Tommaso Iorco (director)

Mainly a poet (with eight collections of poetry already published), he often works in theatre as director, playwright and actor. He has so far set up over twenty theatre performances, already distinguished by the use of poetry and a fascinating interplay between various performing arts, giving priority to the actor’s physicality. In this Play, he cares about the direction (after exactly thirty years of “mess tin”, he finally feels ready to stage a dramaturgy by Sri Aurobindo).

Karin Rossi (actress, dancer, singer): ASLAUG

After graduating in Cultural Heritage Sciences, she studied at Proxima Res School of Theater, having already studied dance and singing. He made his debut in 2015 with Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by E. Albee (directed by Margherita Scalise), then, after some experiences as assistant director to Sofia Pelczer and Lara Franceschetti, she performed as actress, singer and stage director in Bluebeard in 7/4 (2016), as director and ac­tress in Be it moon, or sun, or what you please (2018, based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew), as actress in Nuzz (2019, directed by Michele Panella), as director in Euripides’ Trojans (2019, in the adaptation of Jean-Paule Sartre). She remarkably fit the role of Aslaug, the beautiful Norse princess.

Nicolò Parodi (actor): ERIC

Actor graduated from the “Piccolo Teatro” of Milan in 2014, he is the founder of the theatre company BezoarT; he worked with directors such as Luca Ronconi (Brecht’s Santa Giovanna of the slaughterhouses, 2012), Enrico D’Amato (Cekhov’s Three sisters, 2012), Davide Gasparro (Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, 2016-2017, where he plays the role of a very convincing Romeo) and others, as well as having himself signed some stage directions (notably, in particular, the interesting theatrical transposition, dating back to 2014, of a couple of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen). Along with an undoubted talent for acting, for the success of the work on the character of King Eric certainly contributes his physical skills and grit that embodies with sweetness (his black belt 2nd DAN karate and sensitivity as a performer of acrobatic dance).

Greta Asia Di Vara (actress, singer, dancer): HERTHA

Graduated in Cultural Heritage Sciences in 2016, in 2019 she obtained an academic diploma at the Paolo Grassi Theater School, preceded by an excellent preparation in singing and dance (classical, contemporary, hip hop). His artistic experiences include Dov’è la strada per le stelle (2016, directed by G. Solari), Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare (2017, in the role of Giulietta, directed by M. Maccieri), The Inspector General of Gogol ‘ (2018, directed by A. Cavecchi), The Birthday party by Harold Pinter (2019, in original language, directed by M. Schmidt), The twelfth night of Shakespeare (2019, in the role of Viola, directed by G. Solari). He also worked for the cinema, for example in 23 seconds (2019, directed by Lucia Magarò - awarded as best film at the Video Slam in Pavia). In Eric she plays Herta.

Riccardo Pumpo (actor): SVEN

Trained at the “Piccolo Teatro” of Milan and further perfecting with Irin Baumuller, Tina Thiele, Jordan Bayne, he debuted in Checov’s Platonov (2011, directed by Enrico D’Amato) and, in the same year, in Eschylus’ The Suppliants (directed by Luca Ronconi and Paola Bigatto), followed by several performances that often see him protagonist (also in English language), among which we mention Angels in Foundation (2014, directed by Franco Mescolini), Juliet and Romeo RE-LIFE (2015, directed by S. Pontarollo), Mind the Gap 2.0 (2016, directed by P.Tarantino). In 2013 he signed his first direction: Alan Bennet’s A chip in the sugar tour.

Anthony Dei Medici (actor): HARALD

Filipino-born actor, graduated from the SDM musical school in dance, song, acting and musical training, he had previously obtained the five-year diploma in Voicecraft vocal technique. Among the performances he took part in, the following are worth mentioning: The Life (2017, directed by Alice Mistroni); West Side Story (2018, directed by Federico Bellone), Vagamondi (2019, directed by Danny Lanza). He is Oleg.

Fausto Lo Verde (actor): RAGNAR

Actor, he graduated from the school of Teatro Biondo in Palermo, and then perfected himself in Ron Howell’s Teatro-Danza workshops, as well as on the method of Orazio Costa by Prof. Antonio Giordano. Among his multiple actor interpretations, we would like to point out: Les contes d’Hoffmann (2002, directed by Jerome Savary, choreographic movements Sylvie Laligne), The fourth night (2012, by Roberto Catalano), Closed door (2013, by Antonio Giordano), The stubborn old man in the countryside (2013, by Franco Carollo), Mafiosi in paradise (2014, by Antonio Giordano). He is Leif.

Claudio Pellerito (actor): GUNTHAR

Young actor recently trained at the “Piccolo Teatro” in Milan, he took part in shows such as Uomini e no (2017, directed by Carmelo Rifici), Ionesco’s Rhinoceros (2017, directed by Irene di Lelio) and Patrick Süskind’s Il contrabbasso (2018, directed by Irene di Lelio). He was immediately distinguished by its marked physicality. In our Play, he plays the character of Gunthar.

Francesco Colombi (actor): HARDICNUT

After pre-academic studies at the acting school Teatro della Verità, he began working as an actor. In 2018 he co-stars in Samuel Beckett’s Fin de Partie for Oneiros Teatro which, the following year, will be awarded the Best Young Actor award at the 72nd GAD Festival (Pesaro); in 2019 he worked in The Tempest by William Shakespeare with the company of Teatro della Verità, as well as assistant director in The Idiot by Fëdor Dostoevskij with Alberto Oliva and Mino Manni. In Eric, he is Hardicnut.

Elena Guarneri (harpist): ELEDHWEN

Daughter of musicians, in 2011 she passed the piano examination at the Conservatory “G. Cantelli” of Novara and the theory and solfeggio examination at the “G. Puccini” of Gallarate. In 2006 she began her study of the harp with Maestro Sara Chessa and in 2012 passes the examination of the III year. In 2013, she enters the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Como and, under the guidance of Maestro Maria Ester Gattoni, in 2018 achieved the first level degree of harp with 110 and honours.

Niccolò Cappello (actor): HARDICNUT

His theatrical training began at the “Compagni di viaggio” association, and was then perfected at Philip Radice’s Atelier of Physical Theatre and through some voice workshops led by Francesca Della Monica. After some acting experiences (we point out the show Come granuli di sole directed by Marco Alotto in 2014, and the Memobus project of the company “Terra del Fuoco” in 2012) he intends to move towards direction and theatrical writing (in 2018, year in which he gets the Master’s degree in Philosophy, he signed and directed the show Multispectacle). Eager to investigate the directorial secrets, he takeson the double role of assistant director and actor (in the role of Björn).

Nicole Petruzza (dancer, singer, actress): SIGRUN

Dancer, singer and actress from the Cassiopeia Academy of Dramatic Art in Rome, she studies classical, modern, contemporary dance and faces a theatrical residence at Odin Teatret, in Denmark. Among her performances: The doctor by force of Molière (2012, G. Monti), Carpe Diem (2013, T. Marrone), Plague time by Aleksandr Puškin (2014, L. Colavero), Odissey (2015, L. Cognatti), Wild (2016, R. Carreri - Odin Teatret), Fragile (2017, N. Cariolle), Don’t steal our dreams (2018, B. De Bernardis), Rendez-vous at Burj Khalifa (2018, A. Amoruso). In Eric, she takes the role of Sigrun, the legendary Norse prophetess who opens the representation and that marks the clue moments of the dramatic action.

Alice Tagliaferri (dancer, actress): DAGMAR

Acrobatic dancer, she approaches the sports world with artistic gymnastics at a competitive level (participates and achieves excellent results in the National team choreography championships), and then enters the Kataklò Academy of Athletic Physical, obtaining a diploma in 2019. Her skills include gymnastic acrobatics, contemporary acrobatics, contemporary dance, physical theatre, acrobatic partnering and more. She participates in various performative events including: Finders of light (directed by Giuliana Cuneaz). In 2019 she goes on stage with Intertwining Puccini. In Eric, she is Dagmar.

Lyudmyla Shulha (dancer, choreographer, singer): TUVA

Specialized in classical dance, modern jazz, contemporary, graham, horton, tip tap, hip hop, modern, acting, singing, heels; graduated in performing arts at the Musical & Performing Academy, she studied choreographic composition at the CID UNESCO Rome Centro Danza Mimma Testa, and obtained the Master’s level 1 Teaching Technique Modern Contemporary. Among his performances: Opening MFW Event Savò (2018), Indian film Bharatee (2019), Show Animation by Nuances (2020). In our performance, besides her involvement as a dancer, she realizes also the choreography of the three Norns, the Imperial Guards and the Regal Warriors.

Giulia Troisi (dancer): LIV

Dancer graduated from the MAS Academy (Music, Art & Show) in Milan. His shows include: Starshine (directed by Matteo Gastaldo, 2016), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (reinterpretation of the Shakespearean comedy directed by Matteo Gastaldo 2017), Fragility, bullying and cyberbullying (directed by Marinella Locantore, choreography by Viola Senatore, 2019). In Eric, she is Liv.

Chiara Leugio (dancer, singer, actress): INGEBORG

A very young performer, after some theatre courses, she currently attends the MTS Academy (Musical! The School). Her first performances: Sing City (2017, directed by Massimo Malagugini), Fame (2018, directed by Susanna Gozzetti), Hair (2019, directed by Simone Nardini). She is Ingeborg.

Marta Ratti (dancer, singer, actress): KAREN

Dancer, singer and actress graduated from Loretta Martinez’s VMS, CONI diploma in dance technician and MTS (Musical! The School). Her professional experiences as a dancer include, among others: the Indian production film Bharaate, the performances Spring Awakening (directed by Emanuele Gamba) and Midsummer Night Circus (directed by Marco Bellocchio, choreography Stefano Bontempi, singing part Antonio Torella). In our Play, she is Karen.

Thomas Blum (composer)

Composer and pianist, born in 1971 in Helsingborg, Sweden. He studied composition at the College of Music in Malmö, during 1992-1999. Professor Hans Gefors (prominent Swedish Opera composer) was his main teacher and the studies had emphasis on musical drama and orchestra. Blum has written music in virtually all genres. He often uses the Italian language for the titles of his works. Among his most important compositions are:

- Stringquartet n. 4 (2003);

- Lacrimosa, for choir, solo voices, and orchestra (2009);

- Passaggi, for piano and wind orchestra (2014).

Blum produced a special magic for us, composing the scene-music inspired by the Nordic tradition: the magnificent Overture (recorded at Mattias Gummesson Studio, Sweden) and the song-text of Sri Aurobindo that Aslaug sings, accompanied by the magical sound of the harp.

Giulia Parodi (dancer)

Classical dancer, she created the choreography of the dances that Karin Rossi (Aslaug) and Greta Asia Di Vara (Herta) perform during the theatrical representation.

Stefano Teodori (film-maker)

He received a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and New Media, a Master's Degree in Advertising and a diploma from the Experimental Cinematography Center of Milan. At present he works mainly in theatre, especially with the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.

Simonetta Invernizzi (scenic consultant)

She has designed all the scenographic system together to the director.

Her active passion for painting (she studied at the Art School of Cantù, in Italy) and a refined aesthetic taste in matching colors and shapes, makes her perfect for making all of those scenotecnics adjustment that are indispensable during the arrangement of the representation. She is also entrusted with the task of creating scene objects that are indispensable to make scenography and costumes as close as possible to the director and the actors needs.

In addition, as yoga teacher for over twenty years, she made some sessions with the actors to deepen four elements of primary importance for the artists: physical resilience, concentration, relaxation and breathing.

Martina Corno (Make-up artist)

Massimo Bernacchi (Painter "AD affreschi")

After the diploma he has followed courses in ancient painting and restoration technique by Prof. Marco Cavallini and studied with the sculptor Marcello Giorgi. He participated in the workshops “the theatrical space between tradition and innovation” held by the decorator and theatrical set designer Jean Guy Lecat. He has worked in and out of Italy in both private and public spaces since 1998.

Samuele Ribechini (Painter "AD affreschi")

After the diploma he attended courses in stone sculpture, with Maestro Velio Grandoli. Drawing, painting and sculpture with Maestro Paolo Grigò. Graphics and illustration with Prof. Angelo Quadrelli. He studied with the sculptor Marcello Giorgi. And followed courses on ancient painting techniques and restoration with Prof. Marco Cavallini. He has worked professionally as a painter and decorator since 1998 both in Italy and abroad.

Alessia Molteni (scenographer)

Anna Sivaglieri (scenographer)

Elena Nobis (scenographer)

Elisa Conte (scenographer)

Francesca Brunelli (scenographer)

Gaia Bernardi (scenographer)

Giorgia Ronsivalle (scenographer)

Laura Ester Riva (scenographer)

Leda Vicinanza (scenographer)

Marta Del Casale (scenographer)

Marta Milazzo (scenographer)

Martina Marchisio (scenographer)

Rachele Ceschina (scenographer)

Valeria Marzorati (scenographer)

Andrea Fazio (scenographer)

Leonardo Mornati (scenographer)

Mikhael Conistabile (scenographer)

Laura Marino (Teacher of Design - fashion design at Liceo Artistico “Fausto Melotti”)

Alice Delli Fiori (fashion design)

Alice Stupia (fashion design)

Arianna Colciago (fashion design)

Aurora Scorrano (fashion design)

Beatrice Molteni (fashion design)

Chiara Bramani (fashion design)

Dalila Rosa Miceli (fashion design)

Francesca Maltese (fashion design)

Giada Turconi (fashion design)

Ilaria Porro (fashion design)

Margherita Bruzzone (fashion design)

Sana Adib (fashion design)

Angelo Jr Ramaglia (fashion design)

Christian Colombo (fashion design)