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Month of Commedia dell’Arte

“Month of Commedia dell’Arte” is a 30 days cultural exchange between Denmark and Italy, in partnership with IIC Copenaghen – Det Italienske Kulturinstitut i København.

During this month we’ll be working on two different planes:

  • Digital: 30 days of video contents about historical facts, curiosities and inteviews on Commedia dell’Arte.
  • Practical: We will be meeting Danish theatre students from all over Denmark in order to look for answers to the following questions.

Say we put a mask on, how much are our bodies’ self-expression in response to wearing the mask, influenced by biology, and how much by our cultural backgrounds? 

Ultimately, what new physical expressions would we uncover at the intersection between Danish society, sensibility, and creativity and a tradition as old as Commedia dell’Arte?

The project involves the following institutions:

Aarhus Universitet (DK)

Copenaghen International School for Performing Arts

Viby Efterskole

Ry Højskole

Hoptrup Efterskole

Skanderup Efterskole

Skuespiller Akademiet

Ophelia Skuespiller skole

Efterskole Ådalen

Aarhus Universitet (DK)

Copenaghen International School for Performing Arts

Viby Efterskole

Ry Højskole

Hoptrup Efterskole

Skanderup Efterskole

Skuespiller Akademiet

Ophelia Skuespiller skole

Efterskole Ådalen

“It was really a great experience and a great introduction to Commedia dell’Arte and the history behind it. Very nicely done and very effectively brought together.”
Michael – Århus Universitet student

“It was just a mind-blowing experience. Really! It was amazing and I’m glad these guys are doing this kind of work”
Milda – Copenhagen International School of Performing Arts student

“It was absolutely great. I’ll keep very much with me from this experience in other theatre works. There were many gems I was inspired by.”
Sickan – Skuespiller Akademiet student in Copenhagen

“I think it’s really interesting how the sensorial experience of the mask can influence you in totally different ways and give you the possibilities for being a character. It was really new for me!”
Ida – Psychomotor terapist in Århus

“It was a great opportunity to expand my horizon both inside and outside. I’ve learned a lot of things and other will show up in the future!” Amalie – Den frie lærerskole student in Ollerup

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Marco: +45 26 48 80 76
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