equipe artistique

edmond russo


Born in Italy.

After graduating from The Rosella Hightower International Centre of Dance in Cannes, he is engaged by the National Lyon Opera Ballet directed by Yorgos Loukos, in 1992. Within five years, he performs choreographic works by (among others) Maguy Marin, Bill T.Jones, Stephen Petronio, Dominique Bagouet, J.C.Gallotta, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Angelin Preljocaj.

In 1997, he meets Hervé Robbe during the creation of Miss K., commissionned by the National Lyon Opera Ballet. Bye see you next no more was the first project with the Marietta Secret Company of Hervé Robbe. He continues this collaboration in following him to the National Choreographic Center in Le Havre for the re-creation of Factory (1999), Permis de construire/Avis de démolition (2000), In between (2001), Des Horizons perdus (2002), Mutating Score (2004), Vaguely light (2007).

At the same time, he is assistant for two choreographic creations of Hervé Robbe in the CNSMD of Paris, as well as for The Academy of Performing Arts in Hong Kong. 

He collaborates with other choreographers such as Joanne Leighton in Brussels as assistant and dancer in We can build you (1999), Display / Copy only (2004), 5 Easy pieces (2007). He participates in several projects of the German choreographer Joachim Schlomer in the Theater of Basel (1998).

In December 2001, un-cert'1 chemin is his first solo creation presented in The International Dance Festival in Cannes. In March 2003, he creates and performs his second project with Shlomi Tuizer, the duet Stuttering Piece.

During summer 2004, he creates with Shlomi Tuizer the Affari Esteri company. Together they realise the project Tenses : Airports (tenses 1), creation 2005, followed by Les avenants (tenses 2-3) in 2007.

In 2008 he accepts the invitation of the group Tenerife DanzaLab in Spain to create the pieces Materia Prima and Dry Water. The same year he participates in the re-creation of Anna Sokolov’s piece Rooms with the company Labkine.

In 2009, he performs The End, a piece by Joanne Leighton and presents the new creation of Affari Esteri, entitled inside ##### in the National Dance Center in Pantin, for the festival Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis. In July of the same year, he choreographs Dolentem, piece for 11 dancers, for the Group Coline. 

En 2010, he presents a new piece for 6 performers, Lings, for Festival Météores au Havre.

En 2011 he performers i like penises: a little something in 24 acts for american choreographer Kimberly Bartosik in New York. He creates encircling, a new piece for the group Coline in Istres, and works on a new project for Affari Esteri, the duet embrace, of which the premiere took place in january 2012 for festival Faits d’hiver (Micadanses).

The company’s next production, Tempéraments, will be created during 2013 and will premiere in January 2014 in Art Danse Dijon festival and at the National Dance Center in Paris.