“Silvia’s choreographic themes revolve around the use of poetic symbols and gesture that are often couched in the absurd through an ironic interaction with human and social issues. In this way paradoxical lived realities are explored both during the making process and in the final works. She creates with a focused eye for scenographic and cinematographic detail, while always searching to find a place for spontaneous and authentic content. The tension between controlled craftsmanship and playful responsiveness remains a central feature of her creative investigations“.
Born in Udine, Silvia Giordano is a choreographer, director and author. She trained as a dancer at Accademia Internazionale Coreutica and Balletto di Toscana in Florence. She continued her studies in London (The Place) and in Paris (CND and Menagérie de Verre) and she graduated cum laude in the master of Choreography from CODARTS University of the Arts and Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in The Netherlands.
In 2020 she won the international call for young choreographers at the Venice Biennale (Italy) under the direction of Marie Chouinard, and she is among the 4 finalist of the competition Opera 4.0 at the Macerata Opera Festival. In 2021 she was awarded with the Theodor Rawyler Prize and she has been invited to present her research “The emerging sense: practicing intuition in the choreographic practice” at the Codarts Research Festival in Rotterdam.
Alongside the dance field, she is also active within the opera sector: her choreographies have been staged at Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Guangzhou Opera House, Teatro La Fenice of Venice, Teatro Real in Madrid and Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville. As assistant director she has been working at Opéra of Tours, at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Teatro Goldoni di Livorno, Teatro Coccia di Novara and Teatro del Giglio in Lucca.
She holds professional workshops as guest teaching choreographer in Italy and Europe while she continues presenting her works to various festivals and theaters internationally.
Alongside her artistic career she has been active in the field of cultural management, policy and communication. She holds a Phd in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage from IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca with a research on Internationalization practice in opera houses in Italy and China, she has been visiting fellow at Paris Sorbonne and at NCPA in Beijing and her research have been published in the Journal of Cultural policy and Management. From 2016 to 2017 she collaborated with the dance direction at Festival Fabbrica Europa for Contemporary Arts in Florence and she is a registered contributor journalist specialized in in feature and cultural economics domain. She has been invited as speaker at the Opera Europa Annual Conference in Paris, at Paris Sorbonne, at Aimac and Euram General Conferences and at the Association of Cultural Management in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She has been chief for economic development and tourism at the Municipality of Florence. She is a guest lecturer at the Master in Performing Arts Organization at Palazzo Spinelli in Florence.