CHOREOGRAPHER: Fabrizio Favale

Full Scholarship at the American Dance Festival, Duke University, USA in 1990, Fabrizio Favale as a dancer in 1996 receives the “critics award for best Italian dancer of the year”. As a choreographer in 2011 the “Medal of the President of the Republic to the Italian choreographic talent”. From 1991 to 2000 he was dancer for the Company Virgilio Sieni. In 1999 he founded the group Le Supplici. From the following years his works are engaged by several international festivals such as La Biennale di Venezia, Suzanne Dellal Tel Aviv, Expo 2010 Shanghai, SIDance Seoul, Tokyo Kitazawa Town Hall, The RED Serpiente Mexico, Santarcangelo Festival, Gender Bender Bologna, Danae Festival Milan, Festival of Edinburgh, Internationale Tanzmesse NRW Dusseldorf, Aperto Festival Reggio Emilia. The works “Un ricamo fatto sul nulla” and “Il gioco del gregge di capre” received awards for choreography in Spain, Germany and Serbia. Between 2005 and 2007 he created in residence at the Teatro Comunale di Casalecchio di Reno by ERT the project “Mahabharata – selected episodes” in which collaborates with Francesca Caroti, Roberta Mosca and David Kern (Forsythe Company). In 2012 realizes a short film for “The Valtari Mystery Film Experiment” by Sigur Rós. He is the creator of a series of independent projects dedicated to research including: “Piattaforma della Danza Balinese” for Santarcangelo Festival, “Leib” 2004, “Piana del Mar” 2007. From the year 2015 he is the Artistic Director for contemporary dance program in the Teatro Duse Bologna, in a format dedicated to research titled “Circo Massimo”. In the year 2017 he found the project ” Le Supplici Youth Dance Art” a choreographic atelier for young dancers and choreographers directed by the dancers of the company. He works with international musicians like Mountains, Teho Teardo, Daniela Cattivelli. Actually the work Ossidiana is invited at the Biennale de la Danse de Lyon 2016 and the new work 2017 CIRCEO is produced by the Théâtre national de Chaillot, Paris.


Ganimede Show 1999, Vent – The Perfect Place – 2000/2001, Vent – Pulverized version – 2002, Opera scorpione 2003, The unclean rest 2003, II H 2005, Mahabharata – episodi scelti 2005/2008, Kauma 2008, Voglio essere tuo allievo 2008, Il gioco del gregge di capre 2008, Se fossero le Alpi 2009, Infanzia di San Francesco d’Assisi 2011, Un ricamo fatto sul nulla 2011, Isolario 2012-13, Cartografia disabitata 2012-13, Tre Inverni consecutivi 2013, Alberi 2014, Fantasmata (lecture / performance) 2014, Orbita 2014, Ossidiana 2014, Hood 2015, 12 Tonar 2015, Waterfalls 2016, Seagull Sleeps 2016, Giuliano 2016, Studi per Circeo (Narvalo, Vavilov, Hekla) 2016

Press released

“The choreographer poet”
Corriere della Sera, 03/26/2014
Massimo Marino
“The mysterious embroidery of this dancer prince of the choreography and his philosophical needlework on nothing, Fabrizio Favale is a choreographer poet. His dance is able to give philosophical voice to the technic. There’s no history: it is made of twists, of “imitations” of the wind, the nature, the movement of animals, of impalpable and yet concrete atmospheric variations, of needlework that capture us. His company Le Supplici is based in Bologna but, as often happens, it is easier to see them abroad, where he won several awards. For Favale dancing is a way to explore things, the universe. Writes “But we want to show that maybe it is not the human to be the favorite subject of the dance, but something unreachable, stellar.” … The performers, very talented, are controlled together and ready to hyperbolic metamorphosis made by a gesture. Another. A fire, a flame made of bodies, of hands, arms, a slight suspension of time that grinds and transforms the presence of the body. A wind that drags and holds. A rise to the essence.”


The group is supported by MIBACT Italian Ministry of Culture, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Commune of Bologna.


Fabrizio Favale Le Supplici