Laminarie theatre group has its headquarters in Bologna, Italy, and it is headed by Bruna Gambarelli and Febo del Zozzo.
Since November 2009, Laminarie is curator of public cultural centre DOM La cupola del Pilastro, in Bologna. www.lacupola.bo.it
The group’s mission aims at discovering new ways to communicate within the avant-garde theatre. The group has a mature audience production line and a young audience production line. For well over ten years the company has developed its own character, which borders with architecture and visual arts. The final works have been performed at festivals, in theatres and hosted by domestic and international institutions.
Furthermore, Laminarie realizes cultural exchanges and the production of art videos. The 1999/2000 season is included amongst the 5 young companies, deserving to receive a grant from the Ministry of Arts and Culture.
In the course of a ten years’ activity, Laminarie developed a particular theatrical poetics, strictly bound to the fields of architecture and visual arts. Laminarie develops projects and produces plays that are especially created for non theatrical spaces with original architectural characteristics (for example, in Bologna city and area: Palazzo d’Accursio, Bologna’s town hall; The Ca’ d’ Alessio Ironworks; The Sala Borsa Library; the ancient town salt warehouse; the Modern Art Gallery…) Through theatre and a rigorous attention to the aesthetic quality of projects, Laminarie tries to make standing out the implicit meanings from the places that host the plays. The theatrical research at the base of Laminarie’s artistic projects comes from the desire to bring adults and children nearer to contemporary languages such as theatre, cinema, visual arts, offering the public to get in touch with the work of art by experiencing the condition of audience. Therefore, to produce an event especially for a particular space means to respect the nature and the bounds that the place imposes, in order to take in exchange the possibility to realize significant research projects, since they involve people who enjoy a theatrical experience into a unique place.