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Masque Expressif Workshop for Actors - CAIRNS

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Tanks Arts Centre

46 Collins Avenue

Edge Hill, QLD 4870


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MASQUE EXPRESSIF 2018 Workshop Tour

Expressive Mask & Movement Workshop for Actors, will be held in CAIRNS 17 - 18 NOVEMBER 2018.

Working with mask for over twenty years both in Australia and overseas, mask teacher and maker Brenda Monaghan presents her 'Masque Expressif' Australian workshop tour.

In this workshop the expressive mask is used as a powerful tool for the actor to discover the potential of their body and its creative expression. The mask like a divine object, unleashes the actor from cognitive limitations, transforming them into authentic and physically articulate characters, far from their own personal experience. Working with the expressive mask gives actors a greater awareness of how a person’s circumstances and internal make-up are reflected through the body and its movement.

For more information: www.brendamonaghan.com.au


  • 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.


  • 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 & Sunday 17 - 18 November 2018. From 9:30am - 5pm daily. (Attendance required both days).

Location: Tanks Arts Centre, 46 Collins Ave, Edge Hill QLD 4870

Prerequiste: 20+ years, actors, performers, drama teachers, acting school students with some stage or training experience. No previous experience with mask is necessary.

To Apply:

1. Please send a brief informal bio and motivation for why you would like to take part in the workshop, via the APPLY page on the website www.brendamonaghan.com.au

2. Purchase of a ticket via this eventbrite page.

You will be sent a confirmation email

*14 people maximum per workshop




E: info@brendamonaghan.com.au P: 0421 759 627

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