May 2011

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Artmedia - Physical Theatre News - May 2011

     Roving Classical Commedia University* Summer Intensive, USA 

     'Modern Clown' Summer School with Alan Clay, Wanganui, NZ

   Bachelor of Performing Arts in Circus Arts and Physical Theatre, NZ
   Third Way Theatre - Joking Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop, Aus

   3-Day Dance Teaching Workshop, NZ School of Dance, Wellington
   Sydney Fringe Festival, Open for Submissions, Australia  
   Internship/Volunteer Opportunity, Newtown Theatre, Sydney, Aus
   Passing Fancy Annual Juggling Convention, Melbourne, Australia
   Medieval Jester/Juggler Wanted for Event, Sydney, Australia
   3-Day Comedifest Comedy Conference, Portland, Oregon, US
   Physics of Play Workshop, Clowns Without Borders, NYC, US
   Clown Workshop with Clara Cenoz and Jon Davison, Mallorca, Spain
   Commedia dell'Arte Weekend Workshop, Teatro Punto, Amsterdam
   8th SOLyCIRCO Festival, Circus Mignon, Island of Sylt, Germany
   Commedia dell'Arte Workshop with Mina Tinaburri, APT, Berlin, Ger 

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Welcome to the May 2011 edition of the Artmedia physical theatre news, your e-publication with an Australasian focus and a global perspective, now in its tenth year and reaching over 2,500 subscribers. This newsletter has now become an occasional publication, which we put out when there is demand from Sponsors and Feature advertisers and we invite you to support the publication by promoting your work.

We're coming out a little early with this addition of the newsletter, because there are a number of items in the Networking Section which have a deadline at the end of this week, including NZ School of Dance Workshop, the Sydney Fringe submission deadline, the Physics of Play workshop with Clowns Without Borders in New York and the application deadline for the SOLyCIRCO Festival in Germany, where circus artists under 27 have a chance to win 15,000 Euros in prize money and engagement prizes. 

We have a bit of a Commedia dell'Arte this month and in the Sponsorship we welcome the Roving Classical Commedia University* (*Totally Unaccredited) with news on their 3-week Commedia dell’Arte 2011 Summer Intensive Workshop in NYC. They are celebrating ten years of the RCCU by holding this workshop and by adding a third week dedicated solely to working on and performing scenarii. Commedia dell'Arte covers many areas including improvisation, mask work, dancing, music and mime. The intensive runs June 12th - July 1st.

My new 3-week 'Modern Clown' Summer School will be held in January next year and I have a limited number of scholarships available for committed students who need financial assistance to help them with the course fee. The residential nature of the summer school provides a relaxed atmosphere and secluded environment which means that students get more out of the contact hours and can also process and discuss the work outside of the class.

In the Features we have information on what's happening at CircoArts in Christchurch following the earthquakes, where all the second year students have since relocated to NICA for the rest of this year. And Thirdway Theatre in Sydney has information on a workshop by Adrian Jackson, of Cardboard Citizens, who will look at the function of the 'joker' in Theatre of the Oppressed. The workshop will also look at the structure of a successful Forum theatre show. Workshop dates are May 20th - 22nd. 

In Networking we have information on a 3-Day Dance Teaching Workshop at the NZ School of Dance in Wellington, which starts this Friday. Tutors include Michael Parmenter, Malia Johnston, Head of contemporary dance Paula Steeds-Huston and other members of the New Zealand School of Dance faculty.

In Australia, if you're wanting to get an application in for the Sydney Fringe Festival, which runs September 9th to October 2nd, the submission deadline is the end of this week. Also in Sydney we have in Internship/Volunteer Opportunity with the Newtown Theatre and a Jester/Juggler is wanted for a corporate event, while in Melbourne we have information on the Passing Fancy Annual Juggling Convention which runs July 8th - 11th.  

In the States, Clowns Without Borders have a one day 'Physics of Play Workshop' in New York City, which is on this Saturday. In Portland, Oregon there is a 3-Day Comedifest Comedy Conference in October featuring Angel Ocasio and joining the staff this year is Award Winning Clown and the 2010 World Clown Association President Aurora “bebop” Krause.  

In Europe, there is a Clown Workshop with Clara Cenoz and Jon Davison in Mallorca, Spain. This workshop is a taster for those considering studying on their longer courses at the Escola de Clown de Barcelona. And following up our Commedia theme we have a weekend workshop in modern Commedia dell'Arte with Teatro Punto in Amsterdam. And in Berlin there is a Commedia dell'Arte Workshop with Mina Tinaburri at the Atelier for Physical Theatre.

Also in Germany, Circus Mignon is again holding the SOLyCIRCO Festival on the Island of Sylt. This is a competition for circus artists up to 27 years old, who have a chance to win 15,000 Euros prize money, but be quick because the deadline for applications is the end of this week. 

We aim to provide an avenue of communication for the physical theatre community, so promote your event or project by taking a Feature or a Sponsorship in this newsletter, and please also forward this to someone else who may be interested.

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Sponsor:  Roving Classical Commedia University (*Totally Unaccredited)

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Commedia dell’Arte 2011 Summer Intensive Workshop in New York NY
Three weeks of Commedia dell’Arte in New York NY
Roving Classical Commedia University* (*totally unaccredited) is celebrating with a three week Commedia dell’Arte 2011 Summer Intensive Workshop, June 12 – July 1 in NYC.   The workshop starts with an 8:30 AM optional personal warm-up.  Classes are from 9 AM going to 5:30 PM and sometimes 6:30 PM, six days a week with a half a day on Sunday.  Two weeks is enough time to cover the major characters in the Northern Italian Commedia dell’Arte with the many other elements, but not enough time to really celebrate the scenario.  This summer a third week is being added solely dedicated to working on and performing scenarii. 
Elements of Commedia dell’Arte
Commedia dell’Arte can be the funniest, most dramatic, on-the-edge of your seat theater. It has influenced almost all theater today and one can see it throughout most of Shakespeare.  The more RCCU teaches this amazing art form, the more they respect the diverse talents the Commedia dell’Arte players must have had; improvisation, mask work, dancing and music, mime, poetry, prop manipulation, languages and dialects, scatology, history, physical skills, lazzi, scenario and more. RCCU tries to include as many of these elements as possible in their summer intensives and teach Commedia dell’Arte as close to how they believed it was performed in the late 1500’s.  

Jacques Lecoq died in 1999 followed by Carlo Mazzone-Clementi in 2000.  They were master teachers of Commedia dell’Arte. Their passing left a void in the instruction and understanding of Commedia dell’Arte.  In 2000 Stanley Allan Sherman made a leather Pulcinella mask for a performer. Noticing that the performer did not know how to use his mask, Stanley showed him a few techniques. The performer said, “You can teach me how to use this!”  Once a week that summer, the performer studied with Stanley. As he told Stanley about all Commedia dell’Arte workshops he had attended around the world, Stanley was a little shocked at what he heard.  That’s when Stanley realized; it was time for him to start teaching Commedia dell’Arte.  Joining with the great Hovey Burgress they formed Roving Classical Commedia University* (*totally unaccredited). It is now RCCU’s 10th anniversary. 

Besides performing, directing and acting, Stanley Allan Sherman an early graduate of Ecole Jacques Lecoq has been making leather theater masks since 1976. (www.maskarts.com ) Last year a student was talking to a friend taking a Commedia dell’Arte course someplace else.  Describing his improvisation preparation at RCCU*, “I go up and look at the different kinds of Pantalone masks and choose one.”  At that point his friend interrupted him and said, “What, you get to choose from different Pantalone masks!  We only have one!  How many do you have?”  “About four or five?”  Not every performer will be able to relate to the same mask.  There are infinite possibilities for each Commedia dell’Arte character mask.  That is why using several masks of each character is important, to enable students to find their personal Pantalone, Brighella, Dottore, Arlecchino, Capitano and set them free.
RCCU’s Commedia dell’Arte 2011 Summer Intensive Workshop June 12 – July 1 takes place in New York, NY at Pier Studios in Hudson River Park, on Pier 40 over looking the beautiful Hudson River. Price is $1395 for all three weeks, which breaks down to $465 a week. The US Dollar is really low right now which gives this workshop an extra discount if you are coming from most foreign countries. For guest teachers, bios, letters of praise, more details about the course go to the website: www.commediau.com

Information and registration: 212-243-4039
Email: il-dottore@commediau.com  
A certificate of completion of the 128-hour course will be given to students upon the completion of the course.  Classes always end early enough to take advantage of the many shows, events and sights going on in New York City. RCCU* has put together a list of housing options to help people find places to stay during the June workshop. http://www.maskarts.com/housing   

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Playspace: 'Modern Clown' Summer School with Alan Clay, January 2012 - Wanganui, New Zealand

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10am - 4pm Monday to Friday, January 23rd - February 10th (3-weeks accommodation, 15 work days, no training on weekends)

Reconnect with the playful, inquisitive, cheeky, clown spirit in a centrally heated studio space with adjoining dormitory accommodation, overlooking the mouth of the Wanganui river. This is a new course led by Alan Clay at his retreat centre in New Zealand.

Each day will start with a yoga warm up and participants will work physically to free themselves from patterns and to connect with their emotions. Clown is empathic, 'feeling with' the audience, and it is also playful, open to the impulses in each moment, and this workshop will train and develop these skills through improvisation exercises. Street theatre has informed and assisted the development of modern clown, and participants will take exercises from the studio and work at street-cafe's to develop interactive audience skills. It's easy and fun.

The summer school is aimed at those with a professional interest in clown. It is suitable both for beginners and for those with experience, and it functions best with this mix in the class. There will be a minimum of four and maximum of eight on the workshop. The residential nature of the summer school provides a relaxed atmosphere and secluded environment which means that students get more out of the contact hours and can also process and discuss the work outside of the class.

The summer school runs 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday from January 23rd - February 10th 2012. Participants will have the weekends free and the studio will be available for individual work. The studio is within reach of breathtaking west coast beaches, bush walks and jet boat or canoe expeditions, but still handy to good coffee and all facilities.

Fees: NZ$1100 Price Buster (by August 31st)  NZ$1300 Earlybird (by November 1st) and NZ$1600 Full. A NZ$200 deposit to hold a place. (All fees and deposits are non-refundable). Fees include 20 nights accommodation (from January 22nd - February 10th inclusive) with kitchen facilities.

Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available which offer the course for NZ$800 (until August 31st). These are available to those serious students who need financial assistance. Email us with information on your particular needs and your work.

Enrolment: Send an email to: clown@artmedia.com.au to hold a place or make enquiries about this workshop.

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Feature:  Christchurch CPIT - BA in Circus Arts and Physical Theatre postponed 

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Circo Arts at Christchurch Polytechnical Institute of Technology is the home of Circus in New Zealand, and while it is having a year off because of damage to buildings following the earthquakes in Christchurch, they are working hard to make sure that the programme runs again in 2012.
CircoArts was approved to begin to offer their new Bachelor of Performing Arts in Circus Arts and Physical Theatre degree this year but then the earthquake came, causing some rather huge change of plans. Christchurch is in pretty bad shape, far worse than ever the media could portray.
The situation at present is that first and third year students have been deferred until 2012, as the building took a bit of a hit. Apparently it is only cosmetic, but has yet to be seen by engineers. It is brick and it is old. It has a yellow sticker at present which means restricted entry.
Year two students have been given the opportunity to relocate to NICA (National Institute Circus Arts at Swinburne University), so they can complete a qualification at the end of the year. As a result, nine CPIT CircoArts students went to Melbourne and have settled in and are all very excited to be there.
Find a link to CircoArts at: http://artmedia.com.au/links7.htm

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Feature: Third Way Theatre presents Joking Theatre of the Oppressed, Sydney, May 20th - 22nd

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Adrian Jackson, of Cardboard Citizens will look at the function of the 'joker' in TO - both in leading games and exercises to develop material, and in 'jokering' Forum Theatre shows. How to structure workshops and Forums in such a way as to ensure full and free participation by everyone present, how to get over obstacles and blocks, how to facilitate a rich and fruitful debate where all views are heard. The workshop will also look at the structure of a successful Forum theatre show - the dramaturgy of Forum. It will be a mix of practical games and exercises, and talk and analysis, responding directly to the needs of participants.

Suitable for people who are applying Theatre of the Oppressed in their various practices, or have knowledge of TO, but also useful to facilitators, workshop leaders, teachers, and directors.

When:   May 20th - 21st - 22nd
Where:  Sydney, CBD, NSW. Address on application.
Time:     10:00am - 5:30pm
Price:     $400 (Concession) $490 (Full) $540 (Supported place)

For more information and bookings contact thirdwaytheatre@gmail.com or 03 9005 7460 for more info and application form. Early Bird discounts (April 30th). Contact for details.

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Feature: Angels Can Fly, a Modern Clown User Guide - now available for the iPad and Kobo readers

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Angel's Can Fly has just been released for the Apple iPad and is available through the iBooks app at iTunes. (ISBN: 9780957884489) We recommend purchasing the book for the iPad as this gives you the best value product and the most versatile reading experience. The ebook costs only US$9.99 and is searchable with links between pre-requisite and co-requisite exercises. The ebook can also be purchased for the Kobo reader in New Zealand through Whitcoulls or in Australia through Borders or Angus & Robertson. 

Angels Can Fly is now in use in the drama departments of over 100 Australian high schools and has started to make its way into US and UK universities. This is a textbook for a fast changing art form, as clown escapes from the circus to perform in theatres and streets. The traditional approach to teaching clown is routine or gag based and this sits uncomfortably both with the teaching practices in modern performing arts education and with today's audiences.

This book includes a total of 50 practical clown exercises appropriate for workshops or performance, developed by Alan Clay through 30 years of teaching. Specific prerequisites to any exercise are detailed in each chapter.

There are warm-up and introductory exercises in the early chapters, mid-session or mid-course exercises in the middle chapters, and more performance-oriented exercises, and relaxation exercises, in the final chapters. The exercises have all been coded for individual exploration, for work in pairs, for workshop use, or for use in a performance setting, or for some combination of these.  

You can find the paperback on Amazon by following this link: http://tinyurl.com/9nrwj And check out more information at:  www.alanclay.com

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"3-Day Dance Teaching Workshop, New Zealand School of Dance, Wellington, New Zealand, April 29th - May 1st. Exploring Contemporary Dance Teaching is a professional development programme where highly regarded dance practitioners who have developed a distinct dance vocabulary and technique, share their approaches to teaching contemporary dance. Tutors include Michael Parmenter (pictured left), Malia Johnston, Head of contemporary dance Paula Steeds-Huston and other members of the New Zealand School of Dance faculty. This three day workshop, combining theory and practice, is aimed at all who teach or wish to teach contemporary dance including tertiary tutors, school teachers, private studio teachers and freelance dancers. Cost $250. Space is limited. Send an email to book a place in this workshop. Visit the web site for more details." Paula Steeds-Huston, Head of Contemporary Dance, New Zealand School of Dance. Find a link to the NZ School of Dance under Training at:  http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm
"Sydney Fringe Festival, Australia, submission deadline April 30th. Sydney is long overdue for a credible celebration of independent arts and artists like this and I am already struck by the spirit of goodwill surrounding TSF and excited by a whole universe of possibilities. We are now open for submissions. If you have an idea, we really want to hear about it. Whatever the genre, whatever the topic, whatever you want. If it engages, entertains and will make Sydney sit up and pay attention (... maybe even pay for a ticket!) let us know by applying through our website. Last year we took feedback from artists about what worked and what didn’t, so we’ve made a few changes to the process. Selected works will be able to choose their own venue, dates and ticket prices. We’ve also packaged all of the costs together so that artists will be taking home net box office (gross box office minus credit card fees, inside charges, ticket printing costs, postage of tickets).  It’s all about you and your show, so we want to give you as much control as possible and all your hard earned ticket sales! This is Sydney's Festival. Your Festival. The Festival runs September 9th to October 2nd." Richard Hull, Festival Director. Find a link to Sydney Fringe Festival under Festivals at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm
"Internship/Volunteer Opportunity with Newtown Theatre, Sydney, Australia. At Newtown Theatre we program innovative contemporary performances in Sydney's Inner-West. We are dedicated to artists and audiences taking risks, pursuing excellence and engaging communities. We are currently looking for interns/volunteers to work with our dynamic, closely-knit team. The work is 3-5 days a week as well as some weekends and evening work. We are looking for expressions of interest from anyone who has a passion for the arts. Individuals who are self starters and are eager to learn more about production and management processes are the ideal candidates. Good people skills and a positive attitude is a must. One should be interested in arts marketing and administration and should be willing to work in a sometimes chaotic but always exciting environment. Familiarity with Word, InDesign, Adobe, Excel and Photoshop is desirable as a lot of computer work is done through these programs. Opportunities will also be available from September 2011 for Technical internships to assist in our venue during the Sydney Fringe Festival. If interested please email a cover letter along with a CV to Jenevieve Chang and please include availability for work and available start date. Visit our web site for contact details." Jenevieve Chang, General Manager. Find a link to the Newtown Theatre under Resources at:  http://www.artmedia.com.au/links8.htm

"Passing Fancy Annual Juggling Convention, Melbourne, Australia, July 8th - 11th. A special event for jugglers with a passion for passing. Held for 4 days in Melbourne, Passing Fancy 2011 is an exciting opportunity for jugglers to share their knowledge of passing and learn new patterns. The convention will host a variety of passing workshops covering everything from fancy 7 club patterns to take-outs, walkarounds and group moving patterns. There will be lots of time to just jam and have fun too. The event is for jugglers who can already pass clubs comfortably. Keep in mind there won’t be any solo juggling or learn-to-pass workshops. Pre-Requisites: 2 person 6 club 3 count & 7 club 2 count. Dates: 8-11 July 2011. Location: Collingwood College, Cromwell St, Collingwood. Cost: $75 for 4 days. For further information or to register send me an email."  Liz Louden, Organizer, Passing Fancy. Email: passingfancy2010@gmail.com 

"Medieval Jester/Juggler required for event, Sydney, Australia, June 24th. I am currently trying to find a performer to play a Medieval Jester/ roving character on the 24th June, 2011 for a corporate gig at Slide Bar, Sydney CBD. It would be a 1 hour call, from 7-8pm, and they would be welcoming the guests, interacting with them and performing a few tricks (juggling preferred, but we are flexible). Our budget is strictly $200.00, which I appreciate is a bit low, so this might interest a recent graduate or someone trying to build their portfolio. Anyone interested please contact me by email." Julia Valentini  Email: Julia.V@culturalinfusion.org.au

"Comedifest Comedy Conference, Portland, Oregon, US, October 7th - 9th. Comedifest returns! After a three-year sabbatical, the high-energy and wacky comedy conference is returning to Portland, Oregon for 3 days of non-stop silliness (except when you sleep…maybe), intensive hands-on comedy and clowning workshops & side-splitting performances. Featuring the Comedifest Staff: Albert Alter, Mike Bednarek, Mary Pat McCoy, Trudi Sang, Tony Francis, Angel Ocasio and more to come…Joining the staff this year is Award Winning Clown & the 2010 World Clown Association President Aurora “bebop” Krause. When: October 7, 8, & 9. Where: Shilo Inn Suites – Portland Airport. Why: Because we have missed it for the last three years. What will it cost: The same as three years ago…$185.00 but register by August 31, and take $10.00 off. ($175.00). Check my web site to contact me for more information." Angel Ocasio, Comedifest. Find a link to Comedifest under Festivals at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm

"Physics of Play Workshop, Clowns Without Borders, NYC, US, April 30th. Always wanted to clown around? Not quite sure? Live in the NY area? Turn off your brain and play! This 3-hour workshop, developed by Blue Man Group actor and clown, Peter Musante, will welcome you to the world of physical theatre, improvisation and ensemble play. Don’t worry this is not just for actors and we will not put you ‘on the spot.’ Like a playgroup for grownups, Physics of Play utilizes sensory-based group exercises to enhance kinesthetic awareness. Participants will unleash their uniqueness by engaging with the life of the room and embracing play as a natural response to one’s physical environment. It is this moment-to-moment availability that allows genuine play to flourish and fuels all our creative endeavors! All are welcome. This workshop is being offered by Clowns Without Borders USA as a way to bring playful people together in NY. Proceeds from tickets sales will benefit Clowns Without Borders. Where: Soundance in Brooklyn. When: Sat April 30th, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. What to bring: Water bottle, clothes you can move in and yourself! Cost: $50 for one day/sliding scale as needed. (Workshop fee will be considered a donation and is tax-deductible). For more information on the workshop, what it entails, tickets or how you can become involved with Clowns Without Borders please contact me. Please visit our web site for contact details." Tim Cunningham, Clowns Without Borders USA. Find a link to Clowns Without Borders USA under Resources at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links8.htm

"Clown Workshop with Clara Cenoz and Jon Davison, Mallorca, Spain, May 7th & 8th. This workshop is a taster for those considering studying on our longer courses at the Escola de Clown de Barcelona (the cost of a weekend includes the right to a 100€ discount on a one- or two-month residential course at the Escola de Clown). It also serves both as an excellent introduction to clown, and as an opportunity to refine your clowning. For two days we will live intensively the world of the clown, regaining the pleasure of play, learning to feel and enjoy our own ridiculousness. Converting our habitual fear of ridicule into pleasure of laughing at ourselves, we can use it to make others laugh and experience the freedom of the clown. Cost: €150. Please email us for more information and enrolment. " Clara Cenoz, Director, Barcelona School of Clown. Email: mallorclown@gmail.com   
"Commedia dell'Arte Weekend Workshop, Teatro Punto , Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 21 - 22. Teatro Punto is holding a weekend workshop in modern Commedia Dell'Arte in Amsterdam. If you are interested please email a CV, a photo and a brief statement on why you would like to attend. This workshop consists of Movement analysis, Physical transformation/metamorphoses, From tragedy to comedy, Musicality and timing, Mask and archetypical characters, Improvisation and scene composition - Canovaccio and Study of interaction between actor and audience. A maximum of 14 actors. The price is 250 Euros, - ex. VAT. For more information please visit the web site." Saar van Beurden, Teatro Punto. Find a link to Teatro Punto under Physical Theatre at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links4.htm
"8th SOLyCIRCO Festival, Circus Mignon, Island of Sylt, Germany. August 25th - 27. Circus Mignon proudly presents the 8th SOLyCIRCO Festival on the beautiful island of Sylt, the northernmost point of Germany. The most talented and innovative young artists (up to 27 years old) from all over the world will compete in four shows in front of a live audience and international jury. In grand total there is 15.000,00 € to win, as well as many engagement prizes in well-known varieties in Germany, engagement prizes include also a four month engagement in the Winter Circus Helsinki in Finland. Circus Mignon looks forward to receiving your application and welcomes you to watch and compete in young, vital and contemporary circus of a really high quality. Artists who wish to apply will find more information and the application form on the web site. Application deadline is 30th of April 2011." Tobias Fiedler, Circus Mignon. Find a link to the SolyCirco Festival under Festivals at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm

"Commedia dell'Arte Workshop with Mina Tinaburri, (APT) Physical Theatre Workshop, Berlin, Germany, May 12th - 15th. The Commedia dell'Arte is (tragi) - comical art par excellence. A theatre category, which is based on the mask play, intensified body play, improvisation and dramatic scripts (Canovaccio). The Commedia dell' arte is considered the basis of modern professional European theatre. The mask, as a substantial instrument to the formation of the actor/actress, strengthens body movement, stresses the speaking voice and develops consciousness and accuracy of the gesture in the play. Contents: Short historical and theoretical introduction to Commedia dell'Arte. The half masks of the Commedia dell'Arte: practical studies of the masks, the Zanni, the Capitani, the old persons, the fallen in love ones/body attitude and gesturing, movement, the Commedia dell' arte/improvisations with mask and Lazzi.  Please bring: freely moving clothes, skid-proof socks and/or flexible Gymnastic shoes or barefoot." Mina Tinaburri, Artistic Director, Atelier für physisches Theater (APT). Find a link to APT under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm

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