Marisa Zanotti is a filmmaker, writer and researcher. Her directing and writing practice is informed by her background in performance, choreography, theatre and installation practice. As a choreographer Marisa was supported over many years by Tramway and has been commissioned by CCA, Arnolfini and Dance House. She worked extensively in new writing theatre as a movement director collaborating with many directors including Vicky Featherstone and John Tiffany. Marisa co-directed the play San Diego with David Greig or the Edinburgh International Festival.
Her first short film drama At The End Of The Sentence received BAFTA and BIFA nominations. With funding from the UK Film Council she developed the feature script Blackwaterside with David Greig.
She has consistently explored new technologies initially in relation to their role in live work and more recently in transmedia work. She is a specialist in adapting and directing dance for the screen. In 2012 she developed the UK’s first choreographic Web App for phones and tablets with choreographer Ben Wright.
Marisa has been a guest lecturer at Glasgow School of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago; she is on the faculty at University of Chichester in the dance department. Her practice-led doctoral research argued for screen adaptation as away of revealing unique thinking by choreographers. Marisa has a long term collaboration with the editor Ian Ballantyne.
She is currently developing a new transmedia project Digiphreniac
Examples of recent work can be found here: marisazanotti.net