Biografia

Giorgio Rossi was born in Tradate (VA) in 1960. He began his theatrical studies in Switzerland (Canton Ticino) in 1976.
In 1977 he studied mime in Milan at the “Quelli di Grok” school and attended then the “Conservatoire National des Arts du Cirque et du Mime” in Paris, where he was also welcomed by J. Russillo’s company.In 1980 he joined C. Carlson’s Teatro e Danza La Fenice Company, taking part in the performances Undici Onde, Underwood and in the opera L’Orfeo by Gluck. Between 1982 and 1984 he worked as solist with J. Rochereau’s Le Pied Company, D. Petit and with the rock-punk band Dr. Chattanuga and their Navarones. The year after he founded the Teatro Alogeno of Milan and created with G. B. Storti Improvvise identificazioni. In 1984 he presented in Montepulciano his solo piece Questo e quell’altro.
In 1984 he took part in the founding of the Sosta Palmizi Company, for which he created the choreograhic works Il cortile (1985), Tufo (1986) and Perduti in una notte (1989). In 1990 Sosta Palmizi Company dissolved, but Raffaella Giordano and Giorgio Rossi still keep in life Sosta Palmizi Cultural Association to produce their performances. They become the artistic directors of Association.
In 1987 he created and performed Dai Colli, with scenary by Andrea Pazienza and in the same year he created the choreography for Terry Gillian’s movie The Adventures of the Baron of Münchausen.
In 1988 he created the choreography for the new edition of Lindsay Kemp’s Alice.
In 1989 he had the task of creating a choreography Frail Creation for the Collage Dance Company of Oslo.
In 1990 he created the piece La stanza for the Grif Theatre Company of Amsterdam and for Sosta Palmizi he created and performed Rapsodia per una stalla.
In 1992 he partecipated as dancer in the piece I forestieri, choreographed by Raffaella Giordano. In July 1992 he created and danced the solo Balocco. In July 1994 he presented at the Festival Torino Danza a coproduction with the Romaeuropa Festival Danze rosa blu, choreographed by Giorgio Rossi and Raffaella Giordano, music by Schostakovic.
In 1995 he created and danced in the piece for three dancers and a pianist Sul coraggio. Pasatua che va alla fontana, presented in march at the Black Box Theater of Oslo, music by Arturo Annecchino.
In the same year he reunited with Raffaella Giordano Sosta Palmizi Company to take part at the Dance International Marathon presented for the XXXVIII Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto, dancing fragments from the choreographic work Il cortile, music by Arturo Annechino.
Again in 1995 with the former members of the Sosta Palmizi Company he took part in Bernardo Bertolucci’s film Stealing Beauty dancing fragments from the choreographic work Il cortile and Sul Coraggio. Pasatua che va alla fontana.
In 1996 he presented in Oslo the choreographic work Come nuvole with nowegian dancers, music by Jon Balke.
In July 1996 he presented the solo E la tua veste è bianca.
With Flavia Marini, in 1997, he created the piece of Expo ’97, concert of Jon Balke, for International Festival of Jazz in Molde (Norway).
In 1997 he created with Vasco Mirandola and Simone Sandroni the performance Piume that debuted at the Castello Pasquini of Castiglioncello, coproduced by Festival della Riviera Etrusca.
Still in 1997 he collaborated with Banda Osiris at the production of Sinfonia Fantastica.
In 1998 he took part in the Biennale de la Danse in Lyon with Piume and he awarded the Prize of the critics “Danza&Danza” as best coreographer and dancer. On april 23rd 1999 he created Spara alla Pioggia, a subject by Paolo de Falco and a co-production of Teatro delle Briciole and Teatro Kismet Opera, that debuted at Teatro al Parco in Parma.
In 2000 he created with Simone Sandroni Oltre for Teatro del Muk (Teatro del Silenzio in Padova) direct by Vasco Mirandola. Furthermore, for Casa degli Alfieri he realized E d’accanto mi passano femmine… a performance dedicated to Cesare Pavese, script by Marco Baliani. Piume won the Premio Florencio 2000 – Uruguay as the best foreign performance of the year.
In 2001 Giorgio Rossi is the author and interpreter of two new productions, Caso e Gli scordàti. Caso, a work of improvisation of music, dance and poem, where, from time to time, Giorgio perfoms with different jazz musicians ( Paolo Fresu, Danilo Rea, Furio De Castri, Gian Luigi Trovesi and so on..), dancers and poets ( Stefano Benni, Vasco Mirandola). The performance debuted in august 2001 at Bassano del Grappa for Opera Festival.
Gli scordàti (produced by Sosta Palmizi with Festival Oriente Occidente, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara) a performance for six dancers with original music by Giovanni Venosta, the author of the soundtrack of the movie Pane e Tulipani, and with the textes by Vasco Mirandola.
Moreover, Giorgio Rossi created the choreographies for the new performance Ombra di luna by Marcello Chiarenza, a production by Biennale di Venezia and Contemporay Circus of Brescia. In 2002 he is the creator end interpreter of La notte di Federico with Arnoldo Foa, music by Federico Amendola. In this year he took a part in many different interdisciplinary projects like Mi rammento with Maria Cassi (actress and singer) and Leonardo Brizzi (pianist composer) and with 25 villagers of the place at the Festival of Radicondoli; at the Festival dell’Amiata with Sandro Berti (actor and musician) of Banda Osiris; he created with Vasco Mirandola and Tonino Guerra the perfomance La piazza for the ballet of Teatro Massimo of Palermo.
In 2003 Giorgio Rossi presented HIC!, a choreography created in collaboration with Rebecca Murgi, and Lolita a choreography inspired by Nabokov, text by Stefanno Benni and live music by Paolo Damiani.
In 2004 he created his fourth solo Alma inspired by C. Pavese, P. Neruda and A. Merini’s poems. In the same year he was invited to create a performance for twelve interpreters – Il vestito della scimmia – of the Scuola Nazionale di Movimento Svizzera (Swiss National School of Movement) directed by clown Dimitri. In 2005 he created La favola esplosa, a work for five dancesrs for any age, inspired by Fabie Italiane by Italo Calvino.
In 2006 he created and performed Apaz, a work that drew on the autobiographical production of Andrea Pazienza.
In 2007 he presented and danced with other three dancers Rami – Come quando fuori piove, a co-production Sosta Palmizi – La Corte Ospitale of Rubiera and with the support of the Fondazione Fabbrica Europa. In the same year, he performed Edipo in the performance by Lucia Poli Edipo e la Pizia, and he produced with the Roman singer Paola Turci Cielo, a performance for a dancing voice and a sound body. He closed 2007 with the original project Steps from Tuscany commissioned by Regione Toscana on the occasion of the international fair of Obuv, in Moscow – Russia.
In 2008 he created the cross-cultural project Dialogue in collaboration with the Festival Fabbrica Europa 2008 and the city of Arezzo. In recent years he has collaborated with many different artists from other fields, such as: Andrea Pazienza, Paolo Fresu, Bernardo Bertolucci, Terry Guilliam, Stefano Benni, Paola Turci, Lucia Poli, David Riondino , Paolo Rossi, Banda Osiris, Gabriele Mirabassi, Danilo Rea, Elisabetta Pozzi , Jovanotti, Avion Travel, Francesco Bruni, Renato De Maria, Arnoldo Foa, Gianluigi Trovesi, Michele Rabbia, Marco Baliani, Fabio De Luigi, Tiziana Foschi, Eugenio Allegri, Max Gazzè and many more. Furthermore Giorgio Rossi works with various people of all ages including therapeutic communities and pupils of state school. As his masters, he tries to convey the experience to the people who choose him as a teacher. He joined as a dancer the T.V show ”VIENI VIA CON ME” by Roberto Saviano and Fabio Fazio.
In 2012 he created “Cielo di Marzo” for 15 dancers of the Opera of Rome.
In 2013 he took care of all the movements of Bizet’s Carmen with ”L ‘Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio”, in 2014 he coordinated 320 young people for 620th Carnival of Putignano and created a choreography for 22 dancers at the National Academy of Dance in Rome. He is actually working on a study about Happiness with 11 dancing – actors ARTISTIASSOCIATI Sosta Palmizi which should debut between 2014 and 2015. Da dove nascono le stelle is the title of the new creation by Giorgio Rossi and Simone Sandroni. The new performance is a co-production between SostaPalmizi and Déjà Donné. The work had gone prewied within Invito di Sosta 2014/15 the 12th April 2015 at Teatro Maecenate of Arezzo and on the 17 th at the Teatro Brecht in Perugia within the theater contemporary season.

In the last years he has dedicated much time to teaching, to form dancers in which imagination could give a meaning to Dance. He taught in many didactic institution, such as:

- Duncan Conservatoire of Prague;
- National Accademy of Pechino;
- Oslo Opera House and Contemporary Dance Norwegian National Istitute;
- Rotterdam Accademy;
- Civic School of Drama Art of Milan;
- Courses of professional trainig financed by U.E.;
- Forum Dança of Lisbona;
- Scuola Nazionale di Movimento Svizzera – Verscio (CH);
- Università degli Studi di Siena (Arezzo) – Lettere e Filosofia;
- National School of movement in Nairobi;
- He has been recently invited by Carolyn Carlson to teach at Biennale of Venice.

SINTETICO

PRODUZIONI

1984 Questo e quell’altro – 1985 Il cortile - 1986 Tufo - 1987 Perduti una notte; Dai colli - 1989 Frail creation - 1990 Rapsodia per una stalla; La stanza - 1992 Balocco - 1993 Edadaus - 1994 Danze Rosa Blu - Sul coraggio. Pasatua che va alla fontana - 1996 E la tua veste è bianca Come nuvole - 1997 Piume - 1998 Ai Giardini – 1999 Spara alla pioggia - 2000 Oltre - E d’accanto mi passano femmine… - 2001 Gli scordàti - 2002 Hic! - 2003 Lolita - 2004 Il vestito della scimmia; Alma - 2005 La favola esplosa - 2006 A.Paz - 2007 Cielo; Rami‚ come quando fuori piove; Edipo e la Pizia – 2008 Dialogue – 2009 Scarpe; AnimaAmataMente – 2010 Carlotta‚ Graziella e le altre…; Il volo; Animalie – 2012 Cielo di Marzo – 2014 La Felicità – 2015 Da dove nascono le stelle – Lasciati Amare 2015