Commedia dell’Arte and New Technologies

Commedia dell’Arte and New Technologies The first DVD realized in 2005 by SAT association and IALS with some of the recorded interviews by incommedia.it to prove that today Commedia dell’Arte is still living and there is a keen interest around his practices. The DVD is composed by three sections: A brief presentation of one of the more actual use of Commedia dell’Arte: a multiuser virtual game, no more online, builded following the Commedia dell’Arte techniques to permit users to improvise on a virtual stage. If you want more information on it go to Commedia Game. In the second section the Mask is presented, from the construction to the opinions of the actors that work with it. In the third section the improvisation technique is analized tryng to understand his importance and if it is still used in the Commedia dell’Arte today performance. The last section is dedicated at the actuality of Commedia dell’Arte, questioning if it is possible to adapt it to the modern situation, what should be done to protect, to promote and to valorize his tradition. The DVD has english subtitles....

Oral Histories – Documenting the Performing Arts

The main objective of the Centro de investigación y recursos de las artes escénicas de Andalucía (CIRAE) has been to increase knowledge and understanding and to promote the study of history in the Andalusian Performing Arts. In this sense, since the birth of the centre, the audio-visual department has been recording all main events: professional theatre and dance performances, workshops and courses by theatre and dance practitioners, seminars etc. in order to maintain the evolution of our collection for students, researchers and the general public – for both present and future generations. In this context we have since 2007 conducted and recorded 20 Oral Histories’ interviews, about 40 hours’ worth in total, with performing arts’ personalities responsible for, or related to, performances produced in the 60’s and 70’s. Actors, directors, authors, critics, technicians, dancers etc. have all been included. These interviews are full life histories with the emphasis given to the narrator’s own personal experience, and a unique point of view as a source of knowledge....