Gustavo Frigerio - Actor and theatre director. He created several theatre pieces where different disciplines are employed according to a rigorous structure, an almost musical score.
The relationship between form, meaning and reality is the constant field of his exploration and has assumed different aspects during the years.
More recently he began a research on some of the texts that mark the evolution of modern theatre: Vestire gli ignudi by Luigi Pirandello (2003, C.R.T. Milano, Theatre de la Bastille, Paris); Così è, se vi pare by Luigi Pirandello (2003, C.D.N.A. Grenoble);
Les Nègres by Jean Genet, with African artists (2007, Roma, locanda Atlantide and Festival I Solisti del Teatro); Bodas de sangre by Federico Garcia Lorca (2011, Lausanne, Paris Festival On n'arrete pas le theatre, Polverigi Inteatro.
Besides directing he has always been engaged in developing a personal approach to teaching acting. His experience is based on the work of Grotowski and Zigmunt Molik, a long practice of dance technique and tai-chi-chuan.
He has given workshops through all Europe: TheatreSchool in Amsterdam; Theatre des Arts in Paris; De Bewegung in Antewerpen; Scuola d'Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi in Milano; Plesni Teater in Lubiana; Studio al Porto in Rotterdam and is regularly teaching in L'Ecole de Theatre des Tentureries in Lausanne.
To be brave you need to be afraid. In other words: one needs to be not brave, so one can become brave. The obstacle that is hindering courage is nourishing it at the same time. The will holds back in order to move forward with ease.
Escaping to the ground is the counterweight that develops a rising and progressive force.
Victory over slowness and terror, fall and rise, escape transformed into assault.
Courage is a protest against the natural dullness via the absurd gesture of sacrifice.
Standing upright and looking straight forward. Confronting yourself with the other.
Flight. Fall. Standing up again. Upright position. Walk. Confrontation.