The Excelsior prize as best actress for the short “La Foto” directed by Sara Masi. After Odin style theatre (Teatro Potlach, Toni Cots, Jean Paul Denizon, Teatro de los Andes, Nino Racco, Naira Gonzalez…) she comes to dance via a personal exploration physical training for actors. She studies contemporary dance w i t h M o s e s P e n d l e t o n , GiovannaSummo, Domenique Dupuy, Hervè Diasnas; t r a s p a r e n t m i m e w i t h H a l Yamanouchi; Breathing and movement with the trainer Giuseppe Ravì; Qi gong with Solene Fiumani; Ideokinesis: Placement and C o n s t r u c t i v e R e s t U r s u l a Stricker; Japanese new dance (Butoh) with Masaki Iwana, Akira Kasai, Akaji Maro, Tadashi Endo, Ko Murobushi, Yoko Muronoi, Hisako Horikawa, T o r u I w a s h i t a , D a i s u k e Yoshimoto, Atsushi Takenouchi, Kohshou Nanami, Yuko Kaseki. B.A. degree in Methodology and Criticism of the Performing Arts with thesis: Masaki Iwana and the tradition of “White Butoh”.“The Intensity of n o t h i n g n e s s ” : a d a n c e methodology She has followed courses at Istituto Europeo Shiatsu (IES) di Roma. With Lios dance company the creation and direction of “Trasformazioni” International Butoh dance festival with support of Furio Camillo T h e a t r e a n d T e a t r o dell’Orologio, Rome. 2000 presentation of first solo in the current of White Butoh- “Non si può rubare la luna” (You can’t steal the moon) 4th edition of Grand Festival Des Arts directed by Masaki Iwana in France. T h e s a m e y e a r B u t o h Experience, a group work Alessandra Cristiani (biography) directed by the dancer Masaki Iwana. September 2009 with Lios company, a work in progress in three sessions with Butoh dancer Akira Kasai: Eliogabalo project (Rome September 2009); L’Anarchico incoronato (The crowned anarchist). Second study on Artaud (Rome May 2010; Aetas Aurea. L’età dell’oro. Insurrezione e rovina (The golden age. Insurrection and ruin) (Palermo September 2010. Rome October 2010), project supervised by Maria Pia D’Orazi, with the support of PAJ Europe Performing Arts Japan Programme for Europe 2009-2010 Alessandra has worked with M a rc e l l o S a m b a t i ( D a r k Camera), FabrizioCrisafulli (Il Pudore Bene in Vista), Roberto Latini (Libero F o r t e b r a c c i o Te a t r o ) ,Massimiliano Civica ( Ubu Award 2008), Giovanna Summo, A l e s s a n d r o S e r r a ( Te a t r o p e r s o n a , European Award Beckett and puppets2006), Daria Deflorian (Ubu Award 2013), authors amongst the m o s t i m p o r t a n t I t a l i a n e x p e r i m e n t a l t h e a t r e exponents. W i t h “ T r a t t a t o d e i manichini” (Tract of the m a n n e q u i n s ) o f t h e Teatropersona company she participates in the prestigious International Performing Arts Festival of Busan, South Korea M a y 2 0 0 9 ; a n d t h e N a Strastnom Festival of Moscow, Russia, September2011. A member of the Habillé d’eau Company directed by Silvia Rampelli, with whom she produces in 2002 Studio for Attis, selected for Enzimi Danza Festival 2002 “for its creative rigour and originality”; i n 2 0 0 3 R e f e t t o r i o , Generazione Scenario 2003 ( S c e n a r i o G e n e r a t i o n Refectory), winner of Movin’Up 2 0 0 4 , s u p p o r t f r o m Associazione per il Circuito dei G i o v a n i A r t i s t i I t a l i a n i (Association for the Distribution of Young Italian Artists) ,“Award f o r l a s p e c i fi c a l i t y a n d originality of the language and movement techniques” at the Inter national Teatarfest, S a r a j e v o , 2 0 0 4 ; 2 0 0 5 Ragazzocane (Dogboy), a creation for La Biennale di Venezia 37 –Venice Biennale, International Theatre Festival curated by Romeo Castellucci, Premio Speciale Ubu (Special Award) in 2006 “for the renewal brought to both the idea of the festival and theatre”. In 2006-2007 the group begins research on time with brief explorations: Studio sulla percezione di un s e g m e n t o t e m p o r a l e discrezionalmente definito (Study of the perception of a discretionally defined time segment); Beate; Camera. 2008 Stato secondo (Second state), winner of the project 4 Cantieri per Fabbrica Europa, produced by Teatro Furio C a m i l l o and F o n d a z i o n e P o n t e d e r a T e a t r o , i n collaboration with ZTL-pro. L’igiene (Hygiene) the latest s i t e s p e c i fi c production for I n c o n t e m p o r a n e a P a r m a Festival, NDT’010. Debut in May 2012 of Or -S u l l a f r a s e n o m i n a l e (Or – on t h e n o m i n a l p h r a s e ) , a production of Habillé d’eau and ZTL-pro, with funding from the P r o v i n c i al government of R o me and Provincial Arts Council; with the support of Teatro Due, Roma; in co l l a b o r a t i o n with Fondazione Roma Europa,Teatro Palladium and Teatro di Roma. Habillé d’eau has presented works in Italy, Bosnia, France, the U.S. Solo works: Fiori (F u r o r e – D a n z e N o S t o p) F l o w e r s ( F u r y ( N o n s t o p dances)as part of Progetto S p a z i p e r l a d a n z a contemporanea (Contemporary D a n c e S p a c e s P r o j e c t ) organised in 2008 by ETI Italian Theatre Body) Notturno, Eco, In canto, G e y n e s t u n d e r g o r e (Inequilibrio06, Castiglioncello; F e s t i v a l C r i s a l i d e X V ed.):Dissenso. Un taglio nel c a o s 2 0 0 8 F o r l ì ) , X Y (Inequilibrio Festival 06, Castiglioncello), Langelo, Entrana, Irelallabye, Oro e R o s s o ( c o p r o d u c t i o n AppiaUnder-OFFicINa), materia e v u o t o, i o è u n a l t r o ,nudo.nuda, Miele. The last three works form part of the project La fisica d e l l ’ a n i m a ( S o u l ’ s physique).Francesca Stern Woodman, a coproduction Teatro FurioCamillo and ZTLpro (ScenariIndipendenti 2008). nudo.nuda is performed at Sofia Dance Week 09. Move your mind, representing Italian dance. With the performance d.n.a.-di natura assente (denoting absence of nature) a project of Stefano Taiuti (Zeitgeist) is at Romaeuropa Festival 2007 2009 Un certo clown- La caduta, (A certain clown – The fall) project in the final selection for the Equilibrio Award, II ed.. A m o n g s t m o s t r e c e n t p r o d u c t i o n s : O p h e l e i a , (Trasform’azioni 10, Teatro Furio Camillo, Roma; ZTL Remix, Angelo Mai, Roma 2011; Festival Teatri di Vetro 5, Teatro Palladium, Roma 2011.); Spacing, Timing, performance units of the project TrialogosIncursioni su Tempo Spazio Materia (Incursions into Time Space Matter)(Trasform’azioni XI, Teatro Furio Camillo, Roma 2011; Trasform’azioni XII, Teatro dell’Orologio, Rome 2012). In 2006 Alessandra is called in as trainer in the course for d i r e c t o r s h e l d b y M a s s i m i l i a n o C i v i c a f o r Fondazione Pontedera Teatro, continuing a collaboration in the field of theatre, on the d e v e l o p m e n t o f b o d y techniques for actors, from which was born in 2010 IA Midsummer Night’s Dream, produced by Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria/ Compagnia Il Mercante, with production support from Romaeuropa Festival 2010. During the 2012-13 seasons she participates in Tutto per bene, the debut of actor, director Gabriele Lavia as artistic director of the Teatro di R o m a L ’ A r g e n t i n a , GabrieleLavia, production of Teatro di Roma. The two years 2011-2013 she is Choreographer in Residence for the Accademia Filarmonica of Rome. She debuts with the commemorative event Opening Cage, for which she creates the site specific performance Child of tree, in the Gardens of the Philharmonic in June 2012. Eros Aria is the second commissioned artistic project as part of the International Dance Festival 2013, with the support of the Accademia Filarmonica of Rome, Teatro Olimpico and in coproduction w i t h C o m p a g n i a Teatropersona. November 2013: debut of the creation Soror, project of the dancer, choreographer Camille Mutel compagnia Li(Luo): CCAM- Scène Nationale, Vandoeuvre; ACB-Scène Nationale, Bar Le Duc. She participates with the dance Entrana in the festival: Cimes 2013-14. Convegno Internazionale sulla diffusione performativa e culturale della d a n z a b u t o h i n E u r o p a (International meeting on of Butoh as performance and culture in Europe): Kazuo Ohno and Butoh in Europe: cross c u r r e n t s a n d r o o t s (25.11.2013- 29.11.2013), curated byMatteo Casari and Elena Cervellati, Universitỳ of Bologna. She proposes workshop series: Il corpo Paradossale (The body paradoxical); Danze fatte a mano (Handmade dances) and encounters on training praxis L’esercizio. She holds training courses for professionals IALS. (Performing Arts Syndicate Studios, Rome) Articles on Alessandra Ligeia. Dossiers sur l’art. Photographie & Danse, (Ligeia. Art dossiers. Photography and Dance)N °113-116, Jan.-Jun 2012; Trasform’azioni- rassegna internazionale di danza buto. Fotografia di un’esperienza (Trasformazioni: international Butoh festival. Eyewitness photography), edited by Samantha Marenzi, ed. Editoria e Spettacolo, Roma 2010; 54 Arte e Critica (Art and criticism), edited by Silvia Tarquini, March-May 2008; Hic sunt leones, edited by Graziano Graziani, ed. Editoria e Spettacolo, Roma 2007.