Luisa Braga was born in Novara Italy on 29.07.70. She studied Lecoq Method Theater at the Arsenale Theater in Milano. In 2003 she graduated from the Dimitri School. She has worked with various directors and choreographers including: Marisa Godoy, Giorgio Rossi, Luca Ronconi.
In 2004 she began assistant teaching pantomime at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri and in 2005 she won the Premio Pinokkio 2005 at the Visual Theater Festival in Aarschot (Belgum) with her solo show.
She continues as assistant teacher at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri as well as performer with the Compagnia Teatro Dimitri.
Born in Arlesheim (near Basle) in 1986. He grew up in Ticino and Bern. As a boy he wanted to become a fireman. Having finished his compulsory schooling he completed a university level acting diploma at the vocational physical theatre academy "Dimitri Theatre School". His first experiences on graduating were gathered at the Monti Circus (2008 season "Diving In...") following which he was engaged for three months (2008-2009) with the "Vorstadt Variété" in Schaffhausen.
Kate Hannah Weinrieb
Native to Buffalo, New York, Kate graduates in Psychology and Theater from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Between 2000 and 2004 she lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she premiers in several productions with the franco-american “Theatre de la Jeune Lune”, winner of the regional Theater Tony Award. This experience leads her to Europe where she studies under Pierre Byland, in Switzerland, and at the Phillipe Gaulier school in Paris. In 2008, as member of an international ensemble, she co-produces and starts the tour of the piece, “Cadavre Exquis”, directed by Pierre Byland and assisted by Marieke Schnitker. Kate also appears in both “Confusion” and “Homo Stupidens” with the company “Les Fusains”.
Dimitri was born in Ascona. His father was a sculptor and painter; his mother made imaginative creatures out of textile remnants. At the age of seven he decided to become a clown. He became an apprentice potter and at the same time he took theatre classes and studied music as well as ballet and acrobatics. He then went to Paris where he studied mime with Etienne Decroux and became a pupil of Marcel Marceau, where he later became a member of his troupe. He appeared as "Auguste", with the famous white clown Mass, at Circus Medrano in Paris.
In 1959 he appeared for the first time in a program of his own in Ascona and soon followed tours throughout the world. In 1971 he founded the Teatro Dimitri in Verscio, in 1975 the Scuola Teatro Dimitri, and in 1978 the Compagnia Teatro Dimitri for which he created and directed several plays over the years. In the year 2000 Dimitri founded the Museo Comico in Verscio together with Harald Szeemann.
Dimitri is still considered one of the world's best clowns. He not only makes his public laugh, but with his poetic mind and generous heart also deeply touches his audience.