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Entrees, sorties and sidelines in Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet Some of the special conventions in Commedia dell’Arte are the use of entrees, sorties and sidelines. An entrée always have to be exaggerated and articulate. I don’t just have to be so full of energy that the mask entering the … Read the rest of this entry

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No 4:th wall in Commedia dell’Arte (Part 1)

Tweet In most theatre today there is an idea that the audience is supposed to sit down passively and don’t disturb the performance. We shut down the light in the house, demand total silence of the audience and then act … Read the rest of this entry

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Size and visual narrating

Tweet It’s important to be seen when playing on the street. Therefore we must be big and distinct in movement. We must always make sure that we communicate on such a large distance that we, not only attract audiences to … Read the rest of this entry

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Grotesque as an acting style in Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet The acting style in Commedia dell’Arte is very crude and rough, especially in early Commedia dell’Arte. The masks can be tremendously grotesque; the plots plain vulgar; situations – burlesque. Over time Commedia dell’Arte got more refined, soon it had … Read the rest of this entry

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Distance as acting style in Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet Commedia dell’Arte is always played with a sense of distance. It comes from the stylizing of the mask, the size of play, the use of mask, loose phalluses and other deformities of the body, the actor’s energy and the … Read the rest of this entry

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Canovaccio in Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet If we go back to the heydays of Commedia dell’Arte the concept of canovaccio becomes more complicated. It was used both as a full scenario or just a plotline in a scenario. The word means “what’s on the canvas”. … Read the rest of this entry

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Personlighetstestet (The personality test)

Tweet Amanda Jalmberger – Sophie Ola Wallinder – Mats, Silver hat, The Fashion Designer, The Gameshow host Original music –Anders By and William Lövgren-Bilby Text – Ola Wallinder Directions – Micke Klingvall Personlighetstestet was made in collaboration with Teater7. It … Read the rest of this entry

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Parody in Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet A common convention in Commedia dell’Arte, with very old ancestries, is the habit of mock and parody other groups and colleagues. This tradition goes back to the times when several groups were performing from their carts and wagons at … Read the rest of this entry

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2015 – Svejk i Andra Världskriget (Schweik in the Second World War)

Tweet This was the fall  production from Kulturama’s second year students in Physical Theatre 2015. The performance played only three shows at Kulturama in Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm. Click here to read more about Svejk i Andra Världskriget (Schweik in the … Read the rest of this entry

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Svejk i Andra Världskriget (Schweik in the Second World War)

Tweet by  Berthold Brecht Svejk – Johanna Nyberg-Rydström Baloun – Agnes Dahlén Kopecka, Kati – Vivi Laakko Prochazka, Anna – Stina Rundberg Brettschnieder, The Individual – Anton Cöster SS-man, Bullinger – Daniel Taylor Music and music study – Affie Andersson … Read the rest of this entry

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