Concept and Choreography by Silvia Gribaudi
Performer: Claudia Marsicano

10 exercises that free you from body shaming

R.OSA 10 Exercises For New Virtuosities is a warm and humorous one woman show inspired by Jane Fonda in the ‘80s. The irresistible and very charming Claudia Marsicano, dressed in a bright blue gym suit carries out a performance consisting of 10 exercises in virtuosity. A discussion concerning bodily expressions, women and the social part attributed to them is orchestrated with a bewildering irony. R.OSA creates an understanding of our own prejudices, how we see others and what we expect of them.

The Italian choreographer Silvia Gribaudi has a choreographic language which mix dance, art and theatre. She generally focuses on the body and its relationship between stage and audience. Her artistry can be summarised as a raw and humorous meeting with the art of dance.

press quotes

“Marsicano lets loose her Junoesque, explosive creative force with Gribaudi in the control room. (…) She involves the audience in a sharp-witted, dizzying performance which both entertains and challenges.”
– Vincenzo Sardelli, KLP – Milano 

”Claudia Marsicano in R.osa by Silvia Gribaudi grasps all the lightness, freedom and the explosive desire to challenge her own bulky physicality with a performance of outstanding quality.”
– “Gabriele Rizza – IL MANIFESTO”


Concept, choreography, direction: Silvia Gribaudi
Performer: Claudia Marsicano
Light design: Leonardo Benetollo
Costume: Erica Sessa
Artistic consultant: Antonio Rinaldi, Giulia Galvan, Francesca Albanese e Matteo Maffesanti
Photo: Laila Pozzo
Length: 45 min
Production: ZEBRA, Silvia Gribaudi Performing Arts and La Corte OspitaleRubiera – Italia
Coproduction: Santarcangelo Festival
With the support of: Qui e Ora Residenza Teatrale – Milan and Associazione Culturale Zebra – Venice
In collaboration with: Armunia Centro di Residenze Artistiche Castiglioncello/Festival Inequilibrio, AMAT – Ass. Marchigiana attività teatrali, Teatro delle Moire/LachesiLAB – Milano and CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea – Bassano del Grappa