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Commedia dell’Arte Autumn 2015 / Easter 2016 (scroll) :
Weekend from 14th until 16th October 2016 in Berlin
15 hours Commedia dell’Arte (beginn Friday16 pm / end Sunday 14pm)
Fee: 230,- €
We try to keep the fees low for each workshop: we do not want that our prices keep enthusiasts and lovers of deepening the Commedia dell’Arte, but to control it like a champion! The our workshops fees thus amount to the basis of 10 € per hour for lessons plus 2/3 € per hour – depending on the situation –for the running costs (the use of the leather masks, room rental, photocopies of the repertoire scenes).
ITSCA – About us:
The origins of this desire have emerged from fascination, explorations and discoveries that we have gained through our contact with this action-packed / exhilarating form of theatre. We applaud the enourmous role the Commedia dell´Arte has played in the historical development of theatre and the art of comedy, Through our activities we seek to research and rediscover it´s various acting and staging techniques with the aim of stimulating further impulses for a theatre of today, to gain a perspective of how the Commedia dell´Arte may be re-invented and develop a vision for the future. Rejecting all mystifation and sticky sentimentality surrounding the Commedia dell´Arte, our pursuit is to explore it´s fundanmental needs and qualities. Vitality, struggle, excitement, and the demands of virtuosity it makes upon the actor, to mention just a few. Our desire is to establish a school and creative work centre with experienced teachers who may offer an extensive and methodical pedagogy, to all theatre performers, (including singers, writers and visual artists). To launch the school, we propose a series of seminars based on the theme of the Commedia dell´Arte. For three two week perioids during the months of Okt.,Nov, Jan 2012 , our first seminares will be offer a training that will introduce participants to the many different elements contained within the Commedia dell´Arte. (The human comedy, J. Lecoq)
Our course includes, physical training, slap stick, improvisation techniques, the half mask of the Commedia dell’Arte, background of the Commedia (relevant documentation including film material), exploring the Commedia dell’Arte in relationship to Goldoni, Ruzzante, Moliere and Shakepeare (advanced), and posing the question how may the Commedia be peformed today (professional level). Our objectives are that the experiences made and the techniques learnt will serve to encourage the immagination and provide further rich resources for the actor. The seminars are offered to those who share a passion for the theatre, who wish to strenghten their improvisation and vocal skills and who have a desire to develop their comic possibilities as performers, (stand-up comedy, cabaret, story telling, burlesque, circus and variéte) Our teaching methods have been developed through gained knowledges from teachers (Ecole Jacques Lecoq , Paris, Carlo Boso and Dario Fo, Italy), from realization of performances and teaching practice throughout Europe over a number of years. The school’s official languages are English, Italian, German and French.
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