COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE DUO COMMEDIA

Fools In Progress Theatre Company

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Thank you for coming to Terrey Hills Public School today. The performance was funny, entertaining and delivered at just the right level for the students. The Italian/English language mix was 'perfetto' as was the audience participation.
Elvina Leroux

Hi Bianca, I just wanted to say a big hearty thank you for taking the time to come out today. You have enlivened the experience for the boys. I am really grateful for your expertise and practice.
Tiffany Hastings

DUO COMMEDIA is a spectacular showcase of eight Commedia dell'arte characters:
Dottor Balanzone, Flavio (the Innamorato), Colombina, Brighella, Pulcinella, il Capitano, Arlecchino & Pantalone, presented by two actors/trainers.

It is a great introduction to the Commedia dell'arte. Colombina transports the audience into a journey back in time when Commedia was created. She reveals that she was actually the first woman who dared to step on stage in a time when only males were allowed to perform.

If your students have never seen a Commedia dell’Arte performance before, this is the best way to get to know the main characters, the masks and the over the top acting style that Commedia dell’Arte requires. Not to forget that the content, although painstakingly and precisely planned, is no less than eighty percent improvised, relying only on the actors’ extended knowledge of the physicality and temperament of every character portrayed on stage.

DUO COMMEDIA is suitable for Primary and High school students. Some Italian language is used for Italian students.

BOOKINGS
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Ben-Jamin Newham and Bianca Bonino, Fools in Progress founders and principal actors, both trained with Antonio Fava at the International School of Comic Acting in Italy and have over a decade long experience performing Commedia dell'arte.

More Reviews

I taught Year 6 today and they said they really enjoyed the performance last Thursday. Here are a few comments: I thought it was amazing. It was hilarious. It was incredible to see how the actors knew the characters so well and improvised the whole show.
Jenny Matheson

We absolutely loved the performance you gave. All aspects of the production were highly professional and polished, and the performers themselves were absolutely riveting and amazingly versatile.
Simone Museth

The students were amazed at the quality of acting and the wonderful costumes, and that they found the play very humorous. They particularly enjoyed the actors engaging in audience interaction.
Simone Museth

Dear Bianca, Thank you very much for your performance today. The kids and teachers were all in stitches with laughter! Thank you again for this wonderful cultural experience. Kind regards,
Laura Bergamin

Show Details

Type

incursion

Year Level Suitability

Prep-2 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English, History, Languages

Themes

Commedia Dell'arte, Arlecchino, Pantalone, Pulcinella, Masks, Improvisation, Slapstick Comedy, Italian Culture, Italy, Italian Language, Harmony Day, Language Day, Cultural Diversity, Participation,

Artform

Comedy, Drama, Physical Theatre, Workshop

Duration

SHOW+WORKSHOP-100 minutes, PERFORMANCE only-50 minutes (the price does not change for performance only)

Cost

$ 850.00 for groups up to 150 students fixed price; $ 6.00 each student minimum of 150 students; $ 4.50 each student 300 students and over; Please note: All prices include GST Please note these prices are for NSW, ACT & VICTORIA

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4

Availability

AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME in NSW and ACT
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