Site specific works
Stefania Pigato (Member of the International Dance Council CID) received her training in Italy and abroad. She has studied with Noelle Winkelman (classical – Geneva Academy), Matt Mattox (jazz), Joe Alegado (modern – Limon), Jan Marc Boitiere (Jury member for contemporary dance exams - France), Stephen Petronio (contemporary), Nicole Caccivio (partnering and contact improvisation).
Pigato founded a Dance Company and has directed theatrical productions that are performed in many festivals and international theatres such as: Roesso Mondo (Padua), Opus Ballet (Florence), Vicenza Dance Festival (Vicenza), Pergine Outdoor Performance (Trent), Augenblicks Theatre (Vienna), International Urban Dance Festival (Bologna). As choreographer she collaborates with and is invited by many prestigious dance companies such as: MAGGIO DANZA (Florence), CNSMD Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon (FR), OPUS BALLET (Florence), M.M COMPANY (Reggio Emilia), VERVE – NORTHERN SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE (Leeds – UK).
Pigato developed a specific choreographic exploration that led her to the creation of installations and site specific works. These are choreographic works designed for the enhancement, promotion and interaction of architectural sites, urban and industrial areas. In this sense, she has directed several dance and architectural productions that include: the inauguration of the Farina Institute (Vicenza) renovated by the renowned architect Portoghesi (Director of the Venice Biennale), “Out of Body” vertical dance production at the Psychiatric Institute (Pergine-Trent), “H2E” production for the promotion and enhancement of the Fountain of Neptune (Piazza Maggiore - Bologna). In the field of alternative-industrial areas, she has directed choreographic performances for such brands as: Police and Givenchy (International Eyewear Trade Fair - Milan), Gufo (Pitti Moda - Florence), Prato Expo (International Textile Trade Fair - Leopoldo Railway Station – Florence), Bioline (International Cosmetic Trade Fair – Bologna), Andretto Design (Reggio Emilia), Credem (Castello Felino – Parma).
Stefania Pigato has been committed to contemporary dance instruction since 2005 and developed her own technique, the “PIGATO CONTEMPORARY” which is much in demand in internationals schools. She collaborates with institutes and centres that train professional contemporary dancers and instructors: Summer School Royal Academy of Dance (Trent), Opus ballet (Florence), Riga State Academy (Latvia) Agora Project (Reggio Emilia), IL BALLETTO (Castelfranco Veneto).
Many of the pieces she has choreographed in for prestigious dance schools have received numerous awards at international competitions. She has also been invited to sit on the juries of dance competitions and as audition coach at international schools.