Commedia dell’Arte

Learning, creativity, joy and laughter. Immerse yourself in theater, language and performance! Presentation on Commedia dell’Arte – taught by KIT artistic director Laura Caparrotti*. Learn the basics of a new language…interact as a team…improve memory, movement, creativity and imaginative skills…learn the characters of this theater art form…write your own scripts and perform! Learn about the origins of the Commedia and about Zanni, Arlecchino, Pantalone, Dottore, Capitano and Colombina. Requirements: your interest, curiosity and enthusiasm.  All welcome and no previous theater experience is necessary to enjoy this course. For more information, info@kitheater.com Classes and Presentations vary according to the need of the school. The shortest presentation is of 50 minutes and includes a brie f history of Commedia dell’Arte and the introduction of the most important masks. Classes are between 3 hours and 5 hours and could be repeated in a series of 5 or 10 classes, culminating in a show completely written by the participants. *“A multifacetted and talented woman” (i-Italy Magazine) Laura Caparrotti, actress, director, voice-over talent, lecturer and consultant, was born in Rome and has adopted NYC as her home for the last 20 years. She holds a degree in Performing Arts from the University “La Sapienza” and has studied and performed with distinguished writers, actors and directors. Laura is Artistic Director of KIT (Kairos Italy Theater Inc.), founded to create a cultural exchange program between Italy, the United States, and the international community, and is the founder of the first NYC Italian Theater Festival to go in all, 5 NYC boroughs: In Scena! Italian Theater Festival... Read more

Commedia dell'Arte at Bernie Wohl

A Community Arts presentation by Goddard Riverside February 22- April 26, 11am-1pm Turn Saturday mornings into learning, creativity, joy and laughter. Immerse yourself in theater, language and performance! Sign up for a 10-week course on Commedia dell’Arte – the improvised Italian street theater of the Renaissance taught by renowned actress and director, Laura Caparrotti*. In a ten-week course…explore theater…learn the basics of a new language…interact as a team…improve memory, movement, creativity and imaginative skills…learn the characters of this theater art form…write your own scripts and perform! Requirements: your interest, curiosity and enthusiasm.  All welcome and no previous theater experience is necessary to enjoy this course. To register or for more information, info@kitheater.com Classes held at Goddard Riverside, The Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue at 91st Street. Summary: Each class is comprised of 30 minutes instruction in the Italian language (learn the basics or improve upon what you know); the second part of the sessions covers an analysis/history of Commedia dell’Arte, its characters and theater arts. The course culminates in a forty-five minute performance by the participants. Register now:  $200 early registration. $250 when class begins. *“A multifacetted and talented woman” (i-Italy Magazine) Laura Caparrotti, actress, director, voice-over talent, lecturer and consultant, was born in Rome and has adopted NYC as her home for the last 20 years. She holds a degree in Performing Arts from the University “La Sapienza” and has studied and performed with distinguished writers, actors and directors. Laura is Artistic Director of KIT (Kairos Italy Theater Inc.), founded to create a cultural exchange program between Italy, the United States, and the international community, and is... Read more

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You have just enrolled to a much fun 10 classes Commedia dell’Arte course. The first class is February 22 at 11:00am at Goddad Riverside Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue at 91st Street. Bring your smile and your enthusiasm, see you... Read more