PESO PIUMA collective


with Balletto Teatro di Torino and Silvia Gribaudi

A Zebra Cultural Zoo and Balletto Teatro di Torino co-production born within “SWANS NEVER DIE”, a project by Lavanderia a Vapore – Centro di Residenza per la Danza (Piemonte dal Vivo – Circuito Multidisciplinare dello Spettacolo, Coorpi, Didee Arti e Comunicazioni, Mosaico Danza, Zerogrammi); Operaestate Festival Veneto and Centro per la Scena Contemporanea CSC Bassano del Grappa; Triennale Milano Teatro; Fondazione Teatro Grande di Brescia; Festival Bolzano Danza – Fondazione Haydn; Gender Bender Festival; “Memory in Motion. Re-Membering Dance History (Mnemedance)” – Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia; DAMS – Università degli Studi di Torino


Peso Piuma – collective was born from the encounter between Viola Scaglione, Lisa Mariani, Nadja Guesewell, Flavio Ferruzzi, Luca Tomasoni of Balletto Teatro di Torino and Silvia Gribaudi.

The piece is a 15-minute-long physical practice enacting an empathetic ritual that starts from an individual dimension and transports both performers and audience towards a collective dimension.

The sound and the work conducted on the body lead to a place suspended between the abstract and the mundane.

The performance takes inspiration from ” The Dying Swan” – a solo choreographed by Michel Fokine on a musical piece by Camille Saint-Saëns – and is part of the project “Swans Never Die”.


“It’s the leaf

that knows

how to die dancing

it’s the most minuscule insect

that explores

immense blank spaces

between the lines of a book

it’s the naked sky

that doesn’t let himself

be shaken,

it’s this

today that saves,

guards the empty air

of the soul

feeds the steps

despite everything

and its horror.”

Chandra Candiani, ‘Fatti Vivo’

(Trans. A. Giacobbe)