About Matteo Marziano Graziano

MATTEO MARZIANO GRAZIANO is a director & choreographer.

He works both for film and video as well as for the stage, choreographing contemporary dance productions, opera and music theatre, including experimental and participatory formats along with architectural and site-specific interventions.     

Alone or in collaboration with like-minded artists, MMG develops theatrical and filmic concepts for heterogenous performance situations and genres. His stagings are said to be “complex and polymorphic”. They thematise existential questions and offer the spectator opportunities for self-reflection and expansion of their own awareness and consciousness.

Whether theatre, video or experimental spatial performances: behind this aesthetic pluralism lies a long research within the field of subtle energies and their perception and manifestation. Graziano has been practicing and researching within family constellations, pre-Christian energy tradition, alchemy and quantum physics for more than 10 years. This knowledge flows into his artistic work. Among his sources of inspiration are 20th century utopian literature, sacred music, and mystical writings.  

Head shot of Matteo Marziano Graziano director and choreographer working in Berlin a.o. at Schaubühne Berlin, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Aufbau Haus am Moritzplatz Berlin. Photo by Anne-Mareike Hess. 

Matteo has created, curated and shown work internationally a.o. at

Aalto Theater Essen

Aufbau Haus am Moritzplazt Berlin

Berlin Alternative Fashion Week

CINEDANS Amsterdam

Dansmakers Amsterdam

DidStudio Milan 

De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam

DOCK11 Berlin 

Frascati Theater Amsterdam


Galerie Schijnheilig Amsterdam

Gibney Dance Center NYC

GRAZIA Germany

HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin

Hongdae District Seoul 


Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin

Modulor Aufbau Haus

Mostra del Cinema di Venezia

Rossini in Wildbad Belcanto Opera Festival

Schaubühne Berlin

Stockhausen Foundation for Music

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

PACT Zollverein Essen

Tanz im August Berlin

Teatro Regio di Torino

Uferstudios Berlin

Universal MUSIC Berlin

Matteo performing in MEAT by Thomas Bo Nilsson at Schaubühne Berlin
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Matteo Graziano, crew and cast on a music video set for UNIVERSAL Music
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Matteo's artistic work has been funded a.o. by the Senate Chancellery of Cultural Affairs of Berlin and the foundation Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. Matteo is juror at international theatre festivals like UnArt festival at DT Deutsches Theater Berlin and video dance film festivals like La Danza in 1 Minuto. He is artistic advisor for CINEDANS Dance on Screen Amsterdam and executive board members of the Italian dance organisation COORPI Torino, funded a.o. by MiBAC Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.


Camera test picture taken at the artist studio for the short film SUB ROSA.  

Matteo contributing to The Impossible Forest by Jared Gradinger at Uferstudio Berlin.

Matteo contributing to The Impossible Forest by Jared Gradinger at Uferstudio Berlin.

Among Graziano's collaborations:

  • Berta Bermudez Pascual, dance researcher
  • Colin Walker, set designer
  • Emio Greco, choreographer
  • Lucinda Childs, choreographer
  • Guy Joosten, opera director
  • Heike Albrecht, dramaturg
  • Janine Dijkmeijer, art manager 
  • Julia Bauer, soprano
  • Marlon Barrios Solano, tech&dance expert
  • Micheal Spyres, tenor
  • Nicola Berloffa, opera director
  • Peter Kleinart, theatre director
  • Renata Sheppard, art manager
  • Stefan Herheim, opera director
  • Thomas Bo Nilsson (ex SIGNA), director 
  • Wanda Golonka, choreographer

Matteo Graziano has choreographed internationally acclaimed soloists and groups up to 70 performers. The width of Matteo's stagings space from 1 to 1200 square meters. The length of his films goes between 74 and 1:33 minutes, and his performances have lasted few moments up till several days - shown once or up to 53 times.


On ARTEFACTS you can find our art portfolio.

On PLATFORMS you can view our collaborations and production ventures.

On CIRCLES you can meet our network and community.