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.
Since 2008, ALDES is carrying on in Lucca province, the project “SPAM! rete per le arti contemporanee”, organizing residencies, several programming events, a multidisciplinary Season, workshops, public meetings and didactic activities.
In January 2019, ALDES received the Ubu Award 2018: Special Award to the ‘project ALDES’.
The authors who have received ALDES’s support are: Silvia Alfei, Massimiliano Barachini, Caterina Basso, Roberto Castello, Marco Chenevier, Andrea Cosentino, Francesca Foscarini, foscarini:nardin:dagostin, Giorgia Nardin, Aline Nari, Stefano Questorio, Giselda Ranieri, Irene Russolillo, Ambra Senatore, Giacomo Verde, Francesca Zaccaria.
ALDES is supported by MIC – Ministry of Culture and Regione Toscana / Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo.