In Mask Performance Workshop

Sat Aug 31, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Goat Barn Stage


In Mask Performance Workshop

with The Wonderheads

Registration necessary – email cultivate@artsgabriola.ca

$40 (16yrs+)

20 participants max.

  • Please note this isn’t a mask-making workshop. Masks will be provided.

The class begins by exploring fundamental mask technique, examining physical awareness, economy of movement and the power of gesture and articulation. The class then delves into the emotional life of a mask, learning what it means to use full physical investment to bring the masks to life. Then, bringing technique and physical investment together, the class moves into character development. Participants explore the wide spectrum of physical choices available to them to create a total character body and fully realized character, from head to toe.

Masks are incredibly liberating and effective training tools for all performers and theatre makers – whichever style and medium you may work in. Stretch your creativity, push the boundaries of your physicality and challenge your theatrical inventiveness as you explore what it means to bring the other to life.