From the mask to the character


From June 04 to June 09, 2012

Led by

(Grupo Catalinas Sur / Argentine)



Thanks to half-masks of the Commedia dell Arte we will enter in the eternal metaphor of human comedy and will discover universal mechanisms of theater.
Leather mask: history and principles of construction
Analysis starting from different forms of masks
Construction of a leather mask and introduction to the way to perform with it (Each participant will make a leather mask from a pre-existing negative mould)
Nature of the different mask characters study: Behaviors, postures, gestures…
Preliminary exercises of Commedia dell Arte.
Vocal training.
Individual and group improvisations.
Commedia dell Arte: references and anecdotes.

Hours Monday to Friday (42 hours of training).
Full program