Places of creation: City Council Hall in Palazzo Francescani.

Dates: From Mon 8th to Fri 12th November (8.30 pm – 11.30 pm)

Final Presentation: Sat 13th November 10 am 1 pm (location to be defined)

TRAINER: Matteo Belli



Free artistic lab including a final presentation in public space that will mainly work in movement improvisation and instant composition based on the work and imagination of the great Flemish painting Pieter Brueghel (lived in Brussels in the mid-sixteenth century). It is based on a common connection for everyone: the body and its expression, its presence, its spatial significance, its conscious and unconscious images… therefore, its own language. The performance material comes from guided improvisations and subsequently; it will be developed and develop throughout the sessions. I will propose guided improvisation exercises from use of the voice as well as from physical theatre. This is a unique opportunity to experience the process of a creation in a way that is respectful of the personality of each participant, with both a high standards of quality and everyone’s commitment. It is developed through positive thinking, to encourage the idea that from a “real” interest, need, desire … everyone can play and share it to an audience. Participants will improvise in groups, in couple and alone. The result of the 5 working days will be a short and effective Flash Mob played it in a public space.

Cost: Free
Language: English

Local Contact: Comune di Montegranato, Francesco Marilungo  Ph. +39 / 347 602 2024


Matteo Belli (IT) will be working on developing the actor’s expressive potential, looking for a sort of “universal actor”, regardless of the language used. The use of the voice opens, in this way, to the multiple resources that the individual can access when he frees his communication skills from the exclusive dominance of reason, to let emerge a greater spontaneity, a more immediate instinct, a wider and more varied  wealth of emotions. After a preparatory work of vocal training, we will try to produce vocal language without words, with new words deprived of the original linguistic meaning or totally invented. Therefore, a fundamental importance is attributed to the relations that the voice has with the more heterogeneous forms of human energy: from the relationship with the body to that with the psyche, in the sense of consciousness but also, more extensively, of interiority.