~ A Five Stage / Six-Week Program
Wednesday, September 23rd to Saturday, October 31.
~ Contents Included ~
Over the Six Weeks, the program will include:
* Two Weekly 2-Hour Mime Sessions.
Saturdays, 2:00 to 4:00 pm and
Wednesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
12 Sessions total.
* Bi-Weekly Videos Made By Gregg,
Where He Will Speak and Demonstrate
Details About The Specific Topics and Techniques Covered During The Classes.
* Two Live Zoom Video Interviews with Gregg and Prominent Mime Artists.
* Access To A Private Drop Box
Where Participants Can Download:
Gregg’s Class Music and Mime Grammar Pages.
Be Able To Watch Gregg’s Performance Videos Not Available To The Public.
*Participants Will Have Access to a Private MimeXcel FaceBook Page where:
~ All Classes And Interviews Will Be Available To Re-watch.
~ Participants Can Post Questions for Gregg To Answer.
~ Particpants Can Post To Each Other About the Classes.
TO APPLY: Send The Following to Thegoldmime@gmail.com
Your City, Country, and Time Zone.
Finally, please briefly answer two questions:
Why do you want to take this program?
What do you want to accomplish during it?
The Fee for the Six-Week Program is $350 USD
A Five Stage - Six Week Program
Wednesday, September 23 to Saturday. October 31 ~ 2020
The program, elements from other Stages will be combined in order to properly learn what is being emphasized in a particular Stage. For example, while learning Illusionary work, you will be also learning Mime Acting.
The program begins with the physical techniques created by Marcel Marceau, and further developed by Gregg Goldston. The first stage will cover body isolations, hand positions, how to stand, walk and move with grace and style. We then move forward to cover stage presence, how to look confident on stage and properly hold an audience. We will also cover elements such as slow motion, moving in various rhythms and character.
As you complete this stage, you will have a strong confidence as a performer, and be on your way to developing your own style and persona.
THE ILLUSIONARY WORLD
Having gained confidence in your physicality a mime, we will then move into creating an invisible world. We will begin with learning to create invisible objects such as a wall, window, door, chair and so on. As well, we will cover the classic illusions such as the walk-in-place, leaning on a counter, and climbing stairs and ladders. We then learn to create “locations,” such as a night club, a temple, a living room, and so forth. As well, you’ll learn how to show invisible people as well as ways to show both indoor and outdoor locations.
As you complete this stage, you will have a broad understanding of how an audience sees the illusionary world and you’ll be able to create any type of object and location on your own.
We now move to my favorite stage: Mime Acting. Meaning, learning how to show a clear non-verbal thought process, a “visual sentence.” This phase let us begin to combine everything learned so far. You will now begin to use your mime acting to show how you think and feel the illusionary world you learned to create.
As you complete this stage, you will be ready to take all that you’ve learned so far and move into exploring how to be comical and dramatic as a mime artist.
COMEDIC AND DRAMATIC ACTING
Now the real fun begins! We’ve arrived at the stage of learning short mime scenes. Here we will explore how to perform mime in a comedic way as well as dramatically. We will perform short scenes created by Gregg that are designed to teach you the basic elements each form. Furthermore, you will learn sequences from Gregg’s plays he performs in his show.
During this stage, you will not only have learned about comedy and drama, you will have learned the basics of mime choreography and now be ready for stage five!
Now we arrive at creating your own mime scenes and plays. Stage five combines everything you’ll need to know to begin creating your own plays, and eventually your own show. You will first learn the four “play writing structures” by creating short scenes in each one. During this stage I will be giving each of you some personal coaching. I will be asking you post short scenes you’ve created to our private page so I can give you suggestions and ideas for improvement. These videos will be there for all of us to enjoy, and each of you can post comments and complements to each other. This all becomes a great time of bonding with each other both as artists and friends.
During this final stage you’ll experience how large and limitless mime is as an art.
As the program culminates, you’ll see how mime has become your own personal playground.