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Commedia dell’Arte for the 21st Century
Summer Workshops 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!

Lots of fun, lots of sweat, lots of laughter.

This is a very energetic and fun workshop. It is a theatre class that integrates element of dance. The masks of Commedia dell\'Arte are an excellent way to train your body and expand your physical skills both strenghts and flexibility.
It is an excellent opportunity for drama students, teachers, professional actors and theatre makers (both experienced and absolute beginners) to develop skills that are fundamental in any performance setting – not only physical comedy. The Masks of Commedia dell’Arte are an excellent tool to expand performers’ physical vocabulary, stamina, space awareness and understanding of tempo-rhythm and comic timing. This experience is wheelchair friendly!

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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.

Wheelchair Accessible

This experience is wheelchair accessible. In order to be wheelchair accessible, all of the following criteria must be met.

Please note that the host is responible for ensuring that the criteria above has been met.

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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