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Company Open Classes – Contemporary with Elena Ciavarella

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

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Company Open Classes

Contemporary with Elena Ciavarella
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Get your morning moving in a class with the ŻfinMalta company dancers and one of our expert guest teachers. Once a month for a week or more, local and international professional dance artists are invited to join the company’s morning practice. Techniques explored are ballet, contemporary, and somatic practice. Classes are suitable for young dancers and established practitioners alike. ŻfinMalta provides an open and inclusive space where participants can further develop their professional practice, make connections, and experience life inside Malta’s National Dance Company.

This week of Company Open Classes is led by Elena Ciavarella, whose classes are based on floor work and inspired by the Piso movil system and flying low.  


The training bases itself on the notions of spirals, sliding, pushing and pulling to reach the vertical from the ground. During sessions with Elena three dimensions will be explored: the floor, partnering and the air. 



About Elena Ciavarella 


Elena Ciavarella started training in contemporary dance in France, at the CNR of Boulogne Billancourt, In 2001 she attended the professional course of Aterballetto under the direction of Mauro Bigonzetti in Italy. She obtained a degree in Cinema and Performing Arts at the University of Pisa in 2003, before moving to France where she obtained the DE (dance teacher national degree) in contemporary dance at the CND in Lyon in 2009 and a Master’s degree in Development of international artistic and cultural projects at the University of Lyon2. 


She danced for several companies in France and Italy: Opus ballet, Rome Opera, cie Faizal Zeghoudi, cie Redha, cie Eva Luna, Collectif Dynamo, cie Ezio Schiavulli, Teatro all’improvviso, cie Arabesque, cie Nadège Cabisidan… 


In 2008 she founded Collettivo Unico, with which she carried out numerous research projects in collaboration with international companies such as Delfos (Mexico), Cortocinesis (Colombia), Adarte (Italy), Cie Ezio Schiavulli (Italy). She actually teaches for the Calabash dance school under the direction of Wayne Barbaste in Lyon. 


10 drop-in 

€35 Weekly package (5 classes)

*booking fee applies

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April 22
10:00 am - 11:15 am
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