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Clown Residency

With Tato Villanueva and Letícia Vetrano

Date and time

30/08/21—01/10/21
Restricted activity

Recommended age: All ages

The language of clowning and the creation process of this art are the theme of the residency, conducted by Argentinian directors and clowns Tato Villanueva and Letícia Vetrano.

During the virtual meetings, methods and creative experiences will be shared, and the participants will be invited to improve techniques and create scenes. This process of developing new work will be done in group and individual gatherings.

“Everyone starts from a different place, some are more sensitive, others more technical,” says Tato. “But for me it’s important that the participants can talk about their desires, what drives them, to develop new scenic material.”

The Brazilian artists Ariadne Antico (Clown Birita), Bruno Saggese (Clown Mimo), Dani Maimoni (Clown Danisguela), Dani Majzoub (Clown Olívia) and Tiago Marques (Clown Ritalino) are participating in the residency.
Letícia Vetrano is a gymnast, dancer and circus artist, creator of the clown María Peligro. She specialized in acrobatics and contortionism in Buenos Aires. In 2001, she joined the Escuela de Circo Carampa (Madrid), where she graduated in acrobatics, dance and clowning. She has taken her work to countries such as Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Holland.

Tato Villanueva is an actor, clown, teacher and director. He studied Performing Arts at the Instituto Universitario Nacional de Artes de Buenos Aires and has tutors such as Víctor Avalos (Argentina), Gianluca Barbadori (Italy) and Gardi Hutter (Switzerland). His works mix clowning, street theatre and different circus techniques, relying on intense audience participation.

Ariadne Antico is an actress, clown, producer and person with disability. She is the creator of the clown Brita and member of the theatre company A Casa das Lagartixas. She produced the Festival das Lagartixas, in the outskirts of São José dos Campos, in 2016, and participated in the production of the performance show “Delirium Audio Tour”.

Bruno Saggese is a circus artist, trained by Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre and by the Centre for Research and Creation of Total Mime, with passage through the NGO Doutores da Alegria. He created the clown Mimo and is a member of Cia Mimo, Cia Mastrônica de Circo-Teatro and Operação Arco-Íris, which performs in hospitals.

Dani Maimoni is a clown, juggler and aerialist who has performed in shows by Cia. MB Circo, such as “MalabaRindo” and “Cabaré Cirqu&Tal”. She has performed alongside various circus artists such as Fran Marinho, Junio Santos, Ésio Magalhães, Lily Curcio and Ricardo Puccetti.

Dani Majzoub is an actress, clown and cultural producer, creator of the clown Olívia. Founder of Cia Casa de Palhaça, she researches the language of clowning and female comicality. She envisioned and produces, since 2018, the Encontro de Palhaças e Circenses do Vale do Paraíba (Encounter of Clowns and Circus Performers of the Paraíba Valley).

Tiago Marques is a circus artist who has a degree in Performing Arts from the State University of Londrina. He performs as the clown Ritalino and, in his repertoire, has the shows “O Melhor Show do Mundo… Na Minha Opinião” (The Best Show in the World… In My opinion) and “In Concertina”. He also performs with the group Plantão Sorriso, which visits Londrina’s hospitals.

Date and time

30/08/21—01/10/21
Restricted activity

Recommended age: All ages

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