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Born in 1964, Laura Scozzi took her first dance classes at the age of 6 and then explored all body techniques, from classical to contemporary, including jazz, tap and ballroom dance. She attended the Accademia d'Arte Drammatica in Rome and then the École de Mimodrame Marcel Marceau in Paris. At the same time, she graduated in sociology and explored photography. In 1994, she founded the company Opinioni in Movimento, or which she has choreographed and directed several shows combining dance, acting and singing.
As a guest choreographer, she created La Dolce Vita for the Grand Théâtre de Genève’s ballet, The Seven Deadly Sins for the Paris Opera Ballet and Mes relations avec les hommes n'ont jamais été très claires for the Junior Ballet de Cannes. In 1999, she tackled hip-hop dance with Étant donné la conjoncture actuelle, continued with the musical À chacun son serpent, then Sol à sol avec poids, Quelque part par là and Barbe Neige et les 7 petits cochons au bois dormant. On the opera, theatre and film productions, she has choreographed for Jean-Louis Grinda, Emmanuelle Bastet, Coline Serreau, Sébastien Lifshitz, Jean-Michel Ribes and Laurent Pelly.
For the theatre, she directed Et puis j'm'en fous, vas-y, prends-la ma bagnole by Olivier Sferlazza at the Scène nationale d'Angoulême, followed by the musical play La vie secrète de Marioline Serin and À propos de l'homme singe at La Filature in Mulhouse.
In 2008, Laura Scozzi directed her first opera, Benvenuto Cellini, at the Staatstheater Nürnberg, followed by The Magic Flute (Nuremberg, Bordeaux), Il viaggio a Reims (Nuremberg), nominated for ‘Der Faust’ in the best opera direction category, Orpheus in the Underworld (Bern, Bordeaux and Nuremberg), Les Indes galantes (Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nuremberg), L’Italiana in Algeri (Toulouse, Nuremberg), Akhenaton (Bonn) and in 2019 a new production of Il viaggio a Reims (Semperoper Dresden).
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