Commedia dell’Arte Acting Workshops for Adults
Imagine your world enriched by exploring uniqueness, spontaneity and creativity through acting classes; developing vocal and physical presence to express with more confidence; playing your world with an engaging presence; and venturing out in new directions either on or offstage. Join us for seven three-hour acting classes to reconnect, rediscover and reflect.
Who: Calling all Adult Fools and those who love them (Some performance experience preferred)
What: The Art of Commedia Dell’Arte: Imagine the market places of Italy in the 1520s where Zanni characters with half-masks improvised and dominated European theatre. The Commedia dell’Arte has been and always will be the first of the arts of the theatre. Nowadays we draw from its history to maintain its presence in modern physical theatre. Explore the basic techniques actors use in creating Commedia dell’ Arte: improvisation, slapstick comedy, status and masked characterization. Discover the walks, gestures and voices of six of the stock characters. Expressing one of the characters and using a plot outline, players will improvise a scenario with a partner. Discover why Commedia dell’Arte is one of the most important sources of storytelling, comedy and physical theatre styles. Understand why physical humour is such an important tool for communication, for either on or offstage.
Investment: Discount is $210 per player if registered by October 7, or for students or members of: Calgary Acts. The regular price is $240/player. Register today at: http://theatreagogo.ca/index.php/registration-form-adult/
Payment information is located on the registration form. *Please note that, if you pay with a credit card, you will be charged an extra $10 service fee, per registration.*