Roberto Casarotto

Since 2006, Roberto has been director of the dance projects for the Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa (CSC) and Operaestate Festival Veneto. As Associate Director of Aerowaves, he is a member of the board of EDN European Dancehouse Network.

Currently involved in several international projects supported by the EU Creative Europe and Erasmus + Programmes, he develops initiatives aimed at supporting the artistic research, mobility and artists’ development in the field of dance, the engagement of communities and participation of citizens in cultural activities. He is the Italian initiator of Dance WellMovement research for Parkinson’s, a project aimed at researching the impact that the practice of dance has on people living with Parkinson’s and at including them in the social and cultural life of the context they live in.  He has coordinated the project Migrant Bodies using artistic tools to share a civil reflection on migrations and the cultural impact and differences they bring, seen as sources of values and richness for the whole European and Canadian societies.

Before working in dance organisations, Roberto was a professional contemporary dancer. During his dance career Roberto developed artistic research and familiarity with the dance ecologies in Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Turkey, Europe. He has developed experience in the editorial field and is the author of the book Nigel Charnock, published in 2009 by L’Epos in the Dance forward/Dance for Word series. Roberto has been Artistic Director of Balletto di Roma since January 2015. He is proficient in the use of English, French and Italian.


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