Making Faces Theatre: Larval Masks Workshops
1-Day Research Workshop at the Guildford School of Acting, University of Surrey.
Evolution of Movement & Larval Mask
Monday 29th January 2018
10am – 4pm
This multi-discipliniary research project explores the evolution of movement from fish to man through the tool of white larval mask.
White larval masks are the beginning of mask, exploring simple shapes and their influence on movement patterns, character forms and emotions.
In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with fresh larval masks specially created to replicate the facial morphology of species along our evolutionary pathway. Mask-maker and Movement Teacher Vicky Wright has collaborated with palaeontologists from Bristol University to develop a set of scientifically accurate larval masks.
This workshop will be the first step in discovering the movement patterns to arise.
As a student and workshop participant you will gain:
– experience working as a performer at the frontier of movement research
– cover in-depth animal movement patterns (connected to breath, anatomy & function movement patterns)
– insight into the dynamics of mask play & mask state
– awareness of connections to the approach of Jacques Lecoq
– understanding to some of the key fundamentals of mask-making