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Winter Commedia Acting Workshops for Adults in Calgary


Winter Commedia Acting Workshops for Adults in Calgary

WHO: Calling all Adult Fools and those who love them (Some performance experience preferred)

WHAT: COMMEDIA DELL’ ARTE - This 7 week program is designed for the actor who wants to expand their physical performance horizons or for the Teacher who wants to teach a unit for ages 13-18. These workshops will offer insight for approaches into physical comedy. The Commedia dell’Arte was born out of a response to the political and economic crisis of the 16th Century in Italy. Due to its popularity, the Commedia outgrew its Italian roots, and spread to Europe and North America. Today it maintains a presence in modern comedy, which draws upon its lineage. Commedia is a physical style of theatre characterized by masked 'stereotypes' and is responsible for the advent of improvised performances. These workshops will focus on the passions, schemes and foibles of the 7 main/stock characters of the commedia. Utilizing the crafted masks of Tanya Lukenoff, players will have the opportunity to experience each character via their walk, their gestures and voice. Players will choose a character that they’d like to play; one that suits them or offers a challenge. Based on scene suggestions, players will improvise various scenarios.

WHEN: Sundays, 6:00-9:00pm from Jan. 13-Mar. 10, 2019 (No class Feb. 17)

INVESTMENT: Discount = $200/player, if registered by Jan. 1, or for students or members of: Calgary Acts or Regular = $230/player

Investment includes: 8 classes x 3 hours/class = 24 hours.

Payment: Payment information located on registration form. *Please note that if you pay with Credit Card, you will be charged an extra $10 service fee, per registration.*

WHERE: Lower level of the Parkdale Community Centre in the Morpheus Rehearsal studios (3512 - 5 Ave. N.W.)

WHY: Join us in a workshop that will explore the roots of Slapstick Comedy and a physical means of theatrical expression, through the Commedia dell’Arte.

CONTACT Tanya for more information at: dGhlYXRyZWFnb2dvIHwgdGVsdXMgISBuZXQ=  or 403.283.4622

Early Bird discount ends on Jan. 1, 2019 @ 6pm, save $30 and ensure that you are registered today at:

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