upcoming performances & workshops


13th May 2023

Warning for Contemplation Sections

Theater Roxy - Basel / Tanzfest Basel


Warning for Contemplation Sections is a choreographed manifesto. A call to a silent, raw, lurking and contemplative form of rebellion. 



Concept, artistic direction, choreography, dance: Elenita Queiróz

Co-choreography, dance: Charlotte Mathiessen, Mara Natterer, Léa Thomen. 

Dramaturgical advice: Ted Stoffer 

Music composition: Raoul Alain Nagel 

Costume design: Laura Oertle and Marisa Mayer - oema costumes 

Lighting: Patrik Rimann 

Production management: Elenita Queiróz 

Production Assistence: Jacques Erlanger and Mira Paudler-Boss

Graphic design: Mischa Herzog 


Warning for Contemplation Sections is a production of Elenita Queiróz/ basis56 in co-production with TanzPlan Ost. 


Supported by: City of St.Gallen, Swisslos I Canton St.Gallen, Canton Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Ernst Göhner Foundation, SIS - Swiss Performers Foundation, Elisabeth Weber Foundation, Arnold Billwiller Foundation, E.Fritz and Yvonne Hoffman Foundation, Steinegg Foundation, Thurgau Cultural Foundation and Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art.


Soft Rebellion 

29.04    12 - 17h

06.05   12 - 17h

13.05    12 - 20h (Rehearsal + performance)


at Roxy Birsfelden - BASEL CH


Do you love movement and dance? Would you like to create a new dance piece with a professional choreographer? SOFT REBELLION is your chance to immerse yourself in the world of contemporary dance. You will meet with Elenita Queiróz for workshops over three Saturdays at ROXY and present these work to an audience on the main stage on 13 May. This will be followed by Elenita Queiróz's performance WARNING FOR SECTIONS OF CONTEMPLATION.


From young to old, with or without experience, ALL ARE WELCOME. Participation is free. Please register at mitmachen@theater-roxy.ch


Landscape of memories and dreams

by Beatrice im Obersteg


September 1, 2023 20:00 -22:00

2. September 2023 15:00 -17:00

September 3, 2023 10:00 -12:00

Wartegg Castle Park, Von Blarer Weg, 9404 Rorschacherberg


In the middle of the English park of 1860, seven dancers and a musician let the memories and dreams of the visitors go on a journey. The audience can move around the castle park and linger at the individual interventions as they please. During two hours you can come when you want and stay as long as you like.

The poetic dance-sound-pictures are solo performances and create an atmosphere that is nourished by the magic of dreams and memories.


Artistic direction and choreography: Beatrice Im Obersteg

Performance and collaboration choreography: 

Kate Baur

Soraya Leila Emery 

Charlotte Mäder

Nadika Poppy

Elenita Queiroz

Jasmin Schnetzler

Music:  Markus Lauterburg

Text soundtrack: Pius Strassmann



19th November | 17:00h

at Dogo Totale - Lichtensteig


Landscape Section is a performative research format that Elenita Queiróz developed to explore the theme of 'stillness' as an act of resistance, of rebellion.


With Elenita Queiróz,   Charlotte Mathiessen and Léa Thomen. 

Warning for Contemplation Sections

WARNING for Contemplation Sections


Driven by the  motive:  "I claim for Stillness as an ac of rebellion, as my inner savagery" the Associated Artist Elenita Queiróz develops  its new creation in the frame of TanzPlan Ost 2021/2022. The project includes the creation of a new dance piece (premier 13th October 2022) as well as several activities in dialogue with local people and artists. The whole program was carefully thought to open space for reflection regarding women exhaustion and expectations,  engage encounters  and embrace diversity.


Phase 3. 

>>> WORK-IN-PROGRESS sharing + Feedback + Àpero

24. September

17:00 - 19:00h 

at DER POOL - Raum für Kultur

Dürrenmattstrasse 24, St.Gallen

Subscription: elenitabqueiroz@gmail.comPhase 2.



13. und 14. Oktober


Tanzhaus Zürich


21. Oktober


Phönix Theater - Steckborn


29. und 30. Oktober

20:00Uhr / 18:00h

Lokremise - St.Gallen



Phase 2.


with the choreographer and dramaturg Ted Stoffer.

Saturday, 6. August

10:30 - 12:30h 

at DER POOL - Raum für Kultur

Dürrenmattstrasse 24, St.Gallen

 Subscription: elenitabqueiroz@gmail.com



with Charlotte Mathiessen, Elenita Queiróz, Mara Natterer and Léa Thomen.

Sunday, 7. August 

17:00 - 17:30h

at DER POOL - Raum für Kultur

Dürrenmattstrasse 24, St.Gallen

Reservation: elenitabqueiroz@gmail.com 



with Elenita Queiróz and guests.

"Together we will exercise our "minimal rebellions" and put them to practice in collective actions.

This is a partnership with MOBILE, das Freiluftparlament."

Saturday, 27. August 

17:00 - 19:00h

at Frauenpavillion, Stadtpark, St.Gallen

 Subscription: elenitabqueiroz@gmail.com



 Phase 1.


21.04 | Thursday |  online 

22.04 | Friday | 19:00 – 20:00Uhr | Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst, Lichtensteig

11.06 | Saturday | 16:30Uhr – 17:30Uhr | Rösslisaal, Trogen 



 22.04 | Friday | 20:00h| Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst , Lichtensteig

11.06 | Saturday | 17:30h| Rösslisaal, Trogen


WORKSHOP "Stillness in Action" (open for everyone)

23.04 | Saturday | 14:00 – 16:00h | Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst, Lichtensteig

14.05 | Saturday | 14:30 – 16:30h | IgTanz Zentrale, St.Gallen (Tanzfest 2022)

18.06 | Saturday | 10:30 - 13:00h | Rösslisaal, Torgen


SHORT PERFORMANCES "Landscape Sections"

24. 04 | Sunday | Landscape Section n. 2 | 16:30h | Lichtensteig*

14.05 | Saturday |  Landscape Section n. 3 |  17:00h | Roter Platz, St.Gallen (Tanzfest 2022)   

19.06 | Sunday | Landscape Section n. 4 | 17:00h |  Trogen*  CANCELLED!!

*Ort der Durchführung: wird noch festgelegt 


- All activities are free of charge and conducted in English and German.

- Registration in advance via elenitabqueiroz@gmail.com


  • March 10, 2022 | 8 pm | UG Lucerne Theater


A Transdisciplinary Experimental Vessel


Part 2 - UMBRUCH

Kollektiv Winkel presents the second part of the three-part experimental series in the UG of the Luzerner Theater: FROM NOW TO UTOPIA.


The second part deals with the moment between the NOW and the UTOPIA, with the changings. For this evening, a spotlight is placed on bodies in transition. The Winkel collective invites three actors to jointly spread out a mosaic of their perceptions, experiences and realities.

With the musician Riccarda Naef, the dancer and choerographer Elenita Queiroz and the architect and photographer Tino Gutsch meet. 



  • March 19 | 8 pm  | Palais Bleu Trogen


LEFTover Experiment ♯10

by Elenita Queiroz

with Raoul Nagel, Mara Natterer, Boglárka Horváth


Left Over – experiment ♯ is a scenic experiment; an adventure in which the incidental is the key word and the end result is... a mystery. It brings to the stage the expertise of four talented artists hand in hand with the zero waste philosophy (applied to the art field) to present an unpredictable 40 minutes dance/theater/music performance.

Each month a different show in a different place. 


Experiment ♯9 | 12th February, 8 pm

Experiment ...    | 25th January, 8 pm (FIM - Forum fur Improvisierte Musik und Tanz - BAsel)

Experiment ♯8 | 11th December, 8 pm

Experiment ♯7 | 31st October, 8 pm

Experiment ♯6 | 11th September , 23:59h

Experiment ♯5  | 28th August,  8pm

Experiment ♯4  | 20th June,  8pm

Experiment 3  | 28th Mai , 8 pm

Experiment  ♯2  |  9th April , 8 m

Experiment ♯1 | 21 March, 8 pm


watch it








Left Over – experiment ♯0  


19 December

19:00 h

live-streaming from Lokremise, St. Gallen CH






„Der Morgen war ruhig, wie stillgelegt. Hinter dem Dunst tauchten träge die Geräusche und Bewegungen des Erwachens auf. Alles wie immer. Alles wie bisher. Alles so wie es nie wieder sein würde. Mit dem seltsamen Gefühl, dass etwas fehlte. Sie waren verschwunden. Irgendwann, jedenfalls sie, ausser LA ULTIMA.“               (Elenita Queiroz) 



01.  NOVEMBER – Raum für Literatur, St. Gallen 18.30Uhr

07. NOVEMBER – Raum für Literatur, St. Gallen 19.00 Uhr

08. NOVEMBER – Raum für Literatur, St. Gallen 18.30Uhr

14. NOVEMBER – Rösslisall, Trogen 19.00Uhr

15. NOVEMBER - Tanzraum, Herisau 18.30Uhr




21. Oktober - Café St. Gall, Hauptpostbibliothek, St.Gallen


Open process showing

18. OKTOBER - Moving Studio, St.Gallen /   17.00-18.00


Künsterische Leitung und Konzept: Elenita Queiroz

Performer: Elenita Queiroz, Mara Natterer, Anna Zurkirchen.


Tickets  www.eventfrog.ch/optimizelaultima 





Sonntag, 17. November 2019 / 10:00 Uhr – 16:00 Uhr

@Moving Studio, St.Gallen


Ein ganzheitlicher Tag mit Entspannung und Bewegung, um wärmende Energie zu tanken. Dieser Tagesworkshop wird in Deutsch, Spanisch und Englisch unterrichtet!


Das detaillierte Programm findest du hier: www.movingstudio.ch/workshops

Kursleitung: Elenita Queiroz und Alena Kundela


Anmeldung und Kosten:
Wir freuen uns auf deine Anmeldung bis zum 11. November 2019: elenitabqueiroz@gmail.com
 / 079 951 10 92

CHF 95 *
CHF 85 * ( für Kursteilnehmende von Alena, Elenita und Irene)

*Inklusive Mittagessen, Tee und Snacks.


Entspannung & Bewegung

Geniesse einen Tagesworkshop mit Yoga, Meditation, Tanz und gesundem Essen, um frische Energie zu tanken!

Samstag 24. August 2019 / 10:00 – 15:30 Uhr / Moving Studio, St. Gallen

Bist du neugierig, etwas Neues auszuprobieren oder etwas Bekanntes zu vertiefen? Im Herzen von St. Gallen erlebst du in einer entspannten Atmosphäre drei verschiedene Kurse, die Körper, Geist und Sinne positiv bereichern.
Das detaillierte Programm findest du hier: www.movingstudio.ch/workshops/

Kursleitung: Alena Kundela, Irene Alarcón und Elenita Queiroz

Wir freuen uns auf deine Anmeldung bis zum 20. August 2019: elenitabqueiroz@gmail.com

Kosten: CHF 85 (veganes Picknick/Mittagessen, Tee und Snacks inklusiv), CHF 75 für Kursteilnehmende von Alena, Elenita und Irene





08. 09. Mai um 20h00

12. Mai um 19H00

Offene Kirche, St. Gallen




workshop + carnavalparty


23th February (Saturday)

from 16:30 on

@studio Pittoreska


Samba  Frevo  Axé  Funk and more

Feel the pulsating rhythms, learn the different steps and catch the vibrant energy of the unique and colorful Brazilian Carnival.

It will warm and shake your body and soul!

16.30 – 17.00Uhr | Abadá customization (T-shirt included)

17.00 – 19.00Uhr | Dance Workshop

19.00 – 22.00Uhr | Carnival Party 

More info, kontact and register: www.pittoreska.com/workshop

Ort: Studio Pittoreska, Linsenbühlstrasse 41, 9000 St. Gallen


OBS: Abadá (T-shirt) included. Carnival Party kollekte!


Fallen - openSpace


Beim openSpace finden Tänzerinnen und Tänzer eine Bühne. Hier können sie Ideen, Konzepte und bereits fertige Kurzstücke vor Publikum ausprobieren. Dabei ist es egal, ob die Auftretenden noch in der Ausbildung oder in der Tanzszene bereits etabliert sind. Ein Feedbackteam aus den Bereichen Tanz und Kunst gibt den Tanzschaffenden auf der Bühne Rückmeldungen zu den Präsentationen. Das Publikum kann über Feedbackbögen seine persönlichen Eindrücke mitteilen.



Dienstag 06 November um 19Uhr

Grabenhalle - Unterer Graben 17, 9000 - St. Gallen

NU Work-in-progress showing & Feedback


What the female nudity is still able to adress?

Four different artists, from different backgrounds and coming from different countries put themselves this question in the creation process of the new project of Elenita Queiróz incollaboration with Sheida Damghani, Jessica Cuna and Boglárka Horváth.

The showing will be followed by a feedback with the audience, on 09th October, at Lattich Halle - St. Gallen CH, at 19:30 h.

reservation: elenitabqueiroz@gmail.com



"Schnupperkurse & Brunch mit Elenita Queiroz"


Sunday, 19th August 2018

Schnupperkurse: 10:30 - 11:50

Brunch: 12:00 - 14:00   


To start the new round of dance classes that I will teach at Studio Pittoreska from September 2018 on, I invite you to this special try out with a free "Schnupperkurse & Brunch".

The classes will inaugurate a new concept about teaching, learning and experiencing dance called "CARE, ENERGY and VIVACITY", specially designed to adults.

Come and join us in this special Sunday morning.





Profitraining / Ig Tanz Zentrale  2018/  9:30 - 11:15 






St. Gallen, St Leonhard-Strasse 40, 4. OG

Das zeitgenössische Profitraining St.Gallen findet jeweils Freitags von 9.30 Uhr bis 11.15 Uhr in der ig tanz zentrale am Bahnhof St.Gallen statt. Das Training soll es freischaffenden Tänzerinnen und Tänzern ermöglichen, im Raum St.Gallen professionelles Training zu geniessen.

Preise:  15.00 CHF für ig tanz ost-Mitglieder, 20.00 CHF für nicht-Mitglieder



02, 03 February 2018 - 20h - HKB, Bern (Zikadenweg 35)

entrance free / limited places - reservation: theater@hkb.bfh.ch


06 February 2018 - 20h, Grabenhalle, St. Gallen

CHF 25,00 - 20,00 / limited places -

reservation: elenitabqueiroz@gmail.com


photo by Mischa Herzog


What if the body never lands?

Concept and performance: Elenita Queiroz

Regie: Elle Driver and Elenita Queiroz

Mentor: Ted Stoffer



48"_one day long

9th December 2017


Imagine that at each 48“ you must to move...

With the age of 37 years old, the performer and contemporary dancer Elenita Queiroz – master student at HKB - realized that she had lived in so many places that, while transforming her age in minutes she found out that every 48 seconds she moved.

 Based on this experience, on December 9th, she will travel through different cities of Switzerland showing her road trip performance 48“ 1 day long, which will include St. Gallen, Basel, Bern, Zurich and Winterthur. 

 Each performance takes 48 seconds long and they will serve to create a teaser and a video dance to promote her dance piece named 48”, which premiere will be held in February 2018 in Bern and St.Gallen. She travels accompanied by a group of talented artists: Kim Schläpfer - videoartist, Mischa Herzog – photographer and Alena Kundela – art assistant.

 Be aware, the 48” 1 day long can pass by you in a glance.




intensive WORKSHOP for beginners - fall 2017

Studio Pittoreska - St. Gallen - Switzerland

In an intensive context, this course aims to introduce the contemporary dance technique to people interested into the theme and to those who practice other dance styles. The classes will be based on the work of body consciousness, contemporary technique (phrases of movement), and improvisation. The goal is to connect these three elements in a fluid and dynamic way in order to give to the participants the possibility to explore their own physicality and to experience the potency of the movement inherent to each individual.

Classes: 14 and 21 October 2017

From:  10:00 - 13:00 h

Infos & Registration: pittoreska.com/workshops

Tanzfest St. Gallen 2017 - Flashmob

choreography by: Elenita Queiroz


Come to dance with us in this funny and energetic flashmob, which will open the activities of the Tanzfest St. Gallen 2017.

Friday 05. Mai 18:30 - 18:45

Saturday 06. Mai 14:30 - 14:45

Marktplatz - Bohl


OFF one's turn

Tanz Perfomance


Wohin gehen wir, wenn wir nicht bleiben?

Und dann drehst du dich um. Nochmal. Nochmal.

Und dann bleibst du nicht, bewegst dein Leben.

Ich gehe, du rennst, er/sie/es auf und davon.

Ein Stück über Entscheidungsfreiheit.

Streben und Flucht.

Universell und persönlich.

Licht an. Licht aus.  


Eine Produktion von Elenita Queiroz  in Kooperation mit KOMA&KO - Alena Kundela, Magdalena Weniger    http://www.komakollektiv.com/

 -  und Belinda Winkelmann

Dramaturgishe Begleitung: Hella Immer

Bild: Juditn Maia

Layout: Mischa Herzog





07. 08. Februar  2017 / 20Uhr

Grabenhalle, St. Gallen



11. Februar 2017 / 20 Uhr

La Voirie, Biel


03. 04 März 2017 / 20Uhr

Südufer, Freiburg

Intensive BRAZILIAN BEAT Dance - 2017

Studio Pittoreska - St. Gallem - Switzerland


“Once more we will move our bodies, inspired by the energizing Brazilian beat!”


This course offers an intensive work based on the fusion of Afro Brazilian Dances with Folk Brazilian Dances and contemporary estyles as such funk and reggaeton. This time, we will give especial attention to the repetition and development of phrases of movement exploring the variation of rhythm, intensity and amplitude. The goal is to experience the energy and the flow of the body movements guided by the beat of the music.

Classes: 05, 12, 19, 26 January  /  02, 16 February 2017

From:  18h30 to 19h45


Infos & Registration: pittoreska.com/workshops

CONTEMPORARY DANCE  for beginners - 2017

Studio Pittoreska - St. Gallen - Switzerland

This course aims to introduce the contemporary dance technique to people interested into the theme and to those who practice other dance styles. The classes will be based on the work of body consciousness, contemporary technique (phrases of movement), and improvisation. The goal is to connect these three elements in a fluid and dynamic way in order to give to the participants the possibility to explore their own physicality and to experience the potency of the movement inherent to each individual.

Classes: 06, 13, 20, 27 January / 03, 17 February 2017

From:  18h30 to 19h45


                                                                 Infos & Registration: pittoreska.com/workshops 

 What is contemporary dance?

Contemporary Dance was developed in the early 20th century as a reaction against the rigid techniques of ballet and nowadays it includes a range of techniques and styles. Pioneers such as Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham searched for ease of movement using the body’s natural lines and energy, allowing a greater range of fluidity of movement than conventional dance techniques. Contemporary Dance is characterized by its versatility: contemporary can be danced to almost any style of music, or united with other dance forms to create new styles of movement. Contemporary seeks to work with the natural alignment of the body, and is therefore safe and accessible for beginners. At the same time, the ease of movement promoted by contemporary dance technique allows experienced dancers to push new boundaries of body movement.


Contemporary Dance Profitraining

IG TANZ ZENTRALLE - St. Gallen - Switzerland

19 and 26 August - from 9.00 to 10.45h


Elenita Queiróz's contemporary dance embraces some elements from Brazilian afro and folk dance. The practice is structured Both on improvisation and on the development of phrases of movement did arise from the connection between brain, foot and the spiral lines did run through the body. The mean point is to bring up and to explore the energy and the flow of the body movements in relationship to Their on physicality, the space and the other bodies surrounding it.


Experience the Beat of Brazilian Dance


Workshop on Saturday, 16th July 2016

17:30 - 19:30

The workshop is inspired by the Afro-Brazilian Dance as well as the Brazilian Folk Dance and proposes a contemporary, light and fun approach to the basic elements that constitute this dance. The practice is structured in the development of movement phrases that arise from the connection between hips, feet and the spiral lines that run through the body. The goal is to bring up and to explore the energy and the flow of the body movements.

6-week course every Thursday, 21st July – 25th August 2016

18:30 - 20:00

The classes are based on the energy of the Brazilian Beat and explore it, mixing Afro Brazilian Dance and Brazilian Folk Dance. The idea is to go further into the theme and to explore the possibilities of the body through different rhythms and styles such as Afro, Capoeira and Contemporary Funk among others with a contemporary dance approach. The participants will be invited to play with the basic elements that constitute this large universe of Brazilian Dance in relationship to their on physicality, the space and the other bodies surrounding it.


May - 22th - 2 pm, and, June 12th - 1 pm: Sesc Bom Retiro - São Paulo SP - Brazil


Special guest to join the cast performance "Footing" by the "CIA Seis + Um" Contemporary Dance.

May - 6th - 10 pm - Festival  Tiradentes EM CENA - Tiradentes - Brazil.

HELL ou o Incrivel Duelo entre Elle Driver e Ed Boy ou por um Pouco de Brilho e Euforia ou sue dinheiro de volta

A ring - a board - a game - a spectacle - brightness, sound and fury - a fight - win don’t matter how and no matter what - Hell ...  

with Elenita Queiroz and Edson Calheiros

April - 22 and 23 - 7 pm - Centro de referencia da Dança - São Paulo - Brazil.

HELL ou o Incrivel Duelo entre Elle Driver e Ed Boy ou por um Pouco de Brilho e Euforia ou sue dinheiro de volta

A ring - a board - a game - a spectacle - brightness, sound and fury - a fight - win don’t matter how and no matter what - Hell ...  

with Elenita Queiroz and Edson Calheiros

March 31 - Thursday - 7 pm - SESC Piracicaba - Brazil


HELL ou o Incrivel Duelo entre Elle Driver e Ed Boy ou por um Pouco de Brilho e Euforia ou sue dinheiro de volta

A ring - a board - a game - a spectacle - brightness, sound and fury - a fight - win don’t matter how and no matter what - Hell ...  

with Elenita Queiroz and Edson Calheiros


15, 16 and 17 March, from 18:00 to 21: 00h.


Contemporary Dance: Technique and Composition

Lecturer: Elenita Queiroz


The free workshop is focused on developing skills in contemporary dance language and experience choreographic composition procedures for creating work in pairs and trios.

Total vacancies: 15

Target Audience: over 14 years old, with some experience in dance and / or theater.

Location: CEU Caminho do Mar

Avenida Armando de Arruda Pereira Engineer, 5241 -  São Paulo - SP, 04325-001, Brazil

Phone: + 51 11 3396 5550

Inscriptions at the place.

Saturday - 20 February - St. Gallen, Switzerland

Introductory workshop with Elenita Queiróz (Brasil)

This workshop aims to share the basic elements of the body movements from Brazilian dances. The body work is focused on the perception of the relationship between feet and hip, as well as the spirals and circular lines that run through the body. These elements act as the basis for the development of improvisation and choreographic phrases that we will play with. Be prepared for good Brazilian flavor, vivid rhythms and a lot of fun!

Infos & Registration: http://www.pittoreska.com/en/workshop/