This workshop is designed to go deep in the relationship between the body of the performer and the painting on the scene.
Since many years Opera has measured itself with the presence of other "static" artistic forms, particularly sculpture and painting. Opera has longer looked for an integration of many art form inside the theatrical space.
Every form of art is bearer of a precise relationship with whom enjoys of it, with whom observes it, but it also guards a methodology of creation.
“The static works of art include pictures, sculptures, architectural structures.In these artistic forms the dynamic power of the creator is jealously guarded in the form of the work. The movements that he has used to draw, to paint and to model characterized his job. They remain still fixed in the visible lines of the pencil, of the brush. The activity of its mind reveals him in the form it dates to its material.
The effect of a work of static art on the observer is deeply different from that of a theatrical show on the spectator.
Of forehead to a picture the observer's mind it is inclined to follow a really run. The memoirs and the associations of ideas bring to a state of contemplative mind and to a meditative internal activity.
The public of a play, etc of a ballet doesn't have the possibility to contemplate. The spectator's mind is forcedly submerged by the flow of events in continuous evolution that, asking for a real internal share that doesn't leave time for the elaborate reflection or the meditation.
(Rudolf Laban "The art of the movement").
How to create a dramatic relationship between work of art and performer?
We are working on the idea of a theater that alternates the contemplation to the action.
This laboratory is a folie, a real experiment.
We will look for the integration of two phases of job: the starting point is a sensitive work on the body and after an investigation on some principles of direction and composition of the bodies in relationship to the space, the other bodies in scene and to some " guests": the pictorial works of the artist Pierluca Cetera.