Bill LeVasseur present Masked Ceremonies in Mexico and Latin America, Wednesday, Sept 22, 4-6 pm, Connelly Center, Cinema. This talk includes discussion of mask use in human cultures, with special emphasis on mask performance, ritual, and ceremonial dance in Mesoamerica among indigenous populations, Several videos of ceremonies featuring masks are also featured; masks will be on display. This presentation will be of interest to those interested in Latin American Studies, intercultural communication, cultural studies and performance studies.
The Carnival of Venice is an example modern Italian culture, as it was revived in the 1980s after having been outlawed by the fascist government under Mussolini. I suppose it is to Italy what cosplay is to Japan, except it has much much older origins. The Carnival of Venice (in Italian: Carnevale Di Venezia) was first recorded in 1268. Masks have always been a central feature of the Venetian carnival; traditionally people were allowed to wear them between the festival of Santo Stefano (St. Stephen's Day, December 26) at the start of the carnival season and midnight of Shrove Tuesday. They have always been around Venice. As masks were also allowed during Ascension and from October 5 to Christmas, people could spend a large proportion of the year in disguise . Maskmakers (mascherari) enjoyed a special position in society, with their own laws and their own guild.
Here I show a compilation of some Noh Japanese theatre masks
I dont have images of every mask so I put what I had. Hope u like it
Excerpts from the BBC production 'Hidden treasures of Africa' Griff Rhys Jones traces the origin of a Dogon couple sculpture.
The Throckmorton Gallery was invited to attend Tribal Art Miami, and show one-of-a-kind pieces that contribute to the growing art scene in South Florida.