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"Introduction to Mask Theatre Technique"
Instructor: WACD alum Paulina Sahagun

This 6-week workshop is an introduction to Mask Physical Theatre Technique. This workshop will focus on the physical and improvisational exercises and techniques to bring a mask to life. Each week will begin with a physical warm-up and build on the techniques studied, such as the simplicity of gesture and the importance of sequencing.

Movement Dynamics will be explored through imaging and sound. Basic mime and clowning techniques will also be explored. This workshop will enhance the work of performers in all disciplines.

Saturdays, September 12 - October 17, 2015, 10-1 pm
Cost: $300 (Early Bird Deadline August 15th - $250)

Paulina Sahagun is a theatre artist and educator. She has toured extensively throughout Mexico and the United States with the Independent Mexican Theatre Companies, Los Mascarones and Grupo Zero. She is a solo performing artist with Great Leap, a multicultural performing arts company.

Ms. Sahagun was the recipient of the Gateways Initiative from the Rockefeller Foundation, and an artist in residence at the Center for Intercultural Performance at UCLA. She is a graduate of the Dell Arte School of Physical Theater and the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures.

Sahagun was a visiting faculty member from 2002-2009 at the Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicano Studies at UCLA. For the past seven years Sahagun wrote, produced and directed "Calavereando", a satirical, musical, physical mask theater piece inspired by contemporary politics and social upheavals. "Calavereando" is the performance component of her Dia de Muertos Ritual Celebration and Performance, hosted by Highways Performance Space from 2006-2012.

Two years ago, Sahagun brought her adaptation of the Traditional Mexican Day of the Dead Celebration to the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department. This has become an annual tradition at the Woodlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Sahagun's work within the community focuses on restoring and honoring the cultural origins that strengthen the identity of its members.

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