Claudia Contin Arlecchino
CLAUDIA CONTIN ARLECCHINO
Actress, author, director, set designer, figurative artist and theater teacher, essay writer and author of plays published in different languages. She is known worldwide as the first woman who reinterpreted the masculine character of Arlecchino, one of the most intriguing characters of the Commedia dell'Arte.
With continuity since 1987 it is also the only one in Europe to build all her own masks by herself, as is only the case in the Eastern countries.
Her creative versatility comes from the theater to the figurative art, from the acting to the artisan dimension, in a renewed recovery of the homo faber in contemporary artistic research. Internationally renowned trainer and researcher, in her omnivorous poetics she comes to the personal care of projects, accessory costumes, scenes, behaviors and dramaturgies, in a journey between artist and character, in the artistic world as in the real world, with the assumption of Harlequin identity also in all his personal documents.
Sito site of Claudia Contin Arlecchino:
www.portoarlecchino.com

She is a researcher in Theater Anthropology applied to the Italian Commedia dell'Arte and its connections and comparisons with other cultures from the world. He is also involved in Social Theater, in the field of disability, social problems and ethnic differences. To her we owe the insights and experiments that are the basis of one of the most modern and innovative reconstructions of the Commedia dell'Arte, also as regards the redefinition of all the main Characters and Masks. She is the creator and curator of the new technique for the Contemporary Theater called Tragedia dell'Arte, inspired by contemporary art by Egon Schiele. Founder of the Scuola Sperimentale dell'Attore in 1990, until 2015 she was the Director of educational programs. From 1997 to 2018 she was co-artistic director of the International Actor's Meeting known as the Arlecchino Errante. From 2012 Claudia Contin Arlecchino, collaborates with the graphic designer, photographer and musician Luca Fantinutti for all the documentation and research of Porto Arlecchino.