Power In Movement
"In the darkened house against the fire's flickering light, masks were powerfully evocative manifestations of the spirit world, with a compelling fascination. A high point in the performance was often marked by the use of a transformation (or articulated) mask. The dancer drew attention to an approaching change by the rhythm of his dance and the prominent place he chose to stand, as the beat of the song intensified... and the mask revealed within it another being who belonged in the myth of the dance."
- Audrey Hawthorne, Kwakiutl Art