Hovey Burgess and Stanley Allan
Sherman founded RCCU in 2001 and combined their teaching, performing, acting,
directing, writing and mask making talents
to give students a firm grounding in Classical Commedia dell'Arte. Along with
special guest teachers RCCU offers an integrated Commedia dell'Arte program
of characters, masks, history, rhythm, Hébertism, music, mime, movement,
dance, props, acrobatics, skills, improvisation, lazzi, scatology, scenarii*
and more. Hovey Burgess is now in semi-retirement and joins Stanley teaching
as his schedule permits.
RCCU is committed to strengthening
and drawing out the individual qualities of each student. Participants learn
the physical style of Commedia dell'Arte as we believe it was "then"
and how it may be used "now" as a creative tool for actors, performers,
directors and teachers. Roving Classical Commedia University* would like you
to simultaneously experience the momentum, effort, historical, physical, joyful
and risky style of the Commedia dell' Arte.
have enriched our department, brought masterful training to our program, and
supplied our actors with a golden experience I would strongly encourage
educators, directors, and actors to work with you Steven
illuminated the world of classic commedia, mask work, physical comedy, and
spirit of farce I am convinced that the truths and techniques you taught
will serve these actors in any production style they may attempt in the future E,
Terea Choate, MFA, PhD
It is not just about Commedia but developing skills for acting and connecting
honestly with moment-to-moment impulses in improvising and in performing.
I am going to recommend you to all of my students and colleagues. Professor
*scenarii, plural for scenario
two world experts: Peter Kors & Stanley Allan Sherman
December 2nd, Monday - New York NY
10:00 am to 4:00 pm $40
meche, neoprene latex, leather or custom leather clown nose
Mask Arts Studio NYC from $200 to $2,275