GPL- Groove Performance Lab

regular training in Berlin
 OCTOBER 2020- JUNE 2021   |   BERLIN  |   info and registration: groove.performancelab@gmail.com

 

GPL is a 9-month physical theater program in Berlin organized by Marcozzi Contemporary Theater and led by Daniela Marcozzi and collaborators.
The aim of GPL is to overcome the labelling of the performative expression that divides theatre from dance, dance from theatre, music from theatre, singing from dance and to shape an expressive language that belongs to the whole organism.
We are interested in working with the mythology of the organism, in terms of the all stories, memories, poetic images, colors, ideas and everything that constitute the human being. It is a group-based practice that includes: physical - contemporary theater, elements of biomechanics, vocal training, movement rsearch, techniques of embodiment and devise theater.


The theater/performance disciplines we mostly refer to derive from the research of Grotowski (Daniela Marcozzi studied with Peter Rose, former student of Grotowski), Barba, Decroux, Mejerchol’d.
The work includes also a theoretical part in which the trainees will be invited to read certain books of theatre theories and history, and share their contents with the group.

Why “GROOVE”?
This artistic path - research - is pulsating and alive, based on true commitment of the trainers and trainees.
It is based on the joy and urgency of expression and it wants to touch borders, hang out with them, and try to deal with them until a natural process brings us to overcome these borders and to discover something yet unknown.
It is aimed at creating a real community of people who share a common artistic and personal understanding.

The GPL is articulated in TRAINING sessions, 3h, and STUDIO sessions, 5h.
Trainings and studio sessions are going to be mainly guided by Daniela Marcozzi with the possibility to organize focused trainings guided by external experts.




 

Mc Beth | 2019
Mc Beth | 2019
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Mc Beth | 2019
Mc Beth | 2019
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Mc Beth | 2019
Mc Beth | 2019
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Previous GPL works

Mc Beth

June 2019 @Fliegendes Theater, Berlin

A performance by GPL - Groove Performance Lab

With
Jacob Boeno
Elisabetta Chapuis
Jesús Espuña
Cecilia Ferron
Grazia Fiore
Elena Galliano
Lodovica Nuzzo
Cecile Rossant
Marta Tirabassi
Andrea Vitali
Live drawing: Carlo Bortolini

Directed by Daniela Marcozzi
with the assistance of Ilaria Di Maio

 

From whence the ticking clock, Macbeth, that hangs around thy thickening neck?
Has its face a name, a she or he? Or is it just a game, a lively cat and mouse you play on which witch's spiral poor Macbeth has fallen prey?
... Hide and Seek? … Can the Sardines?
Everyone wants to be a table to serve the gracious queen. Does she not speak the unspoken tongue of quick-silvery fish?
Begging the spirit world to grant her grim and bloody wish?
Throw it all in a box, Stick in your glovéd hand.
Have you chosen to choose your fate
Or will you follow destiny’s command
As the fog settles a fog of madness rises in the quickening ticking forest of time come again ...
And what bubbles up from the battleground once the battle has been won?
Is it thy will to keep on killing to keep the crown from spilling off thy boiling head?
Come, have a look through the tube of time …

With the friendly support of Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte

Is_Anti_gone?

July 2018 @Expedition Metropolis Theater, Berlin

What's the value of Antigone's obstinacy nowadays? Is it really worth dying for principles?

Is it easier to say "yes" and attempt to survive in the jungle of compromises or is it easier to say "no" for the sake of the own ideals?

How simple is to kill oneself?

 

 

With:
Aina Requena Lafuente
Alexandra Porcu
Elisabetta Chapuis
Grazia Fiore
Irina Abruzzo-Trofimova
Serena Cusi
Tina Zaccardini

Director and trainer: Daniela Marcozzi

A project organized by Marcozzi Contemporary Theater and Le Balene Possono Volare.

July 2017 @ACUD Theater

Who are you, a Master or a Servant?
Are you sure?
A theatre piece about how power manifests itself in different forms, how it lurks inside the cracks of society and human relationships.
In Italian, the word power – Potere – is both a noun and a verb.

“Io posso”: I have the power and I have the power to. This also means that its contrary is equally possible: I DON'T have the power and I don’t have the power to do something.
Power is not permanent and automatic. It can be overturned, denied, eliminated.
Who allows then its rightfulness, its legitimacy? And how?
How do we react to power and how do we respond to its abuses, to the thirst for power, to its violence and to the languor caused by our power and the one of others?
This is a theme that permeates our existence and touches us deeply, even if involuntarily and often unconsciously.

With:
Elena Galliano
Francesca Martini
Ilaria Di Maio
Letizia Chetta
Lodovica Nuzzo
Silvia Prolunghi

Director and trainer: Daniela Marcozzi
Languages: English and Italian, with English subtitles

A project organized by Marcozzi Contemporary Theater and Le Balene Possono Volare.

July 2017 @ACUD Theater

How strong are we when giving life to our oniric visions?
So strong to make those visions breath?
We reach Uranus through a well we've fallen into, pushed by a magnetic force we cannot fight against.
Almost by mistake, we get soaked in a new placenta and we are not the same anymore.
Water makes its continuous cycle. It gives back what it has taken away.

With:
Aina Requena Lafuente
Alessia Baccellini
Elisabetta Chapuis
Irina Abruzzo-Trofimova
Serena Cusi
Simona Olmi

Director and trainer: Daniela Marcozzi


Languages: Italian and Spanish, with English subtitles

 

A project organized by Marcozzi Contemporary Theater and Le Balene Possono Volare.

June 2016 @Theater Strahl Berlin

Il mondo platonico delle idee e quello della carne si ritrovano su un lettino da ostetricia per un party al-di-là del tempo:
in questo luogo può capitare che un sogno partorisca un bambino il cui cordone ombelicale è legato al teddy bear di un suicida solitario.
Sono forse quelle stesse persone a cui delle ancelle greche in stile cyberpunk scambiano e ricompongono organi da generazioni, mantenendo intatto il DNA del mondo, nascosto in un passaparola che racchiude tutto.
Appare all'improvviso nelle fiabe dei bambini, sulle piste dei club techno, nel reparto frigo di un macellaio che mastica filosofia materialista.
Un viaggio visionario sul filo della consapevolezza che ogni tipo di creazione, per rivelarsi, deve scendere a compromessi con la materia.

 

REGIA
Daniela Marcozzi

CON
Silvia Prolunghi
Ilaria Di Maio
Maria Anolfo
Giulia Cappello
Beatrice Faletti
Tina Zaccardini
Carlo Bortolini
Gigi De Cicco
Mattia Grigolo

Un progetto organizzato da Marcozzi Contemporary Theater e Le Balene Possono Volare.

June 2016 @ Theater Expedition Metroplis, Berlin

Una Piece di teatro fisico sull'umanità, su tanta umanità, troppa umanità.
Immaginate di vivere in un mondo perfetto, dove tutto funziona senza nessun intoppo, gli esseri umani sono automi, efficienti e portano a termine in modo impeccabile lavori e mansioni.
Immaginate le loro famiglie, gli ambienti, i loro vestiti, il loro mondo ideale.
E un giorno alcuni di loro ricevono una lettera.

REGIA
Daniela Marcozzi

CON
Francesca Addei
Elena Galliano
Serena Cusi
Lodovica Nuzzo
Maria Anolfo
Carlo Bortolini
 

Un progetto organizzato da Marcozzi Contemporary Theater e Le Balene Possono Volare.

Luglio 2015

La Città di B. e Senza Pesi nelle Scarpe sono i due spettacoli presentati, rispettivamente, alla fine del Laboratorio di Teatro Base e scrittura creativa e di quello di Teatro Advanced.

 

Gli spettacoli finali hanno la regia di Daniela Marcozzi; 

Mattia Grigolo ha curato il training di Scrittura Creativa. 

Locandina e illustrazioni live durante i training e gli spettacoli sono a cura di Carlo Bortolini.


Un progetto organizzato da Marcozzi Contemporary Theater e Le Balene Possono Volare.

Evento in Collaborazione con Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte e con il patrocinio di Comites e Istituto di Cultura Italiana all'estero.

 

 

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