Summer courses
for kids
Summer courses
for adults

Every year during the summer weeks, the Accademia Teatro Dimitri offers courses for children and teens, designed and created by professional actors with extensive experience in the field. Through many diverse performing arts disciplines, such as theatre, dance, singing, rhythm, clowning, and juggling, the young actors come to discover the world of theatre and circus in the unique and quite magical setting of the “World of Dimitri” in Verscio.

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When young people of all ages learn to get on stage and “get in character”, the work contributes to the harmonious growth and development of their identities, through activities full of sensorial and relational stimuli, as well as fun. Development of motor skills, perception of space, a sense of rhythm and musicality, concentration, knowledge, and self-confidence: all of these skills are stimulated through theatrical activities.

This is also the opinion of teachers such as Maria Fitzi, who for more than 10 years has been organizing courses for children and confirms the value of this experience: “I have been working with children in the summer courses of the Accademia Teatro Dimitri for several years now. Each time we develop stories and each time it is a wonderful surprise to see how the children find collaboration and trust between them that allows us to create together without fear. The children develop so many ideas that one could gather them to create a full evening-performance! The courses give everyone the possibility to feel responsible for the story that is born, and I think that is important for their identity.”

The children participating in the courses may take advantage of a free entry to the shows of the Teatro Dimitri, while parents can buy tickets with a 20% discount.
Important: The individual participant will personally be responsible for their food and lodging. Children are under adult supervision only during the hours of the course: it is therefore necessary that they are otherwise accompanied by a responsible person.

Nr. 1 Clown, mime and theatre 2020

20.24.07.2020

Come and discover theatre and the world of the clown? Through various exercises with apparatuses, ropes, hats, and more, we will work on coordination, balance, agility, and physical flexibility. We will play together by awakening the sensitivity to and perception of space, of different roles, of physical sensations, and of emotions. To come together and combine everything into small individual and group numbers, which will spontaneously take shape through theatrical improvisation.

Schedule: 9.00-12.15

CHF CHF 290.-.—

Year: 7-12

Orit Guttman

Orit Guttman graduated from the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in 1994 and is now an actress, mime, and clown. She has been working for 23 years as a teacher in the summer courses of the Accademia Teatro Dimitri and, during the school year, she works in other educational centers, in particular in several after-school courses in Ticino and for the Steiner School.

Nr. 2 Circus 2020

20.24.07.2020

Schedule: 9.00-12.15

CHF CHF 290.-.—

Year: 7-12

Christa Barrett

Nr. 3 Variété 2020

27.31.07.2020

Schedule: 9am–4pm

bring packed lunch

CHF 430.—

Year: 9–15

Ann Klemann, Anna Manz

Nr. 4 Jonglage and acrobatics 2020

03.07.08.2020

Schedule: 9.00-12.15

CHF CHF 290.-.—

Year: 7-9

Max Haverkamp

Nr. 5 Acrobatics 2020

03.07.08.2020

Schedule: 13.45-17.00

CHF CHF 290.-.—

Year: 10-13

Annette Fiaschi

Nr. 6 Theatre 2020

03.07.08.2020

Schedule: 9.00-12.15

CHF CHF 290.-.—

Year: 7-12

Daniele Bianco

Nr. 7 Circus 2020

10.14.08.2020

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

CHF CHF 290.-.—

Year: 7-12

Jean-David Lehnherr

Nr. 8 Dance 2020

10.14.08.2020

Schedule: 9.00-12.15

CHF CHF 290.—

Year: 7-12

Anais Kauer

 
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Stradòn 28, 6653 Verscio (CH)
E: corsi.accademiadimitri@supsi.ch
T: +41 (0)58 666 67 50

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During the months of July and August, the Accademia Teatro Dimitri offers an interesting and varied program of courses in Verscio. These are aimed at adults, both professionals and non-professionals, who are interested in physical theatre and would like to explore various fields such as dance, circus arts, pantomime, clowning, rhythm and theatrical improvisation.

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Through the courses, all students have the opportunity to work with their own bodies in ways that transcend habits and clichés. For professionals in related fields, summer courses are an opportunity to explore specific techniques related to the training at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri, in addition to establishing new contacts. Whether the student is coming from a professional or non-professional background, they are sure to find personal enrichment from the training in theatre, dance, and circus arts. In addition to enhancing specific skills such as theatre and dance, the courses offer an opportunity to learn to observe situations and people in a different way, and furthermore, to imagine new and satisfying ways to face life’s surprises. In a world constantly in a hurry, theatre and its related arts are a precious tool for reestablishing contact with oneself, with the rhythms and tempos of one’s own body.

This sentiment is also echoed by Bernard Stöckli, independent artist and member of “Compagnia DUE+Uno”, who, after training at the Accademia and working with the Compagnia Dimitri, offers courses in “Clownerie” every year in Verscio: “I have been teaching holiday courses here since 2000. With an average of 10 students per course, there have been more than 300 in total. Many of them come back and have taken these courses regularly, others attend the course only once, but nevertheless return home having had a theatrical experience – whether in clowning, pantomime, improvisation, or voice – with which they then confront each other in their daily lives, bringing with them new impulses and a greater understanding of themselves. Through this experience, the students learn to confront an audience or a group, and to be more aware of their individual qualities. Therefore, these courses do not only serve to develop theatrical knowledge, but also offer personal enrichment, independent of the world of theatre.

Participants in the courses have the opportunity to buy tickets to shows at the Teatro Dimitri in Verscio at a 50% discount.
The summer courses of the Accademia Teatro Dimitri are also an opportunity to spend some time in the splendid setting of the Terre di Pedemonte → www.pedemonte.ch
Important: Each participant is personally responsible for his or her own food and lodging.

Nr. 1 Dance and acrobatics (advanced) 2020

06.10.04.2020

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

for advanced

CHF CHF 490.—

Year: >18

Gabrielle Cook

Nr. 2 Clowning 2020

06.10.04.2020

The course offers students a chance to reestablish contact with the world of children, and rediscover the joy of play. Each participant will cultivate their own lack-of-skill in manipulating objects in order to reveal the tragicomedy of the resulting situations. Defects, stupidity, ingenuity, imbalance, failure, insufficiency, but also authenticity… all of these qualities will be encouraged!

Schedule: 9–12am / 1:30–3:30pm

CHF 490.—

Year: >18

Emmanuel Pouilly

Emmanuel Pouilly is an actor, director, and teacher. He trained and graduated from the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in 1991 and was later a member of the Compagnia Teatro Dimitri. In 1997 he co-founded “Le Théâtre de Minuit”. After coordinating the Teatro Dimitri in Verscio, he now teaches clowning at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri.

Nr. 3 Voice and acting 2020

06.10.04.2020

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

CHF CHF 490.—

Year: >18

Claudia Spörri

Nr. 4 The digital actor (advanced) 2020

06.10.04.2020

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

For advanced

CHF CHF 490.—

Year: >18

Sergio Basso

Nr. 5 Body Weather (advanced)2020

20.24.07.2020

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

For advanced

CHF CHF 490.—

Year: >18

Andreas Corchero

Nr. 6 Clowning Technique (advanced) 2020

20.24.07.2020

Schedule: 9–12am / 1.30–4.30pm

For advanced

CHF 570.—

Year: >18

Bernard Stöckli

Nr. 7 Theatre course "Over 60" 2020

20.24.07.2020

The new course of theater for students over 60 is designed for those who have found within themselves the desire to explore their physical expression, improvisation, and the stage. With gentle movements and a comic approach, the participants will share moments of exploration and presentation. Open to anyone over 60.  

Schedule: 9.00-12.15

CHF CHF 350.-.—

Year: >60

Christina Rauchbauer

The Austrian director, choreographer and performer Christina Rauchbauer makes political statements
about theatre and performance for and with young audiences as well as intergenerational projects. Her moving and abstract productions become more
than just a product. They question current theatre formats and focus on the self-empowerment of creative work.

Nr. 8 Voice and movement 2020

20.24.07.2020

The laboratory combines the use of spoken and sung vocals to body movement: a part of the course will be dedicated to vocal technique and another part to its expressive potential. The aim is to explore multidisciplinary theatrical performance, breaking the barriers of style, and developing the depth of content to pure virtuosity. Everyone can work in their own language.  

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

CHF CHF 490.-.—

Year: >18

Tommaso Giacopini

Tommaso Giacopini earned his bachelor in physical theater at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri; afterwards, he specialized in performance with a master’s degree at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance in London. He currently lives and works in London and Switzerland, presenting his personal creations or collaborating with other companies; he also works as a poet and singer-songwriter.

Nr. 9 Pantomime 2020

20.24.07.2020

The course is aimed at anyone interested in physical theater, mime, and body expression in general. Participants will practice the “classical” mime techniques, such as dynamic rhythm, isolation, fixed point, steps (on the spot, against wind, slow motion…), the creation of invisible objects, the illusion of the wall, the staircase, etc. Emphasis will be given to making the body as aware as possible of its essence and the different parts involved in the development of an imitated action. Participants will work on the different qualities that can be given to an action, to a gesture, later moving on to the release of the torso, to the body that manipulates or is manipulated by an external force or object. Other techniques that allow the creation of illusions will be discussed, such as zoomorphism and various bodily states. Thus, with pockets full of all these “tools”, students will be able to play, improvise, shape the space, shape themselves, and make the invisible inner-world visible.

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

CHF CHF 490.-.—

Year: >18

Florian Albin

Florian Albin started making theater in 1997 and has not stopped since. He trained in classical and contemporary theater and musicals at the “ATREE Théâtre du Jour” and at the company Pierre Debauche. He graduated in physical theater from the Accademia Teatro Dimitri and then studied physical acrobatics at the Cascades University Campus. For several years, he worked as an actor, dancer, and acrobat with various companies throughout Europe. He continues to direct and perform his creations.

Nr. 10 Clowning 2020

27.31.07.2020

In this workshop, students will explore the presence and condition of the clown, the pleasure of play, the possibility of being foolish, and the beauty of simply being. For actors, clowns, and non-artists of all levels.    

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

CHF CHF 490.-.—

Year: >18

David Melendy e Céline Rey

Céline Rey and David Melendy, both graduates of the Accademia Teatro Dimitri, are performers in the Swiss and International scene with their production “Les Diptik”, with appearances in various circuses and variétés of Europe, including the Swiss Circus Monti, the GOP Varieté Theater in Germany, and Cascade in the Netherlands. Currently, their show “Hang Up” is enjoying great success in various Swiss locations.

Nr. 11 Dance and improvisation 2020

27.31.07.2020

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

CHF CHF 490.—

Year: >18

Solange Schifferdeck

Nr. 12 Theatrical improvisation 2020

27.31.07.2020

Through specific exercises, participants will take a personal and collective journey into their own hearts. By freeing physical tensions and limiting judgments, they will make room for the creative and expressive potential that resides in everyone. Improvisation is a means of emancipation for the actor, but it also offers an opportunity to connect to one’s inner fire, confront one’s own obstacles, and of course, have fun! Everything is already there, one must only visit this magical place where everything is possible. Confidence, simplicity, and silliness will be at the center of the work.

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

CHF CHF 490.—

Year: >18

Fanny Krähenbühl

Fanny Krähenbühl graduated from the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in 2014. She later worked as an actor, dancer, and performer in her company, the “Cie Neurone Moteur”, and for other companies in Switzerland (“Thank you for the compliments”, “Peter & Pan”, “Glitzer Fabrik”).
She teaches theater and movement arts in various contexts and, through internships around the world, constantly renews her skills and reflections on what the theater brings to light in human beings. She practices direct, sincere, and authentic art, works in a collective, and loves to juggle with the expressive means at her disposal, creating works between dance, theater, performance, and documentation.

Nr. 13 Clowning 2020

03.07.08.2020

The course brings together many characteristics, similar to the polarities in ourselves: strength and vulnerability, intelligence and stupidity, dignity and clumsiness. Sometimes we appreciate one and fight the other. How can we accept our “imperfect” side? For us, the art of clowning consists of playing with these polarities, giving space to everything that comes, without judgment. This course will help to explore the perfection of one’s “imperfection”, the strength of one’s vulnerability, and the joy of failure.

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

CHF CHF 490.-.—

Year: >18

Polina Borissova et Igor Narovskis

Polina Borissova received her bachelor in physical theater from the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in 2013, where she discovered her passion for the figure of the clown. She worked for 5 years as an actress in the traveling theater “Ton & Kirschen Wandertheater”, traveling between Germany, France, and Austria. At the same time, she worked as a singer, musician, and composer in various musical theater projects. Since 2016 she has worked as a clown in “Clowns Without Borders” and “Red Noses Germany” in hospitals, refugee camps, and hospices, traveling in crisis areas such as Greece and Ukraine. In 2017, she received a master in clown with Slava Polunin and Jango Edwards. She has participated in various clown-theater creations from Germany to Russia. She has also taught clown and vocals in Latvia, Ukraine, and Germany.

Nr. 14 Pantomime 2020

03.07.08.2020

Throughout the week of the course, students will discover and explore the physical ego in all its forms – gesture, emotionality, pantomime – paying particular attention to researching the principles of physical communication. The workshop aims to research the active and passive power of physical communication and it’s own expressiveness.

Schedule: 9–12am / 1.30–3.30pm

CHF 490.—

Year: >18

Roberto Carlos Gerbolés

Roberto Carlos Gerbolés, mime, actor, author, and director, graduated in 1996 from the Accademia Teatro Dimitri. He is currently continuing his artistic career with the company Teatro Blu (Italy), of which he is vice-president and for which he writes, directs, and interprets various shows in collaboration with several prominent artists. He collaborates with the RSI and with the OSI in various productions.

Nr. 15 Introduction to the training of the Accademia Teatro Dimitri 2020

03.07.08.2020

The course is designed for anyone interested in training in the physical theatre. The focus is on the perception of space and theatrical time, improvisation, movement and its dramatization. The aim is to promote awareness of the body and its language, the desire to play, and the exploration of one’s own imaginative potential.  

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

CHF CHF 490.-.—

Year: 16-25

Marco Cupellari

Marco Cupellari graduated in history of theater from La Sapienza University in Rome. He holds a bachelor and master in physical theater from the Accademia Teatro Dimitri. For years, he has worked as an actor and director, both in Italy and in Switzerland. Founder and co-director of the PerpetuoMobile Theater, he has presented his shows in Europe and the United States. He regularly conducts improvisation and theatrical composition workshops and laboratories.

Nr. 16 Physical theater 2020

10.14.08.2020

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

CHF CHF 490.—

Year: >18

Faustino Blanchut

Nr. 17 Dance and acrobatics (advanced) 2020

10.14.08.2020

In this course we will start to study the preparation and maintenance of the acrobat and start zooming into specific aspects of acrobatics and locomotion. Through his practice Winston discovered a certain sensitivity in acrobatics behind all the larger movements. It’s a tool where the smallest adjustment (Micro) can make a big impact on the physical outcome. He will share an insight interpersonal vocabulary and system of individual acrobatic practice, and the methodology of using “acrodance” as a vehicle to expand possible movement choices and directions. Another aspect will be the work with a partner, how a partnering situation can help to boost or access the learning process. Using the other as a reference point or means of physical assistance will be treated and tried out.

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

For advanced

CHF CHF 490.-.—

Year: >18

Winston Reynolds

Winston graduated from Circomedia (FDA course, 2010-2012). And then went on to complete his Bachelor at ACAPA (Academy of Circus and Performance Art, Netherlands, 2012-2016). Within this education he specialised in acrobatic dance and contact partnering alongside his partner Axel Guérin.
He was guided and influenced by the teachings of Alexander Vantournhout, who introduced him to several influential teachers and opportunities within the dance and movement community.
Currently he is in the new production 'Red Haired Men' (Alexander Vantournhout )due to premiere in October,2018 ,Marseille.
Winston has an ongoing study and practice with Tomislav English, adapting aspects of his methodology Ferus Animi // Terra Nova using it within his teaching or maintenance as a mover.
In 2017 Winston & Axel Guérin co-created their own company Ŷeknom with the idea to capture, shape and share what they have discovered within their co-operation. It is an ongoing project which collaborates and delves into multiple movement practices,styles and forms.
Ŷeknom leads dance and research workshops around Europe and internationally and are currently creating their own production due to premiere 2020, “ A Theme on silence and other things”

Nr. 18 Magic, juggling, and clowning 2020

10.14.08.2020

Schedule: 9–12am / 1.30–3.30pm

CHF 490.—

Year: >18

Andreas Manz

Nr. 19 Conscious dance-movement 2020

10.14.08.2020

Schedule: 9.00-12.00/13.30-15.30

CHF CHF 490.—

Year: >18

Angela Calia

 
General informations and Arranging accomodation

Please read the information and check the box

Accademia Teatro Dimitri
Stradòn 28, 6653 Verscio (CH)
E: corsi.accademiadimitri@supsi.ch
T: +41 (0)58 666 67 50

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Graphic design and code Leonardo Angelucci