Workshops in January 2011: Introduction to Slapsticks/Stage fighting

In collaboration with ZigZag Circus.

Suitable for absolute beginners 🙂

Come and learn how to look like you’re beating each other up without actually doing any damage.

Learn how to choreograph and perform basic fight scenes in this 2-day introductory workshop. Workshop covers basic moves with staff, bare-handed techniques and break falls.

Suitable for adults and high school students.

*** Please note: this is not a self-defence workshop ***

Date: Tuesdays 11th and 18th January 2011
Time: 7-9pm (4 hours total)

Where: William Light R-12 School Errington Street, Plympton, Australia

Cost: $48 ($12/hour) for just this workshop
$40 ($10/hour) if combined with one other “performing skills” workshop organised in January 2011
$32 ($8/hour) if combined with two or more other “performing skills” workshops organised in January 2011

Existing members of ZigZag Circus get a 15% discount.

At least 6 students are required for this workshop to run.

Secure your place here.


About Arte Commedia aka Alessandro Gavello

Alessandro Gavello. Circus & Theatre performer by passion, Artistic Director by skill, Teacher by nature, Actor by trade, Practitioner of Commedia dell'Arte based in South Australia by fate, Sport Pioneer and NLP Practitioner by Choice. Born in Italy in 1974. Practiced Martial Arts (Ju tai jutsu) for several years, then, during his studies in becoming a PE Teacher, decided to explore a little further the Arts. Berlin Gymnaestrada in 1995 as an acrobat, Argentinean Tango performance on stilts to celebrate the New Millennium in Torino (31-12-1999), as a student at the Moscow Circus school in 2002, Physical Theatre studies (Lecoq method) for 3yrs (2001-2004), and the "International School of Comic Acting & Commedia dell'Arte" with A. Fava in 2004. Landed in Australia in 2005, performed and taught Circus and Commedia to more than 50,000 audience members since then. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, working and living doing what he likes the most and has a passion for; has been called for 3yrs in a row to be a lecturer at the Italian University in Movement Science in subjects related to the Performing Arts, movement education and body awareness. In his latest adventure he is introducing a new Sport to Australian sports lovers. It's called Hit Ball and it's just arrived, from one of the most inventive minds on the Planet, directly from Italy, where it built a solid reputation in the last few years! Check more info on blog: or on Facebook:
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