Mask Workshops & Lecture Demonstrations
Lead by James J. Peck
"Carnival of the Animals" Lecture Demonstrations
Ages 6 to 106, 1 Hour, Large groups
This workshop is a great companion to our show: "Carnival of the Animals"
Why are masks such a powerful tool to spark the imagination? Why have humans been playing with and using them for 20,000 years? Why are they so weird and fun? The Masks Lecture-Demonstration takes a playful shot at answering these questions. It presents a brief history of masks and a look at the creative process of making our mask-dance show Carnival of the Animals. Using masks from the show I explain: how the masks were made, how we came up with the choreography, (highlighting the incorporation of animal movements to bring the masks to life in a dance), what writing the poems was like, and how the mask dances can deepen and enrich the music. The length and depth of the discussion is adjusted to fit the age and interests of the students.
Masks & Movement
Classes & Workshops
- 1 & 2 Hour, Limit 30 students
- Beginner and Advanced levels available
- Full term course available