The FLIPT – Intercultural Workshop Festival of Theatrical Practices – is a recurring pedagogical intercultural project that Teatro Potlach organises in its premises in Fara Sabina (RI), with Pino Di Buduo as artistic director. The Festival is organised with the collaboration of I.S.T.A. (International School of Theatre Anthropology) directed by Eugenio Barba.
In the context of FLIPT, countries far from each other like India, Brazil, Iran, the United States, Japan, China, Mexico, Indonesia, Greenland, Spain, Denmark, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy and many more, can meet under the sign of art, cultural exchange and mutual respect.
In fact, interculturality and the technical and expressive exchange between Western and Asian artistic traditions are the common thread of the event. The main focus of the festival, therefore, is the pedagogical apprenticeship for young people coming from all over the world, by means of workshops held by international teachers. Besides the workshops and masterclasses, every day the companies or artists from all over the world stage at least one performance. Moreover, FLIPT hosts in turn conferences, book launches, round tables with international guests from the field of performance: artists, theatrical operators, critics, journalists, festival organisers, directors, university professors and researchers.
During the Festival, many collective site specific performances are created, involving all the participants, directed by Pino Di Buduo and by Teatro Potlach’s teachers. This is a further chance to work and exchange, where the relationships established in the three weeks of living together come to the stage.
A typical day at the FLIPT:
09.00-09.30 Physical and vocal training with Teatro Potlach teachers
09.45-12.45 Practical workshop with one of the guest teachers 12.50-13.50 Lunch
14.00-16.00 Practical workshop with one of the guest teachers 16.30-19.30 Building a collective performance with director Pino Di Buduo, or alternatively meetings/conferences
21.00 Performance by a guest company or artist