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23 nov / 4 dec (with a break on 28 & 29 nov)

a mask creating workshop directed by Loïc Nebreda in collaboration with Rebecca Flores Martinez.

“Creating theatre masks”

This 10 days course aims at sharing experience gained on theatre productions over 15 years and at guiding participants in the initiation of their own project. The course will include technical information, mask-making research and improvisation. It is important to understand what is implied by the creation of a mask, especially in terms of acting. Rather than finishing an object in all perfect details, the objective is more to pass on technical and artistic approach that can be used afterwards.

You will be asked to come with a project, a vision and a set of visual references (A4 prints). No matter which path your research will take your project will have to draw on to both a piece of work (a play, a novel, a theme, etc.) as well as observation made in everyday life (faces, movements, etc.). More information will be sent once you are registered.

Participants:
artists, technicians, teachers from the performing arts, visual artists, performers…

The program:
– Talks and demos: techniques, tips, products and suppliers.
– Each participant will create his/her own mask (half or full face / no full head, no hair): including face cast, clay modeling, thermoplastic, fabric application (optional), paint, basic hair work (optional).
-Training and impros: exploring calm, presence, energy, physical space, body of the mask, articulation, acting and reacting.
– On the last day there will be a short presentation in front of an invited audience.

Schedule:
9am – 5pm, with a one hour lunch break. The atelier will remain open until 7pm for those who wish to stay.

Venue: Zinneke – place Masui 13 – 1000 Bruxelles

Language:
English translation will be available if/when needed.

Fee:
650 euros, mask-making materials included.
Specific materials desired by the student (including specific costume, hats, wig items) are not included. A set of costumes, wigs and hats will be available to borrow for the length of the workshop.
Meals, transport and accommodation remain at the expense of the student.

Application :
Please apply by mail with a cv or bio, the reasons why you wish to participate to this course, with some visuals from your previous work.
The number of places is limited to 15, registration will remain open until the course is full.

Infos & application: Ifo Asbl / Javier Chavez, email: jchavez@ifoperator.be or by online application form.