This mask is considered to be a portrait style mask. “Portrait style masks serve as teaching devices” (warrior used to teach young warriors) or used in dance celebrations of the deceased. they are used to “tell the story of great happening and a supernatural power who assisted.” Portrait masks can also be carved to represent an ideal in order to humanize it. They can be valued just for the artistic appeal they carry with the passing down of history. Today, they serve as a preservation of cultural heritage.
Are you off to a great battle? Do you have a story of conquest to tell? Are you simply looking to admire the artistic expressions of those who owned this land before us? Contact mask maker Jonathan Becker and we can work together to find the right mask for you.
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.