Giorgia Ciampi is a theatre practitioner, co-founder of the Intercultural Performing Arts Company (IPAC) in Paris, and a researcher, AHRC-funded PhD candidate across the University of Exeter and Bath Spa. By integrating practice and theory she is researching the relationship between the actor's emotion and expression across traditional and contemporary theatre practices. ITI put her on the path to explore in greater depth the expressive codes and traits of two traditional forms in particular (Kutiyattam and Noh Theatre), and investigate the range of acting possibilities these forms afford to the actor in the context of contemporary devising processes.
Italo-Greek, originally from Florence, Giorgia began her training with Phillip Zarrilli during her BA and MA at the University of Exeter. ITI was her next step, where she discovered how immersing her bodymind in cultural traditional forms led her back to explore where she came from in her Final Year Individual Project, Watch out, Tuscans approaching!, developed under the careful coaching of Leela Alaniz. During the following three years in Paris she co-created Que votre barbe est bleue with Compagnie Canopée and co-founded an acting lab (now known as IPAC) where regular daily training was conducted based on the specialities of each member. This led to the creation of the play O, Gilgamesh, presented in Barcelona, Paris and touring France. Aside from her PhD, she is now working as actor's coach on IPAC’s new play Déluge, tackling the question of climate change through the ancient Mesopotamian myth of the flood.
1. Performer, The 50th Navarasa Sadhana Celebration (2021, Natanakairali - Research Training and Performing Centre for Traditional Arts; Online)
Last updated: 22 June 2021