Born in 1995, Adriano Bolognino studied dance at the Mara Fusco’s Lyceum in his hometown Naples. As a dancer he has worked and collaborated with several dance companies and choreographers such as: Milano Contemporary Ballet, Studio XL and Valencia Dancing Forward, Marcos Morau, Wayne McGregor, Damián Muñoz and Jorge Crecis.
After his experience as a dancer, Bolognino decided to pursue a career in choreography. His first piece, Yellow, won the contest for young choreographers NEW DANCE GENERATION in Caserta (Italy). In 2019, he created Your body is a battleground (trio version) for the EGRIBIANCODANZA company and Preludio dell’anima for Verona’s OCDP training project. This same year he was selected to take part in Venice Biennale’s Choreographers Collage, where he created La più viva delle città morte, and he was also chosen to present Gli Amanti at Anghiari Dance Hub.
His work has been presented at festivals and international platforms such as the Cross Festival Verbania, Inventaria Festival, Corpo Mobile Festival, LDIF Leicester, Opus 1 Slovenia, Monday Dance Napoli, Estate Fiorentina, Fabbrica Europa, Gender Bender Festival Bologna, Prospettiva Danza Padova. And within a few years he has won several awards in choreographic competitions and platforms in Italy and abroad. In 2020, the Venice Biennale commissioned him to make a new work for the festival in collaboration with Cornelia – the company with which he is an associate artist. With Gli Amanti, Bolognino has become one of the Aerowaves Twenty21 artists.
Bolognino’s choreographic research focuses on the use of gestures. Giving a great emphasis on clean and aesthetic shapes, he explores how gestures penetrate dancers without losing sight of the exterior outcome.