BASEL MASKS ARE FULL-FACE MIME MASKS WITH BROAD, SIMPLE EXPRESSIONS
LIZARD FULL NEUTRAL MILITARY
OUR BASEL MASKS COME WITH WHITE MIME GLOVES TO ENHANCE THE MIME PERFORMANCE
BASEL MASKS CAN BE PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY OR AS A COMPLETE TEACHING KIT WITH LESSON PLANS, CLASSROOM REFERENCE POSTER AND A BASEL MASKS 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.
OUR MASKS ARE MADE FROM LATEX AND COME AS A SET OF 10
THEY ARE LIGHT, COMFORTABLE AND VERY DURABLE, IDEAL FOR THE CLASSROOM
Our masks come as a set of 8 but can also be purchased individually, and are made from latex. .A very instructive DVD on the character of each Basel mask and how to perform with them is available
We also have comprehensive lesson plans that provide step-by-step instructions on teaching Basel mask work to drama students in 10 sessions. All these components are available either individually or can be purchased as a COMPLETE BASEL MIME MASK TEACHING KIT.