Roberto Casarotto

Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa (CSC) and Operaestate Festival Veneto, Director of dance projects Bassano del Grappa, Italy


Since 2006, Roberto has been director of dance projects for the Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa (CSC) and Operaestate Festival Veneto. 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 artistic research, mobility and artistic development in the field of dance, the engagement of communities and participation of citizens in cultural activities. He is the initiator of Dance Well – Movement research for Parkinson. Prior to working for dance organisations, Roberto was a professional contemporary dancer. He is the author of the book Nigel Charnock published in 2009 by L’Epos. Since January 2015 he has been Artistic Director of Balletto di Roma.

Curatorial statement

CSC and Operaestate Festival invite individual artists, companies, and collectives active in the field of dance from the very beginning of their careers to the more experienced and established stage. Artists are invited to research and develop creations and/or to present their works. Initiatives are aimed at developing new and enhanced ways of engaging artists, citizens and audiences whilst continuing to focus strongly on building a sustainable future for dance.

At Dance Massive, Roberto looks forward to meeting artists and professionals, exchanging and developing ideas and discussing possible collaborations.

Dates attending Dance Massive: 14 – 21 March


Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts