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SUMMER WORKSHOP 2013
The Dell'Arte Intensive
June 24 - July 19
ALL THE WORLD'S A MASK
Ronlin Foreman, Joan Schirle,
Joe Krienke, Stephanie Thompson
$1525 + housing ($500-650)
The 2013 DAI Summer Intensive:
…the prevailing metaphor in our training at Dell’Arte is the Mask. Whether it is an atmosphere, like one of our foggy mornings here on the North Coast; a "character," like our former postmaster; a place, like the café across from the school; a play ... or a covering for the face, THE MASK is always:
A Medium of Revelation and Transformation.
Join us for a 4 week intensive exploring the actual and metaphorical aspects of The Mask.
Week 1: WAKING UP
Discovering the personal and social mask: an investigation of Character from personal physical identity.
Week 2: INTO THE WORLD
Taking on a Personage: how we translate the qualities and images of the world around us into Theatrical Characters in Context. ... includes Masks from found objects.
Week 3: DISCOVERING TENSION AND FORCE
Building masks: explorations in 3D structures.
Movement in space: investigations of time and volume.
Week 4: THE STORY
Devising an animated world. In ensembles of 3 to 5, the students are asked to manifest a mask of reality: narrative, lyric, absurd, surreal… a 5 min play where one embodies not just the character(s), masked or unmasked, but the world itself.
The intensive will encompass: physical training, Alexander Technique, foundational acrobatics, mask technique, 3D design, levels of performance energy, voice as a physical action, mask building, dramatic action, forums on style, the poetic, and pedagogy, research in the natural world, and individual studio time, as well as weekly laboratories in ensemble devising. Open to actors, directors, dancers, and theatre-makers.
Students should plan on spending some evenings doing laboratory work, or working on class assignments and projects. There may be classes or coaching sessions on weekends at the discretion of the instructor, but there will be time for recreation, exploring the area and relaxation. Once you have enrolled, you will be advised of exact schedules.
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The Dell'Arte Intensive: Effort, Risk, Momentum, Joy (TM)
The month-long DAI intensive is based on the actor-training methodology of The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. The work of the actor-creator arises out of silence, darkness and empty space, moving into ensemble play and the actor’s ability to devise original work for the stage. The training aims towards creation of The Dynamic Theatre, a visceral, actor-centered theatre which crosses stylistic boundaries and informs classic as well as contemporary works, original as well as adapted works.
The skillful, dynamic, and easeful use of the performative body/voice is at the core of our curriculum. The goal is an actor whose presence demonstrates an ability to command the time and space of the stage. Each year the Intensive looks through a different facet of the prism of our pedagogy--and The DAI Physical Theatre Intensive is appropriate for actors, dancers, directors, teachers and designers.
“An amazing, life transforming experience that pushed me way beyond my comfort zone, but ultimately inspired me like nothing else I have done recently. Incredible teachers, fabulous philosophy, and fantastic facilities. Thank you!”
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Dell’Arte International is the U.S. center for the research, training, and performance of the actor-creator, exploring the physical theatre traditions and their contemporary applications. With the professional Dell’Arte Company, a summer festival, and an international actor-training program offering both MFA and certificate programs, Dell’Arte has for over 30 years pioneered in the areas of physical theatre, Theatre of Place and devised theatre.