The Neutral Mask

03 - 05 April 2020 @ STUDIO FLÖZ, Berlin, Germany
led by: Andrés Angulo

Above all, the neutral mask is an educational learning aid. A tool that allows the actor to develop his presence in space, his expressiveness and the awareness of his body. It transfers the actor to a search - for a state of acting where the calm, the dynamic and the scenically strong presence exist simultaneously. The neutral mask prepares the actor for mask play. It is essential training for all further steps in working with masks.

Based on the work Jacques Lecoq, Mario Gonzalez (actor of the Theatre du Soleil) developed a technique to play with mask (neutral mask and character mask). This technique seeks to develop the presence of the actor on stage as well as one's body awareness by placing focus on accurate listening, sight, precision and the understanding of time.

The participants will work on 'Le Choeur', a play between the protagonist and a choir, a play with very precise rules. This training method will focus on the body and how to play with a mask. We will work particularly on:

1. Precision: movement, time and focus
2. Space balance and connection with the audience
3. Protagonist, Corypheus and Choir

Andrés Angulo was born in Bogotá, Colombia. Actor, mime, clown and theatre educator,  trained at Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique (CNSAD) and the Ecole Supérieur d'Art Dramatique (ESAD) in Paris and Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. Worked the mask with Mario Gonzalez and Omar Porras. Actor in several theatre productions in France. He performs in Familie Flöz productions Haydi! and Teatro Delusio. The workshop will be held in English

Fee: 240€ (inkl MwST)
Venue: STUDIO FLÖZ, Lehderstr. 39-41, 13086 Berlin
Max to 15 participants

Friday 3 April 1.30pm - 6pm
Saturday 4 April 10am - 5pm (with 1h break) 
Sunday 5 April 10am - 5pm (with 1h break) 

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05 - 07 June 2020 @ STUDIO FLÖZ, Berlin, Germany
led by: Anna Kistel & Björn Leese

What does the mask change in us?
How can we make it come to life through breathing, movement and our own heartbeat?
A new being, a character comes into existence.
Let the mask decide who you are!
In these three intensive work days, we will encounter the Flöz masks and their capacity for narrating an emotional state or even a small story.
We will explore the connection of mask, performer and audience by means of simple improvisations.
Anna and Björn are performer and writer for Familie Flöz.
They work and play together in different productions and teach regularly for the Flöz Summer Academy.
The workshop will be held bilingual in English and German.

Fee: 280€ (inkl MwST)
Venue: STUDIO FLÖZ, Lehderstr. 39-41, 13086 Berlin
Max to 20 participants

Friday 5 June 4pm - 8pm
Saturday 6 June 10am - 5 pm (with 1 hour lunch break)
Sunday 7 June 10am - 5 pm (with 1 hour lunch break)

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