Commedia dell'Arte is an amazing theatrical art form, but sometimes things get lost in translation. For a true understanding of Commedia, you really need to get back to the source...
Join Ombelico Mask Academy this Summer for one month, as we travel to the sun-drenched land of coastal Calabria, where Magna Grecia once ruled supreme, where Odysseus roamed the shores, and where Pulcinella first cheated Death.
Discover which Commedia character secretly resides within you... and how to bring that being to life for maximum joy and laughter. Get back to the roots of theatre as a wholly collaborative effort, where you are at once the actors, the playwrights and the directors. Delve into the rich history and influence of Commedia through classes in Greek Tragedy, Stage Combat, Burratini (traditional Italian puppetry), and of course, Italian culture.
And savor the best food you will ever eat in your life.
This program is being offered for credit through West University, but anyone is welcome to apply. Space is limited. Click ENROLL NOW to get started! For up to the minute details, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. For questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . To learn more about Ombelico Mask Ensemble, click ABOUT OMBELICO... and watch our VIDEO by clicking the play button at the top of the page!
When: June 20th to July 17th, 2016
Where: Calabria, Italy
Tuition: $4,195 (non-credit) $5,295 (3 credits)
Included in Tuition: Housing in a villa near the Ionian Sea, breakfast and lunch provided everyday, and excursions to Ancient Greek, Roman and Medieval historical sites.