His dance is oriented towards abstraction, typical of the American techniques with which he was trained. The choreographic landscapes that he draws in his works seem to refer from time to time to distant and unknown worlds, in which dance presents itself as an horizon free from interpretations and classifications.
Fabrizio studies classical ballet with Denis Carey, Victor Litvinov, Sue Carlton Jones, Robert Strainer.
Techniques and methods of American Modern and Post-Modern dance (specifically Cunningham, Limón, Nicholais and Trisha Brown) with Andé Peck, Roberta Garrison, Sandra Fuciarelli, Jeff Slayton, Betty Jones, Nina Watt, Irene Hultmann, Louise Burns, Alwin Nicholais.
From a very young age he received numerous scholarships including Full Scholarship at the American Dance Festival, Duke University, USA in 1990 and the scholarship for choreographers Ater of Reggio Emilia in 1991.
At the age of 19 he received the “Nati per la danza” award at the Romolo Valli Theater in Reggio Emilia and at the age of 26 the nomination as “best Italian dancer of the year 1996” from the G. Tani Award.
From 1988 to 1991 he danced for the Ballet of Naples. From 1991 to 2001 he danced for the Virgilio Sieni Danza Company, dancing the most relevant roles in all company performance.
Since 1999 she has created over 30 choreographies, receiving awards in Spain, Germany, Italy and Serbia, performing in numerous festivals and theaters such as Théâtre National de la Danse Chaillot Paris, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, La Biennale di Venezia, Suzanne Dellal Tel Aviv, SIDance Seoul, Varna International Festival and many more.
His works have been co-produced by Théâtre National de la Danse Chaillot Paris, MUSEION – National Museum of Arts in Bolzano, Tanz Bozen Festival, Festival MILANoLTRE Milan, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Vicenza.
In 2011, on the occasion of the presentation of the work “Un ricamo fatto sul nulla” at the Gran Teatro of the National Academy of Dance in Rome, he received the “Medal of the President of the Republic for Italian choreographic talent”.
He invents a series of experimental programming formats for Italian festivals and theatres. The main ones are: “Platform of Balinese Dance” (2014-2015) for Santarcangelo Festival and “Circo Massimo” (2016-2017) for Teatro Duse Bologna.
He collaborates with musicians and composers such as Mountains (USA), Teho Teardo (IT), Daniela Cattivelli (IT) and visual artists such as ZimmerFrei (IT), Lele Marcoianni (IT).
His outdoor project Le Stagioni Invisibili – Endless Choreographic Cycle 2018-2021 received the “PerChiCrea 2019” Production Award from Siae and Mibac and was included in the shortlist of the 8 best European outdoor projects 2021 of the Big Pulse Dance Alliance in the Open Air Commissions program.
With the duo First Rose (Fabrizio Favale and Andrea Del Bianco), he also designs sets, costumes and artifacts, which sometimes graft the choreographic works into enigmatic configurations of strange beings, like hybrids of a sort of world that is both organic and inorganic.
For the three-year period 22-24 Fabrizio Favale is Italian Associate Artist of MILANoLTRE, Elfo-Puccini Theater Milan.