Giovanfrancesco Giannini

Giovanfrancesco Giannini was born in Naples on November 6, 1990. He currently works with Francesca Foscarini, Alessandro Sciarroni, Cia Aiep Ariella Vidach (Milan), Cie Eco Emilio Calcagno (Paris), Fabbrica Europa (Florence), Cia Korper (Naples).

His performances has been presented at festivals: FOG Triennaleperforming arts festival, Fabbrica Europa, Nao performing art festival, RomaEuropa, CCDC festival Hong Kong, Korperformer, Secret Florence. His work CLOUD was selected for DNAppunti coreografici 2019 Romaeuropa. His project “Memories”, in collaboration with the artists Fabio Novembrini and Valentina Zappa is among the winners of Crossing the sea (Marche Teatro). In 2020 he is among the Italian artists selected for CRISOL, Bording Pass plus promoted by Mibact. He danced for Sang Jijia, Dimitris Papaioannou, Stefano Poda, Luca Veggetti, Mathilde Rosier, Dominique Dupuy, Ismael Ivo.


Born following the Memories project supported by Crossing The Sea, SETA, Er Gao dance production Guangzhou, MEMORIES_an archive of gestures is a reflection on the encounter, on the possibility of relying on the other and recognizing oneself in a common point by presenting one’s own diversity. In a negotiation with memory, with its consolidation and stratification in the bodies, the choreography dialogues with oblivion, with the dynamics of resistance towards it but also with the space left by its right. The body here is intended as a political body that absorbs and returns the signs of the present, responding to those political forces that aim to amplify the fear of the different, fueling racism and xenophobia.

The project aims to choreographically verify if a new positive globalization based on the exchange between cultures and visionsis possible and if dance can witness new glimpses of humanity.


MEMORIES_an archive of gestures is a project by Giovanfrancesco Giannini, Fabio Novembrini, Valentina Zappa.

Supported byCrossing The Sea, SETA, Er Gaodance production Guangzhou

Cloud_sharing a new intimacy

Cloud ,a choreographic device interacts with the data flows of an always present online internet connection. In Cloud the performance space is connected to remote geographies, in a mediatic landscape which draws on information. Through images, videos and digital streams, performer takes the audience on a journey through the archived data of his personal memory. A body that searches, reflects on and attests to the visible world. CLOUD is a reflection on the politics of images, on the media representation of bodies and the violence against them, and on memory as an archive of moving data, real and virtual. the work is inspired by the manifesto of queer communism and the reflections of Georgy Mamedov and Oksana Shatalova, radical activists from Kyrgyzstan. CLOUD was selected for DNAppunti coreografici 2019 Romaeuropa festival and NID platform 2021


A project byGiovanfrancesco Giannini

ResearchGiovanfrancesco Giannini, AntoniaTreccagnoli, Denis De Rosa

Production Aiep Ariella Vidach