Pierangelo Pompa

Pierangelo Pompa (Director)

Pierangelo Pompa is a theatre director and teacher. He is the founder and the artistic director of Altamira Studio Teater, and has been from 2008 to 2015 assistant director of Eugenio Barba at Odin Teatret.

Until 2017, he was director in residence at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium. He has studied theatre history (with a thesis on the influence of asian body techniques on the training of western actors and theatre laboratories) and foreign languages and litteratures at Rome University, with a thesis in Chinese language and translation, specialising on traditional Chinese theatre and Mei Lanfang's writings, after various stays of several months in China and Taiwan.

He founded in 2008 in Italy the international theatre group Altamira Studio Teater, which later moved to Danmark. With Altamira Studio Teater Pierangelo Pompa has realised performances presented in several countries, such as I look at the sea, The Garden, Twelve Good Words, Don Giovanni, The Last Night, The Clinic of the Blinded, The Staggering Circus, The World in a Song, The River, By Heart, Boudu tager til Danmark, Playroom and the work demonstration Style Exercises. For Limfjordsteatret and Teatertalent Mors he has written and directed the performance Nicopia. For Holstebro Festival Week 2014 he directed the opening performance Prologue to the Future and the intercultural ceremony The Empty Chair, which was produced also in Amsterdam, in the frame of the European Project Caravan Next.

He leads regularly workshops and pedagogical projects on actor's training and dramaturgy, invited by international academies, universities and festivals in Danmark (Danish National School of Performing Arts, Aarhus University, Aalborg University), Italy (Rome University, Ferrara University), China (Beijing Central Academy of Drama, Shanghai Theatre Academy), Iran (International Festival of University Theatre).

He has published articles, translations and reviews on Chinese theatre and his work with Altamira Studio Teater and Eugenio Barba.