Slapstick comedy and
stage combat workshop

Explore the world of physical comedy, be skilled on how to create gags and comic choreographies on stage.

Slapstick comedy represents a type of comedy based on the language of the body and is extremely used in cartoons such as Tom & Jerry, Wile E. Coyote and in comedy films from Charlie Chaplin to Jim Carrey via to our own Bud Spencer and Terence Hill.

The technique is to depict violence and accidents as physical gags in an exaggerated, absurd, and consequently comic manner to stimulate the laughter from the viewer.

Slapstick has its roots in the Italian Commedia dell'Arte, which involved great use of the body and gestures by the actor. In modern times, many comedies are still inspired by the slapstick style. often resorting to physical gags to move the audience to laughter, such as example some of the films of Woody Allen and especially Jim Carrey, while in more recent times the comedies of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, for example.

Silent film effect/the hat
The theatrical brawl
The reactions
The falls
The multiple blows
Close-range blows
Distance blows
Low blows (with doubles)
The dodges
The logical absurdities

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