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'Masque Expressif'- an Expressive Mask & Movement Workshop for Actors - SYD...

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ReadyMade Works Inc

247-257 Bulwara Road

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Ultimo, NSW 2007

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MASQUE EXPRESSIF is an Expressive Mask & Movement Workshop for actors, performers and theatre makers.

This 2 day weekend workshop is presented by mask teacher and mask maker Brenda Monaghan, who has been working with mask and physical theatre practices for over twenty years.

Masque Expressif is held in Sydney from 9 to 10 March 2019, at READYMADE WORKS STUDIO - Level 1, 247-257 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo, Sydney.

In this workshop the expressive mask is used as a powerful tool for the actor to discover the potential of their body & its creative expression. The mask like a divine object, liberates the actor from mental limitations, transforming them into authentic and physically articulate characters far from their own personal experience. Through observing the mask and letting it live through their body the actor forgets themselves and embodies another.

Working with mask is not about subtext or psychological work, it’s about understanding their place in society, their relationship to the world, and how they respond to it. The mask is not directed from the mind, it’s deeper work than that, it will denounce you if you try to direct it. The transformation comes from a spontaneous and truthful place within the actor and their embodiment of each mask is vastly different. There is great freedom and beauty in this work, it opens many doors of creative possibility and physical versatility.

Participants will use quality full and half expressive masks, hand crafted by masters from around the world.

JOURNEY:
•Exploring expressive potentials in the body
•Forgetting the self and incarnating the other. The mask is a catalyst for this powerful transformation.
•Bringing the body into harmony with the soul of the mask.
•Mask Improvisation – the pleasure of playing
•Discovering the voice of the mask
•Enriching characterisation and deepening emotional connection.

DETAIL:
•Expressive movement training—an introduction to refining sensitivity to qualities (essence) of movement and rhythm; responding on impulse; heightening kinesthetic and spatial awareness
•Improvised and structured play with Full mask
•Improvised and structured play with Half mask
•Counter-Mask
•Retrieval – identifying the physical pathways
•This workshop is an introduction to the work
•The masks used are quality masks from master mask makers from France, Bali, Italy and New Zealand. Full masks are crafted by Brenda Monaghan.

DATE & TIME:
Saturday and Sunday 9 - 10 March 2019 from 9:30am – 4:30pm daily. (Attendance required both days).

LOCATION:
Readymade Works Studio - Level 1, 247-257 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW.

COST:
$190 early bird (prior to 23 February 2019), and $220 after early bird date.

PREREQUISTES:
19+ years, actors, performers, drama teachers, theatre makers, acting school students, with at least 6 months performer training, or stage, acting experience, or participation in workshops. No previous experience with mask is necessary.

Upon booking through eventbrite please also email us a short bio and brief motivation for why you would like to do this workshop. You can fill out these details in the message box on this page https://brendamonaghan.com.au/apply/ or you can email us at info@brendamonaghan.com.au

*12 people max per workshop

For more INFORMATION: www.brendamonaghan.com.au
Email: info@brendamonaghan.com.au

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