photo Magdalena Mądra
Simona Sala is an actress and performer. She developed as an actress working with artists such as Nhandan Chirco (Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards), Giles Smith (Royal National Theatre, London), Iñaki Azpillaga (Spain), Carlos Alsina (Argentina), Norberto Presta and Sabine Uitz (Centro Produzione Teatrale Via Rosse) and Tanya Khabarowa (Derevo). In 2004, she completed a two-year professional course at the Piccolo Teatro of Pontedera, led by Luisa Pasello, Silvia Pasello, Silvia Rubes, Roberto Bacci and Francesca della Monica. Sala is a co-founder of the Italian company Sineglossa, with which she has been working for seven years. While collaborating with Laurent Piemontesi, founder of Yamakasi, she introduced ADD (l’art du déplacement) into her actor training. With Sankar Lal Sivasankaran Nair, a master of kalarippayattu, she is developed a programme focused on compensation in the actor’s training as part of BodyConstitution in the Grotowski Institute. Since 2011 she has been working with Teatr ZAR as a co-creator of the company’s recent piece Armine, Sister, developing a dramaturgy of physical actions. As part of her training, she is conducting research into the dynamics of tempo–rhythm and the accumulation of the performer’s energy and its dramaturgical potential.