The “maskwork” involved in the Commedia dell'Arte represents a milestone in an actor's work, as it holds all the tools and principles of the art of acting. This type of work requires a great deal of involvement on the part of the actor, who is also required to have good physical ability.
The Commedia dell’Arte, with his work on types, on the expressiveness of the body, on the use of the mask and with its canovaccio, represents a unique opportunity for an actor’s training. Such training teaches the actor to combine realism and artifice, ‘natural’ gestures with the expressiveness of the mask, and to transform this creative game into the audience’s comprehension and enjoyment.
The first phase will be devoted to physical and vocal training with a targeted use of body language, expressiveness, quality of movement, vocality and rhythm.
Historical Introduction: the birth and evolution of the Commedia dell'Arte , its masks and their function, iconographic and literary sources , the Commedia dell'Arte today (photographic and video material will be used).
The mask: A series of exercises will explore the following: propulsion points, the mask as a tool and its use/functionality, the physicality of the mask, search for a mask’s own voice, the concepts of riporto and a parte.
Traditional and modern characteristics: The unique characteristics of the Commedia dell’Arte will be studied together with the intentional/emotional world of the following masks: Dottore, Pantalone, Zanni, Arlecchino, Brighella, la Serva, Capitano, gli Innamorati, Strega. Their study will include an in-depth analysis of their posture and social relations. The next step is the allocation of the best-suited mask to each of the participants in order to develop individual characters.
Canovaccio: through improvisation exercises on a theme, using the classic patterns of dramatic construction, an original canovaccio will be developed, which will be presented as a final project open to the public.
PLACE 29.7.-2.8.Cat's hill camping, Istria, Sloveniahttp://www.catshill.si/enPLACE 2.8. - 5.8.Castle Snežnik, festival Floating castlehttp://www.culture.si/en/Snežnik_Castle_Museum
SCHEDULE:28.7. - fri: coming29.7. - 2.8.: workshops3.8.- 5.8.: performing production on festival Floating castle
Participation FeeFEE: 150 EUR
The participation fee includes accommodation, full board and all activities. Travel costs to and from the camp as well as visa fees are not covered, unfortunately. Your travel from Cats Hill to Castle Snežnik will be organised inbetween people having cars, the costs should be shared inbetween you.
Funding Opportunities and Visa SupportIn order to ensure your participation, please let us know immediately, if you require a visa to travel to Slovenia. We can support you with an invitation letter, which you can present at the Slovenian Embassy in your country.
WHAT DO I NEED?
All the participants should have valid INSURANCE (EU insurance card), possibly TENT, as well as sleeping bag and mat, swimsuit and possible bottle of local drink or food (for cultural exchange purpose).
Application deadline: Friday, June 30th. (or till we fill the capacities)
If you have any questions, please write an e-mail to:- Enja: email@example.com
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