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from Mar 01 2022
to Mar 06 2022

Oriente Occidente Studio


Cristiana Morganti

Cristiana Morganti's workshop gives equal importance to the work on movement and to the concept of the scenic act as an expressive unit, whose instrument is the body and its "presence". She believes that contemporary dancers should discover their own voice and theatrical skills, in order to unlock their full potential.

The workshop will be daily divided into two phases.

The first phase consists in a very dynamic warm-up and a technical part, which is based on the study of Rudolf von Laban's principles. The participants will work on different qualities of movement. Particular attention will be given to the aspects of breathing, legato and unbalance, emphasizing the experience of softness in movement. The aim is to encourage the participants to take off the "armor" they’re forced to wear in everyday life, to discover the tenderness and the fragility in the danced gesture.

In the second phase the participants will work on the topic of border.

We are living in a time of big changes and redefinitions of borders, both geographical and emotional. One of the healthiest and most powerful way to react is to do creative acts.

This part of the workshop is based on structured improvisations and on progressive and detailed work always with the aim to highlight the subtle balance between movement, voice, emotion and intention.


Cristiana Morganti is a dancer and choreographer. She obtained her training degree in Classical Dance at the National Dance Academy in Rome and in Contemporary Dance at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen.

From 1993 to 2014 she is soloist dancer with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. She appears in Pedro Almodovar’s film Talk to her (2001) and in Wim Wenders’s film PINA (2011).

In 2010 Cristiana Morganti begins to work as a choreographer on her own creations.

Her first two pieces, Moving with Pina (2010) and Jessica and Me (2014), which sees her as author, choreographer and interpreter, are awarded in Italy and abroad and are still on tour in Italy and abroad.

It follows A fury tale (2016), a full evening Duo for two star dancers from the Pina Bausch Company, and They didn't know where to leave me, that Cristiana Morganti creates for the well-known Italian company Aterballetto. Her latest work Another round for five, a creation for five dancers, is currently on tour in Italy.

In September 2021 he created the site-specific performance In Another Place, presented as part of the Danse dans le Nympheas exhibition at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris. In Another Place premiered in Italy in December 2021.

Cristiana Morganti has also been carrying out an intense teaching activity for many years, holding workshops for dancers and actors in Italy and abroad. She is also collaborating with the Conservatoire Nationale Superieure de Paris and the Silvio D'Amico Academy of Dramatic Art.

AWARDS: Premio Positano Leonide Massine (2011) as best contemporary dancer of the year, Premio Danza&Danza (2014) as best performer/choreographer, Prix du Syndicat Professionnel de la Critique Française (2020) as best performer/choreographer for Moving with Pina.


Professional dancers and vocational dance students with contemporary dance experience.


From Wednesday 03rd to Sunday 06th March 2022 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Before enrolling, please check our page to be informed of what is required to access our spaces and participate in the workshops!


300 euros

You can proceed with the registration:

  • by calling +39 0464 431660

  • by email to info@orienteoccidente.it and sending the registration form.

Workshops are only activated when a minimum number of participants is reached: hurry up and send your registration!

The registration fee will not be refunded in any case, except for health reasons or for cancellation of the activity due to the COVID-19 situation.