has been selected as one of the twenty emerging companies from the Aerowawes Europe network in 2019 and has toured with its creations at festivals such as: Les Synodales (France), Dantzaldia Festival (Spain), Bologna Gender Bender Festival (Italy), Venice Prozact Palazzo Ca 'Zanardi Venice Expo (Italy), , Prisma Panama Festival (Panama), Madrid en Danza (Spain), Danza Valencia, Tanzplattform Bern (Swizerland), Lucky Trimmer Berlin (Germany), BE Birmingham Festival (UK), RomaEuropa Festival (Italy), Bolzano Danza Festival(Italy),Festival Opera Estate Bassano del Grappa,(Italy)Statstheatre Darmstadt, (Germany) Opera de Bordeaux (France),Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv, Mercat de les Flors Barcelona,Opera du Rhin (France)
Theatre Nacional de la dance Chaillot(Paris),Pavillon Noir - Ballet Preljocaj (Ex Provance))
Kor’sia works had been invited to create site specific works with renowned cultural places as: Museum of Science and the Cosmo of La Laguna (Spain), or the Prado Museum, Madrid (Spain), Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao (Spain), Spanish Pavilion of the Milan Expo, Milan (Italy), Fundacion Mapfre (Madrid)
For the Kor'sia collective, the arts and specifically the arts of movement, as their competence, are the only representations that manage to transmit the human world, everything created by our societies: tradition, society, culture ..., in a way that no other cognitive skill achieves. Surviving in time beyond the societies that produced them and managing to transcend what we call ideas, providing individuals with access to their most intimate and spiritual ways.
Therefore, the objective of this collective is based on the creation of artistic devices whose epicenter is located in the body and that proposes a reflection on the possible gestation of individual and collective spaces, which can provide new access to ways of being and being. in the world through the living arts.
Currently, Antonio de Rosa and Mattia Russo, are the directors and choreographers of the project, together with the Performing Arts researcher and co-founder, Giuseppe Dagostino and the Professor of Performing Arts Agnès López-Río as artistic advisor, are the main architects of the KOR'SIA collective.
Kor'sia is based in Madrid and is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports - Government of Spain, Community of Madrid, Municipality of Madrid.
ANTONIO DE ROSA /ARTISTIC DIRECTOR /CHOREPGRAPHER /CO-FOUNDER:
Born in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy.
MATTIA RUSSO / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR /CHOREPGRAPHER /CO-FOUNDER:
Born in Atripalda (Avellino) Italy.
Both graduated in classical and contemporary dance, at the Ballet School of the Teatro alla Scala, Milan.
Antonio de Rosa, began his career as a dancer at the Maggio Fiorentino, the Arena di Verona and the Teatro alla Scala, Compañía Nacional de Danza de España.
Mattia Russo, began his career at the Choreographic Center of the Generalitat Valenciana, in Spain, to then work for Introdans, then for the Compañía Nacional de Danza in Madrid,where they grow and develop with the best choreographers on the international scene.
In January 2015, they create the KOR'SIA collective in Madrid together with Giuseppe Dagostino and Agnes Lopez Rio.
Since 2017, de Rosa and Russo have concentrated their activity in KOR'SIA as Artistic Directors, Choreographers and Dancers.
As choreographer Antonio and Mattia, had been invited to create for other companies as:
Compañía Nacional de Danza,(Spain) Víctor Ullate Ballet (Spain),Teatro Massimo(Italy), Konzert Theater Bern, (Switzerland),Luzern Theatre, (Switzerland), Of Curious Nature Bremen (Germany) Opéra National du Rhin (France) Verve (UK) Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz (Germany),Opéra Grand Avignon (France),Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden (Germany)
Together they receive numerous choreographic awards including:
FEDORA Prizes Biennale Award (VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Dance Prize 2023)
Positano International Dance Festival Leonide Massine'
1 Prize International Choreography Competition NEW YORK-BURGOS,
2nd Prize Certamen Choreographic de Madrid. Madrid, Spain
2 Prize Copenhagen International Choreography Competition. Copenhagen, Denmark 2015
1 Prize 21st Concours Chorégraphique Contemporain Jeunes Compagnies, France.
1 Prize Résidence Création 2015 Conseil Régional de Bourgogne & Synodales. Sens, France.
1 Prize Young Choreographers' Competition Bordeaux National Opera's Ballet, the Malandain Ballet Biarritz with the CCN Ballet de l'Opéra National du Rhin .
1 Prize TANZPLATTFORM BERN | International dance festival and competition for choreographers.
Selects Aerowaves Twenty of the most promising emerging choreographers in Europe 2019/2020.
Mattia and Antonio consider it essential to develop a space focused directly on learning, giving master classes and workshops on creative processes, in conservatories, and universities, such as the Accademia Nazionale di Roma, (IT) Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila in Madrid, (ES) University Complutense de Madrid, Northern School of Contemporary Dance (UK)
Tsoying Senior High School ( Kaohsiung, Taiwan. ) among others.
He is a fundraising manager and project designer, he works in Italy at BASE Milano, a cultural hub and
creative located in the Design District of Milan.
From 2009 to 2019 he worked as a professional dancer for the National Dance Company
(Spain), under the directions of Nacho Duato, Hervé Palito and José Carlos Martínez, to
later becoming part of the National Choreographic Center, Ballet de Lorraine in
In January 2015 he founded the Kor'sia Collective together with Antonio de Rosa and Mattia Russo.
Artistic advisor and playwright
Professor of Analysis and Practice of the Contemporary Dance Repertory at the
'María de Ávila' Higher Conservatory of Dance in Madrid, dance playwright, performer,
artistic advisor, author and researcher, she is a member of the Academy of Performing Arts of
Spain from 2021.
She graduated in Hispanic Philology from the University of Valencia in 2001. In 2014 she obtained the
Master's degree in Cultural Management at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and in 2018 the Degree
Dance Superior at the Higher Conservatory of Dance, 'María de Ávila' in Madrid.
As a dance performer since 2002 she has been part of various European companies to
highlight Wayne McGregor/ Random Dance Company (UK) and the National Dance Company
Dance (Spain) from 2011 to 2019, under the direction of José Carlos Martínez.
She joined the Kor'sia Collective in 2015.