Tailored to suit the needs at hand, a WONDERHEADS residency can last anywhere from one day to two weeks. The overall goal of this in-depth Mask Performance Intensive is to engender in the student a greater sense of physical awareness, increased clarity and economy of physical expression, and an understanding of what it means to bring a fully realized character to life through articulate and dynamic physical investment.
The class begins by exploring fundamental mask technique, examining physical awareness, economy of movement and the power of gesture and articulation. The class then delves into the emotional life of a mask, learning what it means to use full physical investment to bring the masks to life. Then, bringing technique and physical investment together, the class moves into character development. Participants explore the wide spectrum of physical choices available to them to create a total character body and fully realized character, from head to toe.
Masks are incredibly liberating and effective training tools for all performers and theatre makers – whichever style and medium you may work in. Stretch your creativity, push the boundaries of your physicality and challenge your theatrical inventiveness as you explore what it means to bring the other to life.