Danae is pleased to welcome back Silvia Gribaudi with a project that differs from the one devised before our lives were overcome by this year’s events. Cambium is an artistic act created in the first months of 2020, when Gribaudi carried out a research work with the musician Sara Michieletto and the photographer and documentarist Elisabetta Zavoli, based on the experiences made by Sara and Elisabetta during an artistic residency held in Amazonia in 2019.
The three artists gather to invite the audience to a joyful tree-centric experience. Cambium conveys the need to change the paradigm of human society: we live in a world where the anthropocentric perspective tends to deny other living creatures their own subjectivity, and to exclude non-human life forms from any relationships with the human being, placed at the centre and above anything else.
The attempt to “see” the world like other non-human subjects do, and to imagine the interaction among the different perspectives, can allow to “unveil” the network of relations all lives depend on. By “assuming” the perspective of other living creatures, we can learn to blur the boundaries separating the single individuals, and feel a part of the whole.
based on a shared idea by Sara Michieletto, Elisabetta Zavoli and Silvia Gribaudi produced by ZEBRA Associazione Culturale with the support of Emotion for Change and IntercettAzioni – Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia (a project by Circuito CLAPS and Teatro delle Moire, Industria Scenica, Milano Musica, ZONA K)
Silvia Gribaudi is a performing artist. Her choreographic language ranges over performing arts, dance and theatre, and her research focuses on the body and the relation with the audience. Her poetics is based on a constant interaction and inclusion of the social and cultural fabric where her performances are developed. Her artistic language is a mix between dance and a raw and empathetic humour.
In 2009 she created A corpo Libero, awarded the Premio pubblico e giuria per la Giovane Danza d’Autore, and presented at Aerowaves Dance Across Europe, Biennale di Venezia, Dublin Dance Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dance Victoria Canada and Festival Do Disturb at the Palais De Tokyo in Paris as well as at the Santarcangelo Festival. She won the Premio Danza&Danza 2019 with her play Graces. She gives seminars in Italy and abroad, and runs education projects at the Accademia Teatrale Veneta and the Theaterschool – Amsterdam School of the Arts.
She worked with some of the most famous musicians worldwide: Chung, Muti, Tate, Maazel, Masur, Sinopoli, Pretre, Temirkanov, Gardiner, Inbal, Maag, Gergiev. She won several awards and contests, including the award for Best Musician at the 1996 International Contest Piazzolla Music in Castelfidardo. She was chosen among 350 artists from all over the world for the 2019 edition of the artistic residency Labverde, held in Amazonia. She performs in numerous countries of Europe, Asia and Africa.
Since 2009, she has spent 4 years in Algeria and 6 years in Indonesia, working as a freelance press photographer on gender issues and environmental problems linked to pollution and climate changes. She won several awards including, in 2016, the Journalism Grant for Innovation in Development Reporting of the European Journalism Centre (EJC). Her photographs were published by the leading international magazines. In 2019, she was chosen, along with the violinist Sara Michieletto, for the artistic residency Labverde in the Brazilian Amazon forest.