Who are we


TICINO IN DANZA is a cultural device, format and tool dedicated to contemporary dance, which brings together international artists and inhabitants of the Canton Ticino to experiment and co-design new possibilities of encounter.

It is a permanency for artists, a professional and informal space dedicated to research in which time is taken to share and experiment practices, experiences and intentions.

It is a festival rooted in the territory that through the creative process dialogues with the communities of a peripheral area, involving them in an active and participatory manner.
In the encounter between artists and community TiD aims to build innovative and generative relational experiences.

PROMOTER | Veicolo Danza Cultural Association


Alessia Della Casa | Artistic host

Originally from Switzerland, Alessia Della Casa completed her ballet studies at the Academy of Riga (Latvia) and then moved to New York where she received a scholarship to complete a 2 year certificate in Cunningham technique. In 2016 she completed a Certificate for advance Studies in Performance at SUPSI Academy of Teatro Dimitri, in Switzerland.
In New York Alessia danced for various artists such as Olsi Gjeci, Sally Bowden, Vanessa Tamburi, Anita Cheng among others and started developing her own choreographies
Since 2013 she is the founder and coordinator of the festival Ticino in Danza and since 2014 she is board member of IDACO NYC (Italian Dance Connection).
As a choreographer, in 2017 she was awarded a dance mediation grant by the Cantonal Department of Culture and Reso-Swiss Dance Network for the project percorsodanza. In 2018 she was selected for the young audience Lab residency to start developing her work Diventare Cappuccetto Rosso. In 2019 she was selected among the semi-finalists of PREMIO SCHWEIZ with the project DANSONOGRAPHY
Since 2022 Alessia works at a new Festival/Permanency format, exploring new artistic practices to favor research and exchange among artists and with the audience.

Beatrice Sarosiek | Project management

Beatrice Sarosiek works in cultural design, social innovation, audience development, and cultural welfare. She manages processes of social and cultural transformation that promote relationships and exchanges between local communities, territorial institutions, cultural institutions, and artists. She works as a consultant with foundations, public institutions, cooperatives, museums, and theaters on topics such as social inclusion, urban regeneration, and cultural welfare in Milan, Padua, Turin, and Genoa. Currently, she is the project manager of the Cultural Wellbeing Lab at the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, the Lilliput network, “A Small Step in Museums” in Liguria, Fertili Terreni Theater in Turin, “Theatre Sharing For a Shared Culture” in Genoa (in collaboration with Teatro della Tosse), and a contract lecturer at IAAD Turin.

Giordana Patumi | Communication and organization

Giordana is a dancer, choreographer, teaching artist, cultural administrator, marketing specialist, and writer for two online art magazines. She graduated in contemporary dance from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, and has studied with David Zambrano, Emanuel Gat, Sadé Alleyne (Akram Khan), Natalia Iwaniec, Tomislav English (Ultima Vez), Hofesh Shechter, and others. After completing a Master’s in Performing Arts Management at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala and MIP Politecnico di Milano, she moved to New York and became an intern in the production and development department of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She is currently a freelance member of the General Direction and Development/Special Projects staff of the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto (Reggio Emilia, Italy), responsible for production for the Veicolo Danza Association/Ticino in Danza Festival (Mendrisio, CH), and collaborates with the Teatro Danzabile Company (Lugano, CH).

Silvia Ferrari | Facilitation and process care

Facilitator and theater curator Silvia Ferrari is founder of mooncult, a project dealing with co-design and facilitation in the cultural field (www.mooncult.it). She holds a PhD in Italian Literature from the University of Ferrara and is a freelance journalist. She works on international projects, social innovation and coordinates and develops audience development projects. In 2021, she attended the Master Facilitators Course, directed by Gerardo De Luzenberger and Stefania Lattuille, recognised by the IAF (The International Association of Facilitators). Since then she has continued to train, delving into different techniques and methodologies with international teachers, from Dragon Dreaming to Dialogic OD, from Processwork to Clean Language.