Intensive theatre workshop: Devising with Masks

Cyprus : Intensive theatre workshop: Devising with Masks

In this workshop, the principles of “masked play” from the pedagogy of Lecoq/Copeau/Bing will be explored through movement study and improvisation. Several types of mask will be explored: neutral masks; expressive masks; commedia masks; “found” masks; and masked play using text. Each of these masks will be shown to require specific levels of physical engagement, physical articulation, physicalized motivation or “urgency”, timing and spatiality.

The workshop will occur over five days, with five hours of teaching per day and two hours of unsupervised devising creation according to daily assignments. The teaching will address both movement technique and analysis, as well as improvisational play and analysis. The devised creation will involve students working in small, self-led groups, and will give them an experience of ensemble creation, by which actors create their own theatrical material.

The materials of the workshop will be provided to the students, or found during the course of the workshop in the case of the “found” masks. The neutral and expressive masks of Donato Sartori will be made available to the students, as well as some of types of the Commedia dell’Arte. Students will be asked to do some textual research and bring in texts in their native language. The workshop is suitable to beginning actors as well as actors with experience and training.

The workshop will be taught in English. Participants can and are encouraged to work in their mother tongues during the exercises.

Dates and times
25/5_Thursday 17:00-22:00
26/5_Friday 15:00- 17:00* and 17:00-22:00
27/5_ Saturday 9:00-11:00* and 11:00-16:00
28/5_Sunday 9:00-11:00* and 11:00-16:00
29/5_Monday 15:00- 17:00*and 17:00-22:00
*devising time in groups

Participation fee:
€100 for students, unemployed, and participants of past workshops organised by Eidekanou Theatre.

There is a limited number of places for the workshop. In order to organise it as best as possible, please register by Monday 22/5. The fee needs to be paid by the first day of the workshop.

[email protected]
99849598, 96670490


From: Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Until: Monday, May 29th, 2017
Time: See Description


19 Nikitara Street
Agioi Omologites
Nicosia, Nicosia Cyprus


€100 / €120


Phone: 96670490

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