03 May

The Conservatorium Commedia Opera! Workshop

I was invited by Anna Coghill to pass on my Commedia knowledge to the Vocal students at The Conservatorium of music South Bank Qld. 12th May 2011. I was very impressed with the their talent as actors that matched their very well trained voices.

 

Thank you to all, I am looking forward to your performance.

 

 

09 Apr

Thoughts have feelings too

Images from Thoughts Have Feelings Too

Written by Tony Kishawi, Ben Cornfoot & Brin Pritchard with input from the Mental Health Association,  ‘Thoughts Have Feelings Too’ is a performance that will enable a dialogue with students about their feelings.  Aimed at primary school aged children, this performance will help students to identify and express their feelings.

Through the traditional clowning relationship of adult and child the characters explore the feelings of the child clown and his/her ability to express those feelings and expel negative thoughts in order to feel better. Read More

09 Apr

Cafe Floriani

 

Cafe Floriani Traditional Characters – Ageless Senario Commedia dell’ Arte’ secondary school production.

Created as a demonstration of the traditional Italian theatre style Commedia dell’Arte, Cafe Floriani explores ageless concepts of commerce, competition and greed. The performance encompasses a number of masked characters interacting and demonstrating the movement skills and joy required to capture the traditional characters and Commedia scenarios.

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26 Mar

Spirit of the Mask


Spirit of the Mask

Spirit of the Mask is an opportunity for students to participate in the Commedia dell’Arte format; the dialogue and the interactions of the characters. The students see the freedom offered by the mask and watch the character develop, learn and grow.  Watching this occur ensures that they understand the motives behind the characters movement, speech and personality. Through live performance, Spirit of the Mask, follows the traditional methods of caravan troupes passing the learned skills of the actors down to students; a proven successful method for centuries.

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