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Sofia Nappi

Artist in residence

Choreographer and dancer, Sofia Nappi graduated from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York and continued her studies internationally. She is strongly influenced in her training by the proximity to the Hofesh Shecter Dance Company and choreographer Ohad Naharin's Gaga method.

She is the artistic director and co-founder of the KOMOCO project thanks to the support of the historical Ass. Sosta Palmizi and the special closeness of her first collaborators and muses Adriano Popolo Rubbio and Paolo Piancastelli. Since the very first creations, the KOMOCO company has received important awards, such as the Partner Introdans Award at the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition 2021 as well as the First Prize, Critics' Prize and Production Award from the Tanja Liedtke Foundation and artistic director Marco Goecke of the Staatstheater Hannover.

Sofia Nappi also continues her path as an independent choreographer, creating new works for international dance companies such as the National Theatre Mannheim, the Staatsoper Hannover, the Scottish Dance Theater, the Nederlands Dans Theatre and the Göteborg Opera.

Parallel to her choreographic creation work, she also continues her research and training in national and international settings in New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome and Florence, in collaboration with the dancers of her company.