I’m super excited to report back to you after my very special PD with mask artist extraordinaire, Renzo Sindoca. Working from his studio, located in Mira just outside Venice, I was very privileged to observe and learn from the maestro of Commedia dell’Arte masks. Signor Sindoca took me through the process of making a gorgeous Arlecchina (female version of the Arlecchino Zanni) and I can’t wait to perform with this beauty! Check out the photos documenting the process…
Renzo Sindoca is an multi-talented artist, performer and director with a passion for Commedia dell’Arte. He performs at Venice’s Carnevale festival each year as well as with his own traveling troupe throughout Italy and France. Renzo runs mask-making workshops for actors and artists wanting to experience the process of creating a leather masks. For more information check out his website… and tell him I sent you!
Commedia dell’Arte Program at Scotch College Junior School
Thank you to the Year 6 students at Scotch College! I had a blast working with these kids to create their own plaster masks for performance. Drama Teacher, Tremaine Pavlovski and Art Teacher, Pricilla Williams have designed a cross-curricular Commedia dell’Arte program, which will culminate in a performance for parents and friends. The students were inspired by our show, ‘Venice in Love’ and are learning about all things Venice and of course, Commedia dell’Arte. They are creating their own original scenarios in Drama and simultaneously making their own Commedia masks in Art. Thanks Scotch College, for inviting me to collaborate on this innovative program!
“ Rosa it was a pleasure to have you! Your input was invaluable. During the process drama phrase the boys have drawn so much inspiration from your performance. They have concrete examples of the Commedia characters and have truly fallen in love for all things Venetian! Thanks so much for helping us on our journey to Venice and beyond. I am sure the boys will continue their love for city and their enjoyment in exploring the art of Commedia!” (Tremaine Pavlovski, Head of Junior School Drama, Scotch College)
“Your expertise, professionalism and amazing collection of masks have inspired our Year 6 boys to produce exceptional examples of Commedia masks. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your workshops. I also appreciated your educational resources pack which helped boys visualise and plan their artwork before your visit.” (Priscilla Williams, Head of Junior Art, Scotch College
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