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Physical Comedy Through MimeGoldston Mime Foundation »
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Pearl Studios 500 8th Ave
(Btwn W 35th & W 36th Streets)
New York, New York 10018 (Map)
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- Class Level: All levels
- Age Requirements: 18 and older
- Average Class Size: 12
What you'll learn in this comedy class:
Learn mime choreography structures, Mime Illusions and Mime Acting Methods, as well as Physical Comedy phrases within the scene studies.
Beyond the Mime and Comedy that your will learn, these classes will also increase your ability to:
- Separate your thought from your actions
- Increase the power of your stage presence
- Understand and compose comedy sequences
- Create an invisible environment, people and objects
- Make stronger stage entrances and exits
- Make your movement and speaking more musical
- Create a more powerful stillness and stronger physical gestures
Ballet style shoes preferred, socks with the toes cut off, bare feet is also acceptable.
Teacher: Gregg Goldston
Gregg Goldston’s love for performing was only rivaled by his compassion for teaching this rare and difficult art form. Consequently, in 1980 he founded The Goldston School for Mimes, a summer intensive for mime, which still operates in Gambier, Ohio as The School for Mime Theatre. In New York City, he currently teaches classes in both Mime & Physical Comedy. During Goldston’s 21-year term as Artistic Director, the School for Mimes became the leading institute for classical mime in the United States. As well as spawning countless young performers and teachers for the art, the School for Mimes also hosted festivals and workshops each summer with such artists as Moni Yakim, Leonard Pitt, Thomas Leabhart, Stefan Neidzialkowski, and the legendary Marcel Marceau. In 1986, Marcel Marceau, (who served as Artistic Advisor to the School) quoted by the press stating: “Goldston is creating the first generation of American Mimes.” In 2006, Goldston developed a new vocabulary of Ballet Mime Acting. In 2008, Gregg set this system upon BalletMet of Columbus, Ohio during their production of Romeo & Juliet. As Goldston developed his vocabulary during with BalletMet, he developed the position of BalletMime Master within a Ballet company’s Artistic personnel structure, working under the Artistic Director and Ballet Masters. In August of 2008, Gregg Goldston and Bartlomiej Ostapczuk (Artistic Director of the Annual Mime Art Festival in Warsaw, Poland) founded a new summer intensive for mime in Warsaw called: The School of Modern Mime at Teatr Na Woli. Under the Artistic Direction of Goldston & Ostapczuk, the School works in association with the Mime Art Festival and presents new works as part of the Festival’s performances.
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School: Goldston Mime Foundation
In 1975, Gregg Goldston saw a performance by Marcel Marceau and immediately began his pursuit of the art of mime. At that time, Gregg was 18 and had dreams of becoming a visual artist and although he loved making people laugh, he never imagined he would live his life on stage.
Born in Los Angeles,...
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