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Evolution of Mask

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Chandler Hall

15 Lambeth Walk

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SE11 6DU

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Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd February, 10am - 5pm

The Evolution Project is a new approach bringing arts and sciences together to study human movement & anatomy through mask & physical theatre. In this workshop, we will explore the layers of movement present in our bodies today which have developed from species along our evolutionary pathway over the past 385 million years.

Footage from the Research & Development Phase

In June - December 2018, animal masks of 8 key species were made by mask-maker Vicky Wright, from fossil data with scientific lead Professor Christine Janis (Vertebrate Paleontology, Bristol University).

Combining aspects of movement reserach, posutral alignment, somatics and animal studies, the masks are used as a framework to experientially explored the layers of evolved movement patterns present in our human bodies. The provide a foundation to explore the changes that have occured in physiology, alongside shifts in the environment and species adaptation.

The workshop is open to all, and is a movement-based approach in exploring evolution.

We will:

- step through the main evolutionary transitions
- explore shifts in the senses
- improvise and find new tools for movement analysis
- discover ways to bring the masks alive



"Exploring the movement of these ancient creatures was unlike any other experience, seeing them come alive in the studio feels like a uniquely personal and sometimes spiritual happening. Discovering the lateral movement of the earlier creatures and how we can move our own bodies in accordance to this is digging into evolutionary memories that are hundreds of millions of years old. Just as they have proven that trauma is passed on through molecular memory or DNA, these ancient movements were also once ours. It is humbling experience. Working with Vicky has been totally fantastic as her exuberance and unlimited fascination with the process of this is infectious." - Briony O'Callaghan


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