Claudio de Maglio – Jury Member

Claudio de Maglio

Actor, director, playwright.

Claudio de Maglio

Prior to starting his training, his path intertwined with that of companies such as the ‘Teatro dell’Aria’ founded and directed by himself, which staged several performances of Theatre and Dance at festivals and exhibitions both nationally and internationally (such as the ‘Biennale’ Theatre of Venice). After working as an actor and dancer in Italy and abroad, including the company founded by Jean Paul Denizon, he became the director  the Civica Accademia d’Arte Drammatica ‘Nico Pepe’ of Udine. His knowledge of expressive techniques has expanded to the ‘Commedia dell’Arte’, or the core of the Italian acting tradition, of which he became a master: he gave numerous lectures and master classes both in Italy and abroad, as well as Training and Acting workshops for actors, for example:  2009 at the Theatre Academy of Helsinki with Marco Sgrosso,2008 and 2009 at the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow.

In recent years he has conducted a workshop aimed at the creation of the theatrical group known as ‘Centro Teatro Ateneo’ of the ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome with which he participated in the International Festival of Theatre Schools in Warsaw (2006 and 2009).

He coordinated the project Mistero Buffo e altre storie di Dario Fo e Franca Rame, under the artistic supervision of the great actor and Nobel prize winner himself with the ‘Paolo Grassi’ Theatre School of Milan and the ‘Academie Internationale des Arts du Spectacle’ of Varsailles (Paris). The show repeated for three weeks at the Avignon Off 2012 Festival (July 2012). He is currently working on a project as director and teacher for the actors of the Potlach Theatre.

The borders of the metaphorical map of his his professional training include notable names of Theatre, Dance and Mime of the contemporary scenario (from the ‘Scuola Nuova Scena’ of Bologna directed by Alessandra Galante Garrone to Eduardo De Filippo, Carolyn Carlson, Alwin Nikolais and many others …), along a route that connects the body to the voice, or rather sees the actor as an organic whole.