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Workshops (Calgary): Mask Intensive – The Wonderheads

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Workshops (Calgary): Mask Intensive – The Wonderheads

The Storytelling Body: Mask Performance with the Wonderheads

Journey into the world of visual storytelling and mask performance with Victoria-based physical theatre company the WONDERHEADS. This class will explore fundamental mask and physical theatre techniques, working to develop greater physical awareness and an increased range and clarity of physical expression. Participants will explore what it means bring a fully realized character to life through dynamic and articulate physical investment. Stretch your creativity, push the boundaries of your physicality and challenge your theatrical inventiveness as you explore what it means to bring the ‘other’ to life.

This workshop is intended for Actors, Dancers, Directors, Writers, Teachers, and anyone with a curious spirit.

3 Days in Mask Performance and Body Poetics w/ the Wonderheads
In Calgary, @ The Trout Workshop (3640 15A street SE, Calgary)
Dates: August 25th – 27th
Time: 10 am – 5pm each day
12 Participants Max

Price: $550 + GST

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WONDERHEADS is a multi-award winning physical theatre company specializing in mask performance and visual storytelling. Their work is performed in full-face mask, a wordless, whimsical form which has been described as “Utter magic” (CBC) and “Powerful, surprising and moving” (The Globe and Mail).

The co-founding ‘heads’ of WONDERHEADS are Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix, who came together in 2009 resolved to conjure a little magic and wonder into the world. Armed with their respective careers in the professional theatre and a shared background in the most curious of MFA degrees (Ensemble Based Physical Theatre, Dell’Arte International) they set out to create their first show, ‘Grim and Fischer,’ the story of a feisty grandmother who battles it out with the Grim Reaper himself. This show served as a launchpad for the company and over the past fourteen years they have developed five original productions: ‘Grim and Fischer,’ ‘LOON,’ ‘The Middle of Everywhere,’ ‘The Wilds,’ and ‘A WONDERHEADS Christmas Carol,’ which have toured to festivals and performing arts centres throughout Canada and the United States. The WONDERHEADS also frequently engage in a variety of outreach and teaching activities including workshops, in-depth residencies, lecture demonstrations and master classes. When not the road, the WONDERHEADS call beautiful Victoria, BC home.

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