choreographer / dancer
From 2013 to 2015 she is a teacher of Company Repertoire at the Dancehaus academy and from 2016 to 2019 she is a teacher of Contemporary Technique at the Kataklo' Academy directed by Giulia Staccioli, with whom she will resume her collaboration in 2023. In 2010, together with Fabrizio Calanna, she founded the Compagnia VuotoPerPieno in which she is a dancer and assistant choreographer.
She is currently a teacher of Classical, Modern and Contemporary Technique at various schools in Milan and its provin ce, choreographer for the rhythmic gymnastics team (A1 series) Forza e Coraggio of Milan and teacher and training manager of Sanpapié .
Since 2022, she has been artistic director of the professional start - up course DANCEgroup LAB.
She looks after stag e movements and collaborates as choreographer, as well as aerial dancer, with FestiGroup.
She holds internships throughout Italy.
From 2009 to 2019 he was a dancer for the Compagnia Susanna Beltrami.
In 2010, together with Lara Viscuso, he founded the Compagnia VuotoPerPieno for which he created several shows including: Gamelan; AmeName; The Last Bohemian and the Snail, Hypertrophic Idiots, etc.
Moreover, in 2017 he creates, directs and produces Impronte_D'artista (Rassegna culturale San G. Piacentino 2017) and in 2018 Rassegna_Dimissioni_Danza at DanceHaus Milano.
Contextually to h is research work, he collaborates with academy and Kataklò company covering, depending on the event, the role of assistant, logistics manager, executive, for conventions and big events, some of them: National Day Kuwait_expo2015; Bulgari_Piazza di Spagna 2016, corporate events for Maserati, BMW, Audi, Patek Philippe, Vodafone, Wega, Amundi, Topolino, Nexi, Antares Vision, etc.
Furthermore, with Compagnia VuotoPerPieno he curates performances within events and conventions for Sanofi, Codacons, Corriere della Sera, etc.
Since 2017, he has been a stable dancer with the company Sanpapié, subsequently integrating roles as costume designer, choreography assistant and event curator.
- Fabrizio Calanna, Sofia Casprini, Matteo Sacco, Lara Viscuso, Luis Fernando Colombo, Gioele Cosentino, Francesca Lastella, Antonio Caporilli // dancers
- Saverio Bari, Marco De Meo, Cecilia Vecchio, Susanna Gozzetti // actor and perfomers
- Maddalena Oriani, Valentina Tescari, Maria Croce // set and costume designers
- Alberto Sansone // videomaker
- Sara Prandoni // press office
Sanpapié is a member of AIDAP, within Federdanza AGIS, founder of Associazione Etre and Associazione K, through which it is the promoter of C.Re.S.Co.
ONCE PART OF THE SANPAPIÉ FAMILY
- Paola Bedoni, Marco Bissoli, Giuseppe Brancaccio, Noemi Bresciani, Federico Melca, Martina Monaco, Giuseppe Morello, Luciano Nuzzolese, Francesco Pacelli, Cecilia Tragni, Claudia Tiziani, Simona Semeraro, Giovanni Leone, Fabio Calvisi, Davide Boi, Valentina Papparella, Chetan Chauhan, Alessandro Lely, Miriana Possidente, Alessia Smorta, Francesca Martignetti // dancers
- Carmen Giordano // director
- Marco Di Stefano // playwright and director
- Andrea Tibaldi // actor and director
- Tony Contartese // actor and director
- Valter Malosti // actor and director
- Giulia Bonaldi // set and costume designer
- Cecilia Sacchi // set designer
- Luca Tilli, Andrea Parazzoli // musician
- Carlo Boccadoro// composer
- Luca Mariani// videomaker
- Sara Ribeiro // actress and musician
- Luna Mariotti, Paolo Casati, Marcello Marchi // light designer
- Marta Marchesi, Federica Bastoni, Silvia Pinto, Eleonora Cotugno, Luca Degl’Antoni // organizers
- Andrea Lietti, Monica Bonomi, Federica Bognetti // actors
- Damiano Fiorella // singer and songwriter
- João Garcia Miguel // director
Since 2014 Sanpapié has been a member of AIDAP, since 2017 it has been a member of the FUnder35 community of Fondazione Cariplo and in 2021 it joined the C.RE.SCO association as a promoter and active member of the dance tables.
In 2012, it participates in Islotes en Red, a project financed by the European Community, and produces the show Io Sono Figlio.
In 2013, the company presents due+due=5 and Mi Sono Perso a Milano, the first theatre-song show signed by Marcello Gori, musician and author Sanpapié.
2014 is dedicated to Della caduta, un passo di danza, a project by Lara Guidetti directed by Carmen Giordano.
The three-year ministerial period 2015-2017 sees the company engaged on different fronts, from an "agile" work such as the solo Lei (2016, winner of the 2017 Sonia Bonacina Prize), to more demanding productions such as Ode all'olio (2015) or the operas Le Sacre du printemps and Histoire du soldat (2016 and 2017, produced for the Stresa Festival), up to site-specific works: above all, En haut en bas (2015), produced for the Festival Torino e le Alpi, and Memoire. Storie di bellezza nascosta (2017), in collaboration with FAI; finally, the international co-production Skies (2016, directed by João Garcia Miguel). Meanwhile, in 2015, at the Teatro della Contraddizione, the multi-sensory performance project Balerhaus was born, successfully replicated in many squares in Italy and Switzerland.
In 2018, the company produces Amartés - Il viaggio di Caino, a show selected by Next 2017/2018, Se una notte d'estate un viaggiatore... (a site-specific performance commissioned by the Stresa Festival), the TWINS project (two creations by young authors/dancers of the company: Trans-Ferre curated by Sofia Casprini and Martina Monaco, and Forlorn curated by Matteo Sacco), Orfeo Reloaded (a co-production with the Teatri del Cimone festival). In the same year, the company starts the project ABIT, in collaboration with the MilanOltre and Exister festivals and with DanceHaus+, which in 2019 wins Next 2019/2020. Also in 2019, the company won the Invasioni Contemporanee call for tenders (thanks to which it realised, in collaboration with Orchestra Musica Manens, Tac-tus, a site-specific for Offida) and started the Circolo Virtuoso project at the Circolo Cerizza in Milan, with the contribution of Fondazione Cariplo.
From the beginning of 2019 until 2021, Lara Guidetti collaborates permanently with the Portuguese company JGM for the debut of the shows Passos em volta (Lisbon 2019), Um plano do labirinto (Porto 2020) and O judeo, interrupted due to the second wave of Covid-19.
In 2020 Sanpapié has a short tour with the shows ABIT (thanks to NEXT) and Evoluzione (in collaboration with Achab Group and RTS). During the first lockdown, the company is committed to producing digital and video dance content as well as a program of free online lectures and projects, while during the reopening months it carries out a summer tour of ABIT (festival Trasparenze, Teatri del Cimone, MilanOltre, APP Ascoli Piceno promoted by AMAT), is once again included in the program of the Estate Sforzesca festival with the concert-show tribute to Fabrizio De André C'era un cartello giallo con una scritta nera, and debuts with the show 24 Volte al Secondo in the Caffeine review, obtaining the support of NEXT 2020.
In 2021 the company re-enters the FUS funding as the first Italian dance production company and this achievement is fundamental to sustain the activity, make it grow and diversify it with a careful work on new audiences and the enlargement of the artistic core. In addition to a rich summer tour, 2021 will see a series of debuts - Three Little Rooms, Teatri del Cimone festival; Incontro con una rana, Caffeine festival; Amigdala, MILANoLTRE festival; Common Landscape, Pacta Theatre in Milan; preview of Stabat Pater, Alma Rosé space Milan. 2021 is also a year of redesigning the training activity (Call Cassandra- intensive seminar course aimed at the scenic and choreographic writing of a performance in which the myth of Cassandra is related to contemporaneity; contemporary dance classes-technical classes of contemporary dance and choreographic composition, held in rotation by the dancers of the company, without final outcome; Jardin- the company's first direct proposal that sees a group, selected by audition, carry out the study and composition work proper to a company, aimed at the creation of a performance for the theatre) and territorial projects, in particular on the suburbs of Milan and Reggio Emilia (COLLABORATION AGREEMENT "PORTA ADRIANO": the company is a signatory to the agreement for the shared care of Piazza Costantino - Municipality 2 - Adriano district of Milan and of its historical memory, through the realisation of aggregative and inclusive cultural activities for urban regeneration projects; MILANO DANCING CITY: the collaboration with Centro ArteMente begins for this project in which the company is a partner for the three-year period 2022/2024 with the creation of performative actions aimed at cultural centres and suburban neighbourhoods in Milan, presenting in 2021 the show ABIT in the neighbourhood of Via Padova and Naviglio Martesana, involving citizens in the creation of the text and the vocal recordings that accompany the performance; PROGETTO MAGNETE: in 2021 the company won the Call for Partners Future Days for the Adriano Community Center and committed itself to the development of projects aimed at the new generations; SCUOLA DIFFUSA, in collaboration with Officine Educative, Polo delle Arti, Conservatorio Peri, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, with students from 5 high schools, teachers and educators, whose first phase begins in September 2021 through conferences and workshops, is a project that was born in Reggio Emilia where the Municipality makes "uncommon" spaces available to guarantee the holding of school lessons. An unusual experience being experimented in an attempt to reaffirm the values of the Educating City, in which city spaces can become non-neutral places for meeting and learning).
2022 is a year of growth and openness, also thanks to the ministerial recognition that allows for a relaunch in managerial solidity, stability of the artistic core, strengthening of territorial and national ties with actions on several fronts: tours (national, European - Germany and non EU - Saudi Arabia and Turkey), 5 new productions (STABAT PATER - co-production with Alma Rosé, winner of the L'Italia dei Visionari Junior award; DANCING BRUNO - co-production with Fondazione Luzzati Teatro della Tosse; TOXIC GREEN; FROM GARBAGE TO STARS - winner of the Greening Arts prize promoted by the Rete Intersezioni del Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Arearea dance company; GAMELAN, a new creation by Fabrizio Calanna and Chiara Verzola), support for emerging choreography (INCONTRO CON UNA RANA by Sofia Casprini; THREE LITTLE ROOMS by Matteo Sacco; GAMELAN), increased training and special projects.
On the special projects front, 2022 sees the start/continuation of several actions including: SCUOLA DIFFUSA (DIFFUSED SCHOOL), on the city of Reggio Emilia, which, under the supervision of the company, sees the planning of three workshop paths between dramaturgy, dance and music, aimed at the realisation of an artistic action in the historical centre of the city of Reggio Emilia involving more than 120 students; TEATRO ARCOBALENO (Rainbow Theatre), promoted by ERT, Gender Bender and Cassero, aimed at themes on gender identity in secondary schools, sees the creation of a team of choreographers engaged in the design of workshops in schools and the start of activities in high schools in Bologna and Cesena/Forlì. The process of experimentation and exchange of practices will give rise to an extensive and shared documentation that can be consulted by teachers and artists who will continue the project. It also begins the first part of the project DAL LISCIO AL RAVE, promoted by the Municipality of Reggio Emila, National Dance Foundation and the Reggio Emilia Theaters, which involves a group of about 70 citizens over 60 and under 25 in an intergenerational dance and drama journey, in fortnightly meetings from May to June hosted by 4 social centers in the city, and which will lead to a major urban happening during 2023.
For the first time in this area, under the artistic direction of the company, in collaboration with the Municipality of Castellarano (RE) and the associations and organisations of the territory, the first edition of the summer festival TERRE D'ARTE was held between May and July 2022: 11 performances of dance, theatre and music realised site-specific, with low environmental impact, through urban, historical and natural places of the territory, accompanied by workshops and meetings with the public and local communities. The first edition was a great success with the public, reaching different targets and training a large group of volunteers under 30. The second edition, which began in late March with a city workshop, ended in July 2023.
On the international front, there has been considerable progress with the tour of ABIT in Saudi Arabia (20 performances in February 2022) and the opening of collaborations with Germany (THREE LITTLE ROOMS in Munich in April 2022), Switzerland (a repeat of COMMON LANDSCAPE in Balerna in March 2023), Turkey (MEETING WITH A FROG in Istanbul in June and September 2022 and a residency planned for September 2023) and Israel (a residency held April 2023), leading to the winning of the ministerial call BOARDING PASS PLUS for 2023, together with the leader Arearea and other Italian and foreign partners, thanks to which the company will be involved in artistic actions in Jerusalem and Istanbul, where a new creation will be realised with dancers of different nationalities.
The first debut of 2023 is dedicated to theatre, in March, within the Exister festival, STAND BY ME: a trio on the life of the English serial killer Dennis Nilsen, which deals with the theme of loneliness, the horror hidden in everyday life and the concept of the "monster" in our days.
We will then continue with the duet TACA TE', a co-production with the National Dance Foundation and the MilanOltre Festival, which will host its debut in October: it is a pas de deux between an over-65 dancer and a young dancer, centred on the theme of longevity and the relationship between different generations, travelling along the timeline in the two opposite directions, only to make them converge in the danced action. The dramaturgy will be a poetic synthesis of the work done within the aforementioned DAL LISCIO AL RAVE.
The site-specificity research will abandon wi-fi headphones to experiment the use of "sound suits", i.e. installations on the dancers' bodies, which will allow the performance to be completely autonomous from external sound systems. The works will be created by the Revolving Doors collective of Genoa and the performance, entitled SUPERMEGAWONDER, will be realised starting from workshops with children and adolescents who will be asked, with the help of comics experts and playwrights, to reflect on the world around them, on the needs of the planet, and to invent new superheroes in relation to what they think needs to be saved or repaired. The project will be supported by Fondazione Luzzati-Teatro della Tosse in Genoa, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza and MilanOltre: the autumn will therefore see the start of three workshops in three different regions that will produce the contents of the dramaturgy of the show to debut in 2024.
Still on the urban side, making its summer debut at the i Teatri del Cimone Festival is SUPERFERNANDO: a multidisciplinary performance between theatre, dance and live music, dedicated to Fernando Pessoa and his many heteronyms.
The training sees a strong increase in course enrolments and opens up to a wider audience, made up of professionals, enthusiasts, teachers, educators and ordinary citizens, extending the proposals to different regions of Italy. In particular, a strong link is created with the Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, which in 2022 invites Lara Guidetti, artistic director and coreographer of the company, to hold two conferences on the themes of cultural welfare and the combination of culture and health.
dancer and teacher
Born in Catania in 1982, he began with Latin dances and flamenco and in 2008 he graduated from Susanna Beltrami’s Pier Lombardo Academy in Milan in contemporary technique and choreography. In 2022 he attended and completed the Next Generation choreography and direction course at Aterballetto (Reggio Emilia). Freelance dancer in various contexts including: Teatro Antico Taormina, Teatro Cassanese, TdC Milan, Arena Di Verona, Teatro Piscator Catania, Nuova Danza Palermo di C. Cona, Studio Festi Group Varese. TV and fashion: Rai, Mediaset and Sky, World Music Awards Montecarlo and for the brands Marni, Frankie Morello, Swarovski. In 2009 she joined the Compagnia Susanna Beltrami, of which she will be a permanent member until 2019. In 2010, together with Lara Viscuso, she founded the Compagnia VuotoPerPieno, for which she created and danced several shows, including: Gamelan; AmeName; Idioti Ipertrofici, L’ultimo Bohemien e la Lumaca; Rido_N_danza; La Pragmatica del #ciaoinvisibile; La Banalità del Cilindro, San Ti Melisses. In 2017 he creates, directs and produces Impronte_D’artista (San G. Piacentino Cultural Review), in 2018 Rassegna_Dimissioni_Danza at DanceHaus Milano. A contemporary dance teacher, he continues his research by teaching at professional academies and courses for amateurs throughout Italy. Since 2017 he has been a stable dancer with the Sanpapié company in Milan, covering different roles.
dancer and teacher
Sofia is born in the province of Florence and leads a life as an athlete since she is a child dedicating herself first to artistic gymnastics and then to dance. She continues her path academic at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London graduating in 2016.
Among her qualifications, there is also the Master in performing arts obtained at the London Contemporary dance school (2018). She specializes in floorwork technique thanks to the masters Fernanda Prata, Jorge Crecis, Katie Lusby, and Francisco Cordoba. You also collaborate as an apprentice with companies such as Scottish Dance Theater (Dundee, Scotland), Danish Dance theater (Copenhagen, Denmark) and José Limon Dance Company (NY) and she works in London for such choreographers Marina Collard, Zoi Dimitriou, Dam Van Huynh, Shobana Jeyasingh, Allen Kaeja (Kaeja Dance Company) and Tony Adigun (Avant Garde Dance Company). At the end of 2016 she starts working for the English company EDgeDance Company, directed by Jeanne Yasko with whom she goes on a four-month tour in the UK, Portugal, Austria, and Italy.
From 2017 she moves to Milan and starts working for Sanpapié, Ariella Vidach A.I.E.P., directed by Ariella Vidach and Claudio Prati and also for international artists such as Jonathan Burrows (UK) and Martin Talaga (CZ). She also started her own path as a contemporary dance teacher (dynamic floorwork, contact-impro and release techniques), ballet and theater-dance teaching to professionals, beginners, adult amateurs and children in schools such as Artichoke Academy, Sharing Training Milan, MoveOn, Theater Field, American school of Milan and Danceattitude (Milan), Movimento danza (NA), Talent Academy (FI), La Fenice School (AL), Danzaria (AR), Stoke Newington School (London) and Escola de Artes (Porto). She also experiments as a choreographer by producing some unpublished works including Transférre (2018), in collaboration with Martina Monaco and part of the ‘Twins’ young choreographers support project of Sanpapié, winner of the Lumintenda 2018 award (Modena); Origami, choreographic solo (2019), finalist of Corto In danza 2020 (Cagliari) and presented at The Pink House Festival (Paris), Teatro dell’affratellamento and Florence Dance Festival (Florence), Cajka Popular avant-garde theater (Modena) and Palazzo Ducale (Solofra, AV); Huracan, in collaboration with Loredana Tarnovschi and Andrea Giomi (2020), Finalist of the TWAIN 2020 award (Tuscania) and presented at Teatro della Limonaia (Sesto Fiorentino), Fabbrica del Vapore (Milan) and Palazzo Ducale (Solofra, AV); Object-Oriented-Choreography, in collaboration with Francesco Luzzana presented in the 2020 Triennale Milano season.
Projects produced by A.I.E.P, Triennale Milano and Sanpapié company.
Born in Magenta, in the province of Milan, he trained as a dancer with the Padova Danza company directed by Gabriella Furlan Malvezzi, with which he performed in Italy and abroad (Paris, Dubai, Cannes, Beijing); and as an actor under the guidance of Roberto Innocente. Having moved to Milan in 2003, he completed his artistic training by attending workshops with Mamadou Dioume and Danio Manfredini. Since 2010, he has been pursuing the visual and performing art research project Elektromove | Visual and performing art: a space for sharing more than a theatrical company, it draws inspiration from the blending of different artistic languages and various influences (nighttime animation, physical theater, video mapping, electronic music, and digital scenography), taking part in national and international festivals.
In Sanpapié since 2013, he has danced in 2+2=5 (2013), En haut en bas (2015), Ode all’olio (2015, of which he is a co-author), and participated as a performer in Memoire. Storie di bellezza nascosta (2017) and Balerhaus (2017).
dancer and teacher
Matteo Sacco was born in Milan and trained artistically between Germany and the UK.
His performing background began at Jaques Lecoq’s school in London – the London
International School of Performing Arts, LISPA – and continues between the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of
Music and Dance and the Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance in Munich.
He then began working as a freelance dancer, with choreographers such as Ersan Montag, Maciej
Kunminski and in the Oper Ballet of the Bavarian Staatoper.
In 2016 he became an apprentice for Zfin Malta under the direction of Mavin Khoo, here he experienced the works of different artists, of the likes of Ivan Perez and Jose Agudo.
In 2018 she starts working for Sanpapié Dance Company, in Milan, where he works as performer, company and assistant to choreographer Lara Guidetti.
He begins his choreographic research parallel to his performing career.
In 2015, he created Text Your Darkness Back, winning first prize in composition at the competition
Opus Ballet in Florence, Italy.
His second choreographic work, Forlorn, is performed in Dimissioni Festival (2018),
Caffeine festival (2018) and Teatri del Cimone festival (2019). In 2020, he produces his third
choreographic work, Three Little Rooms, which continues on stage at the Teatri del Cimone (2021), the Caffeine Festival (2021), at the Pacta of Theatres (2021) and at the Hier=jetzt Festival in Munich (2022).
In 2023 he creates his third study, A little Grief, presented at the Hier=jetzt Festival in Munich (2023).
Freelance dancer and performer
Born in ’83, freelance dancer and performer, she has taken part in numerous productions in major Sicilian theatres since a very young age.
In 2006, she moved to Milan to perfect her studies thanks to a scholarship at the PierLombardo Academy, directed by Susanna Beltrami, with whom she collaborated, then for ten years, as a dancer and performer in all the productions of her Company (Compagnia Susanna Beltrami), and as assistant to choreography.
She collaborated as a dancer with the Compagnia EgriBiancoDanza of Turin in productions in the years 2009\2010, in Italy and abroad.
With Japanese percussionist Leonard Eto at the Teatro dell’Arte Triennale Milano, the Festival dei due mondi di Spoleto and the Festival delle Orestiadi di Gibellina.
As a performer for Marni, Marras, Gucci and various designers during Milan FashionWeek.
Dancer soloist for the opera “Aida” at the Ravenna Festival 2019 directed by Cristina Mazzavillani Muti.
She collaborates as a dancer and performer with the Compagnia Sanpapiè.
Together with Fabrizio Calanna, she founded the Compagnia VuotoPerPieno in which she is a dancer and assistant choreographer.
She currently collaborates as an aerial dancer with Compagnia StudioFesti and MolecoleShow for events in Italy and abroad.
From 2016 to 2019 and from 2023 she is teacher of Contemporary Technique at Accademia Kataklo’ directed by Giulia Staccioli, currently teacher of Classical, Modern and Contemporary Technique at various schools in Milan including DanceGroup at DanceHaus of Susanna Beltrami, responsible for Sanpapiè training and choreographer for the rhythmic gymnastics team (A1 series) Forza e Coraggio of Milan.
Since 2022, she has been artistic director of the professional start-up course DANCEgroup LAB.
She holds internships throughout Italy.
Saverio Bari is an actor, director and playwright. He graduates from the Alessandra Theater School
Galante Garrone in 1997. In 1998 he is selected for the project of higher education Ecole Maitres. He perfects himself with the Masters Ariane Mnouchkine and Matthias Langhoff. He works, among others, with directors Walter Le Moli, Gigi Dall’Aglio, Lorenzo Salveti. He works as an actor in several RAI and Mediaset productions directed by, among others, Manetti Bros, Michele Soavi, Fabio Calvi. Since 2015 he is a permanent collaborator of Sanpapié as an actor, playwright, and vocal performer. With Sanpapié he realises, among others, the shows 24 times per second, Amartés – Il Viaggio di Caino, Orpheus Reloaded and Mémoire. From the collaboration between Sanpapié and Teatro della Contraddizione is born the theatrical format Balerhaus, which after having made its debut at the TDC goes on to be performed in Festivals and Theaters such as OrienteOccidente, Granara, Elfo Puccini Theatre, Teatro della Tosse, LAC.
He writes text and scripts and as a dramaturg, he is involved in numerous performing art projects and site-specific shows for organizations and companies such as the National Foundation of Dance / Aterballetto, the Estense Gallery of Modena, the Municipal Theatre of Carpi, the Crono Eventi association, the Festivaldellafilosofia. For several years he has been carrying out research that investigates the relationship between music, poetry, and performance. The show A Minute of Silence, of which he is the author and interpreter, made his debut at Teatri del Cimone Festival in August 2018. Since 2008 he has been involved in theatre training.
Marco De Meo
Dancer / performer
Born in Magenta, in the province of Milan, he trained as a dancer with the Padova Danza company directed by Gabriella Furlan Malvezzi, with which he performed in Italy and abroad (Paris, Dubai, Cannes, Beijing); and as an actor under the guidance of Roberto Innocente. After moving to Milan in 2003, he completed his artistic training by attending workshops with Mamadou Dioume and Danio Manfredini. Since 2010, he has been advancing the visual and performing art research project Elektromove | Visual and performing art: more of a space for sharing than a theatrical company, it thrives on the fusion of various artistic languages and draws inspiration from diverse sources (nighttime animation, physical theater, video mapping, electronic music, and digital scenography), participating in national and international festivals.
Since 2013, he has been a part of Sanpapié, where he has danced in 2+2=5 (2013), En haut en bas (2015), Ode all’olio (2015, of which he is a co-author), and has taken part as a performer in Memoire. Storie di bellezza nascosta (2017) and Balerhaus (2017).
actress and teacher
Cecilia Vecchio is born in Genoa, she graduates from Quelli di Grock
She’s an actress, acting coach, and director.
She works as an actress for the Teatro della Tosse, Teatro Cargo, Teatro Eliseo, Teatro Stabile di Genoa, Piccolo Teatro Milano, Fontana Theater, Stabile Theater of Naples, Teatro Nacional de l’Havana, Teatro degli Incamminati, TAk Theater de Opole, Teatro della Scala, Illuzion Theater Thailand and now she is part of Sanpapié.
She works for Disney Channel, Magnolia Produzioni, Dea Kids, Nickelodeontv, Mediaset, Indiana Productions.
She has been teaching acting to children, teenagers, adults, and seniors in many theatres and schools including Quelli di Grock, MAS, CFA for more than 25 years.
She worked for television in the Camera Caffè, Scherzi a parte, Le Iene, Lilith (as host RAi3), Mai dire Grande Fratello, Mai dire Goal, Camp Orange, and many other realities.
Cesenate, è laureata in Lettere con una tesi su Orgia di Pier Paolo Pasolini e diplomata in Organizzazione dello Spettacolo dal vivo presso la Scuola Paolo Grassi di Milano, dove ha studiato con Lucio Argano, Patrizia Cuoco, Mimma Gallina e Alessandra Vinanti. Ha lavorato all’Ufficio Marketing e Comunicazione del Teatro Franco Parenti di Milano (2015-2017), e come responsabile comunicazione del Museo Luzzati di Genova (2017-2018). Affianca al lavoro organizzativo un percorso come attrice e danzatrice, diplomandosi in recitazione alla Scuola Quelli di Grock (Milano), e proseguendo gli studi da danzatrice con Claude Coldy e presso il percorso di Alta Formazione “L’Azione silenziosa” diretto da Giovanni Di Cicco (Genova). Nel 2015 dà vita, a Genova, insieme a Marcello Gori, all’Associazone Culturale Ateneo del Libero Pensiero, con la quale porta avanti una ricerca multidisciplinare fra musica, danza e pittura.
In Sanpapié dal 2014, si occupa di comunicazione e email marketing, e dal 2017 di distribuzione.
Stefano graduated in Tersicoreo Lirico / Professional Dancer in 2009 at the SPID in Milan.
He has established himself in the national panorama of the Hip Hop underground scene, alongside his career as a performer in the entertainment industry (MTV, Radio 105, Moncler, Mediaset, Rai) the constant work of research and experimentation that has led him, over the years, to create performances of Street Theater, manage sharing spaces for dancers and produce genre short films. Develop expressive and communicative skills by integrating training and practice of dance theater (Laban Bartenieff), dance therapy, and contact improvisation.
He works as a teacher with several Professional Training Academies for dancers, and since 2018 he has been selected by CONI as National Trainer of Urban Dances Instructors. He currently teaches several classes and workshops in Milan.
Born in Milan, she trained at the Balletto Teatro in Turin and Art Factory International in Bologna, where she won a scholarship to attend the Duncan Centre (CZ) dance conservatory, deepening her training with international masters (from Forsythe Dance Company, Sasha Waltz & Guest, Lenka Vagnerová Company etc.). In 2013/14 she worked in numerous projects with Lara Russo, Anna Albertarelli, Alexis Blake and Stefan Dreher. For Artemis she dances in the productions Traviata, Doppia Notte and Tosca. In 2015 she collaborated with Iris Erez and Collettivo Cinetico. Since 2019 she has been a lecturer at Artemente, a centre for advanced dance training. In recent years she has collaborated with Déjà Donné (IT), Compagnia Balafori (IT) and Veicolo Danza (CH). She currently dances for Sanpapié, Lost Movement and Luna Cenere.
Performer, dancer, teacher, creator of multimedia events, videomaker
Born in Rome in 1956, he has lived in Genoa since 2011.
His basic training was in sport, he then cultivated a passion for movement, following study and work paths that were decidedly more related to gesture as language. In 1981, he obtained a degree in motor sciences at the Higher Institute of Physical Education in Rome, and from the late 1970s to the present day, he has taught and collaborated in various contexts: artistic, educational, in public institutions, in mental health centres and in prisons. It is in all these contexts that his research takes place; an experience fundamentally of relationships, which has influenced his working methodology, characterised by educational, pedagogical and social aspects. This methodology is inspired by the sense of play, improvisation and real-time composition.
Of great importance for his training were his work experiences with Jerome Savary, Robert Wilson, Amy Luckenbach, Bill T. Jones, Boris Vecchio, Studio Azzurro and Patrice Chereau. He has lived in several Italian cities and abroad, collaborating as dancer/performer with Teatro alla Scala in Milan, L’Opera National De Paris, Staatsoper Berlin, The Place Theater of London, Fringe Festival of Edinburgh, Music Theater festival of Pakistan, Festival musica y ideas Mexico City, Studio Azzurro Milan, Accademia di Brera Milan, Yale University USA, Millenium Stadium Beijing.
The interest in the performative act as a social fact, shared with other artists and with people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures, has gradually materialised in various interventions carried out on the territory, with the people who live it: “Iblu del Lago” Festival (Trevignano R., Rome 2002-2004), “un Po blu” Festival (Tresigallo, Ferrara 2004-2007); “sinfonia di parole” (Genoa 2012 – Milan 2014); “l’isola sonora” (Genoa 2013); “dame” (Naples, Ferrara, Rome, Genoa, from 1995/2016); “il caffè sospeso” (Genoa 2017).
In recent years, his attention has turned towards the everydayness of urban contexts, conceiving blitzes, or surprise collective performances, aimed at suddenly subverting the rhythms and habits of a place, creating disorientation and spontaneous reactions, in the casual spectators/actors.
In 2015, he graduated in History/Anthropology, at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Genoa.
Susanna Gozzetti was born in Brescia in 1964.
Her training is divided into dance, theatre and singing.
Since 1984 she has been working as a dancer, actress and singer with Italian and foreign directors and choreographers, in theatre, fiction and film: Jan Fabre, Carolyn Carlson, Massimo Navone, Andrey Konchalovsky, Filippo Crivelli, Franz Cancelli, Tonino Conte, Misha Van Hoeke, Roberto Castello, Luca Ronconi, Emanuele Conte, Eimuntas Nekrosius, Eyal Lerner, Michela Lucenti, Volfango De Biasi, Giacomo Martelli, Zaza Buaze, Robert Carsen, to name but a few.
She alternates her stage, film and TV activities with performing and teaching in professional Italian structures.
By passion, study and personal attitude, I have been involved in communication and media relations for dance and theatre for several years.
I started in 2004 as a production assistant for the Fondazione Mantova Capitale Europea dello Spettacolo for the Arlecchino d’Oro Festival, and two years later I became general manager of the Italian-Swiss dance association and company Ariella Vidach – AiEP, dealing with the organisation of press conferences, festivals, and performances.
Since 2010, I have been working as a freelancer. The focus of my work is in Milan, where I have taken care of the institutional press office for the PimOff and Leonardo da Vinci theatres and regularly collaborate with associations, companies and private individuals for the communication of events in the city’s main cultural venues (Teatro Elfo Puccini, Triennale, Mudec, Fabbrica del Vapore, Casa dei Diritti) or at special events such as Fuori Salone.
I have had the opportunity to collaborate with many artists and companies over the years: Fattoria Vittadini, for which I have been press office manager since 2010 – receiving the 2019 Critical Network Award for Communication Strategies -, Daniele Albanese, Compagnia Abbondanza/Bertoni, CampoverdeOttolini, Teatro dei Lupi, Lyra Teatro, Antonella Ferrari.
I also collaborated with the Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara in Trento as national press office.
Since 2013 I have also been PR Advertising Manager for Danza&Danza, Italy’s leading dance industry magazine.
Luis Fernando Colombo
Born in Medellìn (Colombia) on 11 December 1995. He undertakes the academic studies of the professional training course of Accademia Kataklò Athletic Dance Theater at DanceHaus Milano, where he graduates in 2019. From the year of graduation until 2021 he makes several experiences and takes part in the first embryo of the Young Kataklò Company. In 2021, he began his collaboration with the company Sanpapié, participating in numerous productions.
He began studying dance in 2005 at the Centrodanzasavona Training Centre; during his training he took part in various performances with Ensamble Cendasa. He deepened his study of contemporary dance and improvisation techniques at Nuova Officina della Danza (Turin). Selected to participate in the Biennale Dance College 2021, under the direction of Wayne McGregor (Venice). Since September 2021 he has been a permanent dancer with the company Sanpapié (MI), for which he has taken part in various productions, performing at the Teatro Elfo Puccini, Fonderia Aterballetto and other prestigious theatres. Since May 2022, he has been working permanently for the company Lost Movement (MI). At the same time he is teaching dance theatre and contemporary dance at the Sanpapié training courses. From November 2020 he studies at the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Unipegaso University; from December 2022 he works as a personal trainer at Adelayde fitness studio (MI). In June 2023 he was selected by Ariella Vidach Aiep to take part in a first study on human movement and virtual reality.
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