Organized by ATELIER Mask Movement Theatre
9th - 15th AUGUST 2020
SAN MINIATO - Italy
The mask simplifies, rendering readable and immediate the movements of the soul.
The mask, covering the face of the actor and all its myriad possibilities for expression, completely transforms our way of researching the body’s expressivity and its relation to the space.
This gives the actor a new sense of his own presence, an emotional fluidity, an amplified and richer dramatic expression, a gestural language full of emotion, a return to a more global perceptual experience, and it allows us to rediscover the innate dimensions of play.
The body and the space are the truly essential referents which allow us to find a deeper authenticity in stage presence and in performance.
This is fundamental for lively and authentic theatre makers.
This intensive course is an opportunity to explore theatre pedagogy based on the ATELIER Mask Movement Theatre and the research of Matteo Destro. It is open to actors, directors, playwrights, theater teachers and anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge of Mask and Physical, Movement Based Theatre.
THE PROGRAM OF THE COURSE
The relationship between body and space: the presence and the state.
Reaction, dramatic drive, action: desire and urgency
The structure of the body: the mask's body
The body in action: movement analysis and technique
Advanced technique of mask articulation
The phrase of the 26 steps of the dramatic action of the mask, by Matteo Destro
The mask in play.
The journey trought the theatre masks
Neutral Mask by Donato Sartori
Larval Masks by Matteo Destro
Full Masks by Matteo Destro
Primary Monodirectional Masks by Matteo Destro
The workshop will be taught in English. Work sessions can be translated in French, Italian and Spanish.
from 9th to 15th August 2020
10am - 5pm
Class will be held in the
Via Guicciardini Francesco 21
San Miniato (Tuscany - Italy)
NUMBER OF PARTECIPANTS
min 8 - max 14
A non-refundable deposit of €200 is due upon acceptance, to confirm your intention to participate, with the balance of €350 due the first day before starting.
For those who also partecipates in "The Chorus and the Clown" the total cost of the two workshops is 850 euros.
If the course does not start for any reason due to the organization, such as the non-reaching of the minimum number of participants, the advance will be returned
for all information and for enrolment please contact
The registration deadline is due by June 30th, 2020
The price of tuition does not include housing. Students are responsible for their own accommodations, but Atelier can refer students to nearby available housing.