. Her artistic language was born from the encounter between dance and irony, raw and empathic.
After the successes of A Corpo Libero (2009) and R.OSA_10 esercizi per nuovi virtuosismi (2017), Gribaudi creates a show with three young performers, continuing his research on the aesthetic, social and intellectual value of humor and the body.