The aim of the work proposed is to investigate the roots of the action onstage. Through direct practice of the  premises and creative implications of the theatrical event, the final aim is a general extention of the perceptual and cultural sensibility, and the chance to use directly and to different degrees the techniques of the theatrical experience for pedagogical and cultural purposes.
Aside from the theatrical school, to complete these methodological premises and for a generic audience, TTB organizes retrospectives and gives a lot of space to theatrical culture in its Festivals.  


Of particular importance is the creation of the “Renzo Vescovi Library”. Hundreds of volumes on western and eastern...


  • theater, some of which very rare and never translated into Italian, owned by TTB founder Renzo Vescovi, are made available to students and researchers, thanks to the partnership with Università di Bergamo. This material can be consulted at the TTB and volumes can be retrieved in the Università di Bergamo mutimedia library catalogue.
    «It is a remarkable and original, one of a kind book collection […] that features bibliographic materials in their original language that cannot be found in conventional libraries. It has been made available for quite some time now to researchers, professors and students even if not only interested in theatrical studies but in the multidisciplinarity of subjects and scientific approaches that such collections are able to offer.» Prof.ssa AnnaMariaTestaverde - Università degli Studi di Bergamo. 


TTB Teatro tascabile di Bergamo - Accademia delle Forme Sceniche organizes in its base a three-month theatre school dedicated to...


  • young people (regardless their experience in the field).
    The school is based on the techniques and methods on the acting art created by TTB during its artistic career. The course is inspired by Vico for his way of understanding the psychophysical world of theatre in its different aspects through direct practice. We alternate and compose experiences of participation, analysis, demonstration and documentation in order to create a form, more or less wide or deep, of “collective mind” to define sense and perspective of the work while it’s being created. Participants are taken to the direct experience of the actor’s work through a series of exercises and experiences:
    - General body technique (training)
    - Elementary acrobatics
    - Improvisation
    - Eastern dance-theatre technique elements
    - Outdoor theatre technique (the space, the actor-musician, outdoor theatre dramaturgy and other specifications: form stilts to fire eating, use of the accessories)
    - Vocal techniques (singing and the use of the voice).
    The school can be completed by meetings with guests, accounts (video or live), performances or lectures cum demonstration, and it’s for anyone who’s interested in the art of acting. No specific qualification needed.
    Related Topics: Work Methodology


Work meetings about the art of acting that basically aim to the knowledge and control of the body...


  • (-mind) as the main expressive medium.
    THE NAMELESS ACTOR: topics: socializing games, general body technique, acrobatics, eastern dance-theatre technical elements, clowning technique, physical and vocal improvisation, formalization and montage techniques, unconventional places theatre techniques, introduction to the use of stilts and musical instruments for a performance.
    THE BODY-ORCHESTRA VOICE: laboratory on vocal techniques.
    The free voice, resonators, diction, improvisation and formalization, building of the text’s vocal melody.
    THE DANCING ACTOR: a laboratory on the art of acting between East and West.
    We offer our students an introduction to Indian dance through the exercise and the practice of the fundamental steps, the analysis and study of possible “translations” for the western actor.
    When the eastern masters from IXO - Istituto di Cultura Scenica Orientale are in Italy, TTB organizes intensive seminars open to whoever is interested in knowing directly the eastern stage culture.
    TTB organized conferences (sometimes integrated by videos or visual documents) on various topics:
    LA COPPA E LA GRAZIA: eastern theatre technique and poetry.
    LO SPAZIO DEL TEATRO: the evolution of the stage space and its dramaturgical relevance in contemporary theatre.
    Related Topics: East-West / Open Spaces


Contemporary theatre is not (anymore) just a performance. In this section you’ll find, from a trans-cultural point of view,...


  • lectures cum demonstration on eastern dance-theatre and on working techniques developed by TTB:
    FIREWORKS: a performance-demonstration with a reflection on the art of acting: art and techniques in contemporary theatre.
    UNA ROSA BIANCA. I COLORI DELLA VOCE: a lecture com demonstration on TTB’s vocal techniques.
    IL LAVORO DELL’ATTORE TRA ORIENTE ED OCCIDENTE: ways and intersections: from the jester to the lyrical actor through the experience of outdoor theatre and Indian dance.
    KONARAK. LA PAGODA NERA: Orissi style classical indian dance-theatre.
    IL RAJA DI KOTTARAKKARA: Kathakali style classical indian dance-theatre.
    CANTI D`AMORE: Bharata Natyam style classical indian dance-theatre.

    Related Topics: Work Methodology / East-West / Open Spaces

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