TTB plans its actor to plan its theatre and elaborates tools and guidelines of the project in the making: it’s pure ...


  • research, at the crossroads of, enterprise, initiation process, knowledge itinerary. The actor’s pedagogy is its tool and at the same time its purpose. Education is one with the production. The process circularity of the Group’s activity allows learning to be conceived as in the old times art workshops, something that involves, at different levels but with the same passion, teachers and students. The so called studentship thus becomes a process of reciprocal knowledge,integration and adaptation, more than simply sharing knowledge, with a huge (emotional, human, professional)  investment towards the new students. An experience that challenges the Group and its members every time. And  every other time it redefines their identity.
    Argomenti correlati: Group / Work Methodology


Since 2011 TTB is a ONLUS social cooperative whose aim is to pursue the community’s interest for human promotion and for...


  • the citizens’ social integration. Theatrical craftsmanship, and the necessary training for it, is based on a role distinction type of collaboration (different duties and specializations) and not on the sectorialization of the jobs,  implying values and rules that aim to the creation of a “collective mind”.Live performances, especially outdoor, have been experimented for a long time not only as an artistic product, but  also as a way to revitalize the relationship between groups and individuals, in situations of difficult social interaction, outcasting, handicap, linguistic, ethnic or religious differences, etc.


After meeting the oriental masters invited by Eugenio Barba to the Atelier Internazionale del Teatro di Gruppo in Bergamo (1977),...


  • TTB starts its research on Indian and Balinese dance-theatre, and afterwards with the Beijing Opera. Since 1978, actors from the Tascabile theatre go regularly to the East to specialize in various Indian disciplines,  specifically Bharata Natyam, Orissi, Kathakali e Kuchipudi. Contextually, in the last 40 years TTB had a remarkable role in promoting classic Indian theatre, organizing and promoting tours in Europe for great masters and dancers through the foundation of IXO - Istituto di Cultura Scenica Orientale.For TTB the relationship with India is the logical development of its need for scientific knowledge, for technical-practical acquisition, for a logical solution to the problem of the theoretical and formal basis of its work. The eastern example was recommended since the beginning of the 20th century by the great theatre masters as a way of  complete renewal and as a new art. Through Indian dance TTB created what Renzo Vescovi called “the lyrical actor” and “the nameless actor”.
    TTB meeting India was fundamental from the point of view of exploring a new branch of theatrical knowledge and also for creating a new mental horizon, made of shared memories, technical terms,  knowledge, affection, ideals and values, as it’s documented on the working diaries of its director Renzo Vescovi and its actors.
    Argomenti correlati: Group / Masters / Work Methodology / East-West


Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo’s peculiarity is to be a “group theatre”. Our work is based on the interaction of...


  • each member, as in renaissance art workshops: not a “company”, but a group of people cooperating in a continuative daily effort to not just produce a play, but also to work on what’s behind the play, realizing specific and autonomous creative processes not to obtain an immediate result, but to give a parallel and continuous cultural elaboration.After founder and director Renzo Vescovi’s passing in 2005, TTB moved towards collective directing, continuing the production of indoor and outdoor performances and organizing cultural initiatives in cooperation with local  organizations, both national and international.
    Argomenti correlati: Group / Collective Mind / Work Methodology
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