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ABOUT

In the first years of the second post-war period, at Teatro dell’Università of Padua, Amleto Sartori modeled on the face of pedagogue and actor Jacques Lecoq the first Neutral Mask that revolutionized the western theatre. According to the ideas of J. Copeau and E. Decroux the Neutral Mask was created to help the actor to recover the archetypal dimension of theatre, save him from hyper-realistic acting, valorise the body and the gesture rather than the speech. Continuing the family tradition, Donato Sartori, son of Amleto, will develop in a broader sense the role of the mask in contemporary theatre, through the creation of "gestural structures" and "urban masking". This enormous theoretical and theatrical practice heritage, today represented by the Sartori Centre of Masks and Gestural Structures, is the basis of a cooperation project that aims to promote an innovative approach using mask in the European theatre, rediscovering its anthropological origins and relaunching its use in the popular performing arts, in order to restore the collective ritual dimension of theatre in which the community can find a new strong relationship with the myth. A program of scientific research, seminars, creative residences, festivals and showcases, developed over three years, which intends to direct contemporary theatrical creation on the trail of new myths, to strengthen its European dimension, allowing it to make its contribution to some of the most important challenges of our time, like social inclusion and sustainability. Issues that discount sometimes controversial narratives on which our society urgently needs to find authentic spaces for reflection and awareness. So the mask and the physical actor’s training become instruments of social action in the experimentation of inclusion paths for physical and mental disabilities, as well as urban environment perturbed by archetypal forms become a way of suburbs revitalization and to imagine a new balance between humans and environment.
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The mask is not a disguise, nor does it hide the actor but reveals it. It's the magical synthesis, not of a character, but of a myth. Nonetheless if you keep it too much on your face, when you take it off you end up taking off your face too!
DARIO FO

DARIO FO

Nobel Playwrite and Actor
The body knows things about which the mind is ignorant. There are three masks: the one we think we are, the one we really are, and the one we have in common.
JACQUES LECOQ

JACQUES LECOQ

Actor and performer
The important thing is to use the role as a trampoline, a chance to study and play with what is behind our masks. Creativity, especially where acting is concered, is boundless sincerity, yet disciplined. ...Theater is not essential. It serves to cross borders between you and me.
JERZY GROTOWSKI

JERZY GROTOWSKI

Actor and Theatrical Director

NEWS




Workshop on Dramaturgy

Wisdom and Poetic Word of the Ancients 29.07.2024 – 1.08.2024 – Gliwice (PL).
Led by the Italian teacher Walter Valeri. Born in 1949 in Forlì, Italy, Master ART/MAXT Institute at Harvard University together with a group of peers, he founded and edited in 1975 the literary magazine “Sul Porto” which received contributions from leading Italian poets.

Workshop on Commedia Dell’Arte

Led by the Italian teacher Andrea Brugnera, actor, director and playwright, the Montreuil Sur Mer workshop is a unique opportunity for a professional training addressed to those who want to deepen their knowledge of the techniques of Commedia dell’Arte with an innovative approach that transposes them into contemporary languages.

Mask, Gesture and Storytelling

The new dates of the Workshop organized by the Amleto and Donato Sartori International Mask Museum aims to tell the experience and the history of masks creation by the Sartori family. The workshop initially scheduled for October and postponed for health reasons of the staff of the Centro Maschere Sartori, will be proposed again from 8th to 10th December.

MyMa Festival 2023

As part of the European MyMa project, Cirq’O Vent presents the MyMa Festival 2023 titled “Les Irresistibles”. The Festival will take place from 15 to 17 September 2023 in Montrejil-Sur-Mer (France) and will welcome artistes français, hollandais, polonais, italiens, suisses et belges graye to the cooperation focused on the world of the mask and supported by Creative Europe European programme.

ACTIVITIES

A 3-year activity plan for the relaunch of the myth and the mask as key elements of innovation in the contemporary performing arts...

OUR TEAM

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CARLO LANCIOTTI

Project Manager

Compagnia dei Folli (IT)

CHIARA LANCIOTTI

Project Officer

Compagnia dei Folli (IT)

WALTER VALERI

PROJECT MANAGER

Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali Sartori (IT)

PAOLA PIIZZI

PROJECT MANAGER

Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali Sartori (IT)

SARAH SARTORI

PROJECT OFFICER

Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali Sartori (IT)

ALESSIO MICHELOTTI

PROJECT MANAGER

Open Street aisbl (BE)

ANDREA BRUGNERA

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Kamina Teatro (IT)

LILIANA GRASSO

ASSOCIATED PARTNER

Fondazione per il Centro Studi Orvieto (IT)

LESZEK STYŚ

PROJECT MANAGER

Proscenium Kulturalne Stowarzyszenie (PL)

ADAM BISMOR

PROJECT OFFICER

Proscenium Kulturalne Stowarzyszenie (PL)

CHRISTINE CAMPION

PROJECT MANAGER

Cirq 'O Vent (FR)

MARLENE GHIER

PROJECT OFFICER

Cirq 'O Vent (FR)

CONTACT

Stay tuned to our initiatives to find out about the calls for artists and operators,
festivals, workshops and all the initiatives of MYMA 2023-2025.

If you want to get in touch with us you can do it easily:
info(at)my-ma.eu - whats app +39-338-7138903

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