Conveners: Matteo Bonfitto & Cassiano Sydow Quilici
Actor training permeates creative processes in the theatre, irrespective of artistic genre. However, if we look at it through broader lenses, the idea of training can be enhanced significantly. Among the implications that emerged from this process it is not possible to overlook the dissolution of various dichotomies, such as ‘life and art’, ‘body and mind’, ‘fictional and real’. Concerning such a dissolution, it paved the way for the emergence of practices as well as for the inclusion of aspects which had not been explored before as artistic training; among them, the use of autobiography and the exploration of interdisciplinary material played an important role in this process.
Matteo Bonfitto attended the school of Dramatic Arts at the Universidade de São Paulo and the University degli Studi di Bologna. He holds a Master of Arts from the Escola de Comunicações e Artes at Uuniversidade de São Paulo, and a PhD from the Royal Holloway University of London. He is also one of the founders of Performa Teatro - Center for Research and Theater Creation.
Cassiano Sydow Quilici is Associate Professor in the area of Theater of Theory and Performance at the Institute of Arts at UNICAMP. He holds a doctorate in Communication and Semiotics at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. He is currently Professor at the UniversidadeEestadual de Campinas as well as the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.