Umanism llc

New York


422 East 89th Street
New York, NY, 10128
United States

Umanism is a NYC based company. Our mission is to build strategies to promote contemporary culture and talent between Italy and NYC

Silvia Gribaudi


”Silvia Gribaudi is a unique artist who cultivates the ugly-ism and a bitter humour; her showy physique is definitely against the current” (Roger Salas, El Paìs)

Winner of both the Audience Award and the Jury Award at the GD'A Veneto 2009, shortlisted in

2010 for Aerowaves Dance Across Europe, finalist of the Premio Equilibrio 2013, she participated in numerous national and international festivals, among which the Biennale di Venezia Ground 0 in 2009 and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012.

She collaborated with Israeli choreographer Sharon Fridman and she started projects of

Art in Action on human rights with Anna Piratti, and she has taken part in artistic projects for dance research supported by: Il Cassero Bologna, Operaestate Festival Veneto, The Place (UK), Dansateliers (NL), Dansescenen (DK), Pasoa 2- Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid (ES), Dance Week Festival (HR), Circuit Est Montréal, The Dance Center Vancouver, Nederlandse Dansdagen Maastricht, Dance House Lemesos Cyprus.

Silvia Gribaudi -  photo Alice Pozzoli

Silvia Gribaudi -  photo Alice Pozzoli


OVER 60 An artistic Project for women Over60

The project was born in 2011 on the occasion of  the "International Day of Dance" at the Bassano del Grappacity museum, and then it continued in several Italian cities and abroad. At the end of the various laboratories, the women involved decided to continue the project: In Bologna in 2013 the ladies organized themselves in order to self-finance a residence.

Dance, freedom, identity, experience and community are the key words of this workshop: starting from simple movements the choreographer creates a space in which all the participants feel as protagonists and can express their creative potential. Their mature age means a legacy of life experiences, personal backgrounds, that the choreographer tries to take out, at the same time keeping a playful tone:

Every woman becomes a Goddess, as they can have fun and entertain themselves, be in a deep contact with their body and create with the group the strength that only women can express, especially after the age of 60.

The project is developed through a period of residence and meeting with women over 60 of the area involved, who want to deal with a community experience, experimenting with movement through a free and creative expression with their bodies. This will enable them to gain a deeper approach with themselves and with the others through dance, recognizing themselves in a group, in a particular place and context.

  • Structure of the workshop:

5- 10days of residence with 3 hours work per day, with an unlimited number of women; at the end of the workshop a public presentation will take place. The participants can choose whether to participate or not.

The laboratory is based on the experience gained on the ground, it is not pre-programmed.

The participants are the protagonists of the laboratory, the choreographer is a guide, who leads each of them in a total freedom of expression, and therefore in a complete respect of the person they are.

The workshop is open to various artistic influences and to collaborations with the organizations who want to support the project.

Recorded on the 27th of July 2012 at Montorso Vicentino Italy, during the performance Over 60/Ritratti/DAP by Silvia Gribaudi (participant of the Act Your Age dance project) and Anna Piratti.