Calgary Arts Development’s classified listing is a free service for Calgary’s arts community. All content for the classifieds is user-submitted. Calgary Arts Development makes no endorsement to any agency, organization, corporation or individual who submits listings. We trust our readers to use their own judgement when responding to ads. Calgary Arts Development believes that artists should be paid for their work. For job postings and open calls, please share salary ranges or payment. Please note that ads for jobs outside of Calgary and area may not be posted. Archived October 2, 2019 Commedia dell’Arte Workshops The deadline for this opportunity has passed. Transition into fall with Theatre A Go-Go; where the early birds get the discount! Early-bird discount ends on October 7, 2019, 6:00pm. Save $$ by registering today! Imagine your world enriched by; exploring uniqueness, spontaneity and creativity through acting classes in Calgary; developing vocal and physical presence to express with more confidence; playing your world with an engaging presence; venturing out in new directions for either on or offstage. Join us for acting classes to reconnect, rediscover, and reflect. Who: Calling all adult fools and those who love them (some performance experience preferred). What: The Art of Commedia Dell’arte. Imagine the market places of Italy in the 1520s where Zanni characters with half masks improvised and dominated European Theatre. The Commedia dell’Arte has been and always will be the first of the arts of the theatre. Nowadays we draw from its history to maintain its presence in modern physical theatre. Explore the basic techniques actors use in creating Commedia dell’ Arte: Improvisation, slapstick comedy, status, and masked characterization. Discover the walks, gestures, and voices of six of the stock characters. Expressing one of the characters and using a plot outline, players will improvise a scenario with a partner. Discover why Commedia dell’Arte is one of the most important sources of storytelling, comedy and physical theatre styles. Understand why physical humour is such an important tool for communication, for either on or offstage. Dates: Sundays, 6:00 – 9:00pm from October 20 – December 8, 2019 (no class November 10, 2019) Cost: Discount = $210/player, if registered by October 7, 2019 Students or members of Calgary Acts or Regular = $240/player Location: Parkdale Community Centre (3512 5th Ave. NW) Investment includes seven classes x three hours/class = 21 hours. Payment information located on the registration form. *Please note that if you pay with credit card, you will be charged an extra $10 service fee, per registration.* Join us in a series of workshops that will explore the roots of slapstick and improvisational comedy and a physical means of theatrical expression. For more information or to receive early-bird discounts, register by visiting theatreagogo.ca.