The days 22, 23 and 24 March 2013, in the Sala Piccola of Casa del Teatro, was carried a short specific workshop on dramaturgy, and staging of opera with shadow theater, for students of the Piccola Accademia de Turin.

The workshop continued the collaboration between Fondazione Teatro Ragazzi e Giovani onlus, and CONTROLUCE Teatro d'Ombre in offering opportunities for practical experience and training in the field of Shadows Theatre.

Participants have concocted and tested the imaginative possibilities of shadows for three scenes from the opera "Il Pirata" by Bellini, on which CONTROLUCE then was working.

The project also opened the possibility, for participants, of creating four short shows (for shadow and foyer) which were presented at the 20th edition of INCANTI Rassegna Intenazionale di Teatro di Figura, 1st-6th October 2013.


"Poetic and techniques of CONTROLUCE Shadow Theatre


Shadow Theatre is part of an ancient tradition that is still alive in countries like China, India, Indonesia, Turkey and Greece. Versatile and flexible, it is the object of attention from contemporary, experimental and avant-garde theaters

As Puppetry in general, Shadow Theatre is an unlimited cultural resource that can fascinate adults and children telling little stories or stories that touch the deep themes of man. They also shares the practical characteristic of being able to be economically inexpensive.

Controluce's workshop aims to propose an immersion in contemporary shadow theater, as a multiform and surprising genre. In recent years it has increasingly contaminating other theatrical forms as prose, opera and musical theatre.

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workshop reportage

Some Controluce workshops:

Before 2013 Controluce has organized shadow theater workshops in Italy, Austria, Germany and Portugal

2012 Torino workshop inside the didactic program of the Piccola Accademia della Casa Teatro Ragazzi e Giovani of Turin.
2012 Torino workshop organized by Controluce in collaboration with the Fondazione Teatro Ragazzi and Giovani onlus.
2012 Torino collaboration with Fondazione Teatro Ragazzi and Giovani onlus for an intensive workshop dedicated to the staging of Le boeuf sur le toit of Darius Milhaud, a project Atelier Giovani of the Unione Musicale di Torino, presented in February 2012 at the Teatro Vittoria with live music.
2011 Torino Intensive workshop in collaboration with the Fondazione Teatro Ragazzi and Giovani onlus, in which four young people were selected for mounting The Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns, a project Atelier Giovani of the Unione Musicale di Torino, presented in February 2011 at the Teatro Vittoria with live music.
2008 Wels (Austria) Participation in the Austrian National School of Figure Theatre Basisausbildung Figurentheater. Controluce was commissioned to direct the section dedicated to Shadow Theatre. The workshop was conducted in collaboration with the International Figure Theatre Festival of Wels.
Wels workshop reportage.
2006 Schwaebisch Gmuend (Germany) Included in the Schattentheater Internationales Festival  a laboratory for an international group of scholars was organized in Schwäbisch Gmünd.
Schwaebisch Gmuend workshop reportage Final works of the Schwaebisch Gmuend workshop, video.
2004 Wels (Austria) Controluce's workshop included in the Internationales Welser Figurentheaterfestival.
2001 Torino The company has conducted a workshop in the Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea in Turin, for eight months, led to 22 elementary school teachers. The project, dedicated to the relationship between music, shape and color, was based on "Feu d'artifice" of Stravinsky in the staging of Giacomo Balla, mounted at the Teatro del Castello di Rivoli.
1998 Merano Controluce organized a one-week workshop for the group Pratiko Theatre, on the subject Medea.
1996 Lisbon (Portugal)
On the occasion of the exhibition "A magia de imagem. A arquelogia do cinema através das coleccoes do Museu Nacional do Cinema de Turin " organized by the National Cinema Museum of Turin, Controluce's workshop at the Centro Cultural de Belem.


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