Scimmie Nude (Bare Monkeys), Italian company established in 2003 and directed by Gaddo Bagnoli, base their methodology on a careful choice of the most advanced theatre acting techniques from throughout the twentieth century: Mejerchol’d’s biomechanics, Grotowski’s physical theatre and Gurdjieff’s practice of using centres, as well as the scientific works of philosopher William James. But the main source of inspiration for the company’s poetics, technique and drama is without doubt Antonin Artaud.
Since 2008, the Scimmie Nude company’s research has resulted in a trilogy of original spectacles (produced by Federica Maria Bianchi): Pauraedesiderio (Fearandesire), Macchine and Perversioni (Machines and Perversions), followed by Alieni (Aliens), Danza alla Rovescia (Dance in Reverse) and Cromosomie in 2015.
Company with an international vocation, Scimmie Nude work in Milan and the surrounding area through the group’s Spazio Scimmie Nude base and theatre school.
In 2013, at the FIT Festival in Canada, Fearanddesire was voted the best performance in the festival, winning the People’s Choice Award and in 2014 Dance in Reverse has been mentioned as one of the best show in Italian theatrical season and Claudia Franceschetti mentioned as one of the best actresses; in 2015 Dance in Reverse has been invited to High Fest International Performing Arts Festival in Armenia and Cromosomie mentioned as one of the best show in Italian theatrical season.
Scimmie Nude are Gaddo Bagnoli, Claudia Franceschetti, Andrea Magnelli and Marco Olivieri.