Fernanda Lippi
Fernanda Lippi
Choreographer & Movement Director
 
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Stupendous
— Time Out Critics' Choice *****
A lyrical and entrancing meditation on loss
— The Guardian ***
Best play: ravishing imagery in a fusion of dance and theatre.
— Folha de São Paulo (Brazil) *****
A Cinematic Masterpiece
— The Culture Trip *****

BIOGRAPHY

 Photo By Bruce Melhuish

Photo By Bruce Melhuish

AWARD-WINNING LONDON BASED CHOREOGRAPHER & MOVEMENT DIRECTOR

Fernanda Lippi, London based choreographer and movement director, founder of Zikzira Physical Theatre, has produced critically acclaimed work for film, stage and site-specific venues. Interested in innovation and exploring the potential of movement vocabulary, she has established an inimitable, exciting style. 

As a Trinity Laban alumni, she performed a solo performance ‘Canvas’ at the opening of the Tate Modern, and toured ‘Même Vieux Manteux’ in Europe. Subsequently she worked with the most influential theatre companies in South America such as Teatro da Vertigem and Lot. 

Fernanda’s live performances and films have exhibited at The Barbican, The ICA, The Laban Theatre, Regent Street Cinema, Tate Modern, Sky Arts, Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Teatro Akropolis (Italy), São Luiz Teatro Municipal(Lisbon), SESC, CCBB and Itaú Espaço de Cinema (Brazil) amongst many others.

Fernanda has broken new ground exploring a combination of dance and film, which led her to choreograph ‘As Cinzas de Deus’ (Ashes of God), one of the first feature length dance films of its kind.

Her second feature film ‘Sea without Shore’ in 2015, co-directed with Andre Semenza, had its world premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival. Together with Javier de Frutos and Paul Roberts, Fernanda was invited by BalletBoyz to co-choreograph ‘Kama Sutra’, a prime-time production for Sky Arts.

Last year, she returned to live performance, choreographing 'Outro em Si', a large-scale live performance compiled of 12 dancers, commissioned by Sesc in Brazil. 'Outro em Si' was nominated for five Brazilian Sinparc Awards, picking up the coveted Best Show 2017 and Best Dancer 2017 Awards.

Her most recent film is currently in post-production.

Absolutely stunning. This film stands alone as a commingle of poetry and dance, painted with images to create desire and loss in a most absolute form
— Film Uforia ****
Unremittingly beautiful
— Eye for Film
Exquisitely choreographed with an immaculate eye for composing performance for the screen
— Cine Vue
Suddenly you are inside this very private story, holding your breath with a broken heart
— Lothaire Bluteau (Actor, Jesus Of Montreal - Jury Prize Winner, Cannes Film Festival)
Achieves austere beauty and daunting intensity
— Sight & Sound
Fluid narrative driven by intricate direction, superb camera work, fine performances, sensitive scores and breathtaking locations. A dance film on a cinematic scale: Sea Without Shore raises the level of dance on film to dance as film.
— Nicholas Minns, Writing about dance

BODY OF WORK

Below is a selection of work from Fernanda Lippi's body of work demonstrating her range and diversity. Please click on the images below to see more information about her previous work. 


LIVE PERFORMANCE - SELECTION OF WORKS



FILMS - SELECTION OF WORKS



"I AM EXCITED ABOUT BRANCHING OUT AND TAKING ON NEW CHALLENGES; WHILE MY PHYSICAL THEATRE COMPANY HAS A PARTICULAR STYLE, MY PERSONAL WORK HAS MANY FACETS WHICH I LOOK FORWARD TO EXPRESSING - CREATING MOVEMENT-DRIVEN MATERIAL AND ESTABLISHING NEW CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS"

- FERNANDA LIPPI


CONTACT

 Photo By Andre Semenza

Photo By Andre Semenza

FERNANDA LIPPI - LONDON, UK

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