Carlo Jacucci's Shows
Here you can read about shows
and workshops by Carlo Jacucci,
the man behind Vitamin the clown
"It’s pretty hard to describe this one-man show without either sounding obtuse, ignorant or both. What “Vitamin” entails is fifty-five minutes of inexplicably wonderful comic theatre that gets you to laugh uproariously, pretty much continuously, for reasons that are either beyond my faculties or remain totally mystical. ... (...) ... " (as reviewed by Emma-Jane Denly)
Carlo runs a range of theatre workshops after having taught internationally in several institutions and worked with many theatre groups.
An intensive workshop to reveal your funny sides and learn to create with them. Train to create with spectators as clowns do, staying open, naïve, imaginative, foolish and inventing from failures. Discover stupidity as a golden pot of surprises, learn how clowns work with timing, how they organise their work among themselves, how they write their shows.
Acting & Play
There is so much to learn in playing games on stage in the way children do, with the presence, commitment, freedom, creativity of somebody who is having fun and exploring new things all the time. These are the basics of theatre play because there we learn how to be present on stage, how to look at each other, listen, be ready, create surprises, create an order, or destroy it. They are also very advanced skills for actors to keep discovering.
Have you ever been able to imitate, mock, parody without being simply annoying? Can you do it with humour, lightness, and beauty? Can you do it while making people laugh and without being vulgar, heavy, militant? This workshop focuses on the art of derision in the world of bouffons. They mock using the grotesque, but never without charm.
"Theatre Workshop for Dancers"
Dance skills and the human comedy
If physical skills had a personality of their own they would bully dancers and cover up their personalities. That is unless the dancers learned to play with those skills, to bring themselves into play, like ‘mettersi in gioco’, ‘se mettre en jeu’, to “bring their self into play”, to invest their performances with their life. This workshop is to discover a playful and creative state in which performers have fun to pretend, to challenge games with lightness and humour.
6 October 2023, 8pm
UFA Fabrik, Berlin
14 - 17 December 2023, 10am-5pm
Chisenhale Dance Space, London
29th March to 2nd April 2024, 10am-5pm
Ripley-Grier Studios, 305 W 38th St, Manhattan, NYC
23, 24 Mach 2024, 10am-5pm
Center for Performing Arts, Minneapolis