Commedia dell’Arte Showcase – with Antonio Fava

Two hilarious Commedia dell’Arte performances in the one evening.
Presented by Corinna Di Niro

Venue: Nexus Theatre, Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, cnr. Morphett Street and North Terrace, Adelaide
Season: 5pm Sunday 13th November 2011
Tickets: Adult $40/conc $30/Fringe Benefits $30/students $25/under 17s $20

For the first time ever, maestro Antonio Fava, world expert of Commedia dell'Arte, will be in Adelaide! Presented by Corinna Di Niro in-conjunction with an array of supporters, Antonio Fava and special guest Martina Sechi will perform the World Premiere of Pulcinella Furioso, written and directed by Antonio Fava.

Pulcinella Furioso is an authentic southern Commedia dell'Arte performance calling on original techniques, styles, sounds and physicality of the 16th century. Witness Antonio Fava perform the character of Pulcinella as it was passed down to him by his father!

In addition, Adelaide's leading Commedia dell'Arte troupe Commedia con Corinna will perform their highly successful show The Marriage of Flavio & Isabella.

This event aims to bring together cultural groups, celebrate language diversity, promote the Italian arts in South Australia and create a greater appreciation for the Commedia dell'Arte.

Commedia dell'Arte is the source of Punch and Judy, circus clowns, physical comedy, farce, many musical comedies and comic operas and other genres that we know and love today.

Corinna Di Niro is completing her PhD in Commedia dell'Arte at UniSA and she has brought Fava here as a part of her studies. She studied under him in Italy in 2004 and she is now the foremost practitioner in Australia. These are two performances that are not to be missed.

Associated Events:

8th-13th Nov: Mask Exhibitions, free entry, at Adelaide Festival Centre Foyer & UniSA Magill Campus Library.

An exclusive Commedia dell'Arte conference & Master Class workshop, led by Antonio Fava, will take place on Sat 12th Nov 2011. If you are interested in attending this full day event please email [email protected] directly for registration and payment forms. Very limited places, already filling fast!

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