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Fava, Antonio

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Actor, director, writer, flautist, mask-maker and teacher, Antonio Fava worked with Dario Fo and Jacques Lecoq before founding Teatro del Vicolo with Dina Buccino. He also performs with his children.

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An intensive commedia course, taught by Antonio Fava, with a commentary by John Rudlin. The workshop was observed by John Retallack, Director of the Oxford Stage Company.
Commedia dell’arte is a performance form that originated in Italy during the 16th century. It is based on highly physical improvised performance around sketches or scenarios, with stock characters.
Masking or decorating the body has always featured in performance, from ancient rituals to Greek theatre, circus clowns and commedia dell’arte to the make-up that turns Broadway performers into cats.

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