This custom theater mask was made in conjunction with the Dead Tecun mask. Both are used in The Dance of the Conquest, which has been used in Guatemalan culture to tell the legend of Pedro de Alvarado’s conquest of the indigenous people’s of Guatemala and the defeat of the last Mayan chief Tecún Umán. In accordance with traditional styling Tecun is depicted here with two Quetzal birds adorning his face. According to the legend this bird was Tecun’s spirit guide and when he was sleign in battle wept for his loss, covering it’s breast in his blood, giving the bird it’s red chest. The bird has since gone on to become a symbol of liberty. Tecun himself has been deemed a national hero of Guatemala, personifying dignity and bravery for the Guatemalans.
This beautiful performance mask is made of rigid latex neoprene, painted with bright acrylic paints, padded at the back and has an adjustable strap.
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.
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.
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.