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Giorgia Goldoni was born in Modena-Italy, and graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna and at the International Theater School of Rome (Lecoq). Her theatrical reserach was dedicated to the study of masks, plastic and fine arts applied to theater, puppet and visual theater, theatrical pedagogy and artistic education. She is sculptor and painter and makes masks and puppets in various techniques and materials.

Leonardo Garcia Gonçalves was born in São Paulo. He began his artistic studies at the UNICAMP University of the city of Campinas and ended his studies at the Sorbonne in Paris. His research thesis, elaborated during his stay in France, was published in the book "The Commedia dell'arte et les danses populaires brésiliennes". He investigates the convergences and divergences between the manifestations of popular culture in which they adopt the use of masks, puppets, dances and Brazilian popular rhythms. He is artist-professor at the SP ESCOLA DE TEATRO, of the state of St Paul (BR ).

In 2010 Giorgia e Leonardo were selected to participate in the European project Masks On Stage, thanks to which, between 2010 and 2011, they received an international professional training, sponsored by the European Community-EACEA study center. The participants (10 in total) lived in artistic residences in Italy, France, Germany and the Czech Republic deepening their studies on traditional and popular local theater.