Alberto Franceschini


Alberto studied dance in Italy and Switzerland (1998-2004) and he holds a MA in Choreography with specialization in Performative Practices from UNIARTS Stockholm (2015-2017).

Alberto’s artistic practice is based on the idea of encounter which establishes a continuity between his activity as performing artist, his teaching practice and the artistic projects he initiates.

Alberto performed in the freelance scene as well as for theatre institutions in Austrian, Switzerland, Germany (2005-2012) and, as a member of Cullberg Ballet, in Sweden (2013-2015). His past artistic exchanges include relevant figures of the international choreographic scene (such as Jefta van Dinther, Alexander Ekman, Margrét-Sara Guðjónsdóttir, Trajal Harrell, Benoit Lachambre, Hans Henning Paar, Philippe Saire, Marco Santi and Elio Gervasi among many others) while he is currently performing in Mette Igvartsen’s and Erik Berg’s works.

With great interest in collaborations, since 2011 Alberto has continuously created choreographic works: the cross-disciplinary event inSTABILE.12 and inSTABILE.13 in Treviso(I), co-curated and co-designed with D.Buso and A.Van Herck; the installation-performance “Echo”, in collaboration with A.Van Herck and C.Gerorgescu; the 10-dancer work “Ceneri”, performed outside and inside the dome of Munich (created with D.Russo), the installation for public spaces “Crowd control” in collaboration with Ruggero Franceschini, among other works.

During the MA at UNIARTS in Stockholm (2015-2017) he focused his research on participatory strategies in performance.  He finished his studies in 2017 with “The Score of Becoming”, a collaboration with Charlotta Ruth and Jonas Pettersson: a participatory work at the edge between game, installation and performance which challenges clear divisions of roles between performers and public.

In 2019, next to his collaboration with Erik Valentin Berg in "Unfortunate Desires", he presented his ​latest creations  ​Do I look fluid?​, a choreographic exploration of the gesture of handwriting which premièred in Malmö in September 2019 and ​Drifting#1, ​a site-specific work for 9 dancers, which was presented in the park Augarten of Vienna in June 2019.

Alberto latest work is Strange is the Loop (2020) supported by the MA7/city of Vienna and co-created with Ingrid Cogne and Ruggero Franceschini. 
In summer 2021, Alberto will collaborate with Carlos Wager in the creation of the opera Notre-Dame for the St.Galler Festspiele (CH).