Alessandro SchiattarellaAltrove

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Altrove is a movement score for a re-invented body. Diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease causing a gradual atrophy of the nerves and muscles in his hands, Alessandro began imagining the condition would spread to his limbs and estrange him from his own body and senses. Altrove explores movement beyond the amplitude of the familiar gesture. In this delicate solo the audience witnesses the creative response of a body breaking free from its own limits.

Solo Dance Production        
Choreography: Alessandro Schiattarella
Music: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Dance, Light, Stage Design: Alessandro Schiattarella
Costume Design: Simona Lanzberg
Coproduced by: Konzerttheater Bern 2012
Premiere 06.2012  Tanz Made in Bern

Pictures and Video: Rosa Sanzone

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Alessandro Schiattarella is a dancer, choreographer and video-grapher based in Switzerland. Since the age of fifteen, he has been affected by Hirayama disease, a neuromuscular disability, which slowly reduced the strength in his hands. This didn’t stop him dancing in international and renowned dance companies such as the Bejart Ballet Lausanne, the Ballet Du Grand Theatre de Geneve, the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, the Konzerttheater Bern, Ballett Basel.

From 2015 up to now, Alessandro has been supported by the Cultural Commission of the City of Basel. His latest productions are ‘Altrove' performed in several international festivals and ‘Tell me where it is’ a full evening solo piece choreographed with a biographical perspective. Alessandro has been awarded the Cinema Prize of the Choreographic Captures Competition for the video-choreography Mani-Cure (2015).

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