Teaching Embodied Practice


05/07/2020 - 12/07/2020    
All Day


Dell'Arte International
PO Box 816, BLUE LAKE, CA, 95525-0241, California
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With Dell’Arte’s Founding Artistic Director Joan Schirle

July 6-12, 2020

Dell’Arte International offers an intensive workshop for theatre educators as an introduction to teaching embodied practice.

Developing her work over four decades of teaching, Joan Schirle has incorporated the work of DAI’s co-founder Carlo Mazzone-Clementi, as well as Viewpoints, Laban, dance, Delsarte, Commedia dell’Arte, mask work, Balinese performance, Patsy Rodenburg, and she is a Senior Teacher of the FM Alexander Technique. From this range of influences and following her own experience as a working actor, director, and deviser, she has helped shape Dell’Arte’s pedagogical approach to training the global, flexible actor, at home in a spectrum of styles. In 2018 the Association of Movement Theatre Educators (ATME) presented Schirle with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The workshop begins Sunday evening, July 5, with dinner, and ends on Sunday, July 12 with lunch. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to Noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with evening showings of films, discussions, and lab work. Following daily warmups there will be work on curriculum material, approaching and motivating students, feedback loops, and working from personal strengths as a teacher. As part of their study, participants in this workshop will observe students in the Dell’Arte Summer Intensive, which each year draws 40 students to learn the foundations of the actor-creator work of the School.

A complete daily schedule will be published in March 2020.

Limited to 10 participants with active teaching practices.


To Apply:

  • Send an email with “Teaching Embodied Practice” in the subject line. Attach your cv/resume, plus a brief statement about your current teaching practice and the reason for your interest in this workshop. Email to:  info@dellarte.com
  • Submit a $35 application fee, payable here, or by phone at (707) 668-5663, or by check to Dell’Arte Inc. P.O. Box 816, Blue Lake, CA 95525

If accepted, a deposit of $250 is required to hold your place, with the balance of $850 due by May 1, 2020.

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