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Oriente Occidente Studio

Studies on movement

Elena Giannotti

Elena Giannotti workshop | ph Sascha Chimenti

The main functions of the musculoskeletal system are those of supporting and protecting the human body, enabling its movement. An in-depth knowledge of bone, joint and muscle structures is crucial for anyone working with the body.

The practice of movement studies combines cognitive and conceptual understanding of anatomy and movement with a first-hand experience of doing and feeling. Movement and listening exercises will invite participants to explore the relationship between function and structure, while not excluding freedom of expression and creativity.

The workshop is part of the KNOWLEDGE section.


A dancer and choreographer, Elena Giannotti was Rosemary Butcher's main performer and collaborator for more than 10 years.

She has been researching choreography and movement since 2002 and her work was supported by Arts Council Ireland for 8 years, until she returned to Italy. Her work was presented in Ireland, England, Mexico, Italy, USA, Slovakia, Germany, Czech Republic and Japan.

She taught at various European universities and centres for dance and choreography including Laban London, TanzQuartier Vienna, Free University Berlin, University of Limerick Ireland, University of the Arts Berlin, and Centre National de la Danse Angers.


The workshop is designed for dancers at an intermediate/advanced level. A CV is required for knowledge.


Friday 14 July from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 15 July from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday 16 July from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Workshop fee: 200 EUR

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