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Winter Physical Theatre Acting Workshops in Calgary for Adults

IMAGINE your world enriched by; EXPLORING uniqueness, spontaneity and creativity through Acting classes in Calgary; developing vocal and physical presence to EXPRESS with more confidence; PLAYING your world with an engaging presence; venturing out in new directions for either on or offstage. Join us for acting classes to reconnect, rediscover and reflect.

What is Physical Theatre?
Modern physical theatre has grown from a variety of origins and is steeped in ancient traditions of both Eastern and Western cultures. It is a style of Theatre performance where a story is expressed primarily through the use of the body, but also contains the integration of the vocal, mental and emotional resources of the performer. Physical Theatre can include a wide variety of styles, approaches and aesthetics that can include dance-theatre, movement theatre, clown, Bouffon, puppetry, mime, mask, Commedia dell ’Arte, vaudeville, and circus.

As each season sets the stage for the next; nature is very skilled and accepting of the “what is” and using it to unfold the “what can be.” Winter is the season of introversion and contemplation, as it brings many changes to the world, and provides the setting for renewal.

Where something ends, there is a new beginning. Theatre A Go-Go offers the tools to write the chapter of new beginnings as active participants express themselves with confidence, through fun Physical Theatre Acting Workshops. Register and provide yourself with the setting for renewal.

Transition into winter with Theatre A Go-Go Acting Classes; where the Early Birds get the discount! Early Bird discount ends on Jan. 25 at 6pm.

 Save $30 by registering today and give yourself the gift of expression through Acting and Theatre Arts Classes!


WHO: Calling all Adult Fools and those who love them (Some performance experience preferred)

WHAT: COMMEDIA DELL’ ARTE - This 7 week program is designed for the actor who wants to expand their physical performance horizons or for the Teacher who wants to teach a Commedia unit for ages 13-18. These workshops will offer insight for approaches into physical comedy. The Commedia dell’Arte was born out of a response to the political and economic crisis of the 16th Century in Italy. Due to its popularity, the Commedia outgrew its Italian roots, and spread to Europe and North America. Today it maintains a presence in modern comedy, which draws upon its lineage. Commedia is a physical style of theatre characterized by masked "stereotypes" and is responsible for the advent of improvised performances. These workshops will focus on the passions, schemes and foibles of the 7 main/stock characters of the commedia. Utilizing the crafted masks of Tanya Lukenoff, players will have the opportunity to experience each character via their walk, their gestures and voice.  Players will choose a character that they’d like to play; one that suits them or offers a challenge. Based on scene suggestions, players will improvise various scenarios.

WHEN: NEW DATES - Sundays, 6:00-9:00pm from from Feb. 3-Mar. 17, 2019

INVESTMENT: Discount = $210/player, if registered by Jan. 25, or for students or members of: Calgary Acts or Regular = $240/player

Investment includes: 7 classes x 3 hours/class = 21 hours.

Payment: Payment information located on registration form. *Please note that if you pay with Credit Card, you will be charged an extra $10 service fee, per registration.*

WHERE: Lower level of the Parkdale Community Centre in the Morpheus Rehearsal studios (3512 - 5 Ave. N.W.)

INSTRUCTOR: Salutations! My name is Tanya and I am the founding Artistic Director of Theatre A Go-Go, a Physical Theatre Company that utilizes styles and techniques of physical theatre to create its work. Since 1987, Theatre A Go-Go has created many original physical theatre productions that have toured across Canada and in London, England. My studies have taken me throughout Europe, studying with master mask makers and physical theatre practitioners. The educational component of Theatre A Go-Go was established to inspire all ages to explore and express, with confidence, through Physical Theatre and Performing Arts. I continue to collaborate with various individuals and organizations to IMAGINE - EXPLORE – EXPRESS – PLAY

WHY: Join us in a workshop that will explore the roots of Slapstick Comedy and a physical means of theatrical expression, through the Commedia dell’Arte.

CONTACT Tanya for more information at:  or 403.283.4622

Early Bird discount ends on Jan. 25, 2019 @ 6pm, save $30 by registering today!


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Commedia dell' Arte - a physical style of improvised theatre with masked Characters.