Commedia dell´arte

Two weeks

Working with the 16th century Commedia dell'arte theatre style, participants will study the principle characters of Arlecchino, Pantalone, the Lovers, Zanni and others. The workshop includes making a Commedia mask and acting it.

Through the workshop, students will develop their skills in the areas of physical gestures and movement; voice and language; rhythm and tempo; interacting with other mask characters.

The lessons involve:
- Mask making technique
- Improvisation
- Canovaccio (story line)