nATANDA International Dance Festival, curated by Kapila Palihawadana, has invited Swiss dancer and choreographer Alessandro Schiattarella.
Alessandro will present a solo piece in Jaffna and Colombo and will also be conducting a workshop. Alessandro is actively engaged through choreography, workshops, residencies, lectures, debates and artistic collaborations, on the inclusion of differently abled people in the ‘mainstream’ (dance) world.
Festival dates: 1 – 7 December 2017
About Alessandro Schiattarella
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).
A teaser of the piece ALTROVE can be viewed at