choreographer / dancer
- Fabrizio Calanna, Sofia Casprini, Stefano Cortinovis, Matteo Sacco, Lara Viscuso // 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.
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