The Body of Salt was a performance conceived by Alessio Trevisani for the Rialto Fish Market, in Venice, which took place in September 2019. It aimed to re-imagine the historic trade routes of dried and salted codfish from the North of Norway to Venice. The water, the salt, the body (considered as an animal, human and divine) and the air (contained in a huge balloon) are the four elements on which the structure of the performance is built. These elements refer to the mutation of the matter if a living being is deprived of its natural habitat; they also open the space for a symbolic ritual based on the alchemical solution between salt and water, between the ancestral purification and scarification of the body. The Body of Salt was taken from Venice to Norway and shown in October 2019 during the SKREI Convention Conference days.
Dance Pedagogue, Choreographer and Germanist Alessio is the artistic director of the Freies Tanz Ensemble. With the Ensemble Alessio was selected as a finalist in Venice for the last edition of the Artelaguna Prize and won recently the competition for production in Italy at Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Lucca after a choreographic research residency. For the last 8 years, he has been working as choreographer and artistic director of the Company Leipziger Tanztheater, as well as the historic Tanzfabrik Dance Company. Alessio danced all over Europe before starting his own choreographic career.