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Fabrizio Paladin is an award winning actor, playwright, director and musician. With an expertise in Commedia dell’Arte and improvisation, he holds a graduate degree from University of Bologne in Literature and Philosophy. Winner of “Premio Omaggio a Gior
Location:
Treviso, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The main goal of the workshop is to impart to the participants the fundamental building blocks for creating and performing the Italian art form of Commedia Dell'Arte. The recovery of the expressive body as a fundamental scenic instrument, the importance of the art of the actor in scene creation, the respect of the dramatic functions of each character, and the collaboration between the performers on stage, all leading the story through to an organic solution of the conflicts presented.

Fabrizio Paladin is an award winning actor, playwright, director and musician. With an expertise in Commedia dell’Arte and improvisation, he holds a graduate degree from University of Bologne in Literature and Philosophy. Winner of “Premio Omaggio a Giorgio Gaber 2004” as best italian talent in music and theatre of the year. His book about Commedia, mask, and improvisation, “Il Teatro e la Maschera”, has been published by FIRENZELIBRI in 2008. Theatrical Teacher for what concerns the Commedia dell’Arte in Italy, United States, Portugal, Latvia, Ukraine, Spain and Germany.

The workshop is a step by step course, guiding the participants through the techniques necessary to authentically understand and perform Commedia Dell'Arte. Participants first focus on Commedia's rich history and the specificity of each stock character, through the investigation of each one's shape and movement. Participants learn the techniques of performing the masks and will create simple scenes based on historical scenarios, adding props, music and fight choreography as the session progresses. The Workshop concludes with a public performance.
Setting Description:
LOCATION: Former Hotel “Alla Stazione”, Santa Croce del Lago, SS 51, nr 10 and 11. Just up the staircase and across the street from the train Station. ACCOMMODATION: The participants have accommodation in a hotel room (shared) and will need to bring their own sheets, sleeping bag, towels, pillow, etc. Take your bathing suit, as well: you do not want to miss a swim in the lake.LOCATION: Former Hotel “Alla Stazione”, Santa Croce del Lago, SS 51, nr 10 and 11. Just up the staircase and across the street from the train Station.
Cost:
EURO 1300 for participants over 25 years old payment mode: First installment EURO 500 at the inscription Second installment EURO 500 at the beginning of the course Third installment EURO 300 half way through the course EURO 900 for participants under 25 years old payment mode: First installment EURO 400 at the inscription Second installment EURO 400 at the beginning of the course Third installment EURO 100 half way through the course 10% discount if you enrol before J

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