"The Pedagogy of The Mask"
June 22nd-July 13th, 2019
This training, taught in a master-class format, is led by Paola Coletto and Amy Russell, two master teachers of the Lecoq pedagogy. Paola and Amy have the distinction of being two of only 40 students in the world to have been certified as pedagogical specialists under the direction of Jacques Lecoq (see École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq).
The program takes a dialogic and experiential approach giving the educators an opportunity to experience firsthand the transformative power of mask work. The training is suitable for educators already working with masks as well as those who have no previous experience but are interested in adding mask to their curriculum.
The intention is to provide educators with innovative exercises and new perspectives, giving them the tools to enhance their curriculum and/or to guide their own students through the process of creating devised work.
The journey encompasses a fundamental approach to specific types of theatre masks, including the study of Neutral Mask, Larval Mask, Primary Mask, the Half Masks of Human Comedy, Commedia Dell'Arte Mask and the Red Nose. Participants will have the opportunity to explore each mask experientially as students, and also to devise pedagogic proposals in which they will lead other participants.
Registration Deadline is Friday, May 10th, 2019
Summer Intensive for Theatre Educators Coursework encompasses fundamental approaches to theatre mask:
Human Comedy/Commedia Dell'Arte Mask
Red Nose Mask
Summer Intensive for Theatre Educators Curriculum
Participants will be immersed in a curriculum that focuses on key aspects of mask work including:
The body of the mask
Movement analysis and physical preparation for mask work
Daily Viet T’ai Chi warm-up
The voice of the mask
Themes for improvisation
Autonomous Ensemble Work: Devising, Writing, Directing
Provocations for classroom and studio work
Discussion sessions on pedagogic history and theory
Excursion to the workshop and museum of Amleto and Donato Sartori
Dates & Deadline
MAY 10TH Application deadline
JUNE 22ND Arrival/Settling in
JUNE 23TH Meet the group
JULY 12TH "The Last Supper"
JULY 13TH Departure day
Classes are held Monday through Friday:
9.30am—1.00pm & 2.30pm—6.00pm
The cost of the program is 2,200 Euros. Be aware that airfare, accommodation and other personal expenses are not included in this fare.
30% of the amount is due at registration as non-refundable deposit, The remaining amount is due by May 31st 2019.
Payment must be made in EUROS