Monthly Archives: April 2018

Just Feel It!

We live in a world that is so driven by thought. A world where people sit for hours and hours in front of a computer. What has happened to the expressiveness of the body? This body that has evolved over millions of years which travels through time and space and is driven by life’s essential rhythm?

Masks made by the students during The Creative Actor

 

Masks teach us to communicate through action, to fully inhabit our bodies, to project, to connect with the space and to fully relate with the other.

With expressive mask work the actors visibility is greatly reduced and the senses must work harder. Listening with the whole body is a skill that must be honed and practiced. This heightened awareness opens the door to the here and now. When an actor is open to feeling and responds to the moment something magical happens – dramatic life manifests. A small look, a slow gesture can transport the audience to the realm of the poetic.

The Neutral Mask – The Creative Actor

When an actor feels, his performance comes alive. Mask work becomes a powerful tool for the training of the actor.

So, just feel it!

The Creative Actor Workshop  2nd-10th August 2018

The Actors Space – Celebrating 20 years of creativity