Curriculum Vitae

 

TRAINING

- 1981: The Actor's Training Course with Carlo Formigoni (Brechtian

distancing effect method) and Michel Seigner (musicality and rhythm)

- 1983: training course at the Théâtre Forum (Augusto Boal method), Paris, France

 

CINEMA

- 1996: “Io non ho la testa”, feature film, dir. Michele Lanubile, produced by the RAI and by Ermanno Olmi

- 2011: "Binari", short film, main actor,  dir. Alessio Giannone, Progetto memoria 2011 - 2012, of the Apulia Film Commission

- 2013: "Io Donna", short film, dir. by Pino Quartullo, Emmebi Film Production

 

TV

- 1990: "Star 90" television programme on Retequattro, awarded the first prize

- 1992: "Domenica in", Raiuno, guest at the opening episode

- 2002: "Tutti a casa" (Sit-com) , Antenna Sud

- 2014: "Tu si que vales", talent show, Canale 5, finalists "La santa Rodilla"

 

PRIZES & AWARDS

- 1989: 5th edition of Cavallo di battaglia, Italian National Contest for Comedians, Sesto Fiorentino, Tuscane, Italy

- 1995: “Ridi, ridi”  “Special mention” award, International Festival of animated figures in Perugia, Italy

- 2007: Critics' prize for best comedian and author at the National Festival of Comedy, RisoLLevante, Martina Franca, Italy

- 2008: GOLDEN DRAGON prize, Fira de Teatre de Titelles de Lleida, Catalonia, Spain

- 2011: Special Award, Premio Nazionale di Letteratura e Teatro "Nicola Martucci", Castello baronale Martucci di Valenzano, Italy

- 2014: "Manologias", Niederstätter surPrize 1rst prize and Audience prize for European Comedy Competition, Carambolage Theatre, Bolzano, Italy

 

THEATRE

- 1976: "Malavita Barese" of Antonio Padovano, dir. Nico Anelli and "La rivolta delle pecore" (from Fuenteovejuna of Lope De De Vega), dir. Pasquale Bellini

- 1977: "Quel giorno che sbarcò San Nicola", dir. Nico Anelli

- 1978: "L'uomo dal fiore in bocca" - L'imbecille of L. Pirandello, dir. Pasquale Bellini

- 1981: One of the founders of Bari's Teatro Kismet: Storia di Peppì, Del giovane Bertolt Brecht: la rabbia e l'ironia, Doppio Sogno, Amore e Psiche (dir. Carlo Formigoni)

- 1982: “Double & Paradise” mime artist and co-author with theSerapions Ensemble (Odeon), Vienna, Austria

- 1983: “Heil'ge Hochzeit”, mime artist and co-author with theSerapions Ensemble (Odeon), Vienna, Austria (Festival mondial du théâtre, Nancy, France - Int'l Festival of Fools, Copenhagen, Denamark - Festival internacional Teatro Romea, Barcelona, Spain) 

- 1984: "Robinson lernt tanzen II", Moki Theater, dir. Laco Považaj (Czech Republic )

- 1988: “Aspettando Lola” co-writed with the Granteatrino troupe (Hugo Suárez)- 1991: finalist at the Italian national comedy contest “Riso in Italy”, Rome

- 1993: “Ridi, ridi”, created and performed in various locations in Italy

- 1995: “Ridi, ridi” International Festival of animated figures in Perugia, Italy

- 1997: “Ridi, ridi”, commissioned by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian community of Brooklyn, New York, USA

- 1998: "Ridi, ridi" and "Aspettando Lola", Santarcangelo Theatre Festival, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy

 

- 2004: formed "La Santa Rodilla" company (Renato Curci, Ana Santa Cruz and Hugo Suárez) and created the performance “Manologias”, a non-verbal show. "Manologias" visited the following Festivals:

- 2005: SPAIN: Titirimundi, the Segovia International Festival in Spain - III Semaña Internacional de Títeres, Murcia - Teatro Infantil, Benicassim - XI Festival de Títeres y Marionetas, Baranain - Artes Escenicas 2005, Valladolid

- 2006: SPAIN: Feria International del Titeres, Seville - VIII Encuentro Internacional de titeres, Alcalà La Real, Jaèn  - 8° Festival internacional de Teatre de Teresetes, Palma de Mallorca

- 2007: SPAIN: Segovia International Festival, Titirimundi - International Temporada Alta Festival, Girona - 3rd International Festival of Theatre de L'Alt Camp, Valls - International Festival of Mimi Teatre Gestual de Reus -International Festival of Vic- International Festival of Vall d'Albaida BRAZIL: 8º Festival International de Titeres de Redondela - World festival of teatro de bonecos di Canela - International Festival of Teatro de Animacao, Florianopolis - International Sesi Do Mundo Festival at the Teatro Amazonas, Manaus

- 2008: Peru: various locations commissioned by the British Institute, Lima SPAIN: Festival de Castilla-La Mancha - Casa de Cultura de Tobarra - Casa de Cultura de Villamalea - Yeste, Higueruela and Barrax Salón Cultural -  Barrax Salón Cultural - La casa encendida Theatre, Madrid - International Titirimundi Festival, Segovia - Valderrubio, Granada -  El Rinconcillo de Cristobica (Federico García Lorca's house) - Fira de Teatre de Titelles de Lleida - Teatre de l' Aurora, Igualada, Barcelona BRAZIL: Festival Internacional de Teatro di Belo Horizonte - Festival Internacional del teatro di Londrina ITALY: BAB Festival, Benevento and more...

- 2009: Festival Internazionale Andria Castel dei Mondi, Italy and International Festival “Marionnettissimo”, Tournefeuille, France

- 2010: MEXICO: Festival Titeria, Marionetas de la Esquina Company, Mexico City SPAIN: Festival Internacional de Titeres de Canarias, Tenerife, Canary Islands - MAF Muestra Internacional de Artes Fantásticas de Santander - XIII Verbena de la Huerta San Vincente, Casa – Museo Federico García Lorca, Granada PORTUGAL: Sementes, Teatro Extremo

- 2011: PERU: V Festival Internacional de Mimo, Lima BRAZIL:  Festival bonecos Do Mundo Sesi, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and Teatro SESC, São Carlos, Araraquara, Campinas, Ipiranga, Bauru, Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo and Santo André ITALY: Le Notti delle Muse, Festival of Arts and Culture, Terlizzi, Puglia

- 2012: "Winter Garden of the Arts in Moscow", Theatre Albatros and Helico Opera Theatre, Moscow, Russia and 14th International Puppet & Mime Festival of Kilkis, Greece

- 2014: "Manologias", European Comedy CompetitionCarambolage Theatre, Bolzano, Italy

 

- 2007: "Gianni Schicchi", opera by G. Puccini, dir. by W. Pagliaro, Fondazione Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari, Italy

- 2011: "Ridi, ridi", 13th International Puppet - Mime Festival of Kilkis, Greece

- 2012: "Ridi, ridi", Puppets under the Christmas Tree festival, Teatro Casa di Pulcinella, Bari, Italy

- 2015: "ManiGold!" Maggio all'Infanzia festival, Bari. Italy and Alpe Adria Puppet Festival, Grado, Italy

 

TEACHING AND WORKSHOPS

- 1995: Acting technique and Pantomime course tutor at the Luigi Einaudi Professional Institute, Foggia

- 1995-1996: Dramatisation and gestural techniques workshop with twenty psychiatric patients, commission by Local Health Authorities (UU.SS.LL.) and Acli, Bari

- 1996: theatre course teaching "In-formation for the creative mime artist” at the Municipality of Bellaria (Rimini province)

- 1996: teaching “Street theatre course” at municipality of Rimini youth centre 

- 1997: theatre workshop assistant at the San Maurizio rehabilitation centre (Rimini province)

- 1997: International project “Differences in being” (“Le diversità dell'essere”), commissioned by the Italian Prime Minister's Social Affairs and by the Emilia Romagna Region, Cattolica, Italy

- 1998: theatre workshop “The comic body” (“Il corpo comico”), Santarcangelo Theatre Festival, Santarcangelo di Romagna 

- 1998: ARTERAPIA project by Granteatrino, clown therapy in various hospitals of Bari

- 1999: clown therapy at Bari University's Education Institute (Facoltà di Scienze dell'Educazione)

- 2002: “Teatro d'impresa” actors' training and mime workshop commissioned by Sud Sistemi in Bari

- 2003: various social development projects on teaching theatre in Huancavelica, Peru

- 2005: teaching theatre with Escuela Nacional Superior de Arte Dramático (ENSAD) in high-security prisons (Castro Castro and Chorrillo), Lima, Peru

- 2005/2006: performing arts course (mime, figure theatre and theatre of the oppressed) at San Nicola secondary school, Bari

- 2006: “The Dramatic Body: for a new language encompassingmime, voice and figure theatre” seminars, Faculty of Letters in Bari

- 2006: Circoforum series of workshops (circus/theatre of the oppressed techniques), commissioned by the Municipality of Conversano 

- 2008: "Artisticsocial" workshops in "barriadas" and "cerros", poor suburbs of Lima, Peru

- 2011: TEADROM project, European program Youth in Action, teaching teatre in Rom community, Bari

- 2011: Masterclass "The experience of Circus Forum", 13th International Puppetry Festival of Kilkis, Kilkis, Greece

- 2011/12: puppet theater (and theater - forum) workshops at the secondary school level "Carlo Levi", funded and supported by the Municipality of Bari and the Agency for non-repressive fight against crime

- 2012: Masterclass "The experience of Circus Forum", 14th International Puppetry Festival of Kilkis, Kilkis, Greece

- 2012: "The gestures of the other" Intercultural Communication course organized by the ASL of Bari and the Ministry of Health

 

 

Date of birth: 22nd August 1959.

Place of birth: Bari, Italy.

Height : 1,84 m

Eyes: Hazel

 

Languages: Italian, Spanish, German and English.

 

Degree: First Class BA Hons in Modern Literature,University of Bari  Aldo Moro , Italy.

 

Registered as a professional actor since 1981.

 

Author (member of the SIAE, or Italian Society of Authors and Publishers), actor, comedian and mime.