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Sat, May 04


SOMart at The Hive

Commedia dell'Arte Intensive Workshop

Take a fascinating journey into the origins of comedy! Explore the stock characters' exaggerated physicality, the masks and the improvised scenarios. Two-day workshop on May 4 and May 5, 2024

Commedia dell'Arte Intensive Workshop
Commedia dell'Arte Intensive Workshop

Time & Location

May 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – May 05, 2024, 10:00 AM

SOMart at The Hive, 561 Windsor St 4th Floor, Somerville, MA 02143, USA


About the event

This 6-hour workshop introduces students to the rich culture of Italy, giving the opportunity to explore the ancient theatre of Commedia dell’Arte, a tradition that still lives on today. Participants will learn about the history and characteristics of this particular kind of physical theater. Starting from body isolations, we will explore the physical postures and walks of famous stock characters, such as Arlecchino, Pantalone, Colombina, Capitano, Pulcinella and so on. We will do some mask work and then improvise on simple scenarios.

The workshop by Chiara Durazzini, co-founder and artistic director of the Boston-based Commedia dell’Arte company Pazzi Lazzi Troupe. Open to All, no Previous Experience Required.

Please attend both days on May 4 and May 5, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Dress comfortably and be ready to move! It's mandatory to take off shoes (we recommend wearing non-slip socks or dance shoes with soft sole). Bring some water!


  • Commedia Student

    Ticket includes both days of workshop: May 4 and May 5, 2024 Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    +$2.50 service fee



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