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Sofia is an international choreographer and performer genuinely interested in exploring the complex-simplicity of our human existence. The Universe is movement it self, pleasure to create, vitality that constantly renews: everything is dance. Freedom, curiosity and growth are her ways to creativity and inspiration.
Sofia is an international choreographer and dancer from Italy, graduated from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In her training, the close contact with the Hofesh Shecter Dance Company and her studies of Gaga, language of the famous choreographer Ohad Naharin, play a fundamental role.
Sofia is artistic director and co-founder of her project KOMOCO thanks to the generous support of the historic Ass. Sosta Palmizi and her unique collaboration with her first muses Adriano Popolo Rubbio and Paolo Piancastelli. KOMOCO has been in Germany, USA, Italy, Holland, Israel, France, Albania, Spain, Canary Islands, Kosovo, Belgium and Hungary, making stops to many prestigious Italian and international festivals and platforms.
Sofia also continues her path in the role of independent choreographer, creating new works for internationally reknown dance companies, such as the re-stage of Holelah, created at the Venice Biennale 2019 and presented again by the National Theater Mannheim in December 2021; Tagadà at the Staatsoper Hannover (2023); Moving Cloud for the Scottish Dance Theatre to be premiered as part of Celtic Connections 2023 and a new special project with the Dutch national company Introdans (2023). For 2024, the Nederlands Dans Theater 2 has commissioned a new work from her.
At the same time, Sofia Nappi's work also unfolds in the field of research and professional training at an international level (such as at Tisch - New York University, in the context of Micadanses at Le Carreau du Temple in Paris, Henny Jurriëns Studio in Amsterdam, Elephant and the Black Box and Danza180 in Madrid, Tanzpunkt Hannover, at Daf in Rome, Balletto di Toscana, Opus Ballet, etc.) in close collaboration with the dancers of the KOMOCO company: Lara di Nallo (France/Italy), Valentin Durand (France), Evelien Jansen (Netherlands), Paolo Piancastelli (Italy), Gonçalo Reis (Portugal) and Adriano Popolo Rubbio (Italy).
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