Commedia dell’Arte

Commedia Dell’Arte Specialist – Teacher & Performer

Capilano University, North Vancouver, B.C.

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“My name is Shelley Stewart Hunt and I am on faculty as the dance and musical theatre instructor of Capilano University’s Musical Theatre Program in North Vancouver, BC. I am a professional performer and choreographer with over 25 years professional experience.I have known Angela for 15 years and have always been impressed with her work as an artist and instructor.  Angela has been teaching various forms of dance and theatre for many years and I have seen the successful results of her hard work and positive attitude with her classes. As a creator/producer her work covers commedia, historical dance, text-based shows, site-specific creations and musical theatre. Angela is bright, articulate, charismatic and has unmistakable stage presence which makes her a sought-after performer as well as instructor. I have hired Angela for numerous workshops and master classes for students and instructors at Capilano University. I have also hired Angela as a performer for a USA Network television series episode for which I was casting dancers. I know Angela to be a dynamic and engaging teacher who shows great passion for the material she presents. Her warmth, humour and clear communication put those she is working with at ease and make for a positive and freely creative work environment. Angela’s depth of knowledge and creative integrity are impressive and definitely motivate students to pursue higher goals.  Angela is an excellent leader with a high level of responsibility and commitment to her craft. She approaches her students and work with respect, professionalism and a genuinely enthusiastic approach. I have no doubt that Angela will profit greatly from the program …. and be able to share her newly acquired expertise and knowledge with her students and colleagues via workshops, masterclasses and productions as well as the local theatre community.”  Shelley S. Hunt Faculty, Capilano University Theatre Department

Workshop In Florence Italy

A  two-week intensive workshop in Commedia dell’Arte with Roberto Andrioli.

“Angela Brown attended our Commedia workshop that took place in Florence last february 2015. She brought to the work her previous acting skills and experience with Commedia dell’Arte theatre, Baroque and Renaissance dance. Her goal attending the workshop was to develop her already rich experience as an actor – dancer–teacher. Ms Angela Brown has a very good attitude towards learning and improvising. She was very positive in her relations with other students and to the work”. Roberto Andrioli

WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES IN COMMEDIA

Langara College, Vancouver B.C.

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“Thank you again for an amazing workshop! The feedback from the students has been excited and joyful, and as an instructor I couldn’t have asked for a better setup for the rest of the course, particularly Tartuffe” Kina Cavicchioli Theatre instructor. Langara College kcavicchioli@langara.ca

 

Walnut Grove Secondary, Langley B.C

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Delta Secondary, Delta B.C.

“I enjoyed observing Angela teaching the teens at SDSS. She is truly professional, and a great communicator. She brought the characters of Renaissance Commedia period alive before us. The kids had so much fun while they played the characters.  Overall it was a wonderful educational experience with so much fun and entertaining.”  Ramandeep Shipman, Delta Secondary, TOC Delta School District

Chaconne Arlecchino

Angela performing a Baroque Dance based on a Commedia character from the 16th century in Italy  called Arlecchino or Harlequin.

Pantalone & Columbina

Performed by Angela Brown & Mehlinda Heartt at Vancouver Dance Centre in Vancouver B.C.

Mr. Lully & Columbina

Performed by Angela & Mehlinda at Vancouver Dance Centre in Vancouver B.C.

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Saltspring Island Commedia workshop for adults

Roberto Andrioli, two week intensive on Commedia dell ‘Arte in Florance Italy 2016

Arnie Aslove (US) Various workshops Commedia Characters, Neutral masks and scenes Vancouver B.C.2011-2012

Anna Yepes (Fr) Baroque Dance 2012

Angene Feves (US )San Francisco Early Music, Baroque Dance workshop 2006

Edgar Tumak (Can) Baroque Dance workshops 2005

Orestes Mask workshop Intensive Dance Center Vancouver B.C. 2004

Commedia dell’ Arte workshop BellaLuna Productions,Vancouver B.C .April 2004

 

 Testimonials

“Students were engaged at all times and participation in the dancing and the Commedia comedy was 100%. Feedback from participants was very positive.” Sal Robinson, City School Vancouver B.C.

“I liked the mixture of performance, discussion and participatory activities.  The mixture was a nice balance.  The length was great, we all had so much fun! We loved the Commedia program.  Angela did a superb job of engaging all ages from 3 yrs to 15 years old and the adult audience too.   The presentation style appealed to varied learning styles – kinesthetic, visual and auditory.” Darlene Rainbow, Ladner home school association. B.C.

“I am the co-director of West Coast Chamber Music. Since 2006 to the present date, WCCM has been collaborating with interdisciplinary artist, Angela Brown. Angela has contributed her expertise to three collaborative projects, children’s productions. Together, we have adapted and co-written all three presentations blending classical music with  puppetry, Commedia del’arte and Historical theatre,  storytelling, dance, mime. These shows feature Angela as performer. Over the years, they have toured successfully to schools and community theaters in the lower mainland. In all of my interactions with Angela, I have found her to be one of the most highly creative and talented people I have encountered. She is very easy to work with, reliable, professional and good humoured. On stage, she is truly captivating, animated, comical when necessary and she holds the audience spell bound. Our pieces come to life with Angela’s abilities expressed through Commedia, voice, acting, movement and puppetry. Holly Duff, Co Artistic Director of West Coast Chamber Music, Vancouver B.C. www.westcoastchambermusic.com

“Many thanks from all of our Modern Languages students and staff here at John Oliver. Angela’s skill, passion and charm as both an historical dancer and Commedia dell’Arte expert have served as wonderful examples to all our students.” Ellen Stewart, Former Department Head of French Studies, John Oliver Secondary, Vancouver B.C.