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Beekster

$112.00

Beekster is one of Jonathan’s favorite larvals in the collection. This mask came much later in the mask designs and was heavily inspired by the Muppet Beeker. This mask finds life exhausting and often playfully pointless because it has a hard time finding where it put its eyes.

There is great value in using the larval masks in the mask training for actors. The mask demands from the actor a sophisticated understanding of the relationship that exists between the actor and the character. Once this is clear then the mask requires understandings of what the relation ship between the character and the audience is. The suggestion in the training is that this triad of understanding present awareness is continual in performance.

The larval was born out celebration and the adult desire to return to playful days of childhood. The mask makers of Basel Switzerland originally created this style of mask and when not used in training they are referred to as Basel Masks.

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Beekster is one of Jonathan’s favorite larvals in the collection. This mask came much later in the mask designs and was heavily inspired by the Muppet Beeker. This mask finds life exhausting and often playfully pointless because it has a hard time finding where it put its eyes.

There is great value in using the larval masks in the mask training for actors. The mask demands from the actor a sophisticated understanding of the relationship that exists between the actor and the character. Once this is clear then the mask requires understandings of what the relation ship between the character and the audience is. The suggestion in the training is that this triad of understanding present awareness is continual in performance.

The larval was born out celebration and the adult desire to return to playful days of childhood. The mask makers of Basel Switzerland originally created this style of mask and when not used in training they are referred to as Basel Masks.

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

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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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