Arno Ferrera

Arno Ferrera's work focuses on touch and the connection between individuals in the body-to-body movement. He graduated in Physical Theatre at the Accademia Dimitri (CH) after ten years of gymnastics and six years of studies in baroque music at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana (CSI).

He chose Brussels as his base, and in 2015 he joined the contemporary circus company Un loup pour l'homme - founded by Alexandre Fray and Frédéric Arsenault - and participated in the international tours of the shows Face Nord and Rare Birds, later becoming artistic director and performer of the duo Cuir within the company.

Today, he shares the artistic direction of the Armour project with Belgian performer Gilles Polet. This project is produced by Les Halles de Schaerbeek (BE), where Arno is an associate artist for the period '23-'27.

In parallel to his performance work, Arno develops projects that aim to create spaces for tactile encounters and artistic objects inside closed environments (mainly in prisons and psychiatric hospitals).
What he proposes with his projects is an invitation to surrender, to discover trust in others, and thus also to transform one's self-perception.

update June 2023

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