Expressive Full Masks | 27 - 29 January
3 days of training core performance skills by exploring the world of masks.
Time & Location
27 Jan 2023, 17:00 – 29 Jan 2023, 18:00
Berlin, Pflügerstraße, 12045 Berlin, Germany
27-29 January, 2023 Friday 17:00-21:00 Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00 Register Here: https://forms.gle/MnNtdQhcoCaSWiCD6
Train core performance skills by exploring the world of masks.
This 3-day intensive will focus on: •Creating clear physical characters •Simple silent stories that move your audience •Making your actions clear on stage •Rhythm and timing of dramatic comedy •Sharing every step of your character’s journey with the audience •Applying these skills to other genres of performance
An Expressive Full mask covers the actors face revealing the subtle, expressive movements that appear in their body. When their conscious and unconscious movements find harmony with the expressive structure of the mask, a unique character comes to life. Each masked character has its own shape, dynamic and relationship to the world. In this workshop we will learn how to enter into the state of these characters and see what they have to teach us about drama, comedy and the act of being human.
We begin with the core techniques that will allow you to play a mask and bring the audience into your character’s experience on stage. We then improvise scenes in the masks, using simple gestures and our relationship to each other in space to create surprising poetry without speaking a word.
Finally, we will explore ways of transferring what we learn from the masks to other styles of performance and theatrical play.
All of the masks are hand crafted by David Poznic and Francesco Procopio.
About the teacher:
Peter Sweet has been working as a performer, teacher and director of physical theater and contemporary circus since 2000. His solo and duo shows: Meet Pete Sweet, Swinging High and BOOM! toured in over 20 countries. Peter served as the director of performance in the circus department at Die Etage Berlin for 4 years. He is a thesis advisor and coach at Fonty’s Netherlands masters program in choreography and has been a guest teacher at the Stockholm University of Dance and Circus, Zurich University of the Arts and the Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding in Munich.
Peter studied physical theatre at the Helikos International School of Theatre Creation in Florence, contemporary and classical dance at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Salzburg and circus at Ecole du Cirque Zofy in Sion (CH). He is a certified teacher of both the Alexander Technique and Wutao, a French movement art based on breath and undulation.
Peter is currently based in Berlin (DE), where he directs professional companies, teaches workshops and creates new works of inspired madness. In his free time he reads, flies kites, dances in the kitchen, and watches Muppet show re-runs.
This workshop uses a donation sliding scale system between 115€- 225€ Register Here: https://forms.gle/MnNtdQhcoCaSWiCD6
If you have questions please send an email to Peter Sweet: email@example.com