Are you ready to take the next step for your career in theatre? Do you want to work with a world renowned director to develop your physical improvisational skills?
Circus Factory is bringing Commedia dell’Arte to Cork City, with a 5 day introduction course with THE Annie Ryan of Corn Exchange.
What is Commedia dell’Arte?
Commedia dell’Arte is an invaluable tool for performers. It’s a deeply physical improvisational theatre technique that finds story by going deep into the heart of characters, where all the trouble is. It’s a dynamic and invigorating challenge. This training is also applicable to performance in any form, cultivating expertise in character work, physical embodiment, creation of character image, make-up masks, storytelling and acting.
Commedia dell’Arte Introduction Course
Beginning each morning with a gentle yoga practice, Annie will move the group on to the floor, introducing the core principles of the style through ensemble-based improvisation games and progress toward exploration of characters and their worlds, what makes them and breaks them.
The 5-Day Commedia dell’Arte Introduction Course will take place at the Crypt at St.Luke’s in Cork City.
For over twenty years, Annie Ryan has evolved this rigourous and wildly fun training alongside hundreds of actors in Dublin into its own unique form, inviting fully embodied play with bravery, compassion and precision.
“This unique style of actor training and development, coupled with the immersive worlds of pure storytelling that Corn Exchange explores in their work were vital to my own creative evolution.” -Mark O’Halloran, actor and writer
“This technique creates amazing space for play; where the actor is invited to work in a world with endless possibilities and vast imagination while maintaining deep focus and clarity. It is rare that one learns so much while workshopping with a company and I have found their fundamental principles applicable to all of my subsequent endeavours.” – Louise White, theatre-maker and performer