Performing the mask
This workshop is an introduction to different mask styles,
central terms and body techniques in mask performance.
The workshop takes the participants first through stages of
practical preparation to use the mask in performance, games, physical exercises,
improvisations. Then we start working with the Neutral mask to centre the
body and develop a precise body language. With the Larval masks we work on
intuition and spontaneity. The next step is the Expressive mask to create
more complex characters, gestures and movements. We finish with the half masks
of the Commedia dell´Arte, with voice and language, interaction, rhythm
Finbarr Ryan looks for the unique creative ability of each
student, the development of intuition, body language, playfulness and how
it can be made accessible to an audience.
This workshop can be booked in combination with
The Art of the Mask