A Theatre Workshop directed and choreographed by Raffaella Mattioli with the collaboration of Ricchezza Falcone and other invited artists ( coreographers, actors, directors, set and costume designers......etc)
. The workshop, to be held in Palermo, is divided into three parts:
October-December - 2016
January-March – 2017
April-June - 2017
The workshop will be spread over one year, 2 days a week, 3 hours each of the two days. This yearlong project has three distinct objectives in each workshop:
October to December 2016: Who are we? Where are we going? Why are we here? These are the questions the participants will investigate while working on a free adaptation of Tom Stoppard's 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead' - -acting, singing and dancing.
January to March 2017: A fairytale is told through oneiric and 'fantastic' imagery. Movement and music are the main tools in this workshop.
April to June 2017: 'Intimacy': A video-film of what we do when we are alone is the outcome of the third workshop. A free adaptation of T.S. Eliot's 'The Wasteland'.
'Walk on By' is a ongoing 'work in progress' with, as goal, the objective for every participant to be able to express themselves through different creative formats. Some participants will attend one Session while others will choose to work on the entire yearlong project. In each Session all the participants will be involved in the ‘construction’ of the show - -from sets to costumes, to performing using many tools from theatre (acting, movement, voice etc), to dance, singing and being in a video shooting… The result will be a ‘company’ that will know each other both on stage
and off. Members of the workshop will have the possibility of entering Mattioli’s extended company with the aim to perform in Italy and abroad.
Regardless of whether one does one, two or three Sessions, each individual will have the opportunity, as the conclusion of the workshop, to perform one or several Public Performance(s) before an invited as well as regular audience.
NOTE: International dancers (professional and amateur) as well as passionate 'affectionados' from all walks of life and careers are welcome to the workshops ---- age is not a concern. NOTE: Seront bienvenus aux laboratoires les danseurs internationaux (professionnels et non) et tous les amateurs à la recherete d'une expression artistiques dans leur vie ----- sans limite d'âge.
Working in progress
This workshop, lead and directed by Raffaella Mattioli, will take place at Palermo's beautiful Teatro Garibaldi. 'Masquerade' consists of a one-week (Monday through Saturday, 6 hours a day)intensive workshop concentrated on the creation, fabrication and use of masks on stage. A mask is a ‘character' and it can be used in many different ways…But if there is nomovement it doesn't come ‘alive'. The way in which a person moves or employs themask on stage will say one thing or another to the audience...Through movementMattioli will explore the language and vocabulary of a mask - -how to carry themask, how does one enter the stage wearing/carrying a mask? How does onemanipulate the mask while on stage, what attitude does one/it carry? The participants will begin with choosing a mask they wish to wear -- on their head orusing more of their body; then, under the guidance of Raffaella Mattioli and hercollaborators (such as film and theatre make- up artist Stefania Galatolo who will beadvising on the use of make-up on masks and artists), the participants will build theirmask by hand using a variety of materials. All the materials used will be recyclable- -from paper to wood, from string to metal... At the conclusion of the workshop the participant will participate in a performance inwhich they will be able to communicate to the audience and the other characters onstage through the use of their mask.