This workshop will explore the world of the Universal or Neutral Mask.
This mask has no ‘character’, fixed expression or preconceptions. By neutralising the expressive face, the expressive body can be found. Under the mask, one develops a heightened sense of space, movement and rhythm, and a stronger dramatic presence.
Donna Chapman has been a theatre maker, actor, educator and director and mentor for 40 years. She has been an active contributor to theatre development in Te Tau Ihu, Aotearoa and Australasia. She is a mediator, mentor and an external supervisor for Whitecliff College of Art and Design, Masters in Art Therapy. Her training is influenced by such physical theatre trainers and makers as Jacques Lecoq, Peter Brook, Keith Johnstone, and Augusto Boal, and Johnathon Fox.
This is a physical theatre workshop and participants are asked to wear plain loose comfortable clothing with no printed tee shirts. (Ideally no cleavage or midriff skin should be exposed).