From 4 September to 5 March 1998 in Rovereto, in the house of Fortunato Depero, an exhibition on Giannina Censi.
From 4 September to 5 March 1998 in Rovereto, in the house of Fortunato Depero, an exhibition was held on Giannina Censi (Milan 25 January 1913 – Voghera 5 May 1995), an outstanding figure in the panorama of creators and performers of Futurist dance. After rigorous training at La Scala, Giannina went to Paris in 1930, when she was just 17 years old, to study classical ballet with Lubov Egorova from St. Petersburg. At the same time she took Indian dance lessons from the master Uday Shankar and studied Spanish dance with the “famous Argentinian”. But above all her encounter with Marinetti in 1930 and her Futurist performances, in 1930-35, gave her a place in history. This was the beginning of a close collaboration that gave concrete expression to that “metallism of futurisme dance” announced by Marinetti in his “Manifesto”, leading Censi to perform on tour throughout Italy. In 1935 an accident prevented her from continuing her career as a dancer, and after participating in some variety shows she turned to teaching, including pioneering work in the area of exercises for the elderly. In this exhibition catalogue period photographs and biographical notes document the Futurist period of this great artist.