The aim of GPL is to overcome the labeling of the performative expression that divides theatre from dance, dance from theatre, music from theatre, singing from dance. With this entirety we want 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. We want to share this mythology with the colleagues and with the audience.
This work is a group-based practice.
Imagination - inner visualization
Text and singing
techniques of embodiment
Composition tools - devise theatre
The theater/performance masters we mostly refer to are: 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.
This artistic path - research is alive and based on true commitment of the trainers and trainees.
It is based on the joy, urgency and surprise of the performative expression.
It is alive and must remain alive in order to be a “live performance” discipline!
It is nourished by love and the desire to glimpse mystery.
It wants to touch borders, hang out and try to deal with them until a natural process brings us to overcome those borders and to discover something new.
It is aimed at creating a real community of people who share a common artistic and human language and understanding.
The lab is articulated in TRAINING sessions, 3h, and STUDIO sessions, 5h.
The STUDIO sessions are meant to develop composition skills and to work specifically on scenes, improvisation, device theatre.
Trainings and studio sessions are going to be mainly guided by Daniela Marcozzi with the assistance of Ilaria Di Maio. There will be some focused trainings guided by external experts in different performative arts disciplines.
Berlin - Mitte.
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Final performance: June 2019
>> Daniela Marcozzi, trainer and director
As a spiritual and physical revolutionary act, live performances represent for me a powerful and real tool of empathy and communication to explore human nature, the know and unknown and sharing.
I am a freelance artist working in the big domain of the contemporary theatre as performer, director, trainer and researcher.
My creations are characterized by using a wide variety of scenic-artistic languages meant to create a comprehensive performative experience that includes spoken text, physical actions, singing and vocal experimentation, movement research, rhythm.
My education originates mainly from Grotoswki's training body-voice and plastique, which I had the occasion to study in Berlin with Peter Rose, a former student of Grotowski.
In parallel to my performative education, I hold a master degree in Environmental Biotechnology and I worked for two years in science research centers in Germany and Holland.
From the scientific practices I gained the positive inclination to the research of the New, to the experimentation for the sake of experimentation, independently from politic/economic dynamics, and I applied them to the theatrical research.
I am currently enrolled at the Master of Arts in Artistic Research at Accademia Teatro Dimitri, Verscio, Switzerland. My research called The Urge of Being aims, among others, at exploring the biology of emotions and theories of embodiment and defining an innovative artistic practice that brings together life science and performing arts.
>> Ilaria Di Maio, assistent
In the last 3 years I took part to several projects of Marcozzi Contemporary Theater.
I used to be part of Anà-Thema Teatro Company in Udine, Italy. There I took actively part and supported the performing seasons, I followed the trainings and the international theater campus. Before this experience I took part at several physical theater and performance labs.
GROOVE PERFORMANCE LAB
Training and Direction: Daniela Marcozzi
New students are welcome!