Artistic Director, Choreographer
Born in Foggia, a city in southern Italy, Giuseppe’s initial training was at La Scala Theatre Ballet School in Milan where he completed the School’s classical dance curriculum. At the age of fifteen, he left Italy to continue his training at the Rudra Béjart School in Lausanne and was soon dancing with the Béjart Ballet Company spending four seasons under the direction of Maurice Béjart. He was subsequently engaged by the Aalto Ballett Theater in Essen, dancing there as a soloist for two seasons and working with several renowned choreographers including J C Maillot, R Wherlock and J L Spniks and where his first choreographic work "Split Ego" was performed.
In 2001, he joined the Ballet du Grand Théatre de Genève where, for ten consecutive seasons, he danced leading roles in an extensive repertory with distinguished choreographers including: W Forsythe, S Teshigawara, L Childs, S L Cherkaoui, A Foniadakis, J Robbins, to name but a few.
In addition to his dancing Giuseppe choreographed numerous pieces for the dancers of the Ballet du Grand Théâtre including their performances "You've dialled the wrong number" (Théâtre Alhambra), "Monolove" (Théatre du Loup), "So close" (The Grand Casino) and "Le syndrome de l’hippocampe" (Le Grand Théâtre).
Still based in Geneva but, since 2011 as a freelance artist, he has been working as an assistant director and choreographer on theatrical performances such as "Merlin et la terre devastée" (Théâtre du Loup), "Bérengère" (Théâtre 2.21), "Love Letters" (Théâtre Pitoëff), directed several fashion shows, artistically coached the Swiss synchronized swimming vice champions team and was invited to teach at the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Company in New York.
In 2011, Giuseppe focused on a new cooperation with the artist-painter Véronique de Freudenreich and created an experimental visual-dance project "Résonance Initiatique" (Maison des Arts de Plan les Ouates). In the same year, as the second phase of this venture, he invited the visual-artist Jungun Jang to work with him on "Opera II" (Flux Laboratory). Both projects, being fully innovative in terms of a new artistic approach, were created at the Flux Laboratory, combining movement with visual, graphic, audio and expressive techniques.
In parallel to his work at Flux Laboratory Giuseppe wrote, directed and choreographed the short-length movie "Ida y Vuelta", officially selected for the Mecal Festival de Cortos Barcelona, Short Film Corner Festival de Cannes 2012, Festival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA) in Montréal and the Loikka Dance Movie Festival in Helsinki. This project was also screened and presented in several other progressive artistic centres such as the Flux Laboratory in Genève, the Festival Antilope in Chaux de Fonds and the Bananne Fabrik in Luxembourg.
At the end of 2011 Giuseppe founded the FullFork Association to promote the creation and cooperation of multidisciplinary projects.
The Swiss magazine ‘Art Collector’, in their august 2013 edition, dedicated the front cover to him and included a comprehensive article on his life and artistic commitment.