A picture from the production "MONJOUR"
© Sara Meliti

Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover


German premiere

Silvia Gribaudi (IT)


“A good mood is guaranteed in Gribaudi’s performance ‘Monjour’ at the Tanztheater International festival. With unpretentious ease, she and her performers play with dancer clichés and audience expectations. Dressing and undressing, they respond defiantly to intellectually dressed-up voyeurism; a clown’s nose gets stuck to every body part at one point or other and is multiplied by the bucket to make a ball bath.”

www.tanznetz.de, 10 September 2022

Preview Text

“It’s for you” is the motto of Silvia Gribaudi’s “MONJOUR”, which warmly invites the public to get to know five performers and the choreographer herself. Two dancers, two acrobats, and an actor with a gift for comedy celebrate the time-honoured traditions of dance, theatre, pantomime, singing, and acrobatics and pay tribute to the magic of the live stage performance. Their tongue-in-cheek presentations are led by Gribaudi’s spoken offstage directions, which subvert the action on stage with subtle irony. The dynamic and virtuoso performers dance, sing and pose to their hearts’ delight, interacting with the comic drawings by Francesca Ghermandi shown in the background and becoming living cartoons. Gribaudi, in the meantime, maintains contact with the audience, who gain surprising and refreshing insights into theatre and the artist’s life while being thoroughly entertained.

Watch a video on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/651716322

(approx. 60 mins)

cast & credits

Concept & Choreography: Silvia Gribaudi

Danced by and created with: Salvatore Cappello, Nicola Simone Cisternino, Silvia Gribaudi, Riccardo Guratti, Fabio Magnani, Timothée-Aïna Meiffren

Dramaturgical advice: Matteo Maffesanti

Animated drawings: Francesca Ghermandi

Light design & Technical direction: Leonardo Benetollo

Music: Nicola Ratti, Gioachino Rossini

Production: Associazione Culturale Zebra, Venice

Co-production: Torinodanza Festival - Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale, Torino/ Teatro Stabile del Veneto Carlo Goldoni, Venice/ Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels

Supported by: MiC - Italian Ministry of Culture, Rome

This project was created within the “Corpo Links Cluster” plan, provided by Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino, Torino / Malraux scène nationale Chambéry et Savoie, Chambéry / Associazione Dislivelli and Université Savoie Mont Blanc, supported by the Cooperation programme PC INTERREG V A - Italy-France (ALCOTRA 2014-2020).

With the support of: L’arboreto Teatro Dimora | La Corte Ospitale, Emilia Romagna / ARTEFICI - Residenze Creative,Gorizia / AMAT - Residenze Marche Spettacolo, Pesaro / ARMUNIA-Festival Inequilibrio, Castiglioncello / Lavanderia a Vapore-Centro di residenza per la Danza, Torino / ATER Fondazione-Teatro Comunale Laura Betti, Casalecchio di Reno / IntercettAzioni - Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia - progetto di Circuito CLAPS e Industria Scenica, Milano Musica, Teatro delle Moire, Zona K, Milano

With thanks to the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.

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