The Mask And The Body Behind
26 - 30 January 2022
Venue: Studio Flöz, Lehderstr. 39-41, 13086 Berlin
Schedule: Daily 10:00 to 17:00 with 1h break
The workshop will take place under 2G+ conditions.
Info and application: firstname.lastname@example.org
Led by Andres Angulo
What does a mask need to come alive? How can the body transform itself as a tool for the mask?
Playing with masks needs a consciousness of the whole body. When the actor's face is covered, when our first form of expression is no longer available, the body becomes the first instrument of expression for mask play. Playing with masks means using the whole body as a form of expression and a tool.
Being on stage means that every gesture, every movement is read and interpreted by the audience and becomes fully significant for the story.
During the first part of the workshop we will work intensively with movement exercises and physical training. We will approach some the work of Rudolf von Laban, Michael Chekhov, Étienne Decroux, Jacques Lecoq and Anne Bogart/Tina Landau.
The goal is to expand our physical perception, increase our movement possibilities and consciously recognize the movement of the body. How do I move, what do I move.
During the second part of the workshop we will learn some basic elements of the mask play in order to build mask characters: mask & body.
Focus plays a very important role in our work with masks and we will deal with it intensively during the whole workshop.