“The ethics and politics of how we relate is at the heart of my creative process. By developing a safe and accessible holding space for the artists and audiences that I collaborate with I can see that people bring more of their unique selves to the creative process, which in turn re-imagines a more expansive way of being in the world and challenging dominant norms.”
Beatrice Allegranti is an Italian-Irish transdisciplinary feminist practitioner and scholar who has been producing international and politically progressive work for 25 years across several mediums inclduing dance/choreography, film, participation, trauma-infomed psychotherapy, research and writing. The multi-disciplinary strands of Beatrice’s work tackles burgeoning and interrelated social and environmental issues of loss, traumatic experiences in mental health, migration and ‘othering’ — through ethical and progressive artistic practice.
Marked by extensive collaboration with diverse audiences, artists, scientists and activists, and partnerships across the arts, science and mental health sectors, her 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 and hospitals.
Beatrice Allegranti continues to choreograph, direct short films, play capoeira, write, research, curate events, mentor, offer clinical supervision, teaching and consultancy with a focus on integrating her transdisciplinary experience.
Her work has received numerous and wide ranging awards, grants and commissions including: Arts Council England; Surrey Arts; Dance21; Public Health; London Arts; the Japanese Directors Association; Bergen International 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.