Sofia Nappi

Sofia Nappi, choreographer and professional dancer, graduated from the Alvin Ailey

American Dance Theater in New York and then deepened her studies with Hofesh Shechter and in Tel Aviv, where she is currently obtaining her certification as a teacher of Gaga technique, the language of the famous choreographer Ohad Naharin. Interpreter of works signed by internationally renowned artists including Sita Ostheimer, Jon Ole Olstad, Alvin Ailey, Brice Mousset, Alessio Silvestrin, Sidra Bell, Netta Yerushalmy, Juel D. Lane, Clifton Brown, Earl Mosley, Robert Moses, Sofia and artistic director and co-founder of her “KOMOCO” project thanks to the generous support of the historic Ass. Sosta Palmizi.

Sofia has been a guest choreographer for international companies, artist in residence, she has presented works with KOMOCO and taught professional workshops in Germany, USA, Italy, Holland, Israel, France, Albania, Spain, Canary Islands, Kosovo, Belgium and Hungary, making stops to many prestigious Italian and international festivals and platforms, including: La Biennale Di Venezia, The Albania Meeting Dance Festival, RomaEuropa Festival, MASDANZA and many other. This upcoming Spring Sofia’s newest full-evening length production with KOMOCO will premiere at the Colours International Dance Festival 2022, directed by Eric Gauthier, in Stuttgart.

Her latest work “Dodi”, already the winner of the Introdans Partner Award at the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition 2021, was awarded the 1st Prize, the Critics’ Award and the Production Award by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation and by the Artistic Director Marco Goecke of Staatstheater Hannover at the prestigious 35. International Choreography Competition Hannover 2021.

Sofia is looking forward to continuing all future projects with KOMOCO together with her closest collaborators Paolo Piancastelli and Adriano Popolo Rubbio. In the close future there are not only new productions commissioned by prestigious realities such as the Staatstheater Hannover, Nationaltheater of Mannheim, Introdans and Ballet X (USA), but there is also “IMA”, the new full-evening KOMOCO production, co-produced by The Color International Dance Festival 2022 – directed by Eric Gauthier -, by Cango Virgilio Sieni, by the El Canal Theater in Madrid and by Ass. Sosta Palmizi.

Productions

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