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Alexandre Roccoli

He begins his career as an active member of the Théâtre du Soleil from 1999 to 2003 and by touring in Asia, whose rituals will influence his future creations.
He then moved to Berlin where he collaborated with the artists Antonia Baehr, Aranxtia Martinez, Eszter Salamon, Tino Seghal, Maria Clara Villa Lobos, Tamer Yigit and Clemens Von Wedemeyer. Choreographer for the Berghain club in Berlin for the opera After Hours, created by Marcello Buscaino and Heidi Moddle, he then began a series of collaborations with electronic and electro-acoustic musicians such as Ellen Alien, DJ Chloé, Pantha du prince, Jeff Mills, Benoist Este or, more recently, Deena Abdelwahed and Daox.
Also collaborating with the world of fashion and cinema, he created his first piece as a choreographer Esratz, at the crossroads of several artistic practices. It was followed by A Short Term Effect and Unbecoming solo, created during a residency in New York City.
Since 2010, Alexandre Roccoli has been developing plastic and choreographic research on ancient artisanal gestures, which have either been lost or are resistant to oblivion. Through the creations Empty picture (2013), Longing (2014), Weaver Raver (2015) and various workshops, the choreographer has thus combined the material of an equally visual and sonic thread into a musical framework which deals with the world of the weaver. Between Italy, Morocco and France, Alexandre Roccoli has thus collected the accounts of those who perpetuate this working memory to raise awareness of the threats of automation to practices in industrial societies. Weaver-Quintet (co-production of the twelve CDCs) and Hadra were the two creations of the 2017-2018 season.
The latest creations all share a proximity between the performer and the audience. The audience is often placed in a circle, following the principles of the Halka circle. These creations are echoed in the series of works dealing with altered forgotten memories. Di Grazia (a 2019 creation), is a solo written with and for Roberta Lida Di Stefano, actress, musician and singer, who reaches states of grace through a series of songs all related to intimate wounds and the feminine condition in Southern Italy; the film Mamma Schiavona is part of a series of songs invoking grace (here, in honour of the Madonna dei Femminielli).
His ongoing creation Long Play with the Ballet national de Marseille will be part of a reflection on the curative virtues of art.