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Commedia dell’Arte Summer Masterclasses with Dr Chiara D’Anna

Run by one of Commedia dell\'Arte leading practitioners in the UK, this masterclass will offer you the opportunity to discover and expand skills that are fundamental in any performance setting: body and space awareness, physical stamina, a clear understanding of rhythm-tempo, comic timing and the ability to improvise with confidence.

The Commedia dell\'Arte Workshops, Summer Season are open to everybody!

Each month we will focus on a specific Mask. Each participant can choose to come to one session only or attend all of them. If you enrol on the first session on the 29th you get 20% discount.

This workshop is a great opportunity to learn how to create successful ensemble work, interact effectively with an audience and improvise with confidence. Chiara\'s approach to commedia looks specifically at the application of Commedia dell’Arte principles and masks techniques in contemporary performance.

In this series of Summer Workshops from Jun till Sept, you will learn Commedia dell’Arte’s principles and techniques and how to apply these skills in other theatrical contexts.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

- develop your physical and vocal vocabulary in the creation of grotesque and comic characters
devise and perform scenes utilising the traditional Masks of Commedia dell’Arte, props, music and costumes
- improvise with confidence
- interact with your audience with confidence
adapt key commedia techniques for performance today in your future projects

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What you need

Equipment: Your willingness to play. A bottle of water.

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Cancellation Policy

You may cancel this booking up to 48 hours in advance.

Did you know?

The Greeks regarded acting as one of the most sophisticated professions of all time. However, being an actor during those earliest days only required the actor to sing and to dance.

Find your way there

166-220 Holloway Road, London, UK

The Host

Panta Rei Theatre is a London-based theatre company that offers workshops, classes and masterclasses on Physical Theatre, Devising and Commedia dell'Arte in Islington, North London. The studios are beautiful dance studios with wooden floors, mirrors and equipped with professional lighting and sound system. Panta Rei Theatre is run by award-winning actress and director Chiara D'Anna. As a Lecturer in Performing Arts Dr D'Anna (PhD, MA, MSc) teaches at RADA, Rose Bruford College, East 15, Goldsmiths University, The National Centre of Circus Arts and the Cass, School of Arts, Architecture and Design. "My expertise is Physical Theatre, Devising, Actor's Training (Movement) and Commedia dell'Arte. I love to work with people from any background, actors and non-actors, to explore body expression and movement in a playful and supporting environment. My work is fun, energetic and very eclectic. I integrate a variety of practices and approaches from theatre and dance, buut also Yoga meditation and visual arts. I've been working in the entertainment industry for twenty years. I'm best known for my collaboration with writer and director Peter Strickland in the award-winning films "Berberian Sound Studio" and 'The Duke of Burgundy". TESTIMONIALS: A wonderful immersion into Commedia dell Arte for someone who has little or no experience of the form. (RADA Student) A truly special teacher with an intoxicating, addictive and infectious passion for her craft. (East 15 Acting School Student) Awesome. Eye opening. A treasure trove of knowledge. (RADA Student) Brilliant course. Chiara had so much love and enthusiasm for the work, which radiated into the whole class. (Rose Bruford College Student)

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