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Elena Boillat

Polyedric artist (*1988 CH/IT) graduated in Disciplines of Art, Music and Theater -Department of Literature and Philosophy at the University of Florence (IT) with a thesis entitled The Body and its corporeity (2012). And as dancer and performer at Paolo Grassi Academy in Milan (IT) - tanztheater adress (2014). She studied with international masters and choreographers such as Maria Consagra, Luciana Melis, Dominique Dupuy, Enzo Cosimi, Ariella Vidach, Kuniaki Ida and Atsushi Takenouchi, with whom she practiced butoh dance for several years.

She also explores body expression with Laban/Bartenieff practices in relation to the actor/dancer's body. She moved to the Italian part of Switzerland in 2015, debuting with the solo La forme de l'âme selected for the Modern Body Festival of Den Haag (ND) in 2016. Winner of the cantonal call for cultural mediation in dance promoted by Decs and Reso in 2017 with the project Mimesis - an interactive installation for one spectator- selected for Tanz Fest 2019. Artist selected by Pro Helvetia for Camping 2019 at the CND in Paris (FR).

She is co-founder and member of Ticino is burning, an evolution process from 2021.

She collaborates as performer and interpreter with choreographers, directors, musicians and visual artists between Switzerland and abroad, also working as dramaturg, tutor and creation assistant for multidisciplinary projects. She experiments with different languages such as body, voice, writing, sound and imagines, often starting from socio-philosophical themes. Parallel to her performing activities, she gives research and creation workshops.

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