LARVAL MASK (12h)
(Enrollments by 29th of March 2024)
Larvaire masks, courage of expression, odd and animalistic movement, wordless expression, cartoonishness
Professionals, students and advanced amateurs in the wide field of performing arts. No need for previous experience in mask theatre.
Larvaire masks are one of the educational masks used in the French Lecoq pedagogy. They come from the Swiss carnival tradition of the city of Basel, which is still going strong.
For educational purposes, with their help, we put our own human quality of movement and logic aside for a moment and throw ourselves into the strange and animalistic movement and suggested by the shape of the mask. The pedagogical goal is e.g. activating imagination of the movement, increasing the courage of expression and clarifying non-verbal expression through exaggeration and articulated movement.
Soile Mäkelä (MA) approaches theater from a physical point of view, and her teaching is strongly based on the French Lecoq pedagogy. Being an artist and being a teacher go hand in hand in Mäkelä's professional identity. During almost thirty years as an artist, she has taught physical theater for twenty years.
Mäkelä's first contact with Larvaire masks happened already during her studies as a drama instructor in the mid-nineties, during Maya Tångeberg Grishin's classes at Stadia (later Metropolia). Enthusiastic about the experience, Mäkelä followed in her teacher's footsteps to Paris and gained more experience with these fascinating masks at Lecoq's school.
In 2005 Soile, Laura Mäkelä and Davide Giovanzana produced the first set of masks for the newly founded Teatteri Metamorfoosi, and since then she has used them in her teaching.
Finnish or English if needed
Sat and Sun 10-17:00 (Including 1h lunch break daily)
(Includes 12h teaching)
Min. 8 person
Max 14 person
Teatteri Metamorfoosi / Point Fixe
Suvilahdenkatu 10 A 4th floor
Metro: Kalasatama or Sörnäinen
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