This is an exciting and packed one-day workshop with international commedia dell'arte expert Didi Hopkins. Didi will take you through the history, characters and traits of Italy's ancient performance form.
The session provides a grounding in the commedia tradition and is a chance to explore your own performance potential. You will learn how to move, react and improvise as part of a typical commedia company.
You'll gain concrete experience of the archetypes that still underpin most contemporary comedy. The day is a masterclass in technique via a focus on the body. If you are a comedy writer or performer then Commedia dell'Arte is a brilliant and unique way to extend your practice. No performance experience is necessary but this will be a physical class.
Please bring a notebook and water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. Be prepared for socks or bare feet in the studio: no shoes are allowed.
Feel free to email Vic at email@example.com if you have any questions.