Dance

Damiano Artale

Italy

Born in Syracuse in 1987, at the age of sixteen he was admitted to the Ballet School of the Accademia d’Arti e Mestieri dello Spettacolo Teatro alla Scala where he graduated in 2007.

In the 2007/08 season he danced in the Ballet de l’Opéra National du Rhin in Mulhouse (France), in creations by W. Forsythe, M. Bejart, J. Godani, L. Childs. In 2008 he wins the Danza & Danza award as the best Italian talent.

From 2008 to 2013 he was a dancer at the Ballet Grand Théâtre de Genève (Switzerland) where he plays roles as soloist and principal dancer in the choreography of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, A. Foniadakis, E. Gat, F. Ventriglia, S. Teshigawara, B. Millepied, J.C. Maillot.

From 2013 to 2020 he is Soloist of Aterballetto (Italy) and dances in Jiří Kylián’s choreography, Mauro Bigonzetti, Hofesh Shechter, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Jiri Pokorny, Giuseppe Spota. He creates for the company in 2015 Best and 2016 Emme. In 2018, his Survivante choreography is part of the dance and photography In / Finito, and the Abiectio two-step, which is selected for the 33rd International Choreographic Competition Hannover. In 2019 he choreographs the video the “Triumph of Grace” directed by Valeria Civardi.

In 2020 he creates Motus Marmoris for the White Carrara Downtown festival and collaborates with the Ensemble Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Giacomo Loprieno in the show The Legend of Morricone.

Since 2013 he has held choreographic workshops in collaboration with the following festivals and

advanced courses: Castle Summer Intensive in Massa, Mediterraneo Dance Festival in Reggio Calabria, Dance Events Verona, The River in Vicenza, Not Only Dance in Sicily, M.A.B. in Milan, Teatro Carcano in Milan, Milan Contemporary Ballet, Agora, Coaching Project in Reggio Emilia, Dance Fabrica in Prato, A.I.D.A. in Milan, ONDANCE directed by Roberto Bolle in Milan.

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