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il Corpo, la Commedia e l'Improvviso

Alessandra Cortesi

  • Actress, director and author; theater operator; certified DanceAbility teacher

  • In 2017 she presented her work on “Theater and people with out of coma” to the European Parliament at the roundtable on “How to reduce inequalities in health and social exclusion”

  • Actress and director in Belgium, Spain, France, Japan, United States, Slovenia

  • Collaboration with Teatroaperto \ Teatrodehon, Reon, Gruppo Colli, Koinè, Arte Fragile, Teatro e Libertà and Fraternal Compagnia

  • Dance movement therapist (Italian Art Therapy - Bologna) since 2015

  • Since 2012 member and advisor of the PerLuca Social Cooperative

 

Teaching

  • School of Teatro Colli “Expressive Movement”

  • University of Ferrara

  • University of Bologna

  • Louis Jouvet School “The actor's work on female characters in the Commedia dell'Arte”

  • Criminal Chamber of Venice

  • Private stages: “The sense of movement”, “The body, the comedy and the impro”

  • Associations and various institutions

 

Activities

 

  • Projects related to the use of expressive techniques and to the discomfort with associations: “Gli Amici di Luca”, “Piccoli Grandi Cuori”, “Umanamente”

  • Experimentation on the rehabilitation of patients in a post-acute coma through the use of theater techniques at Ospedale Maggiore of Bologna and Casa dei Risvegli Luca De Nigris

  • Show director, cultural projects, readings, dramatizations and workshops 

 

Publications

 

Magazines:

  • Brain Injury

  • Prove di Drammaturgia

  • Amici di Luca Magazine

 

Books:

  • “Luciano Leonesi, maestro di teatro a Bologna”  edited by   C.Meldolesi, P.Ferrarini - Bulzoni publisher

  • “Teatro Aperto\35. Un’antologia Drammatica” edited by P. Ferrarini Paolo Emilio Persiani

  • “Il teatro dei Risvegli” edited by Cristina Valenti e Fulvio De Nigris - Perdisa publisher

Education


Theater:

Alessandra Galante Garrone (two-year school), Vittorio Franceschi, Claudio Morganti, Philippe Radice, Marco Cavicchioli, Fulvio Ianneo, Rena Mirecka, Ewa Benesz


Dance Theater:

Enzo Toma, Tery Weikel, Maria Grazia Mandruzzato, Julie Stanzak


Commedia dell’arte: Fraternalcompagnia


Dance Movement therapy:

Piera Pieraccini, Rosamaria Govoni, Marcia Plevin

 
Espression Primitive: Herns Duplan


DanceAbility: Alito Alessi


Theater of the Oppressed:

Krila, Alessandro Tolomelli (University of Bologna)


Biomechanics: Gennadi Bogdanov

Luca Comastri

  • Actor, director and author, mask-maker

  • Teacher of techniques of the Commedia dell'Arte

  • Mask-maker: creation of masks of the characters of the Commedia dell'Arte with Tania Passarini and the maestro Renzo Sindoca

 

Teaching

 

  • School of Teatro Colli “Expressive Movement”,assistant of Alessandra Cortesi

  • He teaches at various theater schools, acting workshops and international seminars of Commedia Dell'Arte

Activities

  • Commedia dell’Arte

  • Physical theater

  • Comedy

  • Fraternal Compagnia

  • International festivals

  • Film experiences

  • Collaboration with several theater companies

  • Theater and cultural projects throughout Italy

  • Theater and cultural projects abroad: Valencia, Bordeaux, Monaco and Japan

  • Cultural Disclosure of Commedia dell'Arte within schools

  • “Animated” lessons of Commedia dell'Arte

  • Readings, shows, mask creation workshops

Education


Theater:  

Diploma at the School of Teatro Colli, diploma at the Louis Jouvet School, Vadim Micheenko (Russian Theater Moscow), Gala Pronina (Russian Theater Moscow), Camilla Sanes (Yale University), Emanuele Montagna (director STC), Danny Lemmo (Actor Studio of New York) 


Commedia dell’arte:

Massimo Macchiavelli (Enriquez Prize 2012), Tania Passarini (Enriquez Award 2012), Giorgio Bongiovanni (Piccolo di Milano Theatre), Carlo Boso (AIDAS de Paris director), Prof. Roberto Tessari

 

Theater-Dance:

Luca Righi (Carolyn Carlson company), Mauro Bigonzetti (Aterballetto)

Masks Construction

Tania Passarini and the master mask-maker Renzo Sindoca

 

Comic writing: Domenico Lannutti (comic Lab)

 
Acrobatics: Gaby Corbo (acrobat and circus)


Biomechanics: Gennadi Bogdanov

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