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16 - 17 FebruaryCUMO - Budapest

Working with the Neutral Mask

During this weekend workshop participants from all walks of life will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the process of embodiment and work with the Neutral Mask of J. Lecoq

The Poetic Body in theatre and life

On the first day we will explore the ‘fundamental journey’ diving into personal and collective landscapes of our bodies - from the sea to the desert - and create dialogues between body, imagination, mind, heart and the poetic dimensions of our selves. 

We will try to (re) discover the relationship between our physical bodies and our poetic bodies and how these discoveries can live as constructions in the theatrical space

On the second day, we will work with the Neutral Mask and myths ‘testing’ and ‘tasting’ our capacity for becoming an ‘ensemble’ and create a short piece of devised performance.

The training language will be a physical, simple and easy-to-understand English, with Hungarian translation, if needed.

The workshop will be open to anyone and no previous theatre experience will be required

Participation Fee

The participation fee is 18.000 HUF

- Early bird fee - until 20th January 2019 : 15.000 HUF

Plus-one fee  (if you bring someone with you) : 13.000 HUF (Early Bird)

For everyone, there is a registration fee of 7.000 HUF to be paid upfront in order to reserve your place, via bank transfer or PayPal. Once you register you will receive an e-mail containing the details for this payment. This fee is non-refundable.

The rest of the fee will be paid on spot.


The Neutral Masks workshop will take place in the space "CUMO", located in Szentkirály utca 7, Budapest, 1088


The Neutral Masks workshop consists of 12 working hours, in the days:

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February 2019: 
10.00 - 17.00

The training language will be a physical, simple and easy-to-understand English. Hungarian translation is available, please let us know in advance.

Contacts & Additional information

For additional information visit our website: .

For any doubts or question, don't hesitate to contact us:

Francesco Argenio Benaroio
+36.30.8370486 / +39.349.6416894 (+WhatsApp)

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Mayra Stergiou

Mayra is a Theatre Director, Performance Artist and Dramatherapist. She trained in Lecoq Devised Theatre and Performance at London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) and in Dramatherapy at University of Derby. She also trained in Bunraku Puppetry and collaborated with prominent puppetry directors such as Robin Guiver (War Horse) and with the Institute Internationale de la Marionnette (France) as researcher. In 2012 she co-founded Vertebra Theatre Ensemble with an aim to create visual and physical theatre for and with audiences across the spectrum of age. As Artistic Director of the company she directed and co-produced puppetry show about dementia Dark Matter sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, dance-puppetry At The Heart of Things (Castillo Theatre NY and Voila Festival 2017), An Ice Thing to Say (Migration Matters Festival 2017) and curated Homeland (Nour Festival 2016). She also works as Dramatherapist developing devised performance, puppetry and animation film projects with diverse communities in social, health care, prison and mental health settings (Crisis UK, Jewish Care, Claremont Project etc). Other Directing Credits include: Sisyphys Distressing by Metapraxis Ensemble, Two Heads on a first date (Chelsea Theatre), Maggie (Lost Theatre).

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ANAMUH - Arts for Dialogue

ANAMUH is a not-for-profit social initiative aimed at establishing and sustaining a space for communitarian dialogue through the use of Theatre and Arts.

We are a group of enthusiast socially-committed artists and theatre practitioners: we believe that Theatre and Arts can make a sustainable positive change within people, in communities, in society.
We believe in Social Theatre and the enormous potential for positive social transformation that it offers, to foster inter-communitarian dialogue, to challenge stereotypes/discrimination, to build bridges among individuals and cultures.
We periodically organize and facilitate various training courses and workshops on various arts and disciplines, open to anyone willing to explore, transform, find inspiration and connection.
ANAMUH envisions a world where diverse communities know, respect and include each other, and where they grow together creating new ideas, tastes and forms of art on the basis of their own identities and cultures.