The Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre is located in Northern California in the town of Blue Lake, California in Humboldt County, California near the major population centers of Eureka and Arcata. Founded in 1971 by Carlo Mazzone-Clementi and Jane Hill, it offers a NAST-accredited three-year MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre, a one year Professional Training Program, Summer Workshops, and a Study Abroad program in Bali.
This school of the actor-creator and physical theatre encompasses training in acting, voice, movement, and related physical skills, with specific attention to the areas of mask, commedia dell'arte, tragedy, and clown. The Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre is associated with the Dell'Arte Company, an ensemble of artists who are known internationally for their unique style. Originally founded as the "Grand Comedy Festival of Qua-la-wa-loo" in 1971, since 1991 Dell'Arte has hosted the Mad River Festival in June and July, concurrent with their summer workshops. The festival draws participants from all over the world .
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