Aden-een to be an international affair

A performance of Commedia is characterized by its use of distinctive masks and recognisable character types
A performance of Commedia is characterized by its use of distinctive masks and recognisable character types

Adding to the drama of this year’s Aden-een will be the arrival of Alberto Ferraro from Italy who will be working with Drama students at Fraserburgh Academy.

Alberto, a friend of Modo for many years, is an internationally renowned expert in Commedia dell’Arte, a theatrical art form.

In past years Fraserburgh Academy Drama classes have taken some stunning Commedia inspired performances to Aden-een and in collaboration with the School, Modo has arranged for Alberto to come and share his extensive knowledge and experience with the students and teachers.

Commedia dell’Arte is a module within the Curriculum for Excellence: Expressive Arts.

Alberto will be working with S2, S3 and S4 Drama classes and there are plans for some workshops open to others interested in Commedia.

The style of Commedia is characterized by its use of distinctive masks, improvisation, physical comedy, and recognisable character types.

Alberto’s career goes back to 1996 when he started studying Commedia dell’Arte in Venice under the masters. In 2005, he graduated from the International Actors Academy of Rome and in 2006 he discovered social theatre working as a Drama Teacher in a juvenile detention centre and for 3 years ran theatre workshops for the young detainees. Alberto returned to Rome to study Social Theatre graduating in 2010 and enrolled as a teacher with Teatro Patologico directing people with mental health problems. Alberto continues his acting career in large national projects and is also a talented musician.

Aden-een is set to take place at Aden Country Park on Friday, October 30.