BASEL MASKS ARE FULL-FACE MIME MASKS WITH BROAD, SIMPLE EXPRESSIONS
LIZARD FULL NEUTRAL MILITARY
OUR BASEL MASKS COME WITH BLACK BANDANNAS AND WHITE MIME GLOVES TO MAKE THE MASKS REALLY POP! AND ENHANCE THE MIME PERFORMANCE
BASEL MASKS CAN BE PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY OR AS A COMPLETE TEACHING KIT WITH LESSON PLANS, AND A BASEL MASKS WORKSHOP ON DVD
Basel masks are based on the designs of Jacques Lecoq who founded a famous school of mime in the town of Basel on the border of France, Switzerland and Germany in the middle of the 1900's.
The purpose of the Basel mask is to teach drama students theatrical projection and timing. The full-face nature of the masks deprives the wearer of all access to facial and verbal expression, so the wearer must learn to convey the language of the character with their body and movement.... MIME
Due to the limited vision behind the mask, the performer experiences their performance in quite a private, introspective way; the play proceeds slowly and carefully and much is learnt about how to communicate with movement and the whole body.