Salvo Lombardo is an italian perfomer, coreographer and director who bases his work on a constant research of a relation between theatre, dance and visual art. He lives and works in Rome. He is the artistic director of the Chiasma Company whose works were presented in the main Festivals and Theatres in Italy. In 2015-2016 he was resident choreographer at Anghiari Dance Hub where he worked at the project “Casual Bystanders” based on a choreographic pattern representing an archive of “not-extraordinary” gestures proceeding from kinetic fragments of common people observed in public places. From 2016 till today Salvo Lombardo is supported by the Festival Fabbrica Europa that produces many of his dance pieces. From 2017 he is one of the associated artists of the Festival Oriente Occidente, the principal co-producer of the performance “Present Continuous” inspired by a memory system of gestures which stem from a night's work at a music club and also the interactive installation in augmented reality titled “Reappearances” conceived for the MART Museum of Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, involving the participation of the local community. In 2017 he is guest choreographer at Aura Dance Theatre of Kaunas (LIT) for which he conceived the performance “Twister” studying the relationship between gestures memory, play and sociality. In 2018 he worked on the project “L’Esemplare Capovolto”, aims to generate a series of performative actions, installations, conferences, workshops and the creation of the show “Excelsior”, co-produced by the Théâtre National de Chaillot of Paris and the Romaeuropa Festival.
Chiasma is a dance company founded and directed by Salvo Lombardo and supported by Mibac. Chiasma’s works intertwine between dance, theater and visual arts while focusing on the languages of video art in the field of visual arts. The company’s productions have been programmed in many theaters and festivals across Italy and abroad. Chiasma works in collaboration with and is supported by Festival Oriente Occidente, Theatre National de Chaillot, Fabbrica Europa, Romaeuropa Festival, Aura International Dance Festival, Attakkalari Dance Festival, Short Theater, Teatro di Roma, Teatri di Vetro, Attraversamenti Multipli, Festival Corpi in Movimento, Versiliadanza e Lavanderia a Vapore. Chiasma also collaborates with numerous artists as dancers, video artists and sound designers aiming towards the contamination of languages and an interdisciplinary artistic research.