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Rawana Mask (no longer offered for sale)

The Rawana Mask is one of the masks in the cultures section of the studio collection inspired by the Balinese Topeng Masked Theatre. This theatre mask was created as part of a devising theatre through with masks from world cultures class that was taught for 8 years a Ball State University.

Mask performances have been important rituals on the Indonesian island of Bali for over a thousand years. Although this is true of many cultures Bali is the only one where this ritual of mask theatre is still practiced and thriving. The Balinese understand that masks are living form and provide for a greater energy and heightened expressive experience for both the audience and the performer

The character of Rawana is the proud self centered, lawless king. The land and its inhabitants exist only for his own personal gain and to serve him. His physical attributes from his hair, lust for gold, orange complexion, greed and megalomaniac tendencies would suggest he could be a modern day president of the United States.

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The Rawana Mask is one of the masks in the cultures section of the studio collection inspired by the Balinese Topeng Masked Theatre. This theatre mask was created as part of a devising theatre through with masks from world cultures class that was taught for 8 years a Ball State University.

Mask performances have been important rituals on the Indonesian island of Bali for over a thousand years. Although this is true of many cultures Bali is the only one where this ritual of mask theatre is still practiced and thriving. The Balinese understand that masks are living form and provide for a greater energy and heightened expressive experience for both the audience and the performer.

The character of Rawana is the proud self centered, lawless king. The land and its inhabitants exist only for his own personal gain and to serve him. His physical attributes from his hair, lust for gold, orange complexion, greed and megalomaniac tendencies would suggest he could be a modern day president of the United States.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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