Alessandro Schiattarella is a disabled performer and choreographer living in Basel (CH).

After having worked as a professional dancer in several international companies (including Bejart Ballet Lausanne, Ballett Basel, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam...), in recent years he has used the medium of choreography to explore new methods and artistic languages, with the aim of understanding, exposing and dismantling ableist perspectives in mainstream dance and art

His latest creations ALTROVE (2014, AEROWAVES TWENTY17 selection),Tell me where it is" (2015), "Strano" (2017) "Rejected" (2019), "Sulle Sponde del Lago" (2022 adapted as a site-specific version for the German Pavilion at the forthcoming opening of the Venice Architecture Biennale) and Zer-brech-lich (2023, Swiss Dance Days 2024's selection) , focus on the theme of disability from an autobiographical, cultural, social and political perspective.

Besides his own productions, Alessandro collaborates with Criptonite (crip-queer theatre project by Zurich-based artists Edwin Ramirez and Nina Muehlemann), the group the Army of Love and the Blasphemic Readings Soirées, a nomadic platform for queer-feminist readings and discussions.

For several years he has been developing and sharing workshops on 'inclusive practices' in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. For further infos please visit his Instagram's profile: @alessandroschiattarella

articles and interviews

7th November 2023 Interview TGR VENETO
11th May 2023 Article Performing Architecture, Goethe Institut
11th November 2022 Article TANZNETZ.DE - Sulle Sponde Del Lago
20th October 2022 Article BZ Basel - Sulle Sponde Del Lago
4th July 2019 Article La Liberté. CH - Rejected
12. November 2018 Article Indian Express - Altrove
30. July 2018 Audience Talk BRAVE Festival
08. February 2018 Article Campadidanza Magazine
18. August 2017 Inteview AEROWAVES Meet the Makers
15th March 2017 Article Oltner Tagblatt - Strano
08. March 2017 Article TAGES WOCHE
13. October 2016 Article VICE