choreographer / dancer
- Fabrizio Calanna, Sofia Casprini, Matteo Sacco, Lara Viscuso, Luis Colombo, Gioele Cosentino // dancers
- Saverio Bari, Marco De Meo, Cecilia Vecchio // actor and perfomers
- Damiano Fiorella // singer songwriter
- Maddalena Oriani, Valentina Tescari // set and costume designers
- Alberto Sansone // videomaker
- João Garcia Miguel // director
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 designer 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
In its first thirteen years of history, Sanpapié took part in the first multiple residency experience in Italy (the PUL Project, developed at Spazio Mil in Sesto S. Giovanni between 2008 and 2010 within the Etre call of the Cariplo Foundation), it has participated twice in the Fringe of Edinburgh (in 2009 with Boh and in 2012 with Io sono Figlio as a guest of the Dance Base directed by Morag Deyes), it took part in a project funded by the European Union (Islotes en Red, 2012), she won a national competition (the 2017 Sonia Bonacina Prize with Lei), it made a show in ten Italian regions and six foreign countries (China, France, Germany, Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain), received the Art Council contribution as a Dance Production Company (from 2015 to 2017) and it has won the Cariplo Foundation FUnder35 call (from 2017 to 2019).
2008 - 2010
In the early years, the company moves around Lara Guidetti and Sarah Chiarcos, who together conceive the three shows: Boh (2008), Prima persona (2009) and Modelli tagliati in carne (2010). The early international vocation of the company is expressed by the tours of Boh (Edinburgh Fringe, 2009, UK, 2010) and of Prima persona (Spain, 2010).
2011 - 2014
At the end of 2010, Sarah Chiarcos leaves the company to pursue new adventures; her place is taken by the playwright and director Marco Di Stefano in 2012, within the European project "Islotes en Red”. He is the author of the script of Io sono figlio, a show that in the next two years is performed in five different countries, allowing the company to return to the Edinburgh Fringe (2012). In 2013 2 + 2 = 5 is created, a show tribute to four great artists and one historical “teacher” of dance. Finally, in 2013, the company produces for the first time a work of teatro-canzone, Mi sono perso a Milano, written and performed by the company's musician, Marcello Gori. These four years end with the first collaboration between Lara Guidetti and Carlo Boccadoro, from which Della caduta un passo di danza is born (2014, directed by Carmen Giordano).
The three-year period from 2015 to 2017, is characterized by the achievement of the requirements for becoming funded by the Italian Art Council and saw the company engaged on very different fronts: from “agile” works 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 work 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 Turin and the Alps Festival, and Memoire.Storie di bellezza nascosta (2017), made in collaboration with the Fondo Ambiente Italiano and the company's first experiment with an audience with headphones. Finally, the international co-production Skies (2016, directed by João Garcia Miguel), which was performed in Portugal and at the Teatro di Roma. In the meantime, in the somewhat hidden cradle of the Teatro della Contraddizione, the multi-sensory show project Balerhaus grows, and within three seasons reaches certain popularity in Milan and in several other Italian and Swiss entertainment venues (Teatro Fraschini di Pavia, East West Festival of Rovereto, Teatro della Tosse di Genova, LAC di Lugano).
In 2018 Sanpapié produces six new shows - Amartés - Il viaggio di Caino (co-production with CSC Anymore with the support of NEXT 2017/18), Se una notte d’estate un viaggiatore... (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 (co-production with the Teatri festival del Cimone), A  BIT (in collaboration with MilanOltre / festival Exister / DancehausPiù, winner of the call NEXT 2019/2020), Il Canto di Ulisse (in collaboration with the OlioOfficina Festival, site-specific show for Palazzo delle Stelline, MI) -, collaborated in the realization of the choreography for the Nozze D’oro (Teatro degli Arcimboldi MI) and for the comedy I Cavalieri (Syracuse Amphitheater) and filmed repertoire shows (LEI, Balerhaus, Variegato all'Amore of 2013 - the latter scheduled for the Sforza Summer in Milan). In 2019 Sanpapié wins the Invasioni Contemporanee call, thanks to which it produces the site-specific show Tac-tus for the city of Offida, in collaboration with the orchestra Musica Manens of Turin. Also in 2019 the company resumes previous years productions such as (LEI, Balerhaus, Variegato all'Amore, A  BIT, Skies, Se una notte d’estate un viaggiatore...), restarts a more stable collaboration with the Portuguese company JGM and win the contribution of the Cariplo Foundation (Sottocasa - LaCittàIntorno) with the "Circolo Virtuoso" project for the Circolo Cerizza of Milan. In 2020, after a short tour of the shows A  BIT (thanks to NEXT) and Evoluzione (in collaboration with Achab group and RST) and the debut in Porto of the new co-production UN plano do labirinto with the Portuguese company JGM, during the months of lockdown the company is committed to producing digital content in the form of short videos lasting about 4 '/ 5' in the occasion of the holidays (Easter, April 25, May 1, June 2), while in the months after the lockdown, in summer, the company tours A  BIT in its two new versions UNDERGROUND and OPEN SKY (Trasparenze festival, Teatri del Cimone, MilanOltre, APP Ascoli Piceno Present by AMAT), is inserted again in the Sforzesca Summer festival with the De André tribute concert-show C’era un cartello giallo con una scritta nera, and premiers the show 24 Volte al Secondo at the Caffeine festival, obtaining the support of NEXT 2020. In the last months of the year the company is committed to the wide range of training courses that it offers (initially in the presence and then online) and the writing of a territorial project for the community of some districts of the Municipality 2 of Milan. In December 2020 Sanpapié signed the “Porta Adriano” Collaboration Agreement which aims to create regenerative shared cultural activities in Piazza Costantino in Milan and some neighboring spaces. From 2018 to 2020, the Company annually received a grant from the Municipality of Milan for continuous activity in the context of live entertainment. Currently, the company is continuing to design and create, despite the theatres being closed due to the health emergency: Lara Guidetti works between Lisbon and Milan, on one hand to continue the co-production with the Portuguese company JGM, on the other hand, to coordinate the training proposal (for now still online) and the touring of the repertoire shows, as well as the starting of a new creation Amigdala, which will debut at MilanOltre 2021.
dancer and teacher
Born in Catania. He begins as a dancer of Latin American Dances, Caribbean and Flamenco in prestigious categories and then approaches choreutic dances in 1999. he perfects himself following a scholarship at the Pier Lombardo academy in Milan (Currently DanceHaus). In 2008 he joins the Young PierLombardo Company and subsequently the Susanna Beltrami Company as a dancer and performer.
In 2010 he founds the VuotoPerPieno dance company together with Lara Viscuso. His choreographic carrier develops alongside his dancing one. Latest debuts and experiences with VuotoPerPieno: Idioti Ipertrofici at Dimissioni_rassegna danza; L’ultimo Bohémien e la Lumaca, TeatroStudioFrigia, TdC 2017/18 Season; Festival Exister; Artistic direction of Dimissioni_rassegna di danza; artistic direction (collective event) Impronte D ’Artista (San giorgio Piacentino); La Banalità (San Giorgio Piacentino, Expolis Festival 2017).
Most important past research VxP: “Banality del Cilindro “(MilanOltre), The Pragmatics of the #ciaoinvisibile (Festival IT Milan, Festival ExPolis 2016 TdC and Naples “Second Hand” Festival, Teatro InCorto Fiorenzuola D‘arda), San Ti Melisses (Festival ShowCase Milano).
He is cast and dances with the Susanna Beltrami company (2008-16, 2018-20) in Ballade, Estrad’eau, Psicoanalisi dell’acqua, Le Vent Noir, Il suono Giallo, Biometriesper un corpo a pezzi, Kore & Psiche, Sacre du Printemps, Arlequin deserteur. Before 2008 and as a freelance: In Jamalo by Marizia Lo Giudice; Danzillabus by Carmelita Mazza; Stars Movie by Aurelia Distefano productions: “Pathos” and “Mare Nostrum”; Company of operettas Belle Epoque Bologna by G. Tazzari; MaraTerzi; Teatro Antico of Taormina Directed by E. Castiglione cor. Mvula Sungani “Medea”; Sicilian company “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “The song of the Amazons” cor. G. Bonanno; Junior Pier Lombardo Company production “Giselle” cor. M. Bittante; Company Nuova Danza by C. Cona productions: “The taste of the Passion”, “Gocce di Cielo” and “BeneDiVino”; Teatro Piscator productions: “Juntos” and “Wilde Inside” cor. D. Champion, DanceHaus Company “Paradise Loft”, “DadaTango”. Teacher for classical and modern technique: amateur schools, professional course Kataklò Academy (2012-2020).
Currently he is a dancer at Sanpapié and has danced: A  BIT, replicas and Italian tour 2018/20; 24 volte al secondo; Memoire_Storie di bellezza nascosta; Amartés – Il viaggio di Caino, BalerHaus.
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.
Napoletano, con un passato da calciatore professionista, è diplomato presso l’Atelier di Teatrodanza della Scuola Paolo Grassi di Milano (2006). Ha lavorato, fra gli altri, con i coreografi Michele Abbondanza e Antonella Bertoni (Terramara, 2013; dUEL, 2013; Magna Grecia. Il mito delle origini, direzione artistica di Emir Kusturica, 2015; Privé. Danza da appartamento, 2016), con Luca Ronconi (Armida, 2014); con il regista Paolo Giorgio (K il processo, 2011). Collabora inoltre con la compagnia Naturalis Labor di Vicenza e ha all’attivo numerose esperienze in video per la tv e il web. Nel 2018 è fra i performer selezionati per la mostra-evento di Marina Abramovich a Palazzo Strozzi a Firenze.
In Sanpapié dal 2009 al 2013, e poi di nuovo dal 2018, ha danzato in Prima persona (2009) e Modelli tagliati in carne (2010), di cui è co-autore; Io sono figlio (2012), 2+2=5 (2013), Amartes. Il viaggio di Caino (2018), Balerhaus (2018).
dancer and teacher
Born in Milan, he attends the Jaques Lecoq based school London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA), then continues his training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and later at Iwanson International (Munich). From 2011 to 2016 he has worked for Johannes Härtl, Maciej Kunminski, Katja Watcher and Ersan Montag and in several productions of the Bavarian Staatsoper.
Afterwards he becomes apprentice at Zfin Malta Dance Ensemble (2016/17) under the direction of Mavin Khoo.
In 2015, his first choreographic work Text Your Darkness Back, wins the first price of composition at the Opus Ballet competition, in Florence.
In Sanpapié since 2018, has danced in Amartés – Il Viaggio di Caino (2018), Balerhaus (2018), A  Bit (2018) and 24 volte al secondo (2020). Also in 2018 he produced his second choreographic studio Forlorn, part of Sanpapié’s young choreographer support project ‘Twins’, and performed it in Dimmissioni Festival (2018), Caffeine festival (2018) and Teatri del Cimone festival (2019).
In 2020 he produced his third choreographic studio, Three Little Rooms.
He supports Lara Guidetti in the training project of the company and as a teacher he concentrates on teaching contemporary dance with solid elements of floorwork and a focus on the performative aspect of movement, on emotionality, the use of words and imagination.
Born in 1983, freelance dancer and performer, she participates from a very young age in many productions in the major Sicilian theatres.
In 2006 she moves to Milan to perfect her studies thanks to a scholarship in the
PierLombardo Academy, directed by Susanna Beltrami, with whom she collaborates, then for ten years as a dancer and performer and then also choreographic assistant, in all the productions of her company (Compagnia Susanna Beltrami)
She collaborates as a dancer with the EgriBiancoDanza Company of Turin in the
productions of the years 2009/2010, in Italy and abroad.
With the Japanese percussionist Leonard Eto at the Teatro dell’Arte Triennale Milano, at the Festival dei due mondi in Spoleto and at the Orestiadi Festival in Gibellina.
As a performer, she works for Marni, Marras, Gucci, and various stylists during the Milan FashionWeek.
Works as solo dancer for the opera “Aida” at the Ravenna Festival 2019 directed by Cristina
She founds, together with Fabrizio Calanna, the VuotoPerPieno Company in which she is a dancer and assistant to the choreography.
Currently she is a dancer and performer for Sanpapiè, in all her productions.
She currently collaborates as an aerial dancer with the StudioFesti and MolecoleShow Company for events in Italy and abroad.
From 2016 to 2019 she teaches Contemporary Technique at the Kataklo Academy directed by Giulia Staccioli, currently professor of Classical, Modern and Contemporary Technique at various schools in Milan and its province and choreographer for the rhythmic gymnastics team (A1 series) Forza e Coraggio also in Milan.
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
danzatore / Performer
Nato a Magenta, in provincia di Milano, si forma come danzatore presso la compagnia Padova Danza diretta da Gabriella Furlan Malvezzi, con la quale si esibisce in Italia e all’estero (Parigi, Dubai, Cannes, Pechino); e come attore sotto la guida di Roberto Innocente. Trasferitosi a Milano nel 2003, completa la sua formazione artistica seguendo workshops con Mamadou Dioume e Danio Manfredini. Dal 2010 porta avanti il progetto di ricerca performativa e visuale Elektromove | Visual and performing art: luogo di condivisione più che compagnia teatrale, si nutre della contaminazione fra linguaggi e attinge a diverse suggestioni (animazione notturna, teatro fisico, video mapping, musica elettronica e scenografia digitale), partecipando a festival nazionali ed internazionali.
In Sanpapié dal 2013, ha danzato in 2+2=5 (2013), En haut en bas (2015), Ode all’olio (2015, di cui è co-autore) e partecipato come performer a Memoire. Storie di bellezza nascosta (2017) e 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.
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