Ph Francesco Paolo Catalano
I have always been interested in paths to investigate self developing, from the most ortodox to the most creative ones. I continue permanently my studies, training and pedagogy in Theatre, Meditation, Dance, Singing, Dramaturgy, Psychotherapy and Yoga.
Federica Cuccia is an actress, performer and dramaturg. She was born in Palermo and she currently lives in Madrid, collaborating with other artists and developing her own performative projects.
She is bilingual in Italian and Spanish and she speaks English fluently.
She trained professionally in performing arts and worked with: Juan Carlos Corazza; Yoshi Oïda (Théâtre Des Bouffes Du Nord - Paris), Claudio Naranjo (Gestalt Viva, Sat); Thomas Richards (Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, Pontedera, Italy); Gabriel Chamé Buendía (Clown- Madrid); Antonio Ocampo, Nuria Castaño and Leticia Santafé (Linklater Vocal Technique for voice, Madrid); Marco Bellocchio (Bobbio); Emma Dante (Palermo, Milan); Francesco Micciche (Rome); Krysztof Warlikowski (Warsaw); Manuel Moron; Ana Grace; Paula Soldevila (Madrid); Jean-Guy LeCat (set design, Madrid); Majdi-Bou Matar (MT Space - Toronto) among others.
At 18, she moved to Madrid to study drama with Juan Carlos Corazza (coach of Angela Molina, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz) and in 2012 she was graduated at his international school “Estudio Corazza Para el Actor”; later she has been his assistant at the cultural center Il Funaro in Pistoia.
Since 2015 she has been engaged in a permanent theater research project with the company CRiAD.
She has been Lead Actress in Gli Ignudi, a theater play on “Clothing the Naked” and other works by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Nicola Ciammarughi, debuted in 2017 at Théâtre Nouvelle Génération- Les Ateliers (Lyon, France).
Actress and performer with Emma Dante, she is part of the cast in Carmen, opera performed at Teatro alla Scala in Milan in 2015, and “Feuersnot”, performed at Teatro Massimo in Palermo in 2014.
She has always collaborated with Film Director Salvo Cuccia, as actress, assistant director, screenwriter in feature films, video art installations and movies, documentaries, performances. (Fausse Route; Summer 82, when Zappa came to Sicily special event at the 70th Venice Film Festival; Lo Scambio competing at 33rd Torino Film Festival; La Spartenza and many others).