Danse Danse presents


With mischievous humour, Silvia Gribaudi, Italian prophet of the liberated body, questions beauty, shattering codes and stereotypes in an enchanting, self-deprecating quartet.

Silvia Gribaudi’s choreographic language combines dance and theatre, focusing on the social impact of the body and the relationship with the audience. Graces is inspired by the neoclassical sculpture The Three Graces, created by Antonio Canova between 1812 and 1817 and a universal reference for beauty, proportion and measure. Clad only in socks and underwear, Gribaudi and three male Apollos seek new meanings for the word “grace.” They playfully transgress the canons associated with beauty —whether in ancient sculpture, the circus or the music hall—the better to dismiss them in the iconoclastic postures, dances and situations they explore with finesse and humour. Voted best show of the year by Italy’s Danza & Danza magazine at its premiere, this is a whirlwind of a dance, a love-at-first-sight experience, utterly delightful

Silvia Gribaudi is an Italian choreographer who also specialises in performing arts in general. Since 2004 she has focused her research on the social impact of bodies, having set at the centre of her choreographic language the comic element and the relationship between audience and performers.

In 2021 she was a guest choreographer at “Danser Encore, 30 solos pour 30 danseurs”, a project for the Opéra de Lyon and in June 2023 her new production will be premiered: WHERE DOES A BALLET END? a co-production by MM Contemporary Dance Company (IT), La Biennale de Lyon (FR), Théâtre de la Ville (FR), Torinodanza Festival (IT), International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA (CZ), Zodiak – Side Step Festival (FIN) and the international network Big Pulse Dance Alliance.

Her shows have been featured in a number of national and international festivals and are the result of a creative process that focuses on dialogue and on the poetic encounter with other artists, dance companies, and communities.

Théâtre Jean-Duceppe
October 11 To 15, 2022
Post-performance talk with the artists:
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Friday, October 14, 2022

To purchase your tickets visit: www.placedesarts.com

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