Inspire Through Improvisation
In this Commedia dell’Arte workshop in New York, participants learn the physical style of Commedia dell’Arte as we believe it was “then” and how it may be used “now” as a creative tool for actors, performers, directors and teachers. The goal of the workshops is for our participants to simultaneously experience the momentum, effort, historical, physical, joyful and risky style of the Commedia dell’ Arte. Students develop their personal historical Commedia dell’Arte characters and style with their individual qualities. Students will easily see how this work from the 1500′s still vibrantly relates today.Areas this workshop will concentrate on Commedia dell’Arte characters.
Their movement, gesture, history of the characters, improvisation, lazzi, mask work, physical skills, prop manipulation, rhythm, scatology, scenario work, and more; all integrated.
- Women of the Commedia dell’Arte
Scenario & Improvisation
Much of our scenario and improvisation work will be taken from our translation of three of Flaminio Scala scenarios believed to be performed by the legendary Gelosi Company 1572 to 1604 plus an anonymous scenario from 1611 we recently discovered.
It’s all about the experience
In this Commedia dell’Arte workshop in New York, participants will develop their personal historical Commedia dell’Arte characters and style with their individual qualities.