The participants take part in a devising process where they explore performative ways to approach their personal lives (memories, family stories, intimate ceremonies) - going from the mundane to the sublime and creating an aesthetic experience that merges autobiography, ritual and performance.
By investigating different stories, notions and behaviours related to spirituality, the project looks into different ways of searching for meaning in the contemporary world while also posing the question: is it possible to share the stage/space with someone whose ideology seems to be completely different from mine?
The Participants / Performers
Director/Facilitator & Producer
Gustavo Dias-Vallejo: theatre-maker (director/performer/writer) working in a variety of styles, from physical theatre and devised&ensemble-led practices to contemporary performance work, developing projects in the intersection of theatre, performance and creative projects with communities. Recent credits: Museum of Comedy (2021), Theatro Technis (London,2020), New Diorama (London,2019), RADA Studios (London,2018/19), The Lyric Hammersmith (London,2018). Also a lecturer/teacher/facilitator: Identity School of Acting (2021- current), Croydon College (2020-2022), Uni. of Northampton (2019/20), Middlesex Uni.(2019), RCSSD (2018/19), The Angel Shed Theatre Company(2019/20). www.gusdival.com
Anna Oggero: producer, Performing Arts teacher and performer. Anna is Company Producer at PROJEKT EUROPA and is currently collaborating as an independent producer with Opera Co-Pro Ltd, the JEWish Cabaret and Trinacria Theatre Company. Until November 2022, Anna was also Associate Producer at Proud Haddock Productions Ltd, producing shows such as: Charlie's Aunt (2021, online, raising funds for the Equity Charitable Trust), How to Survive an Apocalypse (2021, Finborough Theatre) & Yeast Nation - The Triumph of Life (2022, Southwark PLayhouse). Prioro to that she was General Manager at Finchley Children's Music and producer in a number of other projects.