THE SPIRIT OF THE MASK
Commedia dell'Arte Free Resources
As a Performing Art Educator you know yourself how beautiful it is to witness an actor find the spirt of the mask for the first time.
It is this discovery and deep connection with our theatrical history that drives Tony Kishawi to provide Theatre Coaches with these Commedia dell'Arte Resources, which are completely free, and that will aid in the delivery of the Commedia dell'Arte curriculum in the classroom and on the stage.
Tony Kishawi is Australia's leading Commedia dell'Arte expert and in this series of Commedia dell'Arte resources, Tony imparts his extensive performing arts knowledge to guide you in your journey.
Remi a year 12 student studying at Queensland Academy for Creative Industries sent some questions. So I requested that I answer the questions via video because I prefer talking to typing! 1. How would you describe the physicality of Commedia (in general)? 2. Are there solo exercises you’ve used to develop/get into the physicality of a Commedia character? What are they? 3. (If you are familiar with the Butoh style), What are some similarities and differences you’ve found between the two styles? Thank you so much, Remi If anyone has any other questions for me, just contact me via FB…Read More & watch the video
This the first video played as a talking point for the Zoom meetings. Zoom session on Wednesday 27th 7 pm and again at 10:30 pm (AEST) Teaching the Teacher Using Commedia Dell’ Arte as a springboard (& how to make it work in the drama class).Read More & watch the video
Theatresports for lunch to enhance the Performing Arts. How to increase the performing arts in a heavenly Sports orientated High School. Answering a question posed by June Ash Moore on the Theatre Teachers Facebook Group. httpsRead More & watch the video
Duration 13 mins Here is the link to the Dario Video that we are reviewing. We suggest you watch this video before watching Olly’s Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FnwAFjm4JU Tony: Okay, Mr. Olly Crick It’s been a while since we’ve spoken and I’d like to do a quick interview with you. Where… I found a video of Dario Fo and I wanted to find out a little bit more what he was talking about. But he was speaking in Italian. So we put some English captions under there so that we could, us, monolingual can actually understand what he’s saying. And to…Read More & watch the video
Transcription. I find teaching masks work Very interesting because it’s not just for teaching commedia You know like once you they’ve they found the spirit of the mask you introduced the history. Yes that’s right they find out, which character it was and they go “Hey i found that in my, mask When i was working? And that’s what the history, book, says he is, that’s fantastic I found it myself!”. So the student owns the work and you end up with wonderful performance if that happens but I found there were some students there was one confident Student that…Read More & watch the video
Okay thank you very much for your time here, I would like to extend the Pecha Kucha presentation by actually having our actors jump off the page and come up on stage so I got some students here from Kings and Nagle college to do a demonstration, but stay there, don’t don’t jump up just yet. I’ve got some notes hopefully I can get through the Pecha Kucha in time with my demonstrations of my workshops that we’ve been running here, just as a note to the slides are you will be seeing slowly turning over here are actually from…Read More & watch the video