The performing arts group DOO – acronym for Divano Occidentale Orientale (name borrowed from the famous collection of poems West-East Divan by W. Goethe), was founded 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 means VISION, AESTHETICS, ACTION. It is a wide-ranging project, a continuous journey across geographical borders. Since the beginning our main concern is one: how to deal with the unconscious and the unknown through art?
In 11 years of existence the group has produced a line of diverse works. 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, India, Israel, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, 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, 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
Between 2010-2020 the group had 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).
They are also behind the community based performance project KUNSTPARTIET (THE ART PARTY), which between 2016-2019 had its headquarters at Bomhuset – Museum for Miniature Art, one of littlest museums of Denmark. MAYOR IN RESIDENCE is the longest performance ever made by a couple of artists (535 days).