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Artistic Residency in Whyalla, Arte Commedia aka Alessandro Gavello goes Regional on a Cargo Project.

When?June 2011. Where? Memorial Oval Primary School in Whyalla. What? 1 week of Commedia dell’Arte and Circus with final performance at the end of the week. How? Through Carclew Youth Arts It has been a fantastic experience, the whole community … Continue reading

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Arte Commedia presents: Some facts about Commedia dell’Arte pt1

Commedia dell’Arte was born in Italy in the 16th Century. (Actually, the first Commedia dell’Arte company has been established on the 25th February 1545). In the XVI Century Italy was divided in lots of different small States, where everybody spoke … Continue reading

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Short clip of Pantalone by Antonio Fava

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Arte Commedia photos

Hi all, here we are with a glimpse of my last photo shoot! The photographer is Chris Heddles and can be reached at this email address: chris@zigzagcircus.com.au So, if you are in South Australia and you are after a good … Continue reading

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General info about Commedia dell’Arte pt2

Commedia dell’Arte is based on the concept of status, from the lowest (the servants, the category called “Zanni”), to the highest (the Masters).Please keep in mind that, inside of each status, unmasked characters are higher than masked character and females … Continue reading

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General info about Commedia dell’Arte pt1

Basic info about the Italian form of masked theatre called Commedia dell’Arte.
Origins, characters & their needs, the concept of status and why Commedia works so well almost independently from the cultural background of the audience. Continue reading

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