WESLEY D'ALESSANDROdancer / choreographer
Brazilian Dancer and Choreographer, Wesley D'Alessandro initiated his dance studies in Classical Ballet in 1990. In 2000, he started his graduation in Contemporary Dance and Choreography, became Dance and Movement Bachelor in 2003 (Universidade Anhembi Morumbi) As a dancer, he worked with the choreographers Gigi Caciuleanu, Aloísio Avaz, Hiroshi Koike, Otto Pichler and Stephan Thoss and, between 2000-2005, he was dancer and choreographer in the CAOS! Art Co. (São Paulo/ BRAZIL).
His choreographic works were performed in many Festivals as the SESC Bienal de Dança (Santos/BRAZIL), Festival Internacional da NovaDança (Brazília/BRAZIL), Senac Seminário Corpo&Tecnologia (São Paulo/BRAZIL), Laboratorio de Improvisación del Mercosur (Santiago del Estero/ARGENTINA), Sexta na Tomada - Estúdio Nova Dança (São Paulo/BRAZIL), 1,2 na Dança (Belo Horizonte/Brazil), TEOREMA - Estúdio Nave (São Paulo/BRAZIL), Seitensprünge (Wiesbaden/GERMANY), New Steps (Hannover/GERMANY) and Norddeutsche Tanztreffen (Hannover/GERMANY).
In 2004, for his solo No escuro, D'Alessandro was laureated with the Prêmio Novos e Novíssimos Coreógrafos Intépretes [New and Newest Choreographer-Interpreters Prize] (São Paulo City Hall) and with the Prêmio Cidade de Vitória [City of Vitória Prize] (Vitória City Hall). In 2005, his solo SONHO SÓ was sponsored by the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and performed in the Dança em Pauta Festival (São Paulo/Brazil).
Since 2006, D'Alessandro is living in Germany where he has working as guest dancer and choreographer. In 2007, he choreographed Ties&Legs for the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden/ GERMANY) and, in 2008, Doppel for the Staatsoper Hannover (Hannover/ GERMANY). In 2009, for his solo "...should have a chair", he got the Audience Prize in Das Beste deutsche Tanzsolo [The best german Dance Solo] of the euro-scene Festival (Leipzig/ GERMANY).
In 2010, for the Iyabo Kaczmarek's Freie Theaterproduktionen, D'Alessandro choreographed the Dance-Theater Performance IDENTITY presented in the Aegidienkirche and Georgsplatz (Hannover/GERMANY) and sponsored by the Funds: Region Hannover, ŠHannover Stiftung and Kulturbüro Hannover. In the same year, he performed in the Physical-Theater production Rache ist Süß of the Quimera Theater, with direction of Renzo Solórzano and performances in the Theaterhaus (Hildesheim/GERMANY) and SofaLoft (Hannover/ GERMANY).
In 2011, with direction of Tina Lanik, Wesley D'Alessandro choreographed the Soeren Voima's piece Ursprung der Welt of the Schauspielhaus Hannover (Hannover/ GERMANY) where D'Alessandro is currently working as dancer and choreographer for the Anne Lepper's piece Seymour with direction of Claudia Bauer and Première on January/2012.
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