ELENA BERTUZZI - choreographer and PhD in anthropology.
Graduate of the C.N.S.M.D. of Paris in 1997, she studied dance in Italy, in France and in the USA, along with the studies of Political Sciences at the University of Turin. In 2011, she graduated with a Master’s degree in the Research in General Ethnology and Ethnomusicology at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. Since 1996, she teaches the analysis of movement, Kinetography Laban and Dance Ethnology at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense and at the University Pascal Blaise of Clermont-Ferrand. Since 1980, she participates as a performer, choreographer and choreographer’s assistant in many productions in Italy and in France. In 1988, together with Cie Tindomè she is an award-winner at the Contest of The Festival d’Orléans. She transcribed in scores and reconstructed many pieces of
the repertoire. She leads educational projects about the use of Kinetography Laban in teaching dance for different audiences. She uses the Kinetography in ethnographic research of dance. Her passion for documentary films and her studies of ritual cinematography with Jean Rouch, Germaine Dieterlen and Anne Comolli led her to move behind the camera. Together with Laure Chatrefou, she created several multimedia and digital art installations. With the installation the labyrinth of the debaa, they were awarded overall winners at the international ARTELAGUNA PRIZE competition in Venice in 2017.) She exposes her work at Institut du monde arabe - Paris, Musée de l’histoire et de l’immigration - Paris, Cité des sciences et de l'industrie de Paris-Villette, Institus français, Arsenal in Venice (Italy).