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The Muse

$155.00

Why a mask as an award for artists you ask?

 

A mask is a rhythmic form.

So it is music.

A mask is animated negative space

So it is sculpture

A mask radiates structure through color

So it is painting

A mask changes as it moves through space

So it is dance

A mask is story

So it is text

A mask at first provokes a preconceived idea of who it is and then teaches us through its journey and our experience of that journey that the world is bigger than first thought.

So it is an educator

A mask is a container within which its maker resides and…

So it is culture

 

Masks are history alive in the present moment and so reflective of no time and all time at once.

 

Masks don’t hide, they reveal to us our humanity and reflect the word we live in back at us.

 

This mask is youth, age and maturity. It was arrived at through allowing the clay to play and through letting the emerging form become what it wanted rather than imposing good ideas upon it.

 

The sculpture of this mask is at once:

realistic,

poetic,

decorative and

conceptual.

 

This mask is reflective of deep cultural perspective and yet of no particular culture at all.

 

This mask is specifically us and at the same time reflective of the universal and…

So everyone.

 

It started as a child and became a muse.

 

My teacher, Jacques Lecoq once said:

There are three masks:

The mask we wear

The mask we are

And the mask we share in common

 

Add a stand to the mask for an addition $40.  Contact Jonathan about this.

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Why a mask as an award for artists you ask?

 

A mask is a rhythmic form.

So it is music.

A mask is animated negative space

So it is sculpture

A mask radiates structure through color

So it is painting

A mask changes as it moves through space

So it is dance

A mask is story

So it is text

A mask at first provokes a preconceived idea of who it is and then teaches us through its journey and our experience of that journey that the world is bigger than first thought.

So it is an educator

A mask is a container within which its maker resides and…

So it is culture

 

Masks are history alive in the present moment and so reflective of no time and all time at once.

 

Masks don’t hide, they reveal to us our humanity and reflect the word we live in back at us.

 

This mask is youth, age and maturity. It was arrived at through allowing the clay to play and through letting the emerging form become what it wanted rather than imposing good ideas upon it.

 

The sculpture of this mask is at once:

realistic,

poetic,

decorative and

conceptual.

 

This mask is reflective of deep cultural perspective and yet of no particular culture at all.

 

This mask is specifically us and at the same time reflective of the universal and…

So everyone.

 

It started as a child and became a muse.

 

My teacher, Jacques Lecoq once said:

There are three masks:

The mask we wear

The mask we are

And the mask we share in common

 

Add a stand to the mask for an addition $40.  Contact Jonathan about this.

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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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