The School




On this web site you will find all the information about the HÈLIKOS International School of Theatre Creation, founded by Giovanni Fusetti in Florenc, Italy and active between 2010 and 2014. The school is the organic evolution of the Kiklos School, active in Padua, Italy between 2000 and 2004.


A journey of poetic initiation
From the Neutral Mask to the Red Nose
and return

From the mask of humanity
to the humanity of the mask
The Essence of Movement Theatre
in the journey of the actor-creator
through Nature, Masks, Archetypes,
Characters, Stories, Theatrical Territories
and the wisdom of the Body

A new pedagogic creation
for the ancient art of Theatre

Irreversible and irresistible
shapeshifting rigorous fun

A note from Giovanni Fusetti

After the end of the five-year cycle of the Kiklos School in Padua, in 2004, I have been working on a new structure of a long term training program, designed around the evolution of my pedagogic approach. The new vision is the HELIKOS Project, from a greek word meaning spiral.

The school started with an advanced teachers training in Boulder, Colorado (Fall 2009). In October 2010, it has opened the THREE YEAR TRAINING program. October of 2011 saw a second group of students begin the three-year program. The first class of students has completed the training in May, 2013, and the second class has graduated in May 2014.
Between October 2013 and June 2014, Helikos has offered a ONE-YEAR TRAINING in Theatre Creation.

It its four seasons in Florence, Hèlikos has gathered students from Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain,  Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa, Argentina,  USA, Australia and New Zealand.

If you are interested in the Florence experience, you can check directly on this website,

At the moment I am not offering any long training. I am now again in a phase of pedgaogic travels, research and writing, in order to further develope the Helikos vision, before its next manifestation in the form of a long term training program.

Happy life and art!

Giovanni Fusetti
Helikos Founder

You can reach Helikos by email at

scuola @




Helikos is the evolution of KIKLOS, the international school that operated in Padua, Italy, between 2000 and 2004. To know more about the Kiklos experience please visit




Helikos is a self sustained educational institution that funds itself through the students tuition.
Helikos doesn't receive any external funding, but many students over the course of the last years, have received various kinds of financial support to come to study at Helikos, at Kiklos (the previous edition of the school in Padova, from 2000 to 2004) or to train with Giovanni Fusetti in various parts of the world.

Here is a list of public and private entities that have funded in some ways our students. Please contact us if you need more detailed information.


The Marten Bequest Travelling Fellowship has been granted to an australian student to come to train in Forence in 2010/2011.


The University of Copenhagen has sponsored one danish student to study at Helikos in 2010/2011


Metsahallitus Natural Heritage Services is funding one student to train at Helikos in 2011/2012.


Afdas. The work of Giovanni Fusetti is known and accredited by Afdas, and french students have been  studing in Padova (Italy), France and in the US, partially or fully funded by Afdas. (


JN Tata Endowment - for the Higher Education of Indians has been granted to one indian student to train at Helikos in 2011/2012.


Faculty of Creative Industries and Business, Department of Performing and Screen Arts, UNITEC New Zealand.  Professional development for the faculty members.

Toi Whakaari, New Zealand Drama School. Training with Giovanni Fusetti has been accredited as part of the vocational/secondment training  for the Acting for Stage and Screen program.


The National Arts Council of South Africa  is funding two students at Helikos in the upcoming season 2011/2012.


Grants to train in the US with Giovanni Fusetti:
The Kennedy Center. (Grant for Professional Development for Teachers).
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage,  Philadelphia, PA.
The Leeeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.
City of Boulder Arts Commission, Boulder, CO.
University of Maryland, The Graduate School Fellowship: Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship to a PHD Candidate.

Grants to train in Florence:
Portland Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR. Professional Development Grant Program.

Accreditation from universities:
Antioch University McGregor, Yellow Springs, Ohio.  MA level.
University of Minnesota, PHD level.
Kansas State University, MA level

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