Commedia dell'Arte Workshop June 19-30
Posted May 23, 2017
"Anyone can open the drawer marked Commedia dell'Arte, but, having opened it, how does one know what to choose from it." – Carlo Mazzone-Clementi 1974
Roving Classical Commedia University
RCCU has been teaching Classical Commedia dell'Arte since 2001 as close to its original form as we believe it was performed in the 1500s to 1600s. Participants discover and develop their personal historical Commedia dell'Arte traditional characters and style them with their individual qualities.
Covering the basics of the northern Commedia dell'Arte.
Areas of concentration:
Commedia dell'Arte characters
History of the characters; their movement and gestures, improvisation, lazzi, mask work, mime, physical skills, prop manipulation, rhythm, scatology, scenario work, and more; all integrated.
Women of the Commedia dell'Arte
Scenario & Improvisation
Much of the scenario and improvisation work will be from our own translation of four Flaminio Scala scenarii we believe were performed by the legendary Gelosi Company 1572 to 1604, plus an anonymous scenario from 1611 we recently discovered.
Special Guest Teacher Michela Musolino playing the tambor
Michela is a Sicilian-American folk singer known internationally, who specializes in the traditional and contemporary music of Sicily. She will be teaching Sicilian and Southern Italian tambourine.
June 19–30, 2017
(includes mask making 3–4:30pm)
Optional personal warm-up: 8:15am
11 workshop days, 77 total contact workshop hours
239 West 14 St
New York, NY
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