Elisabetta Bisaro and Roberto Casarotto are very honoured to lead the network and its current initiatives –the promotion of the Aerowaves artists, Spring Forward festival, Springback Magazine, Springback Academy, Springback Ringside and Startup Forum. Both have been Aerowaves partners, Roberto Casarotto since 2004 as the director of the dance projects and programmes at Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa (CSC) and Operaestate Festival Veneto and Elisabetta Bisaro since 2014 as head of international development of La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne in France. Bisaro will combine her tasks at La Briqueterie with Aerowaves Europe’s co-directorship.
Elisabetta has worked in a programming and managerial capacity in the field of dance and the performing arts across three countries. After her initial steps in Italy, she rooted herself in Ireland as Programme Manager of Dance Ireland in Dublin for 6 years. During this post she was responsible for curating and managing the organisation’s artistic professional programming and all international projects. In 2012, she curated Made in Dublin, a special season of new dance performances, dance film screenings and talks to mark the inaugural event in Dance Ireland’s 21st anniversary programme. Since September 2013, she is responsible for the international development of La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne in France, where she also assists with international programming. She is the president of PlanTS, an all-women arts organisation based in Trieste. Elisabetta holds an MA in Translation Studies from the University of Trieste, Italy.
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Since 2006, Roberto has been responsible for the dance projects and programmes at Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa (CSC) and Operaestate Festival Veneto. In Bassano del Grappa he developed several international projects, supported by the EU Creative Europe and Erasmus + Programmes, aimed at supporting artistic research, mobility and artistic development in the field of dance. He is the initiator of Dance Well – Movement research for Parkinson and other processes aimed at the engagement of communities and participation of citizens in cultural activities. Prior to working for dance organisations, Roberto was a professional contemporary dancer. He is the author of the book Nigel Charnock published in 2009 by L’Epos. In 2015-17 he was Artistic Director of Balletto di Roma and board member of European Dancehouse Network from 2015 until 2021.
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