Gardi Hutter

Gardi Hutter
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Gardi Hutter

Former member of the jury (2014-2017)

(b. 1953) has toured half the world since 1981 with her clown theatre, clocking up around 3,000 performances in 27 countries on four continents. She has created seven fulllength evening plays, most recently Die Schneiderin (2010), a circus programme and a musical and has received 12 awards for art, including the Hans Reinhart Ring in 1990 and the Swiss Cabaret Award in 2005. She trained at the Zurich Theatre and Acting Academy (now part of the Zurich University of the Arts), and completed her clown apprenticeship at the CRT - Centro di ricerca per il teatro in Milan with teachers such as Nani Colombaioni, who is famous for the Fellini film I Clowns, and Mario Gonzalez, who played Pantalone at the Théâtre du Soleil in Paris. She has acted in films and written three books for children entitled Mamma Mia, while her stage productions have been recorded by TV stations in 15 countries.