Lydia Biondi Prize applications due
MTM Lydia Biondi is sponsoring the second edition of Premio Internazionale Lydia Biondi in honor of the artist whose distinguished work as an actor, director, and teacher of Commedia dell’Arte won her recognition in Italy and around the world.
Biondi was born in Livorno, Italy, in May of 1942. She studied scenic design at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, as well as classical ballet, kinetics, mime, acting, and recitationÂ She worked for many years withÂ Swiss Mime group Mummenschanz, and also appeared in many avant-garde and experimental plays.Â She appeared in over 40 films, including works by Spike Lee, Federico Fellini, and
Now in its second year, the MTM Lydia Biondi Prize is open to young actors from all countries between 18 and 30 years old who can create either a solo or duo performance that through the blending of expressive theatre forms such as the spoken word (in multiple languages and or dialects), mime, movement, Commedia dell’Arte, physical theatre, dance, and song can be understood universally can apply.
You will have to perform your piece in Rome in November. (Tough, I know)Â Â
Semifinals: November 12, 2018, Teatro La ComunitÃ , Roma
Finals: November 13, 2018, Teatro Torlonia, Roma
PRIZES :Â First â€“ â‚¬ 1.000Â Â Second – â‚¬ 500Â Â Third – â‚¬ 300
Application deadline: September 30, 2018.
For more information, visitÂ http://www.mtmlydiabiondi.com/premio.html
Please be aware that the site is in Italian, and although it is translated into English, not everything is translated perfectly.