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Commedia dell’Arte at Montessori International College for Commedia dell’Arte Day

By Tony Kishawi | 24 February 2020

Tony Kishawi will run a series of workshops with Sunshine Coast actors and staff and students from Montessori International College (MIC). The workshops will run over two weekends culminating in a final performance for Primary College students as part of the MIC Creative Arts program and providing an opportunity for students to see their peers and staff members giving it a go on stage. Commedia dell’Arte is a traditional theatrical style performance using 16th-century Italian masks. The masks release inhibition, providing a wonderful opportunity for the actors to energetically perform a combination of slapstick comedy and audience interaction. In 2020,…

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Clown for the Actor Workshop

By Tony Kishawi | 7 December 2018

There are three types of clown, Child clown, Adult clown, and Simple clown. Understanding these roles can help your ensemble further understand the individual skills and strengths hidden within your theatre group. Workshop 1 – 5 pm When – Sunday 16th Dec 2018 1 – 5 pm (Registration 12:45 for a 1 pm start) Where – Metro Arts warehouse space 4th floor 2/109 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4001 (lift not working at this time). Bring – a water bottle, wear your blacks (if possible) or comfortable clothing Cost – $20 donation to cover venue hire Child Clown, Adult Clown,…

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Set of Seven Commedia dell’Arte Masks

By Tony Kishawi | 15 November 2018
7 Commedia dell'Arte masks

Hi Tony Kishawi here, and thank you for your interest in my sets of Commedia dell’Arte masks. I’m holding here the original leather mask that was made by Steve Novak and this mask and the set of masks have been in our company for over 13 years. We find these to be wonderful spirited masks, whoever the wearer might be they seem to be able to capture that spirit that comes from the mask. So, I spoke to Steve Novak about making some rubber latex versions, and so we’ve made these replicas… Because they’re more accessible, they’re cheaper obviously than…

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Teaching Commedia dell’Arte

By Tony Kishawi | 13 March 2016
Commedia unmasked - Book - teaching Commedia dell'Arte

Teaching Commedia dell'Arte [Tony Kishawi, Ben Cornfoot, Claire Bailey] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 'Teaching Commedia dell'Arte' is a teaching manual that will enable teachers to effectively communicate the mystery of Commedia dell 'Arte.
'Teaching Commedia dell'Arte' contains resource directions

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