PERFORMER

PERFORMER_ research laboratory

What is a performer? What is its task?

This workshop was born from the meeting between Massimiliano Balduzzi and Francesco M. Laterza and from the desire to share some tools to try to answer these questions.

An exploration of the principles of the work of the scene such as movement, voice, listening and the relationship with space and with the other, to investigate an uncertain territory between performance, dance and theater with renewed sensitivity.

A research open to the creative capacity of each participant, aimed at actors and actresses, dancers and dancers, performers and those who want to approach the universe of live arts and deepen the awareness of their body in action.

We think of this meeting as the first movement of a continuous path that will take shape around the needs of the participants.

What is a performer? Which is their task?

The workshop originates from the encounter between Massimiliano Balduzzi and Francesco M. Laterza and their desire to share some tools that would help to answer these questions.

An exploration of the principles of the work on stage such as movement, voice, the ability to listen, the relationship with the space and with each other. An investigation of an uncertain territory between theatre, dance and performance with improved sensibility.

A research that will pay attention to the participant's creative ability, an open call for actors and actresses, dancers, performers and for those who want to get closer to the universe of live arts and deepen their awareness of the body in action.

We imagine this meeting as the first step of a continuous path that will take shape around the needs of the participants.

Massimiliano Balduzzi, graduated in History of Theatre, for ten years practiced physical and vocal training with Stefano Vercelli and Anne Zenour. In 2006 she studied traditional dance and singing in Bali with masters I Made Buchel and Ny Nyoman Chandry. Since 2008 in New York, he studies and works with Helga Davis, Ben Spatz, Vanessa Anspaugh, Arturo Vidich, Daria Fain, James Scruggs, Kora Radella.

His creations are hosted by New York Live Arts, Judson Church, DANCEspace, Abrons Art, Los Angeles Pieter. He also works as a teacher in Europe, the United States and Mexico for various institutions, including Lincoln Center, University of the Arts of Philadelphia, Cuny College, Teatro Alameda, University of Huddersfield.

In 2018, he worked as a performer for Alessandro Sciarroni in the play Augusto.

Francesco M. Laterza is an author, director and teacher. After training with some of the master of the scene in the Advanced Training Course for Actors of Fondazione Pontedera Teatro and with Raffaella Giordano in the Course of New Writings for Contemporary Dance, he works as an interpreter for different artists, including Teatro Valdoca, DOM, Strasse, Inquanto Teatro, Sosta Palmizi.

In 2015 he embarked on an authorial journey creating performances supported and hosted by Danae Festival, Anghiari Dance Hub, Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Fondazione Furla, Cross Festival.

He also works as a theatrical operator for social work with girl, adult Ə and parkinsonianƏ.

In 2022 he graduated in the screenwriting course of the Scuola Civica di Cinema L. Visconti in Milan.

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