Viva Voce Workshops

Theatre training

Danteatro invites you to join workshops designed to develop your performance and presentation skills, and stimulate your artistic imagination using voice and movement. Cultivate your creative expression through body and voice with Eleonora’s Viva Voce Workshops.

These workshops, conducted by Eleonora Ginardi, will draw on a variety of theatre techniques to access physical and vocal freedom, including Impulse Training, Viewpoints, Nobbs Suzuki Praxis (NSP) and Butoh. The workshops will be played out in a physical and investigative framework while building a spontaneous and intuitive response from participants. With a subtle influence of Italian culture and literature, the workshops will be delivered in an inclusive and supportive environment.

As Danteatro is the theatre group associated with the Dante Alighieri Society (Brisbane), we pay homage to the great poet by taking a few lines of his Divina Commedia as our starting text:

“E quale, annunziatrice de li albori,
l’aura di maggio movesi e olezza,
tutta impregnata da l’erba e da’ fiori;
tal mi senti’ un vento dar per mezza
la fronte, e ben senti’ mover la piuma
che fé sentir d’ambrosia l’orezza.”

By Dante Alighieri

“Soft as the early morning breeze of May,
which heralds dawn, rich with the grass and flowers,
spreading in waves their breathing fragrances,
I felt a breeze strike soft upon my brow:
I felt a wing caress it, I am sure,
I sensed the sweetness of ambrosia.”

No understanding of Italian language is needed.

Places are strictly limited, so book today to secure a place.

Eleonora Ginardi is a performing artist and facilitator with broad experience. She works with artists of all ages to help them build and nurture confidence and reach their potential, using a multiplicity of methods. Eleonora completed a Masters in Professional Performance at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2017. In 2019, she was among 25 international artists chosen to visit New York to examine the fundamental principles of making theatre through a Viewpoints Master Class for Directors by Anne Bogart.

Eleonora has worked and trained with a number of companies, including: Access Arts, Ad Astra Theatre Company, Brisbane Arts Theatre, Danteatro Brisbane, DIVE Theatre Collective, heartBeast Theatre Company, InsideOutside Theatre Company, Irish Theatre Company, La Mama Theatre, Theatre of Thunder, Ozfrank Theatre Company, SITI Company (New York), Vangeline Theatre (New York), and Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre.

Keep your artistic imagination alive and well with Danteatro’s Viva Voce voice and movement workshops!


  • To be announced

COST: $25 per workshop or $100 for 5 workshops (payable at the start of each workshop)


  • Comfortable clothes for easy movement and thick socks
  • A personal water bottle
  • A willingness to explore and play
  • We also encourage participants to bring their own text/speech to work on


Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
Level 4/420 Brunswick St (cnr Berwick St), Fortitude Valley

Read more about the workshops in issue 23 of the Segmento magazine, in an article by Kristy Stanfield (page 25) who interviewed Danteatro’s artistic director, Eleonora Ginardi.

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Check out our previous workshops.

Social distancing and hygiene measures will be observed throughout the workshops. Please do not attend if you are unwell or at high risk for respiratory infection.