Lisa Giobbi


Lisa Giobbi (Choreographer/Artistic Director) has distinguished herself as among the early innovators of aerial dance. Since founding the Lisa Giobbi Movement Theatre in 1991, the company has performed in theaters and opera houses throughout Europe and the United States as well as outdoor festivals and sports arenas, most notably at The Joyce Theater in NY, La Scala in Milan, La Fenici in Venice, as well as the Boston Dance Umbrella Aerial festivals, Frequent Flyers Festival and the Santa Rosalia Festival in Palermo. She was a three-time guest artist in the Deutche Opera in Berlin. Her aerial dance work has been repeatedly presented at the Wintergarten Variety in Berlin, the Apollo in Düsseldorf and the Friedrichbau in Stuttgart. She has toured excerpts from her Falling Angels show throughout Europe with the British band the Tiger Lilies and the gala show Daniel Ezralow and Friends. Giobbi has created choreography for and performed in film including What Dreams May Come directed by Vincent Ward and Temptesta Directed by Tim Disney as well as for independent films, music videos, commercials, fashion shows, benefits, television specials, Off Off Broadway, cabaret theater, gala presentations and rock concerts. Off-Broadway her work has been featured in David Rabe's Those the River Keeps and David Lynch's Industrial Symphony #1. She was staff choreographer for five years for New York City’s Big Apple Circus as well as choreographing and performing with St Louis’ Circus Flora where she worked in the air, on horses and an African elephant. A BFA graduate of Juilliard, she joined MOMIX in 1983 where she collaborated and performed with Moses Pendleton throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas for eight years. She choreographed and performed with Pilobolus, collaborating on a number of pieces including Televisitation, Return to Maria La Baja and Lands Edge which remain in the repertoire, as well as with Martha Clarke including the Garden of Earthly Delights, Vienna: Lusthaus, Vienna: Lusthaus Revisited, Endangered Species and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Lisa is currently creating a full evening of track harness dance with Foy Inventerprises.