Our Offices & Partners Abroad

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Alessandro Schiattarella in Sri Lanka

Alessandro Schiattarella’s research in dance has since 2015 delved in the field of disability. Following his solo performance and workshop at the Natanda Festival in 2017, Schiattarella returns to Sri Lanka to see how performing arts can draw people together across political and cultural lines. During his stay in Sri Lanka, he will explore the topic of reconciliation through the tool of dance and movement. The ongoing project has been titled Bridging Reconciliation.

Diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease, Alessandro took up the practice of dance and began questioning the use of categories of ‘disabled’ and ‘normal.’ Instead, he began searching for new ways of expressing ‘inclusive identities’; his own and others. This led him to create a workshops about “inclusive practices”.  Alessandro graduated in 2000 from the Rudra Béjart School, Switzerland. Over the next two decades he has worked with internationally renowned freelance and repertoire dance companies, such as Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Ballet Du Grand Theatre de Geneve, Konzert Theater Bern, Ballett Basel, among others.

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