From Sunday, the 28th of June to Wednesday, the 8th of July extraordinary event in Alcatraz
Acting class with Dario Fo and Jacopo Fo
10 days to speak about theatre and art, passion and emotions, empathy and communication. We will compose theatrical works, write songs, we will play with the foundation of the art of miming and with the voice.
A workshop addressed to actors, directors and connoisseurs during which the basic aspects of writing and of the representation of a theatrical play will be explored.
The students will be able to measure themselves directly with the acting, the mimic and with the dialectic of scene together with Dario and Jacopo on a number of texts of Dario Fo and Franca Rame, living the exceptional experience of participating to a lab which recreates the authentic atmosphere lived within an acting company, entering, and living in full the method of work of a great author and interpreter of the Italian theatrical scene. Sharing moments of the day, practising, listening to ourselves and to each other, learning from everyone's mistakes, experiencing moments of joy and games.
We believe of proposing once again what will be a unique experience: an out-of-the-box teaching of the classical lesson.
It will result on how the initial text is remodelled and revisited while playing in front of a public. How furthermore the narration is imposed by the story and may find its own natural balance starting from the meaning of what we want to say. In the theatre works of Dario Fo and Franca Rame, the choice of beauty standards is not made in base of an arbitrary formal taste indeed, but is inherent to the subject to represent.
Jacopo Fo, with his usual obsession for the comprehension of the details, will be describing the mechanisms that lie behind the acting performance, unveiling a few essential secrets of the job of an actor, "tricks" which by tradition have been learned by imitation but that today can be minutely and clearly described thanks to new astonishing scientific discoveries. We will thus be speaking about how our mind works while we are acting, of how the public reads the scenic action in an almost subliminal way, and of how, knowing such simple and natural mechanisms, can be of good use to the narrator.
The students will be furthermore allowed to bring some of their own compositions and to work together with Dario and Jacopo Fo to refine the acting and the direction. In this manner we will continue the training path and the work of support to new productions started back in October 2012.
Alcatraz, which for the past 30 years has been a Cultural Association and an accommodation facility, is also centre of production and assistance indeed, acting as incubator of new theatrical, music, graphic and literary creations.
In addition to the Nobel Prize Dario Fo, the following teachers will take part:
Eleonora Albanese (Zen Art)
Imad Zebala (the power of music)
Mario Pirovano (acting)
Fabrizio De Giovanni (acting)
Maria Chiara Di Marco (acting)
Eleonora Dalbosco (voice)
Angelo Airaghi (Tai Chi)
Jacopo Fo (the theatrical tale)
(Other unscheduled teachers are expected to take part)
The class will begin on Sunday the 28th of June at 21, 30 and will end on Wednesday the 8th of July after lunch.
Cost of 10 days of class + full board accommodation in Alcatraz:
€ 1.000,00 per person (camping with own tent or rv)
€ 1.260,00 per person (accommodation in bedrooms of 6-8 beds)
€ 1.310,00 per person (accommodation in bedrooms of 3-4 beds)
€ 1.590,00 per person (accommodation in bedrooms of 2 beds)
How to get to the Free University of Alcatraz
SCHOLARSHIPS: Once the number of 30 subscriptions will be reached, the Free University of Alcatraz will grant 5 scholarships to attend the workshop allowing 50% off from the cost of those subscription.
FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN BETWEEN 10 AND 13 YEARS OF AGE: to all parents interested in taking part to the Theatre Class, notice is hereby given that from June the 28th to July the 5th the vacation week "let's play together" ("giochiamo insieme") is also scheduled, dedicated to families, with theme "theatre, writing and creativity" and in which, as integral part of the daily activities, a number of lessons of the Theatre class suitable for youth also are expected to take place with Dario Fo.
We thought this a valid way to give the possibility to both younger and older people to get know the world of the theatre and to have the occasion to listen to the tales of a Master of art, such as Dario Fo. The suggested age of participation is from 10 years up, if you are a parent/aunt-uncle/grandad-grandma for all further information, please click here