future

alessandroschiattarella

past

biography

Alessandro was born in Naples in 1982. He studied at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, La Scala in Milan and graduated from Rudra Bejart in Lausanne. In 2016 he obtained the certificate of Advanced Studies in Dance Sciences at the Faculty of Human Sciences of the University of Bern. Since 2018 he has been following a Master's degree in Fine Arts at FHNW Basel led by Chus Martinez.
As a performer he collaborated with Maurice Bejart, Marco Goecke, Koen Augustijnen, Haris Pasovic and others. In institutions such as the Napoli Teatro Festival in collaboration with Les C de la B and the East West Theatre Production, the Bejart Ballet Lausanne, the Grand Theatre in Geneva, the Konzert Theatre in Bern, the Basel Ballett, the Scapino Ballet in Rotterdam.
In 2014 he created his first solo "Altrove" which was then selected in the prestigious international platform Aerowaves Twenty17.
Since 1996 he has been affected by a rare condition called "Hirayama Disease", which has led him since 2015 to develop choreographic projects in the field of disability such as "Tell me where it is" (2015), "Strano" (2017), "One at a Time" (2018), and on the theme of masculinity as "Rejected" (2019).
His works have been presented in theatres, art spaces and festivals such as ROXY Birsfelden, Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zurich, Festival Belluard Bollwerk International Fribourg, Kunst Raum Riehen, Der Tank Basel, NO Limits Festival Berlin, Brave Festival Wracklaw, Temporada Alta Lima, Sommerblut Köln, Parade Festival Utrecht, Gati Dance Forum New Delhi, among others.
In 2011 he created and is currently managing director of Dance Auditions Europe, a constantly growing Facebook group that now has more than 50,000 members; his commitment to keeping the group alive over the years has resulted from his interest in creating community, and in the interest of facilitating the free exchange of information and knowledge as a way to empower individuals.
Since 2016 it has been supported by the Pro Helvetia Swiss Art Council for cultural exchanges: seminars, workshops and projects between Switzerland and Singapore, the United Kingdom, South Africa, India and Sri Lanka. In 2020 he started a collaboration with Ingo Niermann for the development of the "Army of Love", an initiative created by the writer and already presented at the Berlin Biennale, the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich and at the Theater Neumarkt in the same city.

articles and interviews

12. November 2018 Article Indian Express
30. July 2018 Audience Talk BRAVE Festival
08. February 2018 Article Campadidanza Magazine
18. August 2017 Inteview AEROWAVES Meet the Makers
08. March 2017 Article TAGES WOCHE
13. October 2016 Article VICE