About us

 

TTB Teatro tascabile di Bergamo – Accademia delle Forme sceniche soc. coop. ONLUS wasfounded in 1973 by Renzo Vescovi following the path of Jerzy Grotowsky’s Teatr-Laboratorium and Eugenio Barba’s Odin Teatret.
The theatre is in Bergamo Alta, in the former Monastero del Carmine, where its activity of theatre-laboratory takes place, developing its research about outdoor theatre, eastern theatre-dance, pedagogy and actor’s dramaturgy.

THE GROUP

Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo’s peculiarity is to be a “group theatre”. Our work is based on the interaction of...

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  • each member, as in renaissance art workshops: not a “company”, but a group of people cooperating in a continuative daily effort to not just produce a play, but also to work on what’s behind the play, realizing specific and autonomous creative processes not to obtain an immediate result, but to give a parallel and continuous cultural elaboration.
    After founder and director Renzo Vescovi’s passing in 2005, TTB moved towards collective directing, continuing the production of indoor and outdoor performances and organizing cultural initiatives in cooperation with local  organizations, both national and international.
    Related Topics: Group / Collective Mind / Work Methodology

A MOVING THEATRE

TTB has its roots in Bergamo. During 40 years we realized or produced 111 performances in Italy and 36 in foreign countries and...

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  • held conferences, laboratories and lectures cum demonstration on the techniques we practice. We also organized more than 70 events in Italy and abroad (Festivals, Shows, Special Events, pedagogical Activities).
    Related Topics: Work Methodology

THE SOCIAL COOPERATIVE

Since 2011 TTB is a ONLUS social cooperative whose aim is to pursue the community’s interest for human promotion and for...

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  • the citizens’ social integration. Theatrical craftsmanship, and the necessary training for it, is based on a role distinction type of collaboration (different duties and specializations) and not on the sectorialization of the jobs,  implying values and rules that aim to the creation of a “collective mind”.
    Live performances, especially outdoor, have been experimented for a long time not only as an artistic product, but  also as a way to revitalize the relationship between groups and individuals, in situations of difficult social interaction, outcasting, handicap, linguistic, ethnic or religious differences, etc.
    Related Topics: Group / Collective Mind / Work Methodology

«It’s a “festival-group”, able to create different genre and flavour performances for a whole week festival»
F. TAVIANI, Istituto dell`Enciclopedia Italiana, Roma