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Vaudevisual interview – “The Department of Fools”

THE DEPARTMENT OF FOOLS

I have always had a respect for the traditional theater style “Commedia dell Arte“. From photographing Carlo Mazzone-Clementi in 1982, ‘The Metaphysical Mask Improv’ workshop taught by Mask Arts Company in 2011,  interviewing Christopher Bayes in 2013 and then Carlos Garcia Estevez in 2016. Many people embrace this ancient theater art form. Here is an interview with teacher/performer Matthew Gregory and Silvia Morigi.  Together they talk about “The Department of Fools” theater ensemble and their upcoming show ‘A History of Servitude‘. It will be presented at ‘Peoples Improv Theater’ beginning Feb.3th thru March 3rd. 

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Red Bull Theater presents – 2 Day Clowning Workshop

2 Day Clown Workshop

 

Spend two intensive, fun-filled days exploring the world of clowning in this ridiculously fun and surprisingly profound workshop. With instruction by master clown teachers, you’ll unlock your sense of abandon and expressivity, as well as your unique sense of humor – with big ramifications for your general acting technique and your classical comedy work.
Discover unadulterated joy in your craft!

Manhattan Theater Club
311 West 43rd St, 8th floor
New York, NY 10036
For more information go here!
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Vaudevisuals Interview with Christopher Bayes

Christopher Bayes

An interview with the Head of Physical Acting at Yale Drama School and a Professor of Physical Acting at Juilliard Drama School. Christopher Bayes has had much experience with the ‘clown’ and ‘commedia dell’arte’ styles of acting. In this interview he talks about his work as a director and teacher and about the shows he has directed. What the state of affairs is with the current clown and commedia dell’arte work that is being produced. For the Broadway show ‘39 STEPS‘  Christopher was Movement Director & and created Additional Movement.

 Christopher on “What’s the Great Ideal

“My greatest wish is that we can have a more playful theater, a theater without so much math or formula, a theater full of imagination, full of poetry, tragedy and great beauty.  I want to laugh more when I go to the theater. I want to be astonished by the logic of nonsense and by the blistering ferocity of passion expressed without worry and given away with complete and hilarious abandon. I love to see actors surprised by their talent.”

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