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Alessandro Schiattarella to present his solo work Altrove

Alessandro Schiattarella will be on tour with his choreographic solo work Altrove. The show Altrove is a solo project in which Alessandro investigates the subject of being a professional dancer and at the same time a man suffering from a rare type of myopathy. In 2017 he was invited to the prestigious European network AEROWAVES. The title Altrove (“elsewhere” in Italian) is a place of confrontation, dialogue, and play, where otherness becomes inspiration. In this mysterious “elsewhere” objects and limbs do not function the way they were “designed” to function. Starting from his autobiographical experience of disability, the dancer looks for ways to hide otherness, to confront it, and finally, to accept it in oneself.

14 November 2018
Performance | Duration 20 mins
at Adishakti Laboratory For Theatre Art Research / 7 pm
Entry open to all

17 November 2018
Workshop on Inclusive Practice
at Yumpham Studio, Koirou Thongju, Imphal / 9 am to 12 pm
Entry by registration. Contact Bon at 9862783007 to register

18 November 2018
Performance  | Duration 20 mins
at JN Dance Academy , Ballads Hall, Imphal / 5 pm
Entry: ticketed show / For tickets contact the venue

The workshop and performance in Imphal are part of
Arts And Imphal 2019 Pre-Festival initiative

19 November 2018
Workshop on Inclusive practice for dancers and practitioners | Duration 4 hrs
Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata
Partner: Pickle Factory
Entry by registration / To register contact Pickle Factory or visit this link

20 Nov 2018
Workshop for students of Akshar School, an inclusive school | Duration 2 hrs
Venue: Akshar School from 11 am to 1 pm
Partner: Pickle Factory

22 November 2018
Performance | Duration 20 mins
Venue: Chaumukh, National School of Drama at 7 pm
Partner: Gati Dance Forum
Entry open to all / Seating on a first-come first-served basis

About the artist:
Alessandro was born in January ’82 in Napoli, Italy. Graduated in 2000 at the   Rudra Béjart School, during the next 15 years he worked with internationally renowned free-lance and repertoire dance companies, such as (among others): Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Ballet Du Grand Theatre de Geneve, Konzert Theater Bern, EastWest Theater Company Sarajevo, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Da Motus Fribourg, Ballett Basel.

Since 2015, he has been supported by the Cultural Commission of Basel and the ROXY Birslfelden, which allowed him to create Tell Me Where It Is (2015), his first full evening solo-piece treating the theme of the less-visible disabilities, under an autobiographical perspective. And the group work STRANO (2017), which question and challenge the broad topic of “normality”. His previous short dance solo ALTROVE (2014) was recently selected and performed on the outstanding international platform Aerowaves (2017).

At present, Alessandro is actively engaged through choreography; workshops; residencies; lectures & debates; and artistic collaborations (Beweggrund Bern and the Unmute Dance Company Cape Town 2016/2018)… on the theme of inclusion of differently abled people in the “mainstream” (dance) world.

For additional information www.alessandroschiattarella.com

Partners: Presented by Pro Helvetia New Delhi in partnership with National School of Drama and Gati Dance Forum

Photo credit Alessandro Schiattarella

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