Renowned inheritor of the innovative concept of total theatre pioneered by Richard Wagner, enthusiastically advanced by the artists of the first and second wave avant-garde, Pierluigi Pieralli, scenographer, costume designer and director, in art known as Pier’Alli, began to explore theatre in the late nineteen-sixties. This detail should not appear incidental if one considers his architectural studies during that period, indeed influenced by the idea of theatre as total ‘full immersion’, an idea that found common ground with the most innovative studies on live performance and with university theatre departments of that period. While studying in Florence at the Piccolo Teatro Drama School – the Tuscan offshoot of the Piccolo, Milan – he was taught the Stanislavski method by his tutor, Tatiana Pavlova, who had brought these techniques to Italy. Stanislavski’s system proved to be highly appropriate for the experimental theatre group Ouroboros formed by Pier’Alli in 1968. (by Ivana D’Agostino from The Scenographer 2015.