Giorgio Rossi drawn by Andrea Pazienza 1987

As E. Satie would probably say, Giorgio is a ‘dancing mammal’.

At the age of 4 years, seeing the Swiss clown Dimitri performing in the surreal time of the scene, he realized that theater was his life.

He owes his artistic fortune to the chance he had to attend the work of great masters (Kantor, Brook, Bausch, Carlson…) and, with some of them, he has learned scenic art, both as a student and as an interpreter. In 1984, he co-founded Sosta Palmizi, abbreviation under which, in 30 years, have worked more than 400 dancers and performers, who gradually found work in larger Italian and European Dance Theater companies or founded their own groups and some of them today, are part of the Artisti Associati Sosta Palmizi.

With his shows, more than 30 productions, which have exceeded 1500 replicas, he has traveled around the world, thanks to the universality of the poetic art of movement.

He is part of that endangered species of beings who believe deeply in the Poetic Art of Movement. That’s why he calls himself a partisan of the imagination. His dance is made of a playful, self-ironic and moving organic energy, which he hopes will bring him on stage for a long time to come. In recent years he has collaborated with artists from other fields, such as Andrea Pazienza, Paolo Fresu, Bernardo Bertolucci, Terry Gylliam, 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 others, as well as working with therapeutic communities and various social recovery groups and in public schools.

All the experiences he receives from the masters he encountered, he conveys to everyone who choose him as their teacher.

He also participates as a dancer in the tv show Vieni via con me hosted by Fabio Fazio and Roberto Saviano.

In 2012 he creates Cielo di Marzo for 15 dancers of the Rome Opera; in 2013 he takes care of all the movements of Bizet’s Carmen with L’Orchestra di piazza Vittorio, in 2014 he coordinates 320 young people for the Putignano Carnival. In 2014 he works with 12 dancer-artists associated with Sosta Palmizi for the show Sulla felicità and creates a choreography for 22 dancers at the National Academy of Dance.

Da Dove Nascono le Stelle is the title of Giorgio Rossi’s 2015 creation with Simone Sandroni. In the same year he presents his new solo Lasciati amare. In autumn 2015 Giorgio Rossi is the protagonist of episodes of creative sharing with some choreographers. In November he stages 220 Volts… and don’t feel them with the participation as choreographers and performers of Alessandro Certini, Charlotte Zebey, Julyen Hamilton and Raffaella Giordano. Another opportunity to meet is the performance 6QUI, presented as part of the Invito di Sosta event for the thirtieth anniversary of the Compagnia Sosta Palmizi, with all the founders of the historic collective.

In 2016, Giorgio Rossi creates a new show entitled Con il naso all’insù for children with performers and co-authors Elisa Canessa, Federico Dimitri and Francesco Manenti and the collaboration of writer Nadia Terranova.

In 2018 he debuts with a new dance theatre work for children entitled Costellazioni. Pronti, Partenza…Spazio! created with Savino Italiano, Olga Mascolo and Anna Moscatell.  In the same year he is the interpreter, in one of the main roles, in Gran Circo Rossini, a production of Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini and El Grito.

In 2019 he is the curator of the training and creative residency at the École des Sables in Dakar, (Senegal) for the exchange project “Italie, Culture, Afrique” promoted by MIBACT, Italian Embassy in Dakar, Italian Institute of Culture, National Academy of Dance. From this experience was born Le Melange des Anges, a work that involves Italian and Senegalese dancers in the enhancement through dance of different cultural identities and in the exchange of artistic practices.

In 2020 Giorgio Rossi undertakes a new production together with Elisa Canessa, Federico Dimitri and Francesco Manenti: Esercizi di Fantastica, a work created for kids and families, inspired by the concept of “Fantastica” as defined by the writer Gianni Rodari, whose 100 birth anniversary was celebrated in 2020. In this same year, Giorgio Rossi co-creates Black Black Sky – performing universe together with the astrophysicist Stefano Sandrelli and the actress Maria Eugenia D’Aquino, which was adapted the following year for the streaming broadcasting.

In 2021 he creates Gli ultimi giorni di Pompeo, which made its debut in April 2022; the protagonists of this multidisciplinary work are: the well-known cartoonist Andrea Pazienza (the play inacts the full-text of the homonymous comic book) and his art, combined with the theatrical language of the actors Riccardo Goretti and Massimo Bonechi and the Giorgio Rossi’s dance.

In 2022 Giorgio started a collaboration with the composer and pianist Livio Minafra (winner of the Top Jazz awards in 2005, 2008 and 2011). From their meeting Agata was born, an improv project for dance and piano. The collaboration also launches “Improvvisi”, a series of workshops (July 2022 and July 2023) targeting dancers and musicians.

In 2023 the partnership with Minafra is reinforced with a new production, in collaboration with Savino Italiano: In_vento, a work on the theme of Air, dedicated to the new generations, a prequel to a further evolution and production called Aria, scheduled to debut by the spring 2024.

In the same year Giorgio Rossi takes care of the choreographic movements of Vertigine della lista a work inspired by the homonymous essay by Umberto Eco and created and performed by Francesca Albanese, Silvia Baldini, Lorenzo De Simone and Laura Valli.

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