by Andrea Zanoli

Silvia Gribaudi is one of the most important Italian performers and choreographers. Her constant research on unusual and “invisible” bodies has led her to work over the last decade with women “over 60” from all over Italy, all without artistic experience, gently accompanying them to cross the boundaries imposed by society. With Rosaria she begins a real journey to the rediscovery of a body in continuous and uncontrollable transformation, which will also indelibly mark Silvia’s artistic research.

Direction's statements

OVERTOUR was born from the need to crystallize the artistic research of choreographer Silvia Gribaudi. Over the last decade Silvia has experimented with new forms of movement, through the relationship with women over 60 throughout Italy. A journey outside and inside herself, a new beginning both for the artist and for the women she meets during his journey. The film is therefore a reflection on change, on the aging of the body and on the possibility of overcoming the limitations – physical and social – that derive from it, transforming them into artistic, poetic and political action. Silvia Gribaudi’s entire work is permeated by a subtle balance between irony, poetry and awareness. The documentary also tries to adapt to this style, alternating formal and biographical reflections, light and ironic moments and real video-dance performances.
I am grateful to this film because it manages to tell, and transform into a permanent trace the story of women whom I respect and admire, for their courage to seize in an instant the freedom that movement can contain. The relationship with them, in the workshops and in the work meetings, has confirmed the direction I want to deepen in my search as a performer and artist: these women teach us the ability to be in the moment, to live the essence beyond structures, to be in the present time without being slaves to form, clichés, habits and culture.


Country: Italy
Year: 2021
Running time: 72'
Format: 4K
Language: Italian
Genre: documentary
Cinematography: Andrea Zanoli
Editing: Stefano P. Testa
With: Silvia Gribaudi, Rosaria Vendittelli
Produced by: Andrea Zanoli per Lab 80 film
Distribution: Lab 80 film

Festival: Gender Bender Festival 2022, Cinedans FEST 2022, Theatre de la Ville - Paris 2022, Orlando Festival 2021
ArtDate 2022, Bergamo
SideStep Festival 2023, Helsinki
Dance Film Festival Prague 2023