22 - June 25, 2021

La Pelanda
La Pelanda


June 22 > 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
June 23 > 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
June 24 > 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
June 25 > 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

The workshop entitled Kidnapping – Episodio Roma is an invitation to explore some of Elena Giannotti's personal choregraphical pathways involving the exploration of anatomical spaces and chance inspirations. Practices of visualisation, listening and movement will be used along with the dreams of the night to track stories and pathways, and to surf within the body/space.


Who it's for: The workshop is open to everyone over the age of 18 familiar with listening to their body and with working on movement.



Elena Giannotti is a choreographer and dancer. She was British choreographer Rosemary Butcher's main player and collaborator for over 10 years. She embarked on her career as a choreographer in 2002. Moving to Ireland, her work was sponsored by the Arts Council Ireland for 8 years until she returned to Italy and her creations have been presented in Ireland, England, Mexico, Italy, the United States, Slovakia, Germany, the Czech Republic and Japan. From 2014 to 2017 she collaborated as co-author with the artists Ioannis Mandafounis, Bruce Myers and Roberta Mosca, with 2 creations at the ADC Theater in Geneva. She has taught at various European universities and dance and choreography centres such as Laban in London, the TanzQuartier in Vienna, the Freie University in Berlin, the University of Limerick in Ireland, the University of the Arts in Berlin, the Centre National de la Danse in Angers. She has co-directed the Racconti di Altre Danze Festival together with Chelo Zoppi since 2017. Today she collaborates as consultant and choreography assistant with artists Alessandro Sciarroni, Daniele Ninarello and Sara Sguotti. She is a Host for Social Dreaming, Operatore Tuina and an expert in traditional Chinese medicine. She has run her farm in Tuscany since 2019.





To take part in the workshops, please email a page in .Pdf format with a short CV and ten lines explaining your motivation, to specifying the workshop in which you wish to take part and including a contact phone number.

Last registration date 19 June


In view of the workshops' restricted capacity, the first 40 applications will be taken into consideration and the participants in the individual workshops, up to a maximum of 20 participants per workshop, will be selected from that list.

Applications for attending more than one workshop will be taken into consideration only in the event places are available. Precedence will be given to those who have not already taken part or received confirmation of their admission to other workshops in the programme.

The group of participants will be decided on by the artist teaching, in conjunction with the Mattatoio staff. Their selection is final, barring any cancellations.

part of

16 June - 23 July 2021

A programme of free workshops designed for adults. Lead by Painé Cuadrelli, Elena Giannotti and Marco Torrice.

Padiglione 9B, Performer: Prinz Gholam
13 luglio, ore 12-13
13 luglio, ore 12-13
13 luglio, ore 12-13