For Intermediate/Advanced Dancers, actors, movement artists, Ages 11-Adult
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017
Kanopy Dance Studio, 341 State Street
“A Master Class in Mask” is an invigorating workshop geared for all ages that combines a beginning training in mask with hands–on play. Each student will have the opportunity to work in a selection of professional full and half-masks from a variety of theater styles. The exercises are designed to enhance the student’s awareness of his/her body, foster creativity and play, and lead to an increased understanding of the creation of character. Each student will have to opportunity to create a guided short performance piece using mask training concepts.
Everyone attending the workshop must physically participate. The movement work can be strenuous and demanding. Please come dressed to move (no jeans, skirts, flip flops, etc.). Please note, however, that accommodations can be made for participants with special physical movement restrictions.
Following this workshop, students will have an increased awareness of their body, an enhanced ability to make creative and playful choices onstage, a deeper understanding of the physical requirements of creating a character, and the ability to create and structure a unique performance piece.
Dee King, Actor, Physical Theater Actor, Director, Story Teller, Puppeteer, has performed throughout the United States as an Equity actor. He has trained extensively with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, Tina Landau, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Linda Wise, Gennadi Bogdanov, Pig Iron Theatre, Ronlin Foreman, and Daniel Stein. He has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University, and is a graduate of theh Dell ‘Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Regional performances include: CTM, Madison Opera, Music Theatre of Madison, the New Victory Theatre (NYC), Orlando Rep, the CEC, Belligerent Muse, Syracuse Stage, the Syracuse Symphony, Dell’ Arte Inc., Seaside Music Theater, Hangar Theatre, the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival. National Tours: Cinderella. Dee was the director/co-creator/co-writer of the 2003 Philly Fringe hit, The Mad Cow Musical. He is featured on the OCR of the 1998 off-Broadway production of The Wind in the Willows, composed by Diane Adams-McDowell (vocal arranger for the Tony Award-winning A Gentleman’s Guide…). His direction of Interview: A Fugue for Eight Actors with Belligerent Muse was called “… stunningly confident, virtuosic…” by the Philadelphia Weekly.
Do you need a place to stay? University Campus housing is available and within walking distance to Kanopy Studio. Go to: www.visitmadison.com or http://campusareahousing.wisc.edu/ Questions: [email protected] or 608.255.2211