Maurizio Saiu is considered as one of the most renowned representative of the Italian danse d’auteur.
After a first phase spent in New York (from 1985 to 1991, together with, among others,
Richard Haisma and Merce Cunningham), he addresses his interest to the interaction between
the dance and the song languages. Since 1991, his most significant works are Anghelus, La leggenda
del Sardus Pater (The legend of the Sardinian Father), Squarci (Lacerations), Generazione all’Aurora
(Generation at the dawn), Solo (neanche l’ombra) (Alone. Not even the shadow), Morte Araba (Arab Death),
Pan-seminario per un errore (Pan-seminar for a mistake), Calimero, Down Down, Pastorale (Pastoral).
From 2007 to 2012, he worked as artistic director for the performance art festival “Il corpo sottratto”
(The stolen body), into which manifold activities such as shows, workshops and seminars converged.
His works have been performed in the most important Italian and European cities.
ph: Franco Casu