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Ombelico Academy Commercial Still
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Ombelico Mask Ensemble

In the summer of 2015, Olivia traveled to Italy with Ombelico Mask Ensemble Italia to devise and perform "Like a Bat Out of Hades" in southern Italy and Florence. The show was bilingual in English and Italian and featured puppetry, dance, music, and traditional Commedia Dell'Arte Masks and character influences. The cast then premiered the show in America at the Philadelphia Fringe festival in the fall of 2015. 

More information about Ombelico and their programs can be found by clicking here.

Review for "Like a Bat Out of Hades"

"Revisiting a theme from Greco-Roman mythology in the traditional style and costumes of Italian Commedia dell’Arte, Ombelico Mask Ensemble’s original adaptation (Alessandro Fani) of Euripides’ Alcestis, which premiered earlier this summer in Florence, is a fun-filled free outdoor treat for the whole family." -Review from by Debra Miller

Ombelico Mask Academy (Like a Bat Out of Hades)

Video by Emanuele Spagnolo, West Chester University, Renato Arcuri

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Photos by Beatrice Canino, Oreste Montebello,

Fabio Mazzarella, 

Margo Reed, and Emanuele Spagnolo

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