The performing arts group DOO – Divano Occidentale Orientale was born in January 2010 by Giuseppe L. Bonifati. Linda Sugataghy (HU) joined in 2013. DOO´s artistic project started in Italy and in the North of Europe (Denmark), and especially from the will to create and produce contemporary art through a deep research, offering it to youth and adults. DOO- it’s a wide-ranging project, a continuous journey of contamination across geographical borders.
Since the beginning our main concern is one:
how to deal through arts with the unconscious and the unknown…
In 8 years of existence the group has produced a line of diverse works:
Ammaliata (2009), Cala ‘a Saudage (2010), Pepè El Bastardo Impaziente e Innamorato (2011),
Maiden in Costa Rica (2012), ivetotellusomething, (2012) Qui-es-tu? Tu me tues; Maren og Jeg;
The Judgement, Outdoor Sin (2014), Shame; Above the Skin (2015); Mayor in Residence (2016/2017); Kommandopost (2016); Declarations of Beauty (2017); Art As Defence; Pro Domo Tua; There is No More Cake; The Guardian (2018); The Last Blow; Desideria (2019).
They have been hosted in theatres, museums, galleries & art festivals of international significance in Italy, Denmark, France, Costa Rica, Poland, Bosnia Herzegovina, Hungary, Venezuela, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Iran, Brazil, Spain… see more
National Award “I Teatri del Sacro” by ETI (Italian Theatre Institute)
Finalist “Kantor National Award” for new theatre groups
National Dramaturgy Award “Alessandro Fersen”
***** Students Jury Award in Warsaw
*****Special Mention International Theatre Award “TeresaPomodoro
(Jury: Eugenio Barba, Lev Dodin, Frédéric Flamand, Jonathan Mills, Lluís Pasqual and Luca Ronconi)
“Spazi in Festa” by Culture Department – Municipality of Rome
MOVIN UP – Support to International Mobility for Italian Artists by MIBACT / GAI
***** ARTISTI MADE IN MARCHE by regional theatre circuit AMAT
Since 2011 the group has its Artistic Residence at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Holstebro, Denmark) and participated also in other program of residency in Europe & Central America, among them: Art Quarter Budapest (Hungary), Godsbanen (Denmark), Venice Biennale – Theatre (Venice, Italy), Guestroom Maribor (Slovenia), Citè International des Arts/Les Pepinieres (Paris, France).
DOO founded in 2016 the artistic movement KUNSTPARTIET / ART PARTY in Holstebro (DK).
Here they direct Bomhuset – Museum for Miniature Art, one of littlest museums of Denmark. Their performance MAYOR IN RESIDENCE is the longest performance ever made by a couple of artists (535 days).
Giuseppe L. Bonifati