HIDING FOR REVEALING (30h)
-Play Through Character Masks
Enrollments by 9th of February, Thank You!
Character mask, movement theatre, physical action, feelings and emotions, improvisation, storytelling without words.
Professionals actors, students and amateurs interested in masks and
No need for previous experience.
The focus of the workshop is on acting through character masks: human
caricatures that amplify the intentions and emotions of the character. We will discover how
the expression of the rigid full mask is changing and transforming according to the
movement, breath and emotional state of the actor.
The second phase is dedicated to practicing specific elements of the mask work, such as
gesture, focus, rhythm and timing of the action-reaction process. We will develop scenes
from certain concrete starting points, such as location, music or character.
The aim is to become more conscious of mechanisms and parameters through which we
can tell stories without words and to increase the range of expressive capacity of the
The workshop is also highly recommended for actors with more traditional theatre
background: working with masks can help the actor to become more aware of their surplus
habits they often take on stage and help them to use their bodies in a more economical
and effective way.
Matteo Fantoni is an Italian actor, director and mask builder, specialized in character masks. After graduating from Accademia Teatro Dimitri (Switzerland) in 2009 he has worked in over 20 countries around the world with remarkable physical theatre companies such as German Familie Flöz, Swiss Utopik Family and his own theatre company Teatro Insonne based in Tuscany, Italy.
Wed-Sun 10-17:00 (One-hour lunch pause included)
Teatteri Metamorfoosi /Point Fixe
Suvilahdenkatu 10 a 4th floor
Metro: Kalasatama or Sörnäinen