The performing arts group DOO – Divano Occidentale Orientale was born in January 2010 by Giuseppe L. Bonifati. DOO´s artistic project started in Italy and in the North of Europe (Denmark), and especially from a will to create and produce contemporary art through a deep research, offering it to youth and adults. DOO- it’s a wide-ranging project, a continuous journey of contamination across geographical borders. Since the beginning our main concern is one: how to deal everyday with the unconscious and the unknown. In just 7 years of existence the group has produced a line of diverse works: Ammaliata (2009), Cala ‘a Saudage (2010), Pepè El Bastardo Impaziente e Innamorato (2011) Maiden in Costa Rica (2012), ivetotellusomething, (2012) Qui-es-tu? Tu me tues; Maren og Jeg; The Judgement (2014), Shame; Above the Skin (2015); Mayor in Residence (2016/ 2017); Kommandopost (2016); Declarations of Beauty (2017); The Guardian, The Last Blow (2018).
They have been hosted in theatres, galleries, museums & art festivals of international significance in Italy, Denmark, France, Costa Rica, Poland, Bosnia Herzegovina, Hungary, Venezuela, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Iran, Brazil, Spain etc…
National Award “I Teatri del Sacro” by ETI (Italian Theatre Institute)
Finalist “Kantor National Award” for new theatre groups
National Dramaturgy Award “Alessandro Fersen”
***** Students Jury Award in Warsaw
*****Special Mention International Theatre Award “TeresaPomodoro
(Jury: Eugenio Barba, Lev Dodin, Frédéric Flamand, Jonathan Mills, L. Pasqual and Luca Ronconi)
“Spazi in Festa” by Culture Department – Municipality of Rome
MOVIN UP – Support to International Mobility for Italian Artists by MIBACT / GAI
Since 2011 the group has its Residence at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Holstebro, DK) and participated also in other program of residency in Europe & Central America, among them: Art Quarter Budapest (Hungary), Godsbanen (Denmark), Venice Biennale – Theatre (Venice, Italy), Guestroom Maribor (Slovenia), Citè International des Arts/Les Pepinieres (Paris, France).
DOO founded in 2016 the artistic movement KUNSTPARTIET / ART PARTY in Holstebro (DK). Here they direct Bomhuset – Museum for Miniature Art, one of littlest museums of Denmark and probably of the world. Their performance MAYOR IN RESIDENCE is the longest performance ever made by a couple of artists (535 days).
Giuseppe L. Bonifati
Linda Sugataghy, Alberto M. Guinaldo
Marcella Santomassimo, Linda Sugataghy
Luigi Tabita, Fabio Pappacena, Roberta De Stefano, Adele Tirante, Antonio Merola, Maurizio Semeraro, Cecilia Di Giuli, Nelson Bispo Dos Santos, Paula Sancho, Francesca Palombo, Cheikh Tidiane Ndyae,
Annagaia Marchioro, Caterina Moroni,
Markus Karekallas, Daniel Bekè, Beatrice Vollaro,Cristina Secareanu, Visnja Obradovic,
Linda Sugataghy, Tìmea, Ashai Lombardo…
Stefano Di Buduo