The Art of Commedia (Workshop)

Didi Hopkins

14 Jan 10.00am

The Art of Commedia (Workshop)

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An essentially oral tradition, Commedia has to be experienced and discovered through the body, in play.

Come and join international Commedia expert Didi Hopkins in an action-packed intensive workshop suitable for actors, writers, directors, artists, musicians, teachers and curious people.

Explore the moves, masks and music of the characters, how to create comedy and physical storytelling through the body, why an emotional soundscape is crucial vocabulary for an actor, what an audience really wants, the simple rules of improvisation, and creating and playing a dynamic and rhythmic scenario.

Didi Hopkins, director/actor/practitioner, worked for many years with mask-maker Ninian Kinnier-Wilson. The two developed a simple system and template to unlock the roots of Commedia and explore its roots and relevance as a vital influence and tool in the vocabulary of theatre and performance making.


Age Guidance: 18+
Duration
: 10am–6pm
Latecomers: We may be unable to admit latecomers to this workshop; please allow ample time to arrive and collect your tickets.
Cost: £70 (£60 concessions)

Part of London International Mime Festival 2018.

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