What does JMAM offer?
The Johannesburg School of Mask and Movement Theatre currently offers
workshops, courses, classes and tertiary training in the following areas:
Movement for theatre
Mask Theatre (mask-making and performance)
Choral and ensemble work
We can also provide the following services:
External examinations and workshops (Tertiary and Senior High School)
Mask, puppet and prop making
'The Mask Studio'
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August 2022 (evenings)
R1000/R800 for students
Join us every Tuesday evening in August, as we get messy with clay and create our own expressive masks. roberto pombo leads this practical course in which we will learn about HOW movement and spatial dynamics inform the creation and play of a theatrical mask. get creative as we mould, paper mache, paint, and make our own masks. *Fee includes all mask-making materials
'Finding the Funny'
Exploring physical comedy and comedic characters.
10th and 11th September 2022
R600/R400 for students
Go on the hunt for your funny bone in this high-energy weekend intensive led by Daniel buckland. we will dive headfirst into the chaotic and satisfying world of physical comedy with Games and Exercises designed to explore Physical characterisations, slapstick, comedic timing and More. a fun few days will have participants flexing those comedic muscles in no time!
'JMAM Summer School'
A three-week journey exploring theatre-making, movement, and mask.
10th till 29th October 2022
R3 000 for the full course or R1 500 per week module
Student price R2 000 for full course/R900 per week module
A three-week intensive journey invites artists to move, play and explore some of Jacques Lecoq’s essential theatrical territories. Week one investigates the concept of neutrality and the silent body as well as the world of mimo-dynamics, exploring the movement of the natural world as the impetus for theatrical play. Week two dives into the world of theatrical masks, where participants will explore a variety of masks and get their hands dirty creating their own expressive masks. (If you participated in the Mask Studio in August, you will get the opportunity to play your mask as well as create a new one.) The mask journey continues in week three, but this time with the red-nose, exploring the fundamentals of clown play. Players will work on developing their own clown personas, exaggerating our idiosyncrasies and foibles to reveal what makes us individually funny.
If you are unable to join in for the full three weeks, don’t worry, each week is planned to be able to experience them separately or as part of the full course. You can choose which week modules you would like to attend. Classes will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays of each week.