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Creative Island Commedie dell’Arte Workshop

Creative Island’s Commedia dell’Arte workshop, led by expert Paola Cavallin at ISLaD, Interactive School of Language, UK, will be taking place 22, 23 September, 2012 at Osborne Hotel, Valletta.

Participants will work as a creative ensemble under the tutor’s artistic direction of learning the main characters: Zanni, Pantalone, Arlecchino, Colombina, Doctor, Captain. Paola Cavallin from Venice, works as performer, artistic director and lecturer at universities and drama schools in Europe and the UK.

Students will learn the stance, walks and physical reactions of the characters; will explore each mask through guided improvisations and will work on Canovacci (Commedia scenarios).

During the last day students will also be involved creating a new modern Canovaccio with all the masks together on stage for a final presentation: participants will work in groups of 5 or 6.

This workshop will take place at the Osborne Hotel, South Street, Valletta. The price is 50 euros and includes two full days, with lunch and coffee and tea in the morning.  Bookings are limited to 20 places.

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