Virgilio Sieni, is an Italian dancer and choreographer. After studying ballet and contemporary dance in Amsterdam, New York e Tokyo, in 1983 he started his own dance company, Parco Butterfly, renamed Compagnia Virgilio Sieni 1992. The company has gained international renown as one of Europe’s best. It cooperates with Europe’s leading theaters and festivals, and in addition to designing dance performances it conducts a program of research, study and dissemination of contemporary choreography. Sieni has authored choreographies for Italy’s best theaters, including La natura delle cose (2008), and Tristes Tropiques (2010), inspired by Claude Lévi-Strauss. Since 2003, Sieni has headed CANGO-Cantieri Goldonetta, a space in Florence for body practices and for research on the languages of contemporary art. In 2007, he founded the Academy of gesture art. His project Diario fisico di un viaggio was staged in Santiago, Chile in 2011.

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