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A dancer, actor and singer, Giulia's work has always been multidisciplinary. Although she began following a traditional training path in ballet and modern dance, first in Rome and then in California, once she moved to New York City her work took a beautiful yet unexpected turn as she discovered her true passion in multidisciplinary and cross-boundary performance.
During her first years in the city Giulia had the honor and pleasure of working with artists including Mark Dendy, Douglas Dunn, Yara Travieso, Esmé Boyce Dance, JinJu Song-Begin, and Kate Fisher, and was one of eight dancers selected to participate in the Bessie Schonberg Residency at The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard.
Giulia then became a member of Palissimo, directed by Slovak choreographer Pavel Zustiak, with whom she created and performed Strange Cargo, the third part of his trilogy The Painted Bird. An extremely challenging and relevant work, The Painted Bird trilogy is a multi-media feast encompassing dance, voice, visual and graphic design, and live music.
During those same years she also joined Monica Bill Barnes and Company, touring, teaching, and performing across the United States, in venues including The Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the Joyce Theatre in New York, amongst many others. The work of Monica Bill Barnes is not only strong for and in its incredible physical rigour, but it is characterized by a focus on vaudevillian clowning techniques, which greatly expanded Giulia's acting capabilities.
Giulia then joined the Faye Driscoll Group with whom she collaborated in the creation of the critically acclaimed work THANK YOU FOR COMING: Attendance. She performed her role in this work for the past 8 years, touring extensively both nationally and internationally, in countries including Argentina, Australia, France, Ireland, Croatia, and Greece, amongst others. TYFC: Attendance marked an intense shift into the realm of participatory performance, bringing Giulia to discover her true passion in this kind of work and relationship to the audience.
Bringing this passion to the next level, Giulia became a member of the Immersive Theatre Company Third Rail Projects in NYC, with whom she performed three leading roles in the critically acclaimed works Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise. "Hailed as one of the foremost companies creating site-specific, immersive, and experiential performance...(Third Rail Projects)...is dedicated to re-envisioning ways in which audiences engage with contemporary performance" (www.thirdrailprojects.com).
During her years working with these phenomenal groups of artists, Giulia continued her exploration, craft, and passion towards work that would bring her as close to the audience as possible, to the point that perhaps sometimes the roles might become reversed. We are afterall always co-creating our realities in the moment they happen.
Currently Giulia is making her work, which was most recently shown at the Upper Jay Arts Center Summer Residency program in Upper Jay, NY in August 2021, and is collaborating on a multitude of projects with Czeck Director and Choreographer Denisa Musilova.
Photo Credits (top to bottom). 1-2-3-12: Maria Baranova; 6-7-10: Travis Magee
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