Marcozzi Contemporary theater is a project and company active in the domain of physical theater, performance art, music-theater, dance-theater. It is founded by Daniela Marcozzi in 2015, in Berlin.
Daniela Marcozzi is a freelance artist working in the domain of the contemporary theatre as performer, trainer, researcher and director.
The work of Marcozzi Contemporary Theater originates itself by the Urgency of expression, the need that the individual has to express her/himself to ensure his/her survival (at any level).
Marcozzi Contemporary Theater's work is aimed to reach a source of energy made of inner impulses, and to channel this source into specific performative needs.
In this way the artist can experience his/her work as urgent, free and authentic, a work in which the tangible and intangible needs of expression unfold themeselves into artistic impulses organically integrated in a communication process.
The poetic language of Marcozzi Contemporary Theate touches different performative disciplines, such as body-voice training based on Grotowski research, contemporary dance, theater, mime corporel, clown, physical theater, voice techniques, physical and vocal improvisation, dramaturgy.
As a spiritual and physical revolutionary act, performing arts represent for Marcozzi Contemporary Theater a revolutionary tool to explore human nature and the need to express and share oneself.
Artist statement_Daniela Marcozzi
I am a free lance artist working in the domain of the contemporary theatre as performer, trainer, director and researcher.
In my work I use a wide variety of artistic languages such as spoken text, physical actions, singing and vocal experimentation, movement research, rhythm, with the aim to create a comprehensive performative experience.
SCIENCE AND ART
Besides my education and work as an artist, I hold a master degree in Environmental Biotechnology and worked as a researcher for two years at the Plant Research International of Wageningen in Holland and at the Humboldt University of Berlin.
Although I had a strong interest in the methodologies of scientific research, in 2011 I left this work to dedicate myself professionally to the performing arts.
The curiosity for life science, fascination with experimentation, forming hypotheses, reflection and the search for new things persisted in my way of working, and are some of the strongest elements in my artistic practice. I have been particularly searching for scientific theories and principles that may combine to the emotions, feelings empathy and energy I experience during training.
I was intrigued by studying that the tangible matter of the human being: flesh, muscles, bones and liquids, contain and actually is also the intangible aspect of the personality and the expressive poetics. I developed a strong interest in picturing how the spheres of emotivity and spirituality merge into the physical and physiological ones and realised that biology, neurology, physiology and evolution can play a central role in deepening the
quality and intensity of the artistic practice.
The journey into this comparative study started with an “encounter” with Candace Pert’s book Molecules of Emotion. Based on these studies, I began designing and experimenting exercises and a specific approach that constitute the 2-day workshop called The Urge of Being, which which was launched for the first time in January 2017 and still running on a regular basis.
TRILOGY OF POWER