What Is Commedia dell-Arte?

Commedia dell’Arte is a unique and stylised theatrical tradition that was born in Italy (Venice) in the 16th Century.

Commedia dell’Arte is a combination of the following:

  • stock characters
  • mask
  • exaggerated and stylised movement
  • lazzi (comic business, gags and games)
  • improvisation
  • audience interaction
  • gibberish or grommelot

Commedia dell’Arte was innovative and ahead of its time for the 16th Century. 

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“…I can say unequivocally that her (Rosa’s) art, methodology, and passion are quite extraordinary.”
Dr William R.Naugle, American English Institute University of Oregon, USA

“My 5 year old daughter was absolutely thrilled and had the best time in the holiday programme. She had fun, made some new friends and felt comfortable performing in front of an audience, which for someone who is quite shy a huge feat.”
Madelene, parent


“My senior kids are still talking about the workshop and they thought you were amazing. They thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. You encouraged them to take risks, to be creative and to commit, in a way that really challenged their thinking about physicality and characterisation. We were all sorry that the time went so quickly – we will definitely have you back!”
Mandy Calterwood, Christian College, Geelong

“It doesn’t matter if you’re experienced or not, it’s really fun and everyone gets to play a part in the performance.”
Bonnie, 9 years of age

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