Elena Cervellati, Ph. D., is Associate Professor at the Arts Department of the Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, where she teaches “Dance History” and “Dance Theories and Poetics”. She co-diriges, with Elena Randi (Univarsità di Padova) the research magazine «Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni» (http://danzaericerca.unibo.it), and she organizes the dance section of the theatrical season of the Centro La Soffitta, directed by Gerardo Guccini. She's author of the books Théophile Gautier e la danza. La rivelazione del corpo nel balletto del XIX secolo (CLUEB, 2007) and Storia della danza (Pearson, 2020); she's a regular contributor to dance and performing arts journals and collected essays books, writing mainly about the dancing body in XIX century, the forms of contemporary theatrical dance, especially in Italy, and the relationships between dancing body and words. From 1997 to 2002 she was the manager of the Italian dance company Compagnia Abbondanza/Bertoni.
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