The Interview Series – Antonio Serrapiglio

Antonio Serrapiglio is a beautiful dancer and artist. We met when he asked to use a song I wrote in a performance piece he created. His being beautifully moves to “Au Revoir” like water and wind. He wears layers of clothes that drape to his being longingly and freely. His expressions are achingly powerful and striking – full of anguish and depth. He moves with purpose, with pain, with beauty.

What inspires you?

Music inspires me so much, but always depending on my emotions, different styles of music inspires me in different ways. Especially your song “ Au Revoir” totally relates with my feelings and helped me express what I wanted to scream but I couldn’t, don’t know why, but I just couldn’t.

How do you cope with the unknown?

I don’t cope with the unknown, I just try to understand what surrounds me, and even if people may think that this can be superficial, for me it is the opposite, because we all must deep in what life gave us.

What are you reading these days?

These days I am not reading that much, I am trying to listen, carefully. Especially myself, which I never did constantly.

What are you watching these days?

I am watching some tv series, and films. I want to recommend you one. The title is “Horse Girl” and it is just insane. And it relates with the first question about the unknown . It is a must see!

What are you listening to these days?

This is the most difficult question, I listen to everything, but I can say I am not a guy who goes for commercial music I go more for jazz, bossanova and chill music. At some time some hard techno music when I am angry.

Who are some of your favorite authors, poets, artists, dancers, musicians?

I like Rosalia, but some old stuff, not commercial, I like Jessica Pratt, I like FKA, I like Lynette Williams :).

What do you hope to impart on people through your artistry?

I don’t actually know , I don’t actually think I am ready to give messages or to impart something until I’ve really learnt about it. And I have still so much to learn. I don’t actually know my self. But I hope one day I’ll be able to impart what I have to say in the best way I can, through art.

Where are you from?

I am from Naples, Italy.

Do you believe in the afterlife?

I hope in afterlife, it is hard to believe in something like this, especially because when I was a cild I was diagnosed this far phobia called “Thanatophobia” and it is the fear of death, but I wasn’t scared of me dying, but of my mother’s death or people I love.

Do you believe in love that can last?


Do you have faith in our world and that we can solve all our problems?

I have faith, I have hope. And we’ll get there.

Are you working on any new projects?

I would like to become a dancer, dance for singer like you, dance in theatre or just be able to show my art to more people.

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