Workshops in January 2011:Introduction to Physical Performance

In collaboration with ZigZag Circus.

This workshop is the first step in learning how to turn a technical set of skills into something that is entertaining for an audience. Topics covered include:

– working with and within a performance space
– moving and working with other performers
– interacting with the audience
– performing with confidence

This workshop is designed for people who is interested in any form of physical performance (dance, acrobatics, clowning, circus, etc.) Absolutely no prior skills are required for this workshop and complete beginners are welcome.

Date: Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th of January 2011 (2-day workshop)
Time: 6-9pm each day (total 6 hours)

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

Cost: $72 ($12/hour) for just this workshop
$60 ($10/hour) if combined with one other “performing skills” workshop organised in January 2011
$48 ($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.

To secure your place click 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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