ALDES is a no-profit association of artists and cultural workers, established in 1993, which produces and fosters experimental choreography using dance, visual arts and new technologies under the artistic direction of its founder Roberto Castello. ALDES creates performances, installations, events and videos dealing with body, movement and the way they are represented.

Particular attention is paid to how choreography and audiences interact, and therefore to all forms of contemporary dance which attempt new space/time relationships between works and their audience.

ALDES is a political proposal to manage culture and artistic action in a responsible way, in connection with its own territory. Aldes rounds up some of the most interesting and imaginative Italian authors, experimenting organizational structures in order to ease the artistic process and free it from bureaucratic burdens.

ALDES authors are:
Roberto Castello
, founder and artistic director (Premio Speciale UBU in 1985 for "Il cortile" and  UBU Prize for the best show of the season in theater section and dance with "Il migliore dei mondi possibili" in 2003), Stefano Questorio, historic ALDES dancer since 1998 and choreographer (Premio Othello Sarzi - New theater realities in 2007, and Best Actor Prize, Loro del Reno Festival  in 2007),  Caterina Basso (Premio MasDanza20 special prize for best solo) and Giselda Ranieri (ACT Festival Bilbao 2016 / Best direction Prize) dancers in ALDES from 2007 - 2010, Aline Nari, performers in ALDES in past years, with Davide Frangioni who make projects of artistic research to combine different audience. In 2016 he will also work Francesca Zaccaria (his last choreographies were presented in France and Germany), performers in ALDES in 2004/2005, and the visual artist / performer Giacomo Verde.
With the national preview of July 2017 at Kilowatt Festival of "Kotekino Riff", Andrea Cosentino joins ALDES. The collaboration with Cosentino, which has led in recent years to the realization of some important projects, becomes so structured.
In 2018: Marco Chenevier, choreographer, dancer, director, actor and artistic director of Tida and TDanse Festival (1st Prize at Be Festival - Birmingham 2015, 1st Prize for contemporary dance Sarajevo Winter festival – 2013), and Elena Pisu choreographer, dancer.

Since 2008, ALDES is carrying on the project “SPAM! rete per le arti contemporanee” (, organizing residencies, several programming events, a multidisciplinary Season, generally in Spring and Fall, workshops, didactic activities, public meetings. The project is realized in the framework of 'Patto Riassetto Sistema Teatrale della Toscana'.

ALDES is supported by Mibact - MINISTERO per i Beni e le Attività Culturali / Direzione Generale per lo spettacolo dal vivo, REGIONE TOSCANA / Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo.

Artistic Direction / legal representative: Roberto Castello
Artistic Coordination and communication: Alessandra Moretti
Production / Promotion: Simona Cappellini and Lia Ricceri
Administration / Projects: Smeralda Capizzi /
Residency Programme: Elena Pisu
Technical Direction: Andrea Sangiorgi
Accounting: Silvana Busetto
Administration Assistant: Gabriela Giusti

Authors / Choreographers: Caterina Basso, Roberto Castello, Andrea Cosentino, Marco Chenevier, Aline Nari & Davide Frangioni, Elena Pisu, Stefano Questorio, Giselda Ranieri, Giacomo Verde, Francesca Zaccaria


SPAM! rete per le arti contemporanee
via Don Minzoni 34 
55016 - Porcari (LUCCA) - ITA
tel +39 (0) 583.975089  fax +39 (0)583.572965
M. +39 348.3213503

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