Full Character Mask Course with Vamos Theatre(VT)

Provider: Drama Resource
£185.00 (no VAT on this item) Standard fee
Accreditation opportunities: Attendance Certificate

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Description Rachael Savage, Artistic Director of Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, offers this one day interactive and practical drama workshop sharing the mask techniques used in Vamos’s award winning theatre shows.
Duration One day

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Higher, Teaching and Learning, Further education, 14-19, KS2, KS3, KS4, Arts, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Personalised Learning, Subject Knowledge, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

The exercises and approaches are suitable and adaptable for professionals working with children and young people across Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 as well as those working in further education.

  1. Rules of the mask and development of character – explore basic mask skills, through non-verbal communication and hot-seating.
  2. Devising mask – learn how to devise mask scenes through structured exercises and professional direction.
  3. Directing mask – discover effective ways of directing mask theatre with clarity and focus.
  4. Getting the best out of your students – learn accessible and engaging ways of teaching mask performance across all Key Stages.
  5. Using music – explore the importance of music in creating mask theatre.
Evidence underpinning this approach

“An absolutely fantastic day. It has given me an opportunity to see different ways of being creative. An inspiration.” Gill Shepherd, Regency High School, Worcester (Special School)

“A fantastic, stimulating day. One of the most productive drama days I’ve been on.”
Mel Jones, Barnwood Park Arts College, Gloucester

“The content was inspiring and the delivery was outstanding. As a classroom practitioner I benefited from being taught by a professional.”
King Charles High School, Kidderminster

Rachael Savage, Artistic Director of Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, offers this one day interactive and practical workshop sharing the mask techniques used in Vamos’s award winning theatre shows. Professional masks will be supplied for use during the day. Vamos are touring their latest show The Best Thing from January to June 2016, starting at the London International Mime Festival. 

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Follow-up activities and support

These exercises and methods can be fed straight back into unit planning or physical theatre practise. This accessible and supportive day workshop generates extensive ideas on how to create effective mask theatre with young people.



Thursday 11th February 2016 10:30am – 4:30pm
Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1

Lunch break 13:00 - 14:00

Light refreshments are included and at lunchtime we usually walk, to eat a delicious lunch at Leon at Old Spitalfields Market (lunch not included).

Rachael Savage has over 25 years’ experience as an actor and director, specialising in mask work, devising, physical theatre and non-verbal communication. Rachael leads workshops for teachers, arts professionals, actors, health professionals and the business community, with an emphasis on inclusivity and playfulness.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.