Corinna Di Niro to Tour Commedia dell'Arte Workshop Through Australia, New Zealand, and USA

Corinna Di Niro to Tour Commedia dell'Arte Workshop Through Australia, New Zealand, and USA

Corinna di Niro, a leading expert in Commedia dell'Arte in Adelaide, Australia, will be touring her Commedia workshops in Australia, New Zealand, and the USA this year.

Commedia dell'Arte is the 16th century Italian form of theatre, which gave rise to a number of spectacles such as Opera, Melodrama, and Pantomime. Typically performed in its traditional style where stock characters reappear in classic storylines surrounding love, greed, and hunger, it has now been re-realised, re-formed, re-established and re-invented by Australian based practitioner Corinna Di Niro.

Di Niro, who is causing a stir with her mission for Commedia to be seen as an "ever-contemporary" genre of theatre down under, is embarking on a 4 month Commedia road show to the US, New Zealand, and across Australia to introduce her method to performers and teachers alike!

Di Niro is finalising her PhD in Commedia dell'Arte in and for contemporary times, has trained with world expert Antonio Fava, and runs her own Commedia company, Commedia con Corinna (

"Corinna presents the quintessential Commedia dell'Arte", says one of her former students. "Brilliant! Commedia came to life! More insight to the human condition / psychology than any stuffy scientific textbook. Hilarious", says another. "No one has ever explained Commedia to me as clearly and as exciting as you!"

Di Niro's technique combines knowledge of the root form and an understanding the historical trajectory of Commedia dell'Arte, with contemporary methods for ensuring the genre is relevant and meaningful to current day audiences.

As part of her road show, Di Niro will be delivering workshops in San Francisco, New York city, Auckland, Feilding, Christchurch, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Launceston, Perth, Canberra, and concluding in her hometown of Adelaide.

Interested in attending? For the New York workshop on May 19, contact Corinna directly at For the San Francisco workshop on May 27th, contact Ann E. White at For the New Zealand and Australia based workshops, visit to find all workshop and booking information.

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