Trestle Masks & Workshop Programme including NEW Half Masks
Trestle has created eight brand new half masks following the success of their existing full mask sets.
As one of the leading Mask Theatre Companies in the world, our new half masks and accompanying workshops are the culmination of many years of work in storytelling with a focus on physicality and visual theatre. “This new collection of Trestle Masks is a welcome addition to the Company’s existing collection. Trestle’s workshops are a brilliant example of how to engage with, and aid the development of children and young people who are aspiring to move into theatre.” – Helen Lax, Regional Director, Arts Council, East.
Trestle’s Artistic Director Emily Gray says: “Trestle Masks are hand crafted at Trestle Arts Base in St Albans and sent around the world. The new half masks offer an exciting starting point for devising physical performance. They are highly effective for developing skills in physicality and vocal agility for all ages.”
During the exciting half mask development process, Third Year BA student Annabelle Buck, on placement from the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama worked in collaboration with Trestle, VIDEOFeet Digital Arts and film student Christian Evans to create a Half Mask promotional video and a video looking specifically at archetypes.
“The aim was to create a resource aimed to inspire and educate the viewer, from which both teachers and students can lead into further work on storytelling through movement; Half Masks can be used as a tool to explore physicality.” explains Annabelle.
The videos demonstrate the versatility of the half masks and the use of archetypes as a starting point for devising. They can be viewed by clicking here
- Eight stunning, archetypal character half masks
- Introducing speech to Trestle’s mask work
- A fantastic starting poing for devising physical performance
- UK price: £195 + VAT & postage
This workshop prepares the participants physically and vocally to improvise and devise in half mask using archetypal characters; can include Commedia dell ‘arte and Greek Theatre.
“This really allowed some of the less confident students to blossom” – Havering College, Essex.[divider top=”0″]
See below for details about all our Mask Sets, workshops and training programmes:
- Eight different character masks with clear facial expressions
- An accessible and playful way or animate characters and scenarios
- UK price: £120 + VAT & postage
Delivers the principals of effective mask performance in a fun introdcution to Trestle mask work.
“..dynamic, fun and impressive” – St John Lawes School, Harpenden[divider top=”0″]
- Develop skills and knowledge beyond the basic masks
- Eight versatile masks with detailed emotional qualities
- UK price: £110 + VAT & postage
“[The students] have taken on a more professional work ethic as a result of the workshop and are working their socks off!” – Queensbury School, Bradford.
Hand Painted expressive masks displaying strong character types.
Share practical tools and innovative ideas to create and devise dynamic, visual storytelling theatre.
Show Specific Workshops Reveal the physical theatre techniques used in Trestle Touring Productions
Curriculum Workshops Can be designed around curriculum goals, specific exam modules and Schemes of Work.
Residencies Over a day, a week or a term, develop skills to maximise performance for exams, assessments, enrichment or arts weeks.
These one day training workshops for teachers and professional practitioners provide a unique opportunity to develop teaching and performance skills in mask and physical theatre. The workshops take place at Trestle Arts Base but can be arranged at external venues.
Current workshop dates:
- Mon 4th March Mask Theatre
- Tues 5th March Physical Theatre
- Mon 29th April Mask Theatre
- Tues 30th April Physical Theatre
For further information and to download an INSET booking form, click here[divider top=”0″]
Offers skills in physical and vocal communication and presentation and develops effective group work. To find out more or to discuss specific requirements call 01727 850950[divider top=”0″]
All workshop and training programme details can be found on our website: www.trestle.org.uk/participate/workshops
Telephone: 01727 850950
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