ACTING WITHOUT WORDS (30h)
-Play Through Character Masks
Enrollments by 3rd of February, Thank You!
Character mask, physical theatre, acting process, build a character, feelings and emotions, storytelling without words
Professionals actors, students and amateurs interested in masks and
No need for previous experience.
The focus of the workshop is on acting through character masks: human caricatures that amplify the intentions and emotions of the character. We will discover how the expression of the rigid full mask is changing and transforming according to the movement, breath and emotional state of the actor.
In the first phase of the work we study our own personal habits and mechanisms to move and react. The aim is to become more conscious of our body on stage and to increase the range of expressive capacity.
The second phase is dedicated to practicing specific elements of the mask work, such as gesture, focus, rhythm and timing of the action-reaction process.
We will develop scenes from certain concrete starting points, such as location, music or character.
The workshop is also highly recommended for actors with more traditional theatre background: Working with masks can help the actor to become more aware of their surplus habits they often take on stage and help them to use their bodies in a more economical and effective way.
Matteo Fantoni is an Italian actor, director and mask builder, specialized in character masks. After graduating from Accademia Teatro Dimitri (Switzerland) in 2009 he has worked in over 20 countries around the world with remarkable physical theatre companies such as German Familie Flöz, Swiss Utopik Family and his own theatre company Teatro Insonne based in Tuscany, Italy.
Sat-Wed 10-17:00 (One-hour lunch pause included)
Teatteri Metamorfoosi /Point Fixe
Suvilahdenkatu 10 a 4th floor
Metro: Kalasatama or Sörnäinen