Wheaton Conversations: Visualizing Stories ~ Peruvian Masks with Gustavo Boada

Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Wheaton Arts for an exciting virtual conversation with the famous Peruvian mask maker Gustavo Boada to explore the use of masks in both ritual and theatrical contexts.

Since Pre-Inca and Inca civilizations, masks and accompanying regalia are an integral part of Peruvian traditions associated with rituals, celebrations of patron saints, ceremonies, and special dances. 

Gustavo will share his 30+ years of experience creating masks for ceremonial mask dances, such as Jija, Contra Danza, or La Chonguinada, and elaborate theatrical performances. The artist will also discuss how theatrical groups have incorporated traditional Andean artistry and aesthetics into their performances to interpret contemporary political and social challenges.

More information about the artist:

Gustavo Boada is best known as a mask and puppets maker with over 30 years of experience with traditional masks and professional theatrical performances in Peru, Chile, Puerto Rico, and the USA. He creates traditional masks needed for Peruvian mask dances and ceremonial activities. He also creates masks and puppets for theatrical and storytelling performances, and he designs performative structures and theatrical sets

Wheaton Conversations is a free virtual series highlighting a diverse community of artists at 6 pm on select Thursday nights until June 16th. Keep an eye out on their website for future program descriptions!






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