The Italian actress and performer Silvia Calderoni is considered an icon of Italian research theatre. This article is devoted to follow her experience with the avant-garde scene of Teatri 90 (Motus, Masque Teatro, Teatrino Clandestino, Fanny & Alexander) and to show how such experience contributed to shape her acting skills. Born in Lugo in 1981, Silvia Calderoni came to a deep understanding of her androgynous body and its potential on scene through intensive stages and training in theatre, modern dance and performance. The actress unique body, his meaning, the ways it can work standing or acting in front of an audience, became the pivotal point of the experiments and studies she carried on for several years. However, it was her fifteen-year work with Motus, a theatre company from Rimini, that brought out in full her talent and creativity on stage. Her work with the Italian company has also led her to share the stage with Judith Malina, Living Theatre’s legendary founder, and to win several awards such as the prestigious Ubu Prize as Best Actress Under 30 in 2009.
Ludovica Campione è laureata in Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Stranieri presso l’Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale” con una tesi in Teatro Moderno e Contemporaneo, in cui ha ricostruito il percorso artistico di Silvia Calderoni. Attualmente lavora come Assistente di Lingua Italiana presso il Dipartimento di Italiano dell’Università di Bristol.