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Be an Actor with Arlecchino in Venice

comedy show

Be an Actor with Arlecchino in Venice

2 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
comedy show

Be an Actor with Arlecchino in Venice

comedy show

Be an Actor with Arlecchino in Venice

2 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Commedia dell’Arte workshops for children and parents: This quintessentially Italian theatre class will lead you into the art of acting with masks in the Commedia dell’Arte tradition, a legendary theatre style that is at the heart of Theatre in the Western culture. We’ll be diving together into the crazy world of Arlecchino and Commedia, where anything is possible. Through various games and physical exercises that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy, even absolute beginners and children, we’ll discover the joy of wearing a mask. You will play in a group and learn how to move and creatively transform yourself into a character of Commedia dell’Arte. You will experience how intensely alive a mask can be and what an unbelievable energetic bond it can create! I will guide you and your kids, together with my colleague Vanni, to explore and create your own character. You could be Arlecchino, Pantalone, the Captain, the Doctor or the Zanni! We will tell you some incredible stories about them while you will get a chance to wear traditional hand-made leather masks and feel their magic. At the end of our class we'll have the pleasure to taste all together some traditional handmade Venetian biscuits, (baked by me and Vanni) and an awesome hot-chocolate!

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Your host

Learn more about Betty

Betty

I'm a professional actress and English Language teacher. I have performed in theatre and worked as a teacher using storytelling and drama for more than ten years. I live in Venice where I've been working with Vanni Carpenedo and his wife Alberta Toninato in various Goldoni and Shakespeare productions since 2018. We are co-founders of Bottegavaga theatre company. We took part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2019 with our last show “Arlecchino torn in three” and with our Commedia workshops for kids. We love to share our passion for theatre with people from all over the world and to transfer our masks’ bursting humanity anywhere!

What's included

Food
We will offer the tasting of some typical Venetian handmade biscuits
Drinks
We will make and drink a typical Venetian hot chocolate!

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Where you'll be

Our workshops will be held in the theatre of A l'Avogaria, an icon venue for Commedia and one of the most peculiar theatres in the city, a real treasure to discover and experience from an actor point of view.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
Betty
Be an Actor with Arlecchino in Venice
2 reviews
From $52/person
2 reviews
From $52/person