The Escuela de Teatro de Las Rozas (Theater School in Las Rozas) is proposing a new workshop for April: Comedy Dell´Arte Workshop.
The workshop is directed towards students of the school, after all, they want to make learning fun, because it is playful and humorous work.
Thanks to the Commedia Dell´Arte we will work on exaggerating the interpretation of the character. We will develop all the possibilities of our body and voice through very physical work. The mask also permits the shier students to bring out everything they have in them, because being behind a mask allows people to be different and act different. Also, this technique deepens into the directness in order to project everything to the public. Working with the mask provides an enriching and unique experience for the actor.
Apart from a few very technical codes, we will actualize the topics of improvisation to bring Commedia Dell´Arte to our current days and be able to mock our current era. Originally, the theatrical comedy was critical with the society and, on top of everything, with the established power.
This job is very liberating because it does not limit to the psychology of the characters, in the contrary: it is about listening to our primary instincts; it is indicated to relieve stress and spend a moment of ¨collective madness¨.
Working with the mask and provide a unique experience and extremely enriching (or liberating).
To be hidden behind the mask that permits you to take out everything you have inside.
Topics of improvisation are covered to carry the Commedia Dell´Arte to our days and mock our era.
By Leonor Imbert
The French actrice is licensed by the Artes Teatrales by the Sorbana of Paris and in the Interpretacion Textual by the RESAD (Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramatico) of Madrid.
She is trained in Commedia Dell´Arte, in Paris, by Carlo Boso.
She has worked in the Teatro de la Abadia as a directing assistant.
April 17th, 5:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. & April 18th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Place: Centro Cultural Pérez de la Riva
Price: 35€ (30€ for students of the Escuela de Teatro de Las Rozas)
Age: from ages 17 and older
Centro Cultural Pérez de la Riva
C/ Principado de Asturias, 28. Las Rozas, Madrid.
Secretary of the Cultural Center