EXPRESSIVE MASK (24h)
Basics of physical theatre, bodily role building, non-verbal storytelling, expressive masks/ Poppius masks
For performing arts professionals, students or long-time amateurs.
No previous mask experience is required. The course can be considered an inspiration for future mask theater fun, or masks can be treated purely as a pedagogical work tool that supports the bodily and spatial storytelling abilities of performers, directors and teachers.
During the Easter vacation, the physical theater course introduces the basics of wordless mask theater with expressive full masks. Exercises originating from Lecoq pedagogy give participants movement articulation skills and strengthen skills in bodily and spatial expression.
The course uses full face masks designed by the Finnish mask manufacturer pioneer Antero Poppius. The design language of each mask suggests a unique and exaggerated way of approaching role-building. With expressive masks, we also dive into human emotions and stories by making the invisible (emotions, tensions and intentions) visible and by embodying the internal movements of the character.
Soile Mäkelä is a freelance physical theater artist and theater teacher (MA), and one of the founding members of Teatteri Metamorfoosi.
Soile got to know Poppius' masks for the first time in 1996, during Elina Rainio's classes at Stadia (later Metropoilia). The initial love for masks has not faded during 28 years, but deepened and served as a red thread in Mäkelä's study and work career.
Finnish or English idepending of the need
Fri 29.3.–Mon 1.4.2024
Daily from 10 am to 5 pm (includes 1 hour lunch break per day)
Early Birds 199€ (Offer valid until 29.2.)
Normal price €240( Last payment date 14.3.)
(Includes 42h teaching)
Min. 8 person
Max 14 person
Teatteri Metamorfoosi / Point Fixe
Suvilahdenkatu 10 A 4th floor
Metro: Kalasatama or Sörnäinen
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