Commedia dell‘ arte

Workshop 2

Commedia dell’arte is a metamorphous – from servant to master, from the treasured to the commander. The players are given the possibility to move in an infinite space full of expression possibilities via extremeness and exaggeration of the individual characters and a conscious abstraction of reality.

In contrast to neutral masque Commedia is loud, coarse and very present. In it the mask “forces” the player and encourages discovery of boundaries and going beyond them via its increased emotions and body language (movement). Commedia is emotion – E-motion – Energy + Motion. In Commedia communication is by the same token “nonverbal” with its use of Gromolo (gibberish / fantasy language).

Commedia dell’arte demands and encourages physical and verbal expressiveness culminating in a stronger and more conscious authenticity.