Our penultimate session, the final week of play and A Celebration of Our Light Night.
Next week we shall plan an exhibition of our project for an Open Day at the NGY, probably on sunday 28th February AND talk about the if and how we might take the work on further to be a street act as a part of ‘Nottingham Pride 2016’.
We made it, our presence was loud and clear at Light Night. Such a shame we did not hook up with the Samba troop but we made our own parade and we made people happy and had fun.
From dressing, make up, brownies and Balloons to mayhem, magic and shaking our moves.
OUT AND PROUD
Session Six: Final two coats of papering. Manufacturing Process almost completed. Next ext wednesday we will finish the masks….just in time for ‘Light Night’ which is next friday, 5th feb..
Busy session, what with applying two layers in one evening!
So focused and cheerful are we.
High Caliber Mask Work
Just a few moments from the improvisations today.
Embodiment. Being and Doing.
Day One: What a wonderful day, great group of performers, lovely space and sunshine all day. Inspiring or what? Playful, proper learning, embodied, relevant and alive.
Ten performers bringing a wealth of experience into the room along with open hearts and joyful enthusiasm. They are led gently though an alchemical process of an oral/ bodily tradition allied with imagination, improvisation and inspiration.
What a delight and joy to be part of this.
Session Four being the day we make clay designs for the masks. Great session. Although we seem to have lost three people, we look to have gained five new participants. Next week we shall move into casting in paper.
Papering done (three layers) , waiting for the masks to dry in the moulds which takes some time with new moulds (wet plaster) and because of the winter cold.
Wood blocks being prepared for carving. Using the best quality pine I can find. It is not high-grown Alpine pine but the best I can easily find from the usual local sources. If it is no good enough, I shall just have to hone sourcing skills.
The moulds for the three new Zanni masks are now made and waiting to be papered.