Based in Denmark, HUMANLAB is an Italian company for performing arts education and research, founded by Anna Penati and Marco Zavarise. Our common journey started 10 years ago, studying drama at the Civic Academy of Dramatic Arts Nico Pepe in Italy, where we graduated as professional actors in 2014.
Endlessly fascinated by “the process” and “what is behind the product”, we decided to keep exploring, specializing ourselves in theatre training and education with a deep focus on Anatolij Vasil’ev training – Active Analysis – and physical training techniques, such as Commedia Dell’Arte.
Our creative and teaching process is a constant and dynamic dialogue between tradition and innovation.
We do believe in studying tradition to innovate because
The farther you want to shoot an arrow, the farther you need to flex the bow back.
Thanks to our travels, today our baggage is brimming with an abundance of stories, different perspectives, four foreign languages, a daughter, and colleagues scattered all over the world.
Such richness motivates us to introduce theater to a diverse community of professionals in the performing arts , engineering, marketing, cognitive science, with one common focus: the reveal the inherit beauty and talent within each human being.
Recent collaborations: Aarhus Universitet (DK), VIA Universitet (DK), Det Italienske Kulturinstitut i København, Copenaghen International School for Performing Arts, Viby Efterskole, Ry Højskole, Hoptrup Efterskole, Skanderup Efterskole, Skuespiller Akademiet, Ophelia Skuespiller skole, Efterskole Ådalen