DANCE | CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE  | CHOREOGRAPHY

  • DanceWEB scholarship recipient at ImPulsTanz Festival Vienna
  • Choreographer for a.o. Balletto Teatro di Torino, Schaubühne Berlin, Aalto Theater Essen. Assistant choreographer for Emio Greco PC
  • Artist-in-residence at Tanzfabrik Berlin, PACT Zollverein Essen, ICKamsterdam, Dansmakers Amsterdam, Experimental Film Virginia
  • Performer for | with Lucinda Childs, Emio Greco PC, Ivo Dimchev, Doris Uhlich, Florentina Holzinger, Meg Stuart, Tino Sehgal

OPERA

  • International activity as opera director: a.o. Macerata Opera Festival in Italy, Rossini in Wildbad Opera Festival – Opera Base profile
  • International engagements as opera choreographer: a.o. Dutch National Opera, Aalto Theater Essen.
  • Collaborations with opera directors Stefan Herheim, Guy Joosten, Nicola Berloffa
  • Collaborations with opera conductors M° Mariss Jansons, M° Antonino Fogliani, M° Gianluigi Gelmetti, and M° Jacopo Brusa

FILM

  • Film director in residence at Mostra del Cinema di Venezia
  • Film director, 1st Assistant Director, and Creative Producer on indie sets as well as large-scale film productions  
  • Artistic consultant for CINEDANS Dance on Screen International Videodance Festival
  • Juror for international film festival and competitions, a.o. La Danza In Un Minuto Turin

ACADEMIA

  • Lecturer at Università degli Studi di Torino, published by Università La Sapienza di Roma.  
  • Seminar teacher at ICN ARTEM Business School Nuremberg
  • Alumnus German Academic Scholarship Foundation
  • MA Summa Cum Laude in Choreography at HZT Inter-University of Dance Berlin, BA Literature Università degli Studi di Torino
 

Self-Portrait with Found Objects, Brighton, 2017

ABOUT

MATTEO MARZIANO GRAZIANO is a director and 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, he develops theatrical and filmic concepts for heterogenous performance situations and genres. His stagings are said to be “complex, undogmatic, 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 with family constellations, pre-Christian energy traditions, 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.