Secular Ecstatic Art workshop + performance sharing

Mas Productions is an experimental theatre company founded by established artists, Jonathan Grieve and Nwando Ebizie, that creates work which seeks to combine the immediacy of music and the conceptualism of live art with theatre and interactive ritual forms.

Mas Productions is opening its practice with a five day laboratory leading to a performance at the end of the week. We are searching for a diverse range of performers and artists (any discipline) to join us in this work. Participants who take part in the laboratory may be invited to join us in upcoming performances at The Rounhouse and Soho Theatre.

Adopting various contradictory positions the work is a research into the artistic and magical manipulation of image, symbols and identity.

The process combines the neo-pop-shamanic performance art and semiotic symbol manipulation of Performance Artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena with the Gnostic and Gurdjieff influenced work of Polish Theatre director Jerzy Grotowski.

The workshop will explore artistic syncretism and will include a style of physical training called MCT influenced by Polish experimental theatre, martial arts, dance and improvisation. We will also be exploring a style of politically charged image work. The performers will create multiple identities, modern Deities and forces of nature using our internal affairs, our domestic affairs and our foreign affairs as a prime source.

The workshop will end with a rendition or synthesis of the work, in the vein of ritual performance with a live soundtrack.

Dates: 15th - 19th June 2015, 10am - 6pm
Performance sharing: 20th June 2015
Fee: Student, concs 70 pounds/ Full Price 100 pounds
The Apiary, 458 hackney road London E2 9EG

What: Secular Ecstatic Art workshop + performance sharing
Further Details:
- Visit the Cargo Collective website
Deadline: 10/06/2015