in Copenhagen, 1983-2008
September 1st marks the start of the 25th year in
Copenhagen with students coming from nine different countries.
The 25th anniversary
of the school in Copenhagen was celebrated with a huge two day party in November
with about 150 former students returning from far away to renew old
friendships. The present students' melodrama show on Friday brought back
memories, and the cabaret performances of numbers by former students
showed why so many are so successful all around the world.
Kolibri from Göteborg, Kristin Rode, Martin Brøns, and Tinna Engelstam,
will host the cabaret evening Saturday the 15th of November. Their
Cabaret and Review shows ran for many years in their theatre in Göteborg.
If any of you Commedia School graduates have a review number for the
evening's program, let us know. Or you can contact Niels-Peter Kløft
directly ( email@example.com ). He is coordinating the Saturday
2008 marks 25 years since The Commedia School began in Copenhagen. Yes,
we will celebrate our success and survival. We will be holding a
reception for all the former students and friends during the weekend of
14-15 November at the school studio, Præstøgade 17 baghuset in Østerbro.
25th Anniversary Program
NOVEMBER 14-15, 2008
Founders Ole Brekke and
Bufoons hit the streets of
14/11 kl. 20:00
Starting Friday evening, 14 November, with a
nostalgic look back on Melodrama, the final presentation of this study
by the students of the second year. That is followed by a social evening
including a light serving specially prepared by Bodil Zachariasen from
the original Copenhagen class.
Attend a class:
students who would like to refresh memories of exercises are invited to
attend classes with the first year students on Friday, the 14th with a
mime class with Ole from 8:30-10:00 followed by a Feldenkrais class with
Janusz from 10:00 to 11:30. The class day ends with a voice class with
Ole from 12:30-13:30.
15/11 Kl. 13:30
A social afternoon
at the school with a buffet with plenty of time to share stories from
near and far.
What everyone has been
waiting for, The Cabaret. Numbers from former students, a long list of
different numbers from Estonia, Czeck, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and
other countries. The buffet will be open during the cabaret and drinks
will be available.
Let us know
Please let us know how many are coming so we can plan the food. If you
are unable to come, please send a brief letter telling what you are up
to now. We would love to hear from you. Send a brief e-mail telling how
many are planning to come.
Acrobatics classes. All former students of The Commedia
School are invited to acrobatics classes every Tuesday and Thursday from
8:30AM to 10:30 AM. Come in, have some fun, meet old friends, find new
partners, have a good workout, tune up the skills, inspire the new
students, and share stories. If you're passing through Copenhagen, you
are very welcome to stop by the studio.
Here's the NEWS
After a very well received story telling show
in March 2008 with its rollicking laughter and mystery, the first
year students are now into their clown study. Look for their
performances at the International Clown Festival in Svendborg 14-18 May.
The students in the first year of
study completed an intensive week of mask making led by master mask
makers, Petra Föhrenbach (Berlin) and Finbarr Ryan (Copenhagen). People
from 10 different countries were involved in the workshop. The workshop
included a survey of the history and use of masks and the important
details of mask design.
Click here for photos of the workshop and some of the masks.
European Year of Intercultural
Diversity and dialogue
are important political and social concepts but also a vibrant
source of European theatre and its development.
The Commedia School itself promotes and encourages Inter
Cultural Dialogue through teaching as well as in the daily
routine of the school. More about
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