The Mask and the Puppet in Performance: a Masterclass
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The Mask and the Puppet in Performance: a Masterclass

Presented by: Mark Pitman

Sat 11th Mar 2017

Price: £100.00 - £120.00

Running time: Sat 11th - Sun 12th March, 10am-5pm both days

Ages: 16+

 

Exploring the dynamic relationship between the
mask and the puppet
This course is for performers, puppeteers, students, teachers and anyone with an
interest in masks and puppets.
In this 2 day course, Mark Pitman will investigate the dynamic relationship between
playing a mask and manipulating a puppet.
How do masks work and what can they teach us about performance? How does a
puppet come to life and what does manipulating a puppet teach us about the study of
movement?
In each session participants will play with neutral, metaphysical and laval masks and
explore how the quality of movements relate to a specially designed neutral puppet to
be operated on a table top.
The course will explore how playing a mask and operating a puppet can develop the
qualities of
 breath
 stillness
 focus
 rhythm
 balance
The sessions will be relaxed and fun, learning through improvisation and observation.
'This was a fantastic masterclass, Mark is an amazing teacher, very encouraging
and supportive with a wealth of knowledge!'
Joints & Mechanisms Norwich Puppet Theatre October 2015

Exploring the dynamic relationship between the mask and the puppet


This course is for performers, puppeteers, students, teachers and anyone with an interest in masks and puppets.

In this 2 day course, Mark Pitman will investigate the dynamic relationship between playing a mask and manipulating a puppet.

How do masks work and what can they teach us about performance? How does a puppet come to life and what does manipulating a puppet teach us about the study of movement?

In each session participants will play with neutral, metaphysical and laval masks and explore how the quality of movements relate to a specially designed neutral puppet to be operated on a table top.
The course will explore how playing a mask and operating a puppet can develop the qualities of

  •  Breath
  •  Stillness
  •  Focus
  •  Rhythm
  •  Balance

The sessions will be relaxed and fun, learning through improvisation and observation.

Click here for more information about Mark and the types of masks which will be explored in the workshop.

 

"This was a fantastic masterclass, Mark is an amazing teacher, very encouraging and supportive with a wealth of knowledge!"
- Participant from 'Joints & Mechanisms' at Norwich Puppet Theatre, October 2015

Prices:

  • Adult: £120
  • Concession: £100

Dates & Times:

Saturday 11th March 2017 @ 10:00am Book Tickets

You can book offline by calling the box office on 01603 629 921 or emailing info@puppettheatre.co.uk

You can book tickets online for this event via the UEA ticket office*, or by phone through our box office.

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*Please note that an additional booking fee will be added to the ticket price