Abstract & Grotesque Masks
Jacques Lecoq, one of the most imaginative, influential, and pioneering teachers of theatre in the 20th century, used the neutral mask as the pivotal tool in his pedagogy. It’s been called the mask of pure discovery, wonder, and readiness. Its felt sense of calm equilibrium enables the wearer access to more authentic movement and presence.
I loved the neutral most of all. It was centering, freeing, calming and profound.
I loved the concept of the “neutral” mask; of trying to isolate one's true self, free of baggage…
The neutral mask was very powerful. Even when I “think” I'm slowing down, I could be more purposeful and contemplative.