Alessandro Schiattarella

Alessandro Schiattarella was born in Naples in 1982. He finished his dance studies at Rudra Bejart in Lausanne. In 2016 he graduated in Dance Science at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Bern. Since 2018 he has been studying for a Master in Fine Arts at FHNW Basel. As a performer he collaborated with Maurice Bejart, Marco Goecke, Koen Augustijnen, Haris Pasovic and others. In 2014 he created his first solo "Altrove" which was then selected in the prestigious international platform Aerowaves Twenty17.

Since 1996 he has been affected by a rare disease called "Hirayama Disease", which has led him since 2015 to develop choreographic projects in the field of disability and recently on the theme of masculinity. His works have been presented in important theatres, art spaces and festivals. Since 2016 he has been supported by Pro Helvetia's Swiss Arts Council for cultural exchanges: seminars, workshops and projects between Switzerland and other countries. In 2020, he launched a collaboration with Ingo Niermann for the development of the "Army of Love", an initiative created by the writer and already presented together in February 2020 at the Theater Neumarkt in Zurich.

To speak about the Coaching he offers: Alessandro's priority as a mentor is to offer helpful tools for the emancipation of the mentee's artistic identity. He would like to share his autobiographical and working experiences in the field of dance and choreography as well as disability and inclusion; moreover, the experiences from his recent studies/interests in the fields of performance, art, feminism, yoga and meditation.

His approach is to establish a conversation with the artist in order to understand her/his/their interests and needs, so that Alessandro will be able to set up (or not, according to the circumstances) a playful structure where the mentees’ creativity could find a free field of expression.

Languages: Italiano / English / French

Alessandro Schiattarella
Foto: Kihako Narisawa
Foto: Kihako Narisawa