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Verano en EEUU

Un Verano en EEUU para niños/niñas

Estas buscando un programa para tu hijo/a este verano?? Un programa donde puede descubrir EEUU? Vive con una familia? Habla ingles todo el día? Tenemos un programa para ti!

Fechas: Del 28 de junio al 22 de julio

Precio: 4600€
Incluye:
– Billetes de avión Madrid-Nueva York y Nueva York-Madrid – Todo el transporte (autobuses, trenes, etc.)
– Alojamiento con las familias americanas
– Campamento con americanos
– Comidas y cenas en restaurantes
-Viajes a NYC y Boston
– Hotel en Boston
– Talleres, masterclasses y actividades
– Monitores biligües

Para mas info: margo@goinspired.com
Verano en EEUU

Summer 2015 Host Family Experience Video

One of our host siblings put together this fabulous video of her experience with a Spanish exchange student the summer of 2015. Long lasting friendships were made and new experiences took place. Looking forward to Summer of 2017 when Spanish students again go to Connecticut, USA and then Americans go spend 2 weeks on the coast of Spain. Looking forward to the new adventures!

Study Chinese in China

Summer in China 2015

Is your child learning Chinese? Do they want to really speak the language? The best way for your child to improve his/her language skills is through immersion! Go Inspired has teamed up with Capital Mandarin and is offering a fabulous trip to China this summer for students.

Our Summer Trip to China to Learn Chinese is for students from ages 12+. It is a fully-chaperoned group taking students to China from New York, United States, from Zurich, Switzerland and Valencia, Spain for 3-4 weeks during July and August so students have a chance to learn Chinese in China in the summer.

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We believe that language study is greatly enhanced by an understanding of the culture in which the language is spoken—this is what sets Capital Mandarin apart from other Chinese language schools.

Beginner to advanced students welcome! Students participating in our Summer Trip to China to Learn Chinese will have 15 language lessons a week, each lesson 50 minutes with no more than 8 students in a class. There will be afternoon activities as well as 3 excursions per week focusing on Chinese culture.  The focus of this course is to provide an immersion experience for each participant. They will have an opportunity to explore and discover the exciting city of Beijing and all it has to offer as well as meet students from around the world.  There will be free time and many group activities outside the classroom.

The dates for this summer are: June 27-July 25 & July 25-Aug 22, 2015 so you choose what is convenient for you.

See one of our students Fernando Garcia this past summer in China.

Fernando in China 2014

For more information, please check out our website Summer in China

Summer Camp in USA

Weekend with host families.

Last weekend Spanish kids stayed with their host families, that’s why I didn’t upload any picture.

Monday we started our last adventure in USA because we went to NY

We are in Bethel now, so let’s start with New York posts.

Summer in USA

Day 14: Monday again!

We started a new week by doing two workshops, both of them related with plastic arts.  On the one hand, at Youth camp they made a class about some art techniques, and later they had time to show their own skills (I hope they did well). They made some bracelets too! I’m so jealous, I can never do those activities.

Hemos empezado una nueva semana haciendo dos talleres. En el Youth camp han hecho una clase sobre arte y más tarde han tenido tiempo para mostrar sus habilidades (espero que lo hicieran bien).  ¡Además han hecho pulseras! Estoy muy celoso, nunca puedo hacer esas actividades.

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On the other hand, all the CIT’s enjoyed the morning making PILLOWS. They spent 2 hours designing their own pillow and starting sewing them.

Por otra parte, todos los CITs disfrutaron de la mañana haciendo cogines. Han estado 2 horas haciendo su propio cojín y empezando a coserlo.

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Ready to make your summer plans? Well Go Inspired will host 2 workshops in June/July in Commedia dell’Arte and Italian Interior Design in Florence, Italy!!

The dates will be June 30-July 18, 2014. It is an amazing way to spend 3 weeks. We guarantee you will enjoy your time immensely as we visit some of the famous sights as well.  You will also be challenged in our courses and learn a lot!  For more information, check out our website www.goinspired.com

 

Commedia dellArte

A look into the world of Roberto Andrioli

An Interview with Roberto Andrioli, one of our Commedia dell’Arte instructors in Florence, Italy

Roberto Andrioli

 

1) Tell us about you. 

I am Roberto Andrioli, 42 years old and I have been practicing Theatre since I was 17 years old. I started in Florence at the Oriuolo Theatre then with Master Orazio Costa. Then I moved to Milan where I graduated from The Drama Academy of Piccolo Teatro directed by Master Giorgio Strehler. There I had the occasion to begin  studying Commedia dell’Arte with the famous Arlecchino Ferruccio Soleri and Mime techniques with Marise Flash (Decroux method) and I began to use the leather mask made by Master Sartori. I had the chance to study Commedia with Enrico Bonavera, Adriano Jurissevic, then Nicolay Karpov, and Yosci Oida. After I developed my experience studying physical theatre I continued with contemporary dance with Master Caroline Carlson. 

I spent two years working and collaborating with LA MAMA e.t.c in New York City, then I was part of the French theatre company Jean Francois Duroure. I have been teaching Commedia and making  Leather Masks  since 2000. I have worked in many productions of Prose, Musical and Commedia theatre as an Actor and Director. I love Commedia dell’Arte and in my opinion it is a very good meeting point between tradition and  innovation. It is a very creative theatre and Masks are very good instrument to develop the acting techniques for any kind of actor. Another good thing for me is the relation that we can find in the Commedia tradition between music, dance and acting.

2) How did you start with Commedia?

In Milan at the Piccolo Theatre Accademy with Ferrucio Soleri

 

3) Why is it important for actors to learn about Commedia?

Because Commedia dell’Arte is a very important cultural phenomenon that started in the 16th century in Italy and involved all Europe and influenced the most important classical playwrites in the 17th and 18th century in all of Europe. So we can say that our European tradition comes from Commedia that at this time it is connected with  Middle Age theatre and Latin theatre. Then I think that technicallly it is very important and funny for whoever is practicing acting to know the Commedia way of defining characters and using the body and voice.

 

4) What is challenging about Commedia?

The possibility to create  theatre based on physical gags and body expression where it is very clear that also the use of voice is a physical body thing. So in Commedia every strange and original idea can be good if the energetic impact on the audience it is at the right level. But to get to that level of energy and manage that level is a challenge for sure.

 

5) What do you teach in the workshop?

I try to find relation with music language so that the students understand that acting is like playing music, you need a lot of passion but a lot of control and time for repeating and repeating until you not only understand but take your body to the point to make the action in the right energy and speed in a precise way. And also I try to find out with the student their own way to make Zanni or Arlecchino or any of the characters. It is the most important thing to not lose our personality under the mask.

Roberto Andrioli in Commedia dell'Arte

 

6) Who is your favorite Commedia character?

I really like Arlecchino and the Old Pantalone in their relation. There is the father and the son, the master and the servant, the old and the young, and inside of Pantalone there is a little Arlecchino hidden and free…searching for love and freedom and not just money and business : )

 

7) Do we see Commedia characters in real-life today?

Always if you go out in the street or just inside of every family it is easy to still find these types of characters alive. Sometimes it is a very strong feeling and sometimes you are in the street and you turn to watch some character that captures your attention. Most of the time there is a Commedia character or a Commedia gag hidden in that reality.

Commedia dell'Arte in Florence

8) Marco Bendoni teaches another part of the course. Why is his part important too?

I really like his artistic work, his research and his spirit. I like the fact that he is a teacher of Renaissance and baroque dance, which is so connected with the history, the energy and the style of Commedia characters.  Also, Marco is a Master of Spiritual dances and meditation. I like to point the attention of the fact that Commedia is funny theatre but very deep. And to get the energy of the characters that are somehow deformations of human deficits and characteristics , the actor has to do deep, long, and continued work on balance, and manage the energy in the neutral dimension.  I find Marco so fun and full of inspiration and it is always a pleasure to work with him. He is a very special man :) 

 

Go Inspired will have its Commedia dell’Arte workshop in Florence, Italy  for 3 weeks from  June 30-July, 18. Check our website for up-to-date information on the course and deadlines.

Commedia dell’Arte in Florence, Italy

High School Trip to USA

Go Inspired will be starting an exciting program in Bethel, CT July 2014. This program is for Spanish students ages 12-18 who want to practice English, live with an American family and get to know American culture first hand. The following summer, Bethel, CT students will have the opportunity to go to Castellon, Spain to live like locals on the sunny coast which is 1 hour from Valencia and 2 hours from Barcelona.

We are currently looking for families from Bethel, CT to host a Spanish student for 3-4 weeks in July 2014. Families will be paid a weekly amount to host the student. We are looking for families who have an interest in involving the Spanish student in the family’s daily life and also families who want their children to go to Spain in the future. The Spanish students will have activities from in the morning and afternoon but will be free in most evenings.

This is a great opportunity for both families and students to exchange cultures. If you are interested, please let us know!

 

High School Trip to USA

 

Historical Dance Workshop in Florence

An Interview with Marco Bendoni about the Commedia dell’Arte workshop in Florence

Go Inspired was introduced to Marco Bendoni a few years ago by chance and we are thrilled to continue to be working with Marco since then. He brings so much to the course that we consider ourselves extremely lucky to be able to share his talents with our participants. During the time spent with Marco, students find themselves challenged and inspired at the same time. For most of the participants, it is their first experience going deeper into their acting and also themselves as well as taking themselves out of their comfort zones.

We talked to Marco about Commedia dell’Arte so our future participants can have a better idea of what to expect from the workshop.

Marco Bendoni

1. First, tell us a bit about you.

I am a professional dancer. I was a contemporary dancer who worked with Philippe Decouflé in Paris, Vicecte Saez in Valencia, Simona Bucci in Florence and Luciano Padovani in Vicenza. Then I worked as a dancer and a mime in “Teatro Comunale” of Florence. I studied Commedia dell’Arte as part of the training.

I have my own company of Renaissance and Baroque dance “Il Ballarino” and I collaborate with different orchestras in Europe in order to bring these nobles dances all over the world.

I am also a Holistic operator who is specialized in movements, yoga, chi gong, energetic protocols, acro yoga, and aikido.

2. How did you begin your career?

I began as a contemporary dancer after working as an accountant for 5 years.

3. What can participants expect from this course?

They can expect a better knowledge of the period of Commedia dell’Arte, learning about the history, the way these characters were moving, dancing…

 

Marco Bendoni and Commedia dell'Arte workshops

4. What will participants learn from you in this course?

They learn about awareness of the body, mind, emotions and know more about the meaning of energy. They learn the basis of acrobatics, acro yoga, and training for dancing. They learn a few dances as from the books of choreography of the ancient times from the renaissance to baroque.

5. What are some things participants find challenging?

They will find out how important and challenging it is to be present, to grow and develop as a human, to learn about him/herself and the study of their own personalities. They will also have the chance to learn to be neutral in order to be the right tool to become a Commedia dell’Arte character.

6. Why is your part of the course important (as you divide the course with Roberto)?

Commedia dell’Arte is very physical work. The masks used to dance a lot and of my knowledge on the treatises of the time is a philological precious apport to the actor’s work of improvisation. To learn a noble or popular dance as it was and done with the body of the mask it allows the actor to have a solid structure that help him/her to give his/her best. To show one of his/her artistic talent…prestige.

Marco Bendoni and Commedia dell'Arte workshops

7. What do you like about Commedia dell’Arte?

Commedia is our history; the characters are like lenses pointed on our “negativities”, such as fears, greed, abuse of sex, to manipulate others, wanting to dominate, being a victim,etc…but in a comical way. So that allows myself to recognize which of these negative emotions are still in me and how ridiculous they are.

8. Why is it important for actors to study Commedia dell’Arte?

Commedia dell’Arte  teaches you to be a character completely with all of your body, emotions and thoughts. The use of the mask allows you to disinhibit from the heaviness of your own personality.

9. You do acrobatics and teach dance moves to the participants. Why?

How can you tease a noble if you don’t know what nobles knew about philosophy, their longing to be better humans through experiencing the different arts, playing music, dancing, painting. Some of the characters are masters and noble. The servants are normally acrobats in order to earn their living they have to jump from one place to another.

Also, acrobatics is a skill of most of the Commedia dell’Arte characters.

10. Who is your favorite Commedia character and why?

My favorite character is the Capitano, a bit like a Don Quijote; a crazy, dreamy character but full of hope and energy.

11. What is special about this course in Florence?

The course in Florence is held by 2 passionate teachers who love to transmit the preciousness of this art, giving an amount of details on the characters, the different arts and much much more.

 

Thank you Marco for your time!! We look forward to working with you in our next workshop!