“Beatrice Allegranti takes forward the very latest developments in feminist thinking to reconsider the ways in which we live as, and in, our bodies”. Jill Halstead, Composer, Feminist Writer, Professor of Music, Grieg Academy – University of Bergen.
Beatrice Allegranti is an Italian-Irish award winning choreographer, dance movement psychotherapist, capoeira teacher, yoga teacher, feminist scholar and educator based in London. Alongside her independent practice, Beatrice was appointed as the first Reader in Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Choreography at the University of Roehampton and inaugurated the Centre for Arts Therapies Research (2011-2017).
Beatrice Allegranti’s international experience spans over two decades and encompasses choreography and filmmaking as well as teaching (actors, dancers and psychotherapists), clinical practice and supervision (in the NHS and privately) and consultancy. Beatrice is passionate about the potential for (kin)aesthetic and embodied practices as vehicle for not just showing – but of ‘knowing’ – giving us a way to understand the complexity of human experiences in a multilayered and creative way. Beatrice’s foreground concern is the impact of racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia and homophobia and trauma and the development of embodied ways of finding progressive, accessible, artistic and accountable antidotes.
Beatrice is regularly invited to teach and facilitate workshops for dancers, actors, arts therapists and psychotherapists around the world including: The Place, Independent Dance, Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, Laban, RADA, Drama Studio London, Sesame at London School of Speech and Drama, Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility UK, The Polish Institute for DMT, Warsaw, Codarts, Rotterdam, The Theatre Academy, Helskinki, The Grieg Academy of Music, Bergen, The Arts in Mental Health in Hong Kong, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre.
Beatrice Allegranti continues to choreograph, direct short films, play capoeira, write, research, curate events, mentor, offer clinical supervision, teaching and consultantcy with a focus on integrating her interdisciplinary experience. Her work has received numerous and wide ranging awards and grants including: Surrey Arts; London Arts; Arts Council England; the Carl Couch Award; UnLtd Catalyst Award; Grieg Academy of Music – Norway; Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia – Porto; hYbrid – Conversations between Science and Art at IBMC Porto; University of Roehampton – Department of Psychology; White Hart Lane Therapy Centre; N Creative; Women Director’s Cut – Video Channel Cologne, Santander Award for UK-Brazilian Collaboration, the 2015 Norman K. Denzin Qualitative Research Award.