Larval mask 4 is like a bird, a soldier, a fly or just a very uptight toddler. The larval masks are truly some of the most inspiring masks in the studio collection. They demand from the performer a child like playful approach to every aspect of creation and performance.
The larval mask or Basel mask is part of the training sequence invented by Jacques Lecoq. The Basel masks come after the neutral mask in the training arch and help an actor understand how to play form.
These are an excellent tool as masks for schools in that they inspire creativity and fantasy play. The larval masks awaken the imagination.