Primary School Workshops

Learn the secrets of the stage with Corinna…

Primary school theatre workshops with Corinna Di Niro, Stage Secrets

Looking for a fun, engaging and educational workshop that is perfect for primary school students? Then why not book a 90-minute workshop that is practical, interactive and serves as either an introduction to a range of drama elements to complement an existing program of study? Workshop fee is for a maximum of 30 students

Workshops can include:

  • Commedia dell’Arte (characters, walks, posture, interaction, lazzi)
  • Physical theatre
  • Improvisation / devising
  • Clowning
  • Comic duo
  • Slapstick comedy
  • Stage combat
  • Character development  
  • Connecting Italian language to gestures

As all workshops are tailored to suit your requests, simply make a booking and Corinna will be in contact with you to help design a workshop that meets your needs.

All materials are provided. Workshops can be booked at anytime but are on a first come, first serve basis. You are welcome to email or call Corinna to discuss availability prior to booking.

All materials are provided. Workshops can be booked at anytime but are on a first come, first serve basis. .

Investment:

90 minute Workshop

$175 AUD

Please note:
Costs are for standard workshops in Adelaide metro schools. Regional schools will need to cover travel and accommodation costs if required. 

Primary school theatre workshops with Corinna Di Niro, Stage Secrets
Primary school theatre workshops with Corinna Di Niro, Stage Secrets
Corinna Di Niro, actor, wearing Commedia dell’Arte mask

"Someone said that wisdom = knowledge + practice. This is exactly what you get when you let yourself experience one of Corinna’s workshops.”

Daniela, Lecturer of Music, SA
Corinna Di Niro, actor, wearing Commedia dell’Arte mask

“Corinna’s approach to Commedia is very refreshing. Clearly she is well-researched.” 

Ann, Teacher, Sweden
Corinna Di Niro, Adelaide, South Australia, PHD researcher, trainer, actor, director

"The series of workshops were great in developing the characters of Commedia. The students gained real insight into the history, purpose and distinctive style of the performance form and their characters. Corinna's style was relaxed but focused.

She was easily accepted by the girls who gained so much. The physical skills in character, combat, lazzi and ensemble were taught in a really accessible way. Thank you again.”

Sue Curtis, Co-ordinator - Teaching Staff, Walford Girls
Corinna Di Niro, Adelaide, South Australia, PHD researcher, trainer, actor, director

"The masterclass was tailored to our specific needs and picked up on where we were in our teaching program. Corinna quickly formed a rapport with our students, made them feel comfortable taking creative risks and building confidence in performing Commedia.

Corinna’s expert knowledge and passion for what she does is palpable and the students really fed off of that!”

Aldo Longobardi, Wilderness School
Corinna Di Niro, Adelaide, South Australia, PHD researcher, trainer, actor, director

"I attended Corinna Di Niro’s Commedia Dell ‘Arte two day Professional Development workshop for teachers early in 2019.

I found it very interesting and enjoyed learning all about the history of Commedia and the hierarchy and traits of the stock characters. I thought it would be a great drama unit to do with my year 6/7 students.

I arranged for Corinna to come to my school and do a workshop with them to get us started. My students loved it! Corinna’s expertise and passion for Commedia was evident and it certainly rubbed off on my students.

They are loving exploring the characters and creating their own lazzi - and are so keen, they are busily practising in their own time to perform for the whole school! Thanks Corinna!

Alison McGill, Performing Arts Teacher - Keithcot Farm Primary School