Gabriella Zeno, Italy
Gabriella Zeno is an independent author, director and performer whose activity is focused on performing arts. After she had achieved a degree in Italian Literature at the Federico II University in Naples, she graduated in Corporeal Mime at the I.C.R.A Project (Italy). Later she focused her research on Physical Theatre studying with Ana Woolf, Christina Castrillo, and the whole Odin Teatret company, in addition, she expanded her knowledge of movement studying Butoh Dance with the Japanese masters Akira Kasai and Masaki Iwana and Dance Theatre with Julie-Anne Stanzak. She took part in various theater festivals such as the Magfest Italia (2010-2011), in Tourin, Italy, the Odin Week Festival 2015 in Holstebro, Denmark, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016. She participated as artist in several residencies such as the Ponderosa Dance Residency, in Stolzenhagen, Germany (2017), the Residency Centre for Creative Activities in Ustka, Poland (2018). As author she writes plays and collaborates with the Italian magazine on contemporary theatre, Krapp’s Last Post.
Gravity and Grace
This workshop will be an occasion to investigate and to explore the body as “material entity” an “areal space” that can embrace in itself the different states of matter.
Through an intensive physical training based on physical theatre exercises and corporeal mime technique, with training sessions indoor and outdoor, we will broaden and deepen the awareness of our perception; the perception related to our body, the perception related to the external space, to the partners and to inanimate objects. We will increase our ability to be present on the stage and our receptiveness to sense and to interact with the space and with the partners, developing also our creative imagination as well as our power of concentration and our physical and mental resistance.
At the end of each training session all the participants will create together a physical theater improvisation.
Dear colleagues, the only important recommendation is to wear comfortable clothes.