24 April {Friday}

Laboratory Theatre Space, Rynek-Ratusz 27

The Art of the Performer between West and East

Closed workshop led by Mario Barzaghi, Rosalba Genovese, Maria Rita Simone of Teatro dell’Albero

In English

The Art of the Performer between West and East

Participants will explore rhythm, body plasticity as well as elements of the classical Indian dance-theatre (Kathakali and Odissi style) and how to integrate them into the training of European theatre actors.


  • rhythm sequences
  • rhythm games
  • rhythm connections
  • rhythm/vocal sequences

Body plasticity

Mario Barzaghi

Mario Barzaghi was born in 1954 in Milan. From 1974 to 1981 he trained as an actor in TEATER 7, a theatre group composed of workers, students and teachers. From 1981 to 1994 he was an actor with Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo. At the time the work demonstration An Athlete of the Heart and the performance piece Divine Fragments of a Journey into Hell were created. Barzaghialso trained as a kathakali actor-dancer with Master John Kalamandalam, with whom he performs in Europe and India.