ELAN Frantoio International Summer School

  • Creative Process
  • Crossroads of cultures
  • Formation
  • Acquisition of skills

The ELAN Frantoio International Summer School this year takes its inspiration from the novel “Hopscotch” by Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar. It is open to actors, circus performers, dancers, musicians, visual artists and technicians from all disciplines and to all those with a desire to embark on a creative journey. The process is intensive and demands commitment and physical stamina. For 13 days participants will work with an international team of experienced  creative artists under the Artistic Direction of Firenza Guidi. The work will culminate in the performance-montage, the internationally renowned performance training method and style of presentation created by Firenza Guidi in 1989. Participants will be supported and encouraged to expand their skills and engage in an exhilarating process of structured creative collaboration. For years, the Italian director has been developing her style of performance, based on a unique  physical language: a fusion of text, physical and circus skills, sound, music, visual arts and a constant re-defining of the relationship performer-space and performer-spectator, both seen as co-players in the creative process.


  • The school lasts 13 days and is full-time
  • The school is in English and Italian
  • Participants must be 17+
  • Admission to the school is by invitation and/or audition
  • Number of participants: up to 35 performers & 10 technicians/creative team
  • Full payment must be received at the beginning of the course
  • Please download the form to apply and attach CV


  • €225 (13 days)
  • Hostel accommodation (if required) €15 per night
  • Food (if required) €175 (breakfast & evening meal)