International choreographer and dancer from Italy, graduated from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York to then deepen her studies internationally. In her training the close contact with the Hofesh Shecter Dance Company and her studies of Gaga, language of the famous choreographer Ohad Naharin, play a fundamental role.
Sofia is artistic director and co-founder of her project KOMOCO thanks to the generous support of the historic Ass. Sosta Palmizi and her unique collaboration with her first muses Adriano Popolo Rubbio and Paolo Piancastelli. Right away Sofia’s first creations with KOMOCO won the Partner Introdans Award at the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition 2021, the 1st Prize, the Critics’ Award and the Production Award from the Tanja Liedtke Foundation & the Artistic Director Marco Goecke of the Staatstheater Hannover at the prestigious 35th International Choreography Competition Hannover 2021. KOMOCO was been in Germany, USA, Italy, Holland, Israel, France, Albania, Spain, Canary Islands, Kosovo, Belgium and Hungary, making stops to many prestigious Italian and international festivals and platforms, including: La Biennale Di Venezia, The Albania Meeting Dance Festival, RomaEuropa Festival, MASDANZA, the Colours International Dance Festival, Teatro del Canal to name a few.
Sofia also continues her path in the role of independent choreographer creating new works for internationally reknown dance companies, such as the re-stage of Holelah, created at the Venice Biennale 2019 and presented again by the National Theater Mannheim in December 2021; Tagadà at the Staatsoper Hannover (2023); Moving Cloud for the Scottish Dance Theatre to be premiered as part of Celtic Connections 2023 and a new special project with the Dutch national company Introdans (2023).
At the same time, Sofia Nappi’s work also unfolds in the field of research and professional training at an international level (such as at Tisch – New York University, in the context of Micadanses at Le Carreau du Temple in Paris, Henny Jurriëns Studio in Amsterdam, Elephant and the Black Box and Danza180 in Madrid, Tanzpunkt Hannover, at Daf in Rome, Balletto di Toscana, Opus Ballet, etc.) in close collaboration with the dancers of the KOMOCO company: Lara di Nallo (France/Italy), Valentin Durand (France), Evelien Jansen (Netherlands), Paolo Piancastelli (Italy), Gonçalo Reis (Portugal) and Adriano Popolo Rubbio (Italy).
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Giovanni Insaudo new work for students of Daf International project