Beatrice Allegranti (she/her) is an Italian-Irish (born in Florence, based in London), transdisciplinary feminist practitioner and scholar who has been producing international work for 25 years across several forms including choreography, film, psychotherapy, capoeira, research, writing and pedagogy. The transdiciplinay strands of Beatrice’s work tackles burgeoning and interrelated social and environmental justice issues of intersectional body politics, loss, traumatic experiences in mental health, migration and ‘othering’ — through ethical, progressive and award winning artistic practice.
Marked by extensive collaboration and research with diverse audiences, artists, scientists and activists, and partnerships across the arts, science and mental health sectors, Beatrice’s work breaks down the boundaries of artistic access and participation and has featured in a variety of public venues including traditional theatres and studios, grass roots community organisations, art galleries, environmental justice forums, science labs, hospitals and open landscapes. Beatrice has also taught and mentored a generation of dance artists and dance movement psychotherapists to work in collaborative and interdisciplinary ways.
Beatrice Allegranti’s work has received numerous and wide ranging awards, grants and commissions including: Dutch Dance Days, The Netherlands; Independent Shorts Awards, Los Angeles; Arts Council England; Surrey Arts; Dance21; Public Health; London Arts; the Japanese Directors Association; Bergen International Festival; The Last Chapter Festival, 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; 2015 Norman K. Denzin Qualitative Research Award; 2004 Directors Cut Award, Cologne Film Festival.