Workshops on Commedia dell'Arte
This form of theatre originated in Italy in the 16th century and quickly spread all across Europe, playing a crucial role in the development of Western theatre. Playwrights who have been influenced by this style include Shakespeare, Moliere and Goldoni to name just a few. It is still popular today and can be found appearing even in movies and on TV.
The main features and tasks of this workshop on Commedia dell’Arte are: - the role of stock characters, the use of mask, mime techniques, lots of humor, appealing to audiences of all ages. - group work, body break out, body mastering, expressing feelings, space mastering.
As this form of theatre uses a great deal of movement and mime, language is not such an important factor, making this ideal for students who come from different language/cultural backgrounds.
These workshops are of flexible duration with possibilities ranging from a few hours, to one day up to several weeks. Optional: after at least a one week workshop there could be a public performance to demonstrate all the skills achieved through the course. Workshop director will be Marco Luly, artistic director from “I Luoghi dell’arte”, Rome, and actor.