02/09/2017, h 16:00, site specific dance performance


directed by Francesca La Spada and Adele Piras
performed by I FIGLI DI MARLA

High Reactors is a performance divided in four acts about hypersensibility; it takes the name from the main characters, High Reactors, a diversified human species highly receptive. It is intended to be a way in which one may explore another possibility to return to the soul of the human being, in its brutality and nobleness, starting from the common instrument that we all have: a body, the senses and emotional activity which evolves hand in hand with the breath. The starting point of the High Reactors is the interpretation of Rolf Selling’s “Sensitive people can say no” a scientific based study, which provides proof of the reaction the hypersensitive people have in different states and conditions.

I FIGLI DI MARLA is a performing art company by Francesca La Spada and Adele Piras, based in Milan, founded in the jannuary of 2016.

Marla, name that Francesca La Spada has chosen for herself, was born in Desio located in Northern Italy on 30th January 1987. Marla graduated in the artistic high school and afterwards studied at the Academy of Performing Arts M.A.S. of Milan. During the years in the academy she began to work as a ballet dancer, she graduated in Media Language at the Cattolica University of Milan and continued to study acting with different teachers and began to work as an actress and performer in musicals.

She continued her performing training at the Alvin Alley of New York and in Rome with acting coach Michael Margotta, member of the Actor’s studio of New York, with whom she studied the Stanislavskij-Strasberg method.
During her studies with Michael Margotta, Marla met Adele Piras with whom she founded a performing art company called FIGLI DI MARIA based in Milan. She started working as assistant director at the Litta Theatre of Milan and as director at the Trastevere Theatre in Rome. She wrote the performance called “High Reactors” which is brought to different venues in Italy; working with Adele Piras on a personal physical and emotional training method for the performers.

Adele Piras italian actress and theatre director. She studied with Michael Rodgers” former Larry’s moss student and michael margotta, actor’s studio member. She has been studing acting techinique for years including Meisner technique at the actor’s temple, london and the Chubbuck technique with Patrizia De Santis in Rome. She gradueted at scuola Arsenale, Lecoq method international acting school in Milan. She worked in theatre in different plays and in movies.