Elena Jacinta

Choreographic Collision

Image Credit: Alvise Nicoletti

Image Credit: Alvise Nicoletti 

Elena Jacinta divides her time between her native Latvia and the UK where she is not only a trained bharatanatyam dancer (she trained with some of the great in Riga and New Delhi and London), she is a successful performing artist (her most recent credits include Sadhana Dance Company’s Elixir), teacher (she has led dance intensives in both her dance homes) and choreographer (her short solo piece, Mirror Me, proved a success at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival).   

With the (dance) world her oyster, opportunity comes knocking and, here, Jacinta shares her most recent project - a choreographic experience like no other.  

Last month I have had an opportunity to spend two and a half weeks in Venice attending Choreographic Collision – an initiative of Danzavenezia aimed at choreographers in the early stage of their career. This year saw the 6th edition of this choreography training course that was organised in collaboration with Venice Biennale as part of the 8th International Festival of Contemporary Dance. 

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