Commedia dell'arte 30.11–1.12. (12 h)
Beastly masks of Commedia dell’Arte let us reach another level of (un)conciousness and unleash hidden features of the human soul. This workshop pushes the actor to find speed, precision, sharpness and lightness.
This course studies also the structure and function of this incredible theatre style which fuses various performance disciplines such as theatre, dance, singing, acrobatic, improvisation, pantomime and clownery. Commedia dell’Arte is a genre that allows to speak about the reality by laughing at it, by emphasizing the ridiculous of some situations, by pointing at the grotesque. It’s language can only exist in its relation with the reality in which it is performed, whose duty is to question what corrupts the present society.
Commedia dell'arte weekend is an extraordinary package for an actor who is interested in deepening his/her physical performance skills but also it gives tools for directors or theatre educators to widen their perspective into unpsychological and stylized theatre making.
Davide Giovanzana is a theatre director whose work emphasises the magic in theatre by provoking audiences imagination. He is as well a performer, teacher and a mask maker who is finishing his doctoral studies in Art University, Helsinki.
He has also studied in following institutions:
Theatre Academy of Finland, M.A, 2007
Kiklos Teatro – International School of Theatrical Creation, Italy, 2000 – 2001
Lassaad – International School of Theatrical Performance, Belgium, 1999 – 2000
University of Geneva, Switzerland, 1991 – 1996, B.A.
Sat 30.11. from 10 am to 5 pm
Sun 31.11. from 10 am to 5 pm
Teatteri Metamorfoosi / Point Fixe
Suvilahdenkatu 10 A 408
,, Nothing keeps its own appearance,
and Nature, the renewer of all things,
continually changes every form
into some other shape.
Nothing dies, but everything varies.
And nothing is stable
in the whole universe, everything
passes; all the forms are made
only to come and go.
Time itself glides on with
constant motion, ever as a flowing river.
Neither river nor the fleeting hour
can stop its constant course. ,,
Ovid, The Metamorphoses