Daniela Marcozzi

“As spiritual and physical revolutionary acts, the performing arts are for me a powerful and authentic tools of communication, able to explore the mystery and energy of human nature, the connection between humans and the more-than-human and to give voice to the impulses to express and share oneself. I am a freelance artist working in the big domain of contemporary theatre as performer, director, trainer and researcher. I have circa 15 years of experience as a professional performer, trainer and theater director. In 2015 I initiated in Berlin the project and company Marcozzi Contemporary Theater and our works (solo and ensemble) have been showed in many international venues and festivals (English Theater, ada studio, Acud Theater, Expedition Metropolis Theater in Berlin; Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main (DE), Locarno, Winterthur (CH), FAKI, Zagreb (CR), Underground festival Sofia, (BG) Milano and Rome Fringe Festival (IT), PS122 New York City, ArtKlub New Orlenas, etc. My creations are characterized by a wide variety of artistic languages meant to create a comprehensive performative experience that includes spoken text, physical actions, singing and vocal experimentation, movement research, rhythm and live music. My education originates mainly from Grotoswki’s training body-voice and plastique, which I had the occasion to study in Berlin with Peter Rose, a former student of Grotowski. In parallel to my performative education, I hold a master degree in Environmental Biotechnology and I worked for two years in science research centres in Germany and Holland. From the scientific practices I gained the positive inclination to the research of the “new”, to the experimentation for the sake of experimentation, independently from political/economic dynamics, and I applied them to the theatrical research. My main artistic research is called The Urge of Being and it aims at exploring the biology of emotions and theories of embodiment and defining an innovative artistic practice that brings together life science and performing arts.”