About

Ale Fabbri, foto di Marija Obradovic

Alessandra Fabbri, photo by Marija Obradovic, august 2013

ALESSANDRA FABBRI
dancer, actress, choreographer, improviser, videomaker

Mobile phone: (0039) 328 – 029 42 19
e-mail: alefabbri (at) mac.com
Nationality: Italian
Date of birth : 19/08/1973
Place of birth : Ferrara, Italy
Languages spoken : Italian (native) ; English (proficient user, C1) ;
French (advanced) ; German (intermediate).

EDUCATION

2006-2008 Post-graduate course in Choreography, 4 Semesters, Palucca University of Dance.
Post-graduate Diploma (Diplom Choreografin), Palucca Schule Dresden, Germany.
Teachers : Jenny Coogan, Michael Diekamp, Lutz Gregor, Anke Giessmann,
Sabine Fichter, Karin Schmidt-Feister, Sabine Lippold, Heide Lazarus, Liane
Simmel, Dorotee Daphi, Anouk Van Dijk, Ana Catalina Roman, Dietmar Seyffert,
Wolfgang Meisenheimer, Anna Huber, Heidi Gilpin, Angela Rannow, Enno
Markwart, Gabriele Wittmann, Ralf Arndt.
Diplomarbeit : “Vorfall in Kwangju, opera; music by EunSun Lee,
direction by Hendrik Müller, semper kleine szene, Dresden (cooperation of the
Dresden State Opera with the Palucca University).

2002 Laboratory for professional actors with director Mario Martone (work on the texts
Don Juan by Molière and Lulu by Wedekind), La Colombaia, Ischia, Napoli, Italy.

1997 Professional Course for Dancers (3 months) directed by Associazione Balletto
Città di Rovigo, Rovigo, Italy ; teachers : Robert North, Sheri Cook, Pia Russo,
Thierry Parmentier, Maria Blanco, Laura Corradi.

1993-1998 Philosophy at the University of Bologna (Epistemology).

1992-1994 Dance course (Bühnentanz) at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen, Germany
Teachers : Lutz Forster, Dominique Mercy, Malou Airaudo, Jean Cébron, Agnès
Pallai, Bojan Jotov, Christine Eckerle, Alberto Alarcon, Walter Nicks.

1989-1992 Scientific high school; high school leaving qualifications;
final grade 50/60 at Liceo Scientifico Statale “G.Castelnuovo”, Florence, Italy.

1989-1992 Scholarship at Centro Studi Danza (Scuola del Balletto di Toscana) in Florence,
Italy (private dance school with main focus on ballet);
Teachers : Barbara Baer, Cristina Bozzolini, Susan Sentler.

1987-1989 Scientific high school at Liceo Scientifico Statale “A. Roiti “, Ferrara, Italy.
1987- 1989 Classical and contemporary dance studies in private schools in Ferrara, Italy.
Teachers: Luis Bernardo Ribeiro, Yuriko Matsuyama, Caterina Tavolini.
Theatre and acting courses with Michele Bertelli.
1982- 1987 Propaedeutic dance studies in Ferrara, Italy.

Other courses and seminars :
1997-2011 Voice training and singing lessons with Roberta Buzzolani in Ferrara.
2008-2010 Drumming lessons with Fabian Kretzschmar and with Geppo Beltrami.
2010 Feldenkreis training for actors with Marina Rippa in Naples.
2004 Drawing lessons with Giorgio Felloni.

1987-2013 Workshops (dance, theatre, butoh, improvisation, composition, voice):
Kazuho Ohno, Yoshito Ohno, Eugenio Barba, Franz Marjinen, Maria Luisa Abate, Felix
Ruckert, Danio Manfredini, Richard Collins, Carolyn Carlson, Antonio Carallo, André De La
Rôche, Roberto Castello, Michele Abbondanza, Fabrizio Monteverde, Eugenio De Mello, Iñaki
Azpillaga, Rasmus Olme, Maurice Béjart, Sasha Waltz, Dieter Heitkamp, Ingo Reuleke, Saburo
Teshigawara, Pierpaolo Koss, Elena Giannotti, Marisa Godoy, Adam Linder, Rodrigo
Sobarzo, Kasper Daugaard Poulsen, Mari Larsen, Chiara Frigo, Lea Martini, Diego Agullò,
Maria Teresa dal Pero, Ane Lan, Jo Parkes, Andrea Mazzacavallo.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AS AUTHOR/ DANCER/ ACTOR/ PERFORMER

2012 “Mangiare e bere. Letame e morte.” – Etude for one dancer – Dance and theatre piece,
drama and direction by Davide Iodice , Officina Teatro San Leucio (Caserta, Italy). Performer.
“Un giorno tutto questo sarà tuo” – Theatre piece by Davide Iodice, Teatro San Ferdinando, Naples ; production : Teatro Stabile di Napoli / Napoli Teatro Festival. Actress and dancer.
2010 “La Fabbrica dei sogni” – Theatre piece by Davide Iodice, Public Dormitory of Naples ;
Production : Teatro Mercadante Napoli / Napoli Teatro Festival Italia. Actress and dancer.
2008 “Progetto Amore” dance theatre performance by Giacomo Sacenti ;
Production : Compagnia PuntoZero, SpazioZero, Ferrara. Performer.
2007 “Simulacra”, solo performance by Alessandra Fabbri ; Festspielhaus Hellerau
Production of Festival Tanzwoche Dresden and Palucca Schule Dresden. Author.
“Hydrology”, choreography for three dancers, Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden,
Production of Festival Tanzherbst and Palucca Schule Dresden. Choreographer.
2006 “Fuoridallaporta”, a piece by Giacomo Sacenti, Teatro Cortazar Pontelagoscuro, Ferrara.
Production: Compagnia PuntoZero. Actress and dancer.
2003 “Oro – primo movimento il viaggio” , a theatre project by Antonello Cossia, Raffaele Di
Florio and Riccardo Veno ; Officine ex-Italsider, Bagnoli , Napoli, Italy.
Produzione: Cossiadiflorioveno e Teatro Mercadante (Progetto Petrolio). Actress.
“Nervi & Gazpacho”, dance theatre by Giacomo Sacenti, Sala Estense, Ferrara.
Production: Almagesto. Actress.
“Ring” , choreography by Felix Ruckert, Real Albergo dei Poveri, Napoli.
Production: Dock 11. Dancer.
2002 “Don Giovanni”(Opera by Mozart / Da Ponte), direction by Mario Martone
Production: Teatro di San Carlo, Napoli. Actress / Mime.
2000 “Giulio Cesare” from Shakespeare, direction by Romeo Castellucci
Production: Societas Raffaello Sanzio; tournée in Europe and Oceania. Actress.
“Sayonara”, choreography by Giacomo Sacenti, Festival Lavori in Pelle, Alfonsine.
1999 “The last words” , a film by Wim Vandekeybus. Actress. Role: the tyrant’s wife.
1998 “The Day of Heaven and Hell” (piece based on the life and work of Pier Paolo Pasolini)
Direction and Choreography by Wim Vandekeybus, Auderghem, Belgium.
Production : Royal Flamish Theater Brussel and Ultima Vez. Performer.
1997 “La Metamorfosi” a project by Nicoletta Cabassi, Teatro San Martino, Bologna.
Production: Lubbert Das and Teatro San Martino. Dancer.
1993 “Cabotina”, choreography by Olimpia Scardi and Stefan Hilterhaus ; Festival Meeting
Neuer Tanz (Wuppertal, Recklinghausen, Oberhausen, Leverkusen), Germany. Dancer.
1991 “Le Villi” , Oper by Puccini, choreography by Orazio Messina ; Torre del Lago Puccini
Livorno, Italy; Production: Balletto di Toscana. Dancer.

PROJECTS AND COLLABORATIONS

2011 “Remembory”, choreography for two dancers, different venues, original live music by
pianist Robert Bisha.
2010 “[the air space] in between”, short choreography for two dancers, Sala Estense, Ferrara ;
music by Lennox Berkeley.
2009 collaborations with experimental musicians Utku Tavil (“In Promptu” project)
and Massimo Croce (site specific projects); realisation of performances based on
structured improvisation and interaction of movement, music and visual arts.
Festivals : Deus Ex Machina (Kollatino Underground, Rome), Santarcangelo Immensa
(Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy), Volterra OFF (Volterra), Alias Res, 4GDA (Ferrara).
2005 “FFP”, solo performance, Festival High Foundation, Ferrara.
2004 “E tornò la primavera”, solo performance for dancer and file pps ; Galleria Zuni, Ferrara.
“In Time To Kill” solo performance ; Galleria Zuni, Ferrara.
2002 “Into the Sirens’ Book”, solo performance, Festival AND – visioni di danza, Cortile di
Palazzo Muzzarelli Crema, Ferrara.
2001 “Oxymoron” performance with Ruth Zanella for an installation of the visual artist
Maurizio Camerani at Galleria Zuni in Ferrara.
2000 “Perfoplast-uno” solo performance for an installation by Ale Guzzetti at Palazzo Sforza
in Cotignola, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
1996 “La Macchina del Tempo”, created together with Nicoletta Cabassi.
1991 “Leuconoe” solo dance, “Fuori Luogo”, Sala Boldini, Ferrara.

VIDEOMAKING

2008 “The Last Gasp”, selected for the short film festival State Akorti in Catania, Italy
2007 “Death by water”, selected in 2009 for the festival “ViDea3. Rassegna di video art al
femminile”, a project promoted by the University of Siena in partnership with the University of
Ferrara.
Cameraman and videoeditor for works by Susan Selke, Leonardo Delmonte, Golde Grunske.

COLLABORATIONS AS ACTRESS FOR FILM/VIDEO

Collaborations an actress with indipendent italian videomakers like : Andrea Forlani and
Filippo Landini (“New Dance Pop”, 1999), Max Czertock (“Game Over”, 2001), Francesco
Barigozzi (“Henshawe”, 2006 ; “Terra Arida”, 2011), Eugenio Squarcia (“Totentanz”, 2011).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013 Workshop for actors organised by Altradefinizione, Naples.
2012 Workshop for dancers at Danza Flux in Naples, with Davide Iodice.
2011 Project with teenagers commissioned by a secondary professional school in Ferrara.
2010 Trainer for actors with director Davide Iodice in international workshops.
2010 Contemporary dance lessons and workshops at Magazzini Generali, Ferrara.
2009 Ballet teacher at Spaziodanza in Bologna ; “Corpo e Spazio” a project in cooperation with
Associazione Bassoprofilo and Teatro Comunale di Ferrara.
2006 Lessons and workshops at SpazioZero, Ferrara.
2006 Workshop for dancer and actors at Teatro della Ginestra, Cosenza, Italy.
2000 – 2003 Trainer and assistant for several works of the choreographer Giacomo Sacenti.

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