DOO DIVANO OCCIDENTALE ORIENTALE performing arts group

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Giuseppe L. Bonifati
Born in 1985.  He’s an actor, playwright, poet and theatre director.
He’s based in Italy and Denmark.
He attended the acting courses at “Paolo Grassi” Civic School of Dramatic Art. He furthered his studies at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts “Silvio D’Amico” and at the International Theatre Workshops by Venice Biennale. He’s Artist/Director in Residence at Odin Teatret – Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Holstebro, Denmark), theatre with which collaborates since 2008. He participated in other program of residencies in Europe and America. He took part in plays directed by Eugenio Barba, Julia Varley, Motus, Renato Carpentieri, Remondi &Caporossi, Ruggero Cappuccio, Andrée Ruth Shammah, Roberto Cavosi, Emanuela Giordano, Giuseppe Maradei. He was awarded with the Crystal Microphone “Umberto Benedetto, 2006, RAI, New voices for radio (Jury:  Giovanni Antonucci, Claudia Cannella, Gabriele Parenti, Nicola Cariglia). In 2011 he won the National Dramaturgy Award “Alessandro Fersen” and he has been chosen among the Young National Talents by Ministry of Youth – Italy. He has been granted in 2015 with DE.MO./MOVIN’UP, by MIBACT Italian Culture Ministry/GAI.
He is the artistic director of the performing arts group DOO – Divano Occidentale Orientale. He has conceived and directed all the works produced by the group, traveling to Italy, Denmark, Costa Rica, Poland, Hungay, Bosnia Erzegovina, Venezuela, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Iran, Croatia, France, Brazil , Spain etc…
He founded in 2016 the artistic movement KUNSTPARTIET / ART PARTY in Holstebro (DK). Here he directs with Linda Sugataghy (Hungary) the “Bomhuset – Museum for Miniature Art”. Their performance MAYOR IN RESIDENCE is the longest performance ever made by a couple of artists (535 days).
For the poetry he published Ritratto all’Ombra (2004) and 21:31 (mi sento morire), 2014 by Lietocolle Publisher. The text “Pepe El Bastardo Impaziente e Innamorato” appeared in the theatrical series Percorsi by Editoria&Spettacolo publishing house.
For cine, among other movies, he takes part in the new Ridley´s Scott movie “ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD” (2017), alongside international stars as Kevin Spacey, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, Timothy Hutton… (more info on IMDB)

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Linda Sugataghy
Master in French Language and Literature studies at Eotvos Lorand University. She joined DOO in 2013 and participated since the beginning in the project THE JUDGEMENT. She was present in Festuge 2014 as coordinator of the Tri Suari Music Group from Bali (Indonesia) and as performer in the performance “Er Jeg Maren?” with Giuseppe L. Bonifati. In 2015, she assisted the project “Above the Skin” in France, Hungary and Brazil. In 2016 she takes part in the multidisciplinary artistic project MIR – Mayor in Residence.

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Alberto M. Guinaldo
He was born and raised in Spain. Leaving there at 24, he trained as an actor at « CRL » in Liège (Belgium). A quick move to Brussels followed with a starring role as Treplev in theater production« The seagull » by Eimuntas Nekrosius in 2000. Since then he has been busy working with renowned Belgian directors such as Mathias Simons, Nathalie Mauger and Jean-François Noville. In 2006 he performed in « Le pont de pierres». This show was awarded as BEST NEWCOMER PLAY, and he got a BEST ACTOR AWARD in the Huy Theater Festival. His interest in theatrical research brought him to work in many different countries: France, England, Singapore, Italy, Canada, Denmark or Spain. Alberto’s main focus as a performer is exploring all possibilities of the actor’s physicality and body energy. He has performed in two plays by Eugenio Barba: « The marriage of Medea » (2008), and « Ur-Hamlet » (2009) and in ”Tomorrow” by Julia Varley. Later he joined  renowned Russian director Vladimir Ananiev in France for his adaptation of« The shadow » (Evgueni Schwartz) in 2011. For DOO, he has performed in the following projects: “Maiden in Costa Rica”, “The Judgement”, “Qui-es-tu? Tu me tues”, “Mayor in Residence” “Kommandopost”, “Art as Defence” directed by Giuseppe L. Bonifati. He is currently touring in Africa and Europe with the play “Sank” directed by renowned African playwright and producer Aristide Tarnagda.