Commedia dell’ Arte

Commedia dell’Arte

Angela traveled to Italy in February 2015 to take a course in Florence Italy on Commedia dell ‘Arts. The place of origin of this 14th century style of theatre. The teacher was Roberto Andrioli, a fabulous teacher, very inspiring!

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. Mrs 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

Angela is a core dancer, teacher and actor with Historical Performance Ensemble (HPE) contributing her knowledge of acting to our plays  and the creation of commedia dances, scenes and workshops.

Historical Dance & Theatre Teacher

Angela has created scenes based on the history of B.C. sponsored by Metro Vancouver on Deas Island Park, Delta B.C.)  has acted, danced, directed, choreographed and wrote plays for Barkerville and Fort Steele.  Angela teaches workshops specializing in Commedia and Baroque and Renaissance Dance.

TEACH SD LAUGHTeaching Commedia dell’Arte at South Delta Secondary

SALT SPRING COMMTeaching Commedia at the Saltspring Island theatre for adults

Excerpts from Angela’s  Commedia dell’Arte workshop for Ladner B.C. Home Schoolers


“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! I think we would have liked the Commedia program to last longer.  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 Email:

“I am the co-director of West Coast Chamber Music. In 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 and 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 Duf, Co Artistic Director of West Coast Chamber Music, Vancouver B.C.


“Many thanks from all of our Modern Languages students and staff here at John Oliver. Your skill, passion and charm serve as wonderful examples to all.” Ellen Stewart, Department Head of French Studies, John Oliver Secondary, Vancouver B.C.



Mehlindda Heart and Angela Brown at Richmond Music Teachers event in October 2014

Mehlinda Heart and Angela Brown as Columbina and Harlequin at Music Teachers event in October 2014