The Scuola Sperimentale dell'Attore,
is a no-profit association, its aim is to research a launguage for the
contemporary actor and spread its results, so that he can have the same
technique and creativity of a musician, a writer or a painter. This
goal should be achieved through a constant dialogue with the best
traditions of different parts of the world and through a study of the
most important voices of the XX century.
The School offers short monografic courses, full time workshops or
specific projects following a request from an institution or a local
authority. There are often guest artists and teachers from all over the
Commedia dell'Arte is, through the original reconstruction by Claudia
Contin Arlecchino and Ferruccio Merisi, is the school main focus, but definitely
not the only one: in its daily schedule have an important role also the
Poetry of the Voice, contemporary Dramaturgie of the Body, theory and
technique of the Character, Theater-Dance.
The Experimental Actor's School offers in his own place a complete range of theater courses:
courses of Commedia dell'Arte, Mime and Neutral Mask, Voice and Text Interpretation,
Contemporary Drama (Tragedia dell'Arte), Direction ...and practical workshops for the creation
of masks for the theatre. For professionals, for enthusiasts and amateurs, for educators,
for youth and teens.
see documentary video (italian)
The Compagnia Hellequin (formerly
Attori & Cantori), officially recognized by the italian Ministry of
Culture and Art through its collaboration with the Teatro Tascabile of
Bergamo, is the mean by which the
Scuola Sperimentale dell'Attore experiences the actual reaction of an
audience. It produces and releases plays for various circuits and
different kinds of audience, always avoiding a "commercial" end and
emphasizing its experimental vocation.
For this reason the Scuola Sperimentale
dell'Attore is associated with UILT (Unione Italiana Libero Teatro),
while the its plays, together with the ones by Claudia Contin Arlecchino and Lucia
Zaghet, are covered by the italian artists welfare organization
(Enpals) through the
Teatro Tascabile of Bergamo.
Hellequin is the name of the mythological ancestral Harlequin, captain
of an army of rascals and under his emblem the Compagnia defines its
identity as a dynamic production, dedicated to the youngs and looking
for social interactions.