XXVIII International Performance School directed by Firenza Guidi

17.08.2019 - 30.08.2019
Fucecchio (FI) - Fucecchio

Clockwork is a shot of adrenaline, a fast track, a slap in your face, a gasp for air, a larger than life painting, an exciting trip into good and evil, a plunge into the lows of life and the highs of sub-cultures. Is it a search for truth? A thirst for power? A raving catalogue of madness? A language of nihilism or a hymn to euphoria? Don't know. I just know its thrill has lasted half a century. Now it's time. "What's it going to be then, eh?"

Freely inspired by A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess and Stanley Kubrik's film, the school is open to actors, circus performers, dancers, musicians, visual artists and technicians from all disciplines and to all those with a desire to embark on a multi-faceted creative journey. The process is intensive and demands commitment and physical stamina. For 14 days participants will work alongside a team of international artists under the Artistic Direction of Firenza Guidi. The work will culminate in the performance-montage, the internationally renowned performance training method and style of presentation created by Firenza Guidi in 1989. Participants will be supported and encouraged to expand their skills and engage in an exhilarating process fuelled by structured creative impulses. For years, the Italian director has been developing her style of performance, based on an unique physical language, developing performance and circus skills into a fusion of text, sound, music, visual arts and a constant re-defining of the relationship performer-space and performer-spectator, both seen as co-players in the creative process.

All participants are expected to arrive in the morning of 17th August to register at the hostel, refresh and be ready for 4pm Registration and 5pm Meet and Greet and first session.

Info :

  • The school lasts 14 days
  • It is full-time
  • The school is conducted in English, Italian, French
  • Participants must be 17+
  • Admission to the school is by invitation and/or audition
  • Number of participants : up to 35 performers + 10 designers / technicians / creative team


  • School: 245 Euros
  • Food: 185 Euros (includes breakfast and evening cooked dinner)
  • Hostel: 18 Euros per night (to be paid in cash to the hostel staff upon arrival)
  • Participants are responsible for their own travel and insurance. The nearest airport is Pisa and it is well-served by low cost airlines including Easyjet, Ryanair, Jet2.

Apply here


“What I do I do because I like to do.” Anthony Burgess

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