Commedia dell'Arte for the 21st Century (short course)
Chiara D'Anna, Italian actress, director, writer and academic will teach this exciting course – an introduction to Commedia dell’Arte and its legacy in contemporary performance. Chiara is one of the top practitioners and scholars in the UK: a tutor with both deep, theoretical knowledge and professional experience as an actress, director and teacher. Techniques studied will comprise body awareness, improvisation, stagecraft, slapstick, stock characterisation and half-mask technique.
Devising Characters (short course)
Explore different approaches to character building and devising through this unique course. Based on the notion of actor as creator, we place the performer at the heart of the creative process. Rather than interpreting a written text and building a character from a play, you'll be writing your own characters and stories.