biography

– – – PIETRO MARULLO is an Aerowaves Twenty18 Artist – – –

His interdisciplinary work lies at the intersection of visual arts and theatre, installation and movement. He was born in 1985 in Napoli (Italy) where he attended the Faculty of Modern Letter Federico II and the International Center for the Research on Actor (ICRA Project). He researched on movement and mask through workshop led by Marise Flach, (Milan, Teatro Piccolo), by Thomas Leabahrt (Paris, Theatre of the Sea Horse) and Corinne Soumay (London, Mad Angel Theatre ). He studied Shakespearean drama with Peter Clough (Guildhall School in London), Lorenzo Salveti (Accademia « Silvio d’Amico » in Rome) and Thomas Ostermeier (Biennale di Venezia).

In 2008, he moved to Brussels to study directing at the Higher National Institute of Performing Arts (INSAS). Here, he wrote and directed a project on the relationship between drama and documentary, Blackboard for a colourless city (2010); a project of dance theatre rewriting the myth of Ycare, To the dreams of our children (2011). He graduated with the creation of Prenditi cura di me (2012), a theater, dance and video project with his father.

Artistically, he multiplies his experiences between France, Italy and Germany playing in Death in Venice by Thomas Mann directed by Thomas Ostermeier at the Venice Biennale 2011. He participated in FINDPlus Festival 2011 at the Berlin Schaubühne. He was selected for the international project Europe will art you in Paris in 2012. In 2013, he met the director and filmmaker Federico Leon and the director Kristian Lupa. In Brussels, he attended some workshops Wim Vandekeybus and David Zambrano. He was sponsored by Valérie Dreville as a young artist for Kadoms Travel project at the Festival Avignon 2013. He participated in the 1991 – a science fiction about Central Asia led by the choreograph Costanza Macras as part of the Nouvelle Ecole des Maitres 2013. He met the accomplices that lead in the experiences of NOMAD ROMANCE.

ARANCE – avoid shooting blacks is about the issue of modern slavery in Europe. A hybrid show that blends the codes of theatre and the visual art. The project was created during the The Festival Emulation 2015 of the Théâtre de Liege and presented at the Théâtre Varia in Brussels in February 2016. In June 2016, he was invited to the International Meetings at the FestivalTransAmeriques 2016 in Montreal.

In 2017, he presented the performance WRECK-List of extinct species,  for the opening of the International Dance Festival OrienteOccidente. A soft moving sculpture move into the space among several dancers. It’s a project between installation and dance on the theme of shipwreck. It is coproduced by the Théâtre Varia de Bruxelles, the Wallonia-Brusels Federation, by the Centro Internazionale della Danza of Rovereto (Italy), the TanzHaus of Zurich and the CDC La Briqueterie of Paris.

Today he is working on two new project: MIMESIS, a dance and video show about the concept of imitation that he will present for the opening of the Festival Scripta Manent at the Théâtre de la Balsamine in Brussels, on December 2017. The second project is ARIANE [eu]phonie, a reflection on the concept of border starting from the Greek Mythe of Labyrinth. The show is coproduced by the Théâtre Varia de Bruxelles and the Wallonie-Bruxelles Federation. It will première during the season 2018/2019.

Since 2017, he works at the Academy of Music and Theatre of Vilnius (Lithuania) where he proposes workshops and lectures about the « metaphorical body method » and “documentary theatre”.