GPL- Groove Performance Lab
regular training in Berlin
OCTOBER 2020- JUNE 2021 | BERLIN | info and registration:
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.
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.