HIDING FOR REVEALING vol 1
Play through character masks
September 2021 / 3–5.9
Enrollments by 20th of August!
Character mask, movement theatre, physical action, feelings and emotions, improvisation, storytelling without words.
Professionals, students and amateurs interested in masks and physical theatre. No need for previous mask theatre experience.
The focus of the workshop is on acting through character masks: human caricatures that amplify the intensions 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 one's manners and to increase the range of expressive capacity of the performer. 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.
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-Sun 10-17:00 (One-hour lunch pause included)
Teatteri Metamorfoosi /Point Fixe
Suvilahdenkatu 10 a 4th floor
Metro: Kalasatama or Sörnäinen