Sofia Nappi

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

In 2020 she signs her first work with KOMOCO: Wabi-Sabi who sees her on stage together with the dancers Paolo Piancastelli and Adriano Popolo Rubbio; the work produced by Sosta Palmizi and KOMOCO / Sofia Nappi is selected and supported by KOMMTANZ / Passo Nord residenze Compagnia Abbondanza / Bertoni in collaboration with the Municipality of Rovereto, hosted in numerous Italian and European festivals such as The Albania Meeting Dance Festival, RomaEuropa and the Summer Dance Festival to name a few. Wabi-Sabi receives the Special Mention for the 2020 Theodor Rawyler Award and is selected as part of the L’Italia dei Visionari call for the Kilowatt Festival 2022.

In 2021 Sofia signs the duo Dodi, the work- already winner of the Partner Introdans Award at the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition 2021 – wins the 1st Prize, the Critics’ Award and the Production Award from the Tanja Liedtke Foundation and the Artistic Director Marco Goecke of the Staatstheater Hannover at the prestigious 35th International Choreography Competition Hannover 2021. In the same year the creation work of Sofia Nappi continues with REVA, a duo born in co-production with the TanzLabor – ROXY of Ulm.

In 2022 she made her debut with the IMA quintet, an international production that had a first short version of the work presented at the 14th Contemporary Dance Festival of the 2020 Venice Biennale under the commission of the director Marie Chouinard. IMA, Sosta Palmizi, KOMOCO / Sofia Nappi production in co-production with La Biennale di Venezia, the COLORS International Dance Festival directed by Eric Gauthier and the Centro Coreográfico Canal, is also supported by Bando Inhabitant / Virgilio Sieni National Dance Production Center.

Sofia continues her path in the role of independent choreographer creating new works for internationally reknown dance companies, such as the re-stage of Holelah, created at the Venice Biennale 2019 and presented again by the National Theater Mannheim in December 2021; Tagadà at the Staatsoper Hannover (2023) and a new special project with the Dutch national company Introdans (2023) to name a few.

At the same time, Sofia Nappi’s work also unfolds in the field of research and training at an international level (such as at Tisch – New York University, in the context of Micadanses at Le Carreau du Temple in Paris, Henny Jurriëns Studio in Amsterdam, Elephant and the Black Box in Madrid, Tanzpunkt Hannover, at the Daf in Rome, Balletto di Toscana, Opus Ballet, etc.) in close collaboration with the dancers of the KOMOCO company: Lara di Nallo, Valentin Durand, Evelien Jansen, Paolo Piancastelli, Gonçalo Reis and Adriano Popolo Rubbio.


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