Michela Silvestrin

Michela Silvestrin, dancer and choreographer from Veneto, began her training at a very young age at ArteDanza in Portogruaro. Between 2003 and 2006 she regularly attended stages abroad with Corinne Lancelle, Stephane Frattì, Ted Stoffer and Serge Ricci. After completing school studies, her professional training took the contemporary dance way, first in Udine and then in Catania.

Later, in Udine with the Arearea Company, she undertook a more professional training path. In 2010 she was admitted to Modem Atelier, a professional training course of Compagnia Zappalà Danza. After two years of Atelier she was chosen for Modem Pro, Focus of the language of choreographer Roberto Zappalà. In Catania she danced with: Giovanna Velerdi; Helge Letonja; Roberto Zappalà. In 2013 she danced for Virgilio Sieni in the project “Angelo che se ne va”, after the debut in Udine it was presented in Marseille_capitale della cultura. In the same year she starts to work for her first work as author “L’educazione di una giovane Dea”. The project wins the Libera! After a residency at “Lo Studio.” she makes her debut at the 2014 Off Label Friulian Festival (UD). Michela becomes an artist associated with the company Arearea and L’educazione di una giovane Dea is selected for Nuove Traiettorie XL project of the Vetrina della giovane danza d’autore, and NAO project of the company Ariella Vidach (MI). In 2015 he moves for a short period in Berlin and attends the lessons of the company Shasha Waltz. At the same time her activity of choreographic research continues and she works for several projects in collaboration with the Municipality of Portogruaro in particular with the department for equal opportunities and the associations ArteDanza and Portogruaroconledonne.

She collaborates with the photographer Giorgio Zuppichin and with the artists Enne Effe and Cristiano Pinzan with whom she participates in Tarzo for the event “i cortili dell’arte” with the creations “Meta Corpi” and “Il pane del Diavolo”.

He collaborated with choreographer Giovanna Rovedo in the creation of ESPO Singular / Plural, winner of the Anghiari Dance Hub call in 2015 that has grown thanks to the work in the most important residency centers in Italy. Espo debuted as the first studio at Fabbrica Europa in 2016 and TedX (PD) in 2017. In 2018 the ESPO project is supported by the Roman company Atacama. In 2018 Michela meets choreographer Daniele Albanese and takes part in the residency at Teatro Comunale di Vicenza for the project “Bird Floacking”.

She is the author of her last work “Be a Flamingo in a flock of Pigeons” selected by the call for proposals “Call from the aisle” and presented as the first study in Perugia within the Festival “Smanie di primavera”; a small extract was hosted by the festival Arte in vetrina (Grado). The project is also winner of the call NAO crea 2019 of AiEP and is growing under the title of “I suppose it’s real” and is supported by the company Aiep- Ariella Vidach.

The work has been included within the review OFF LABEL 2021 with the artistic direction of the company Arearea and within “SECOND HAND of second hand review of contemporary dance” with the direction of Gabriella Stazio. In 2020 she founds with other dancers the collective “manca qualche martedì” their first work together “Crashing_primo test” wins the call for residencies “atuttotondodanza 2021” called by the association Padova Danza. In November 2021 she dances at Ca Corner della Regina/Fondazione Prada Venezia for a choreographic project by Virgilio Sieni on the occasion of the Festival Luigi Nono alla Giudecca 2021. Michela regularly holds workshops and contemporary dance classes in Veneto and Friuli as well as holding regular classes at A.s.d. Accademia Balletto in Ronchis (UD).

She is a teacher of integral yoga and meditation 500RYT graduated from the school Samadhi in Florence. “Choreographic research is a space without physical or intellectual boundaries. My research starts from the body and extends to the thought.

The thought should constantly be contaminated by other language and, like a vortex, it brings new insights to the body, which in turn manifest in the thought transforming it.

Creation becomes a necessity and It is when “to create” becomes a necessity that the all work will have its completeness.”


I suppose it’s real


Reality human habitat is a result of previous reality lived of other humans. After the complete loss of animal instinct, the humanity evolution is moving towards the values dictated by the technical era. The sense of being is based on the services offered by technology: shortening distances, speeding up times, masterly performances; impossible becoming possible. Why, then, has man made technology God? We can find the answer by investigating our nature. The animal and technological dimensions coexist in a single space, the hybrid creature lives and transforms itself with and for the action of the technological object. The human body, the animal head and the monitors are part of the same “human form” that is going through the most delicate moment of its forwardness.


With Michela Silvestrin