A multifaceted artist, Piero Ricciardi draws on a technical background in the comic theatre, the world of clowns, physical theater and a range of circus techniques. He performs in town squares as well as theatres, often in the context of international festivals.
He regularly collaborates with “Marlon Banda” clown and music company (www.marlonbanda.com), the “Reggae Circus” of Adriano Bono, show combining reggae music and circus acts. He conducts workshops of street theatre, clown and objects manipulation in Italy and abroad. He organizes street theater and performing arts events and festivals with INCA Italia association (www.incaitalia.it).
He studied at the Circus School of Granada "Circo de las Artes", and then began his journey in the world of theatre by studying: Physical Theatre and Mime with Yves Lebreton; Clown with Pierre Byland, Leo Bassi, Vladimir Olshansky, Peter Shub, Andrè Casaca, Merche Ochoa; the Commedia dell'Arte with Carlo Boso, Michele Monetta, Eugenio Allegri; Street Theatre with Peter Weyel; acrobatic dance and objects manipulation with the French circus company Rital Brocante; and Comic Theatre and Masks with the theatre company Familie Floz, Jacob Olesen and Isaac Alvarez.
His style is based on the sense of wonder, play and surprise. His performances mix and combine different skills as clowning, physical theatre, eccentric dance and juggling, creating a very special atmospheres. These shows are always fun, mischievous and cheeky, and the spectators are constantly encouraged to get involved.