Inspire Through Improvisation
The Commedia dell’Arte workshop in Italy is geared toward understanding the theatrical experience as a fun and useful game for developing your own creativity and expressiveness as well as increasing your artistic experience in relation to a group. The workshop will help to develop the exchange of physical energy and creativity amongst the students in the group.
The Commedia dell’Arte workshop focuses on reading, understanding, and interpreting scenes, characters and stories contained in major classical texts, reviving them from an environment some 500 years ago. This workshop allows students to see the many emotions connected to time, space, love, fame, war, power, justice, friendship, violence and jealousy that remain in our world today. Theater as an intellectual exercise and as a strongly emotional experience will be explored in this course.
The Commedia dell’Arte workshop will take place in Florence, Italy and participants learn and develop skills related to improvisation, acting with the mask, stage combat, acrobatics and body expression/language. Participants will have the opportunity to physically learn about the stock characters of Commedia dell’Arte and to dance to a choreographed Renaissance noble Italian dance. There is also the possibility of doing a public performance in Florence.
It’s all about the experience
The Commedia dell’Arte workshop will be 4 hours per day and participants will have the late afternoon, evening and weekend free to explore Florence and Tuscany.