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The Moon and the Snake (no longer offered for sale)

The Moon and the Snake Mask is a mask of many stories. The indigenous peoples of North America have a story that tells of how so many different types of snakes came into existence. It is a story of jealousy, adultery and revenge. The Catholics use the snake and the crescent moon in symbolism as reference to Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. Shiva is seen with a crescent moon above his head and a snake around his shoulders. The Moon is wisdom and the snake is a state of consciousness where one is alert but takes no action.

The Moon and the Snake mask can also be seen to symbolize dream and logic.

This mask is glazed to create a dimensional quality to the paint treatment and is an excellent decorative mask as well as a mask for festive occasion.

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The Moon and the Snake Mask is a mask of many stories. The indigenous peoples of North America have a story that tells of how so many different types of snakes came into existence. It is a story of jealousy, adultery and revenge. The Catholics use the snake and the crescent moon in symbolism as reference to Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. Shiva is seen with a crescent moon above his head and a snake around his shoulders. The Moon is wisdom and the snake is a state of consciousness where one is alert but takes no action.

The Moon and the Snake mask can also be seen to symbolize dream and logic.

This mask is glazed to create a dimensional quality to the paint treatment and is an excellent decorative mask as well as a mask for festive occasion.

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2020 Mask Workshop Welcome!!  Jonathan Becker offers on-site workshops in partnership with The North American Laboratory of the Performing Arts, a small institute dedicated to a broad cultural exploration of the performing arts, the creation of new works, the exploration of fundamental principles and inspiring artists to be agents of change.

The Mansion, in Muncie, IndianaThe Mansion

The Charles Over Mansion in Muncie, Indiana’s historic district provides an ideal setting for artistic retreat and study. The workshops are held at the Mansion or in the historic theatres and studio spaces of downtown Muncie. Workshop participants are housed at The Mansion and other locations within the historic district all within walking distance of the workshop location, restaurants for dinner and Muncie’s quiet nightlife. The Mansion at 825 East Washing Street is one of Muncie’s greatest architectural offerings.  The beauty and handwork of the structure itself are an inspiration to its visitors.

Masks in Performance Teacher/Actor Training Workshop – June 22-26, 2020

A workshop for performers, students and teachers. Explore one of the most effective methods of actor training through Neutral, Larval and Character Half Mask. the mask tangibly reveals to the actor the intricacies of the art of performance, directing and an application of understandings to all styles of acting.

Workshop

Mask Making: An Exploration of Expressive Form Workshop – June 16-19, 2020

This workshop explores the entire process and understandings necessary to create an expressive form, a mask that appears to change expression as it moves through space. 

Acting Mask Training


Each Workshop is $750 and includes lodging, breakfast and lunch for five days.

Early Bird Special - Save $150

Register before April 1, 2020 and receive the full of week of training, lodging and meals for only $600.

Flexible Payment Available

We recognize that even $600 can be a significant investment for theater practitioners and instructors, so we offer flexible payment plans. Reserve your spot today with only $200, and pay the remainder before the workshop begins. We also offer financial aid for qualified participants and grant submission support. Contact Jonathan if you are interested.  
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