HER LIFE 

Biography.

Born in Italy Roberta Pisu is a dancer and choreographer based in Munich.

Having started dancing very early, she later on began to explore her choreographic vision as well.

Since 2012 she is solo dancer at the "Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz" and since 2016

she is choreographing for the same theater and other freelance projects.

Born in Cagliari in 1984, she began her professional studies in a private school directed by Anna Kukurba in her home town and then at the "Accademie de dance Classique Princesse Grace" (France). In July 2010, 

she graduated from the contemporary dance department at the "Accademia Nazionale di Danza" (Italy).

In 2002 while studying she worked as soloist with the "Teatro lirico di Cagliari". Later she moved to Rome and had many experiences as freelancer. In 2007 she worked with Adriana Boriello, cofounder of the famous Belgian company "Rosas Danst Rosas".

During her university studies she joined "La Compagnia" in 2008 under the artistic supervision of Pina Bausch and the artistic direction of Ismael Ivo, Cristiana Morganti, Adriana Boriello and Margherita Parrilla working with different choreographers including Iacopo Godani, Robin Orlin, Wayne McGregor and Ismael Ivo.

In 2008 she also began her career as choreographer, winning the first prize of the choreography category at the international Festival of Spoleto. In 2011 she won a scholarship as a choreographer for the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity where she spent two months collaborating with several local artists. In 2012 she collaborated as a dancer with the company "Liens et lieux danse contemporaine marginale" directed by Johanne Gour (Montreal-QC).

Since December 2012 she has been working as a solo dancer at the "Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz" in Munich under the direction of Karl Alfred Schreiner and since 2016 also as choreographer.

Since then she took part in all of the productions, working with choreographers such as William Forsythe, Jacopo Godani, Michael Schumacher, Antony Rizzi, Christopher Roman, Erna Ómarsdóttir, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Nanine-Linning, Marguerite Donlon, Alexander Ekman, Marco Goecke, Emanuele Soavi, Jo Stromgren , Mauro Astolfi, Cayetano Soto, Edward Clug, Georg Reischi, Gentian Doda, Emanuel Gat, Michael Keegan-Dolan, Adam Cooper, Benôit la Chambre, Eyal Dadon, Roberto Zappalà, Moritz Ostruschnjak, Stijn Celis and Karl Alfred Schreiner.

As choreographer for the Gärtnerplatztheater she created  "MINUTE MADE" in 2016"DE AMORE" in 2017"JE SUIS FAUST" in 2018, "SIE" in 2018 in collaboration with Philharmonie am Gasteig Munich, "MOMO" in 2018 and "FRIDA KAHLO" in 2019.

As dancer she is still working for the  Gärtnerplatztheater.

As Choreographer she is currently engaged in her new creation "HEIMAT" which will see its premier on 21st of September 2020 at the Philharmonie am Gasteig in Munich and the solo work "KHOROVOD" that will be presented at next year's "Lago Film Festival" in Treviso (Italy). 

© Roberta Pisu. Photo © Frèderic Chais