i cosmonauti

Tuesday 21 - Sunday 26 November 2006

6 days with European artists from the Russian school with origins from
Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, France, Finland, Russia, Mexico
Teatro Della Dodicesima, Spinaceto - Roma

Teatro della Dodicesima

In this Roman outskirt beyond suspicion arises the small and new theatre Teatro Della Dodicesima, created within the walls of a former school. Several European actors and directors will meet here with one aim only, to demonstrate themselves of being true Cosmonauts at heart.

Who are the cosmonauts
Conventionally a cosmonaut is an astronaut from the Russian Space Agency, or from one of the ex-USSR countries.
“Cosmonaut” derives from Russian (kosmonavt) that again derives from greek kosmos (universe) and nautes (navigator). In the USA, “astronaut” is applied to a person that has just started his training, while in Russia one is not a “cosmonaut” till one has completed a space-flight successfully.

… we retain being a cosmonaut also those who have run into the schools of Russian theatre and has tried the flight with heels up and head down towards the abyss… like a Karamazov (…)

… the cosmonauts launched by the Russian masters Anatolij Vassiliev, and Jurij Alschitz.
- They wish to meet all the other NAUTS of the Cosmo Theatre to exchange their scientific research.

The Cosmonauts at heart have been trained very hard and they have passed exhausting sessions of rehearsing using binding methods from an emotional and physical point of view. They have attended the theatre school of the 19th century, founded and developed by the following figures (and maybe also by themselves):
Vsevolod Meyerhold, Konstantin Stanislavsky, Maria Knebel, Michael Chekhov, Anatoli Vasilev, Jurij Alschitz, Nicolai Karpov, Vasily Skorik...and the Cosmonautes.

Anyhow, they have managed not to loose a providential self irony on all kinds of methods or theatre school. For this reason they have now founded a new, small festival to have fun and use all what they have learnt mixed together with other experiences that is not asked of them in their daily work..

The Day will be organised in this way

Sun - the glowing chair
Those who have shown their work the previous day will have the possibility to place themselves in the glowing chair where firing of questions can give them a pleasant but burning experience!

Earth - training
A moment for actors and directors to taste different methods of preparing the physical and mental “aparat” to the acting work.

Theatre work in various forms: dialogue, monologue, drafts, etude, work in progress, performance, video. Each show will not last more than 50 minutes.

Moon - lunch-dinner
Lunch and dinner, not freeze-dried, will be served for artists and the audience in the theatre (at a low cost).

Alicja Ziolko
Idea and artistic director

Contact for detailed program and more information:
Skype: alicjaziolko
tel (+39) 06.97842914
cell (+39) 333.1274762

Other responsible cosmonauts:
Teatro della Dodicesima artistic direction: Flavio Albanese and Marinella Anaclerio
Organisation in general: Maria Otranto
Technical direction: Paolo Mattei
Organisation: Alessia Di Turi
Special collaborator: Emiliano Campagnola
Logistics: Maurizio Lucà
Training: Federico Favetta
Translations: Annika Strøhm

vite3In collaboration with Vite3 - VideoTeatro

Teatro della DodicesimaTeatro della Dodicesima:
Via Carlo Avolio, 60
località Spinaceto
00128 ROMA

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Teatro della Dodicesima
Via Carlo Avolio, 60
località Spinaceto
00128 ROMA
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