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Physical Comedy Through Mime

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Location: Midtown, Manhattan
257 W 39th St 14th Flr
Btwn 7th and 8th Avenues
New York, New York 10018 (Map)
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Class Information

  • 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
Attire is casual workout or dance style clothing. 

Ballet style shoes preferred, socks with the toes cut off, bare feet is also acceptable.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a full refund. Students who cancel less than 48 hours prior to the start time of the class will receive a credit towards a future class.

Teacher: Gregg Goldston and Haruka Moriyama

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Gregg Goldston has taught workshops across the globe while touring his One Mime Show. In 1980, he founded The Goldston Schools for Mimes, a two to six week Summer Intensive for Mime based in Gambier, Ohio. The School, which was later renamed The Goldston & Johnson School for Mimes. In 2008 Goldston created a second Summer Intensive based in Warsaw, Poland called The School for Modern Mime. Most recently, in 2013, he created his third program: The Goldston Moriyama Institute for Mime based at the Centro Jobel outside Rome, Italy. The Institute stages an exclusive three-week program for 10 performers from around the world.

Haruka Moriyama was born and raised in Japan where she studied contemporary dance as her central focus during her undergraduate studies.  After training in theatre and dance in Japan, she moved to New York City to study at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.After years of dance performance, she found herself with the desire to find an art that was more expressive than dance.  Consequently, in 2000, she discovered mime and immersed herself mime and physical comedy under Gregg Goldston in New York City.

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Goldston Mime Foundation
Midtown, Manhattan
257 W 39th St 14th Flr
Btwn 7th and 8th Avenues
New York, New York 10018

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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, Gregg...

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