"Effetto Larsen, born as a theatre company, has always focused on human relationships; over the years we have developed an extremely original research path, widening our horizons from the traditional theatre perspective and investigating, through performing arts, the human being and its relationships, founding elements of everyone’s lives.
Our working methods, our point of view and our activities are constantly evolving.
Free from any kind of constrains, we like to open up to other disciplines, places, people, relentlessly confronting the reality around us. All of our projects give participants an active role, as part of the creative process itself or as audience. During all our activities, from performances to training, we draw the lesson from our theatrical experience: self and others’ awareness educates people on discovering a precious inner space, from which higher quality relationships can develop."
Among Effetto Larsen's latest projects:
Stormo® is a long-standing project based on the development of harmony within groups of people. Its core is a workshop open to everyone, during which the conditions created let collective intelligence emerge. The project tangibly develops active listening through nonverbal communication allowing not only the individuals to discover themselves as part of a group, but also the group to perceive itself as a single self-regulated entity. Mnemosyne is a site-sensitive project about emotional memories connected to places, a flexible and modular format. Starting from workshops and interviews, Effetto Larsen maps an area based on the emotional experience of those who live it, identifying and connecting spaces through the emotions they have aroused in people. The final result is an installation, configured as an emotional interface with the space, a powerful device for storytelling and sharing. After/Dopo is a participatory and site-specific project born from the need to investigate the relationship with the only absolute certainty in the life of each of us. The passage of the public generates an accumulation of signs and traces that in time generate an installation, a time and a place where recollection and reflection are possible and where anonymity allows the most intimate sharing. Effetto Larsen works with a wide range of international partners who have been sustained and co-produced, during the years, several projects. Matteo Lafranchi, artistic director, is associated artist of In Situ - International Platform for Artistic Creation in Public Spaces.