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Whether you are looking to kick start a project or hone an existing piece of theatre, this workshop guides you and your students through the essential skills you need to be confident in creating devised, non-verbal and mask theatre.

This workshop will cover:
• the basic rules of performing in full mask, focusing on physical clarity, a key element of many performance styles beyond mask
• developing students’ understanding of specific performance elements such as movement, gesture and pace, and how this helps in creating character and communicating intention in any non-verbal theatre
• teaching students key mask techniques such as internal monologue, clocking, punctuated movement and stillness
• building students’ confidence in the devising process, and encouraging them to think creatively and clearly in terms of structure, and when working from stimulus

All the content is relevant to mask or non-mask performance and we can adapt the workshop to suit.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Subjects: Drama

Topics: Costume Design, Devising, Emotions, Identity, Improvisation, Performance Skills, Performing Characters, Rehearsing, Storytelling, Team Building, Theatre Roles, Understanding Drama & Theatre, Mask Techniques, Mask Performing

Type: Online

Duration: 2 to 4 hours

Dates: Ongoing

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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About Vamos Theatre.

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Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, has been touring its wordless and witty full mask productions since 2006.

Alongside these, the company delivers dynamic and engaging workshops for schools and colleges (KS3+) designed to develop students’ confidence in physical performance and non-verbal theatre. Workshops cover mask performing, mask making, physical theatre and devising.

All Vamos Theatre’s work is suitable for deaf and hard of hearing students and can be led by a deaf/BSL practitioner when required.

From taster sessions to residencies, online and in person, Vamos Theatre’s workshops give students the foundation skills essential to physical confidence on stage, supported by great online resources.

BSL practitioners available, Arts Mark, Arts Award, Mask Library, Mask Set

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