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Workshop (Calgary): Commedia dell’Arte Acting for Adults

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Workshop (Calgary): Commedia dell’Arte Acting for Adults


Transition into Fall with Theatre A Go-Go; where the Early Birds get the discount! Early Bird discount ends on Oct. 7, 2019 @ 6pm, save $$ by registering today!

IMAGINE your world enriched by; EXPLORING uniqueness, spontaneity and creativity through Acting classes in Calgary; developing vocal and physical presence to EXPRESS with more confidence; PLAYING your world with an engaging presence; venturing out in new directions for either on or offstage. Join us for acting classes to reconnect, rediscover and reflect.

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

WHAT: THE ART OF COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE – Imagine the market places of Italy in the 1520’s where Zanni characters with half masks improvised and dominated European Theatre. The Commedia dell’Arte has been and always will be the first of the arts of the theatre. Nowadays we draw from its history to maintain its presence in modern Physical Theatre.

Explore the basic techniques actors use in creating Commedia dell’ Arte: Improvisation, Slapstick Comedy, status, and Masked Characterization. Discover the walks, gestures and voices of 6 of the stock characters. Expressing one of the characters and using a plot outline, players will improvise a Scenario with a partner.

Discover why Commedia dell’Arte is one of the most important sources of storytelling, Comedy and Physical Theatre styles. Understand why physical humour is such an important tool for communication, for either on or offstage.

WHEN: Sundays, 6:00-9:00pm from Oct. 20 – Dec. 8, 2019 (No class Nov. 10)

INVESTMENT: Discount = $210/player, if registered by Oct. 7, or for students or members of: Calgary Acts or Regular = $240/player
Investment includes: 7 classes x 3 hours/class = 21 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: At the Parkdale Community Centre (3512 – 5 Ave. N.W.)

INSTRUCTOR: Salutations! My name is Tanya and I am the founding Artistic Director of Theatre A Go-Go, a Physical Theatre Company that utilizes styles and techniques of physical theatre to create its work. Since 1987, Theatre A Go-Go has created many original physical theatre productions that have toured and performed locally. My studies have taken me throughout Europe, studying with master mask makers and physical theatre practitioners. The educational component of Theatre A Go-Go was established to inspire all ages to explore and express, with confidence, through Physical Theatre and Performing Arts. I continue to collaborate with various individuals and organizations to IMAGINE – EXPLORE – EXPRESS – PLAY

WHY: Join us in a series of workshops that will explore the roots of Slapstick and Improvisational Comedy and a physical means of theatrical expression.

Early Bird discount ends on Oct. 7, 2019 @ 6pm, save $30 by registering today at:
Registration closes Oct. 18, 2019

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