Mattia Russo is a director, choreographer and co-founder of KOR’SIA.
Born in the province of Avellino, he began studying classical and contemporary dance at the National Academy in Rome, then in Milan, at the Teatro alla Scala Ballet School, where he graduated in 2008. His career began at the Choreographic Center the Generalitat Valenciana, in Spain; he then worked for Introdans, later for the Compañía Nacional de Danza in Madrid. Mattia Russo over the years has worked with several choreographers including: Nacho Duato, Ramon Oller, Mats Ek, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jiri Kylian, Robert Battle, Didy Veldman, Hans van Manen, William Forsythe, Goyo Montero, Itzik Galili, Ohad Naharin, Joan Inger.
As a choreographer he created ballets for the Compañía Nacional de Danza, Victor Ullate Ballet, Konzert theatre Bern,CCN Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin and Kor’sia.
In August of 2014 he received the “Young Talent” by the International Dance Festival Positano’ Leonide Massine’.
Antonio de Rosa and Mattia Russo, together with Giuseppe Dagostino, and with the collaboration of Agnès Lopez Rio founded KOR’SIA, a collective that arose from the need to use the body to communicate, and to make themselves visible as creators and performers. The three exude an inner urgency to exploit a language, that of the body, which transcends the limits of verbal communication. The risk of the unexplored is the inertia that inspires their creation, incorporating elements from film, photography, literature and sculpture as references for new forms of expression.
Within a realty where our consciousness is fragmented, subdivided into strains of silence and sound, movement and quiet, it is the silence of life that dictates the path of the three members of KOR’SIA, who are united by their professional dialogue. They yearn to create and express their opinions and emotions, and through them cause the audience to fall in love, leave their cares at home, and enjoy a refreshing and new experience.
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