Elena Floris is a musician, actress, musical director of Odin Teatret, and assistant director of Eugenio Barba since 2015.
She was born in L’Aquila, Italy, in 1982.
Elena began to study violin at the age of 6, she received her diploma in violin from the Conservatory in 2004 and graduated in Psychology in 2006.
Alongside the classical music she has played in different formations of various kinds of music, especially folk, as well as jazz. She has played with various classic chamber ensembles, joined various bands (Nidi D'arac, Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio among others) and played with famous Italian soloists like Daniele Silvestri, Laura Pausini, Roy Paci, Emma Marrone.
Elena Floris collaborates with Odin Teatret actress Iben Nagel Rasmussen, as actress-violinist in the Italian, Spanish and English versions of the production Ester's Book since 2005, and is a member of the group The Bridge of Winds, led by Iben Nagel Rasmussen since 2006. Elena officially joined the Odin Teatret ensemble as a musician in 2009.
Performances with The Bridge of Winds, directed by Iben Nagel Rasmussen
Ancestors Ur-Nat Parades
Performances for the Holstebro Festuge (Festive Week)
Kærlighedstæppet (The Carpet of Love): A performance created for the Holstebro Festuge 2014 (Festive Week) under the direction of Iben Nagel Rasmussen in collaboration with musician Parvathy Baul (India).