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Mime Performing Arts Photography Variety Arts

Window Shots – A series of self portraits from 1974.

I use to have a great studio apartment on West 29th Street across from The Old Garden Restaurant. (Between 5th and Broadway)

I was on the 4th floor and had a wonderful sky light in the ceiling that allowed me to shoot in my apartment with available light. It was beautiful!

I had this idea to do some self portraits framed by the window with white face in different costumes. Here are a few from the series.

This was taken in the mirror I had in my apartment used to rehearse my mime. (Vincent van Gogh look!)(Not part of the series)

THE WINDOW SERIES

Jump suit with patches.

Suit, tie and bolla hat.

Mime face with military jacket.

This was my Jim Morrison look!

Pardon the stain in upper right corner. These were scanned off prints.

Dark and menacing shot!

I always was a performer and a photographer so I found myself always doing shots of myself  in costumes and makeup.

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Clown Dance Mime Photography Variety Arts

George Carl – Physical Comedian

 

When I was living in Tribeca during the 1970’s I had a nice sized loft that doubled as my studio.

Once in a while I had a guest over and I requested that we do a ‘studio session’ with them.

One of my most memorable times was with George Carl. He came to visit with Francis Brunn.

George didn’t have his own show hat with him so we borrowed Natalie Enterline’s hat for the shot.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with George Carl’s physical antics you should check out his videos.

There are many on You Tube.

The one I especially like was taken in his back yard in the 1950’s at the early part of his career.

His was a genius!

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Dance Mime Move It Variety Revue Performing Arts Photography Variety Arts

“MOVE IT” Variety Show – May 9th, 2011

Mark Lonergan knows how to make great shows! His last production was a terrific hit. ROOM 17B.

His company PARALLEL EXIT has been making great shows for quite a few years now. So it is no surprise that when he puts together a variety show it is wonderful!

Tonight’s show wasn’t any exception.

Mark Lonergan introduces the first act of the evening.

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ERIC WRIGHT and KATRINA DENNY

A puppet performance with different disciplines used.

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COMPANY SoGoNo

Choreography by Tanya Calamoneri

A humorous dance piece about birds.

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Carol Sirugo with Jonathan Kaplan

A very funny dance piece about relationships!

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Honey Goodenough

A precious teddy bear and his coming of age outside the box.

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KEVIN C. CARR

A clown and his relationships. Wonderful physical humor.

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PARALLEL EXIT – DAPPER TAP TRIO

Derek Roland – Brent McBeth – Danny Gardner

Talented tap dancers and physical comedians as well!

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MICHAEL KARAS

Michael Karas has amazing juggling skills and comedic timing to go along with it.

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HONEY GOODENOUGH and MARTA MOZELLE MACROSTIE

A fun collaboration involving plastic manipulated objects, food products and a human being.

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PARALLEL EXIT NEEDS YOUR HELP!

The funding for Parallel Exit’s theatre performances has been cut drastically.

Help them out with any donation you can give. Click here.

Mark Longergan is tipping the hat for your helpful donation.

He deserves whatever you can give. A wonderful presenter of great variety.

Make sure you see one of Parallel Exit’s next shows!

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ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE COPYRIGHT © 2011 Jim Moore

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Clown Mime Performing Arts Photography

Fellini’s ‘La Strada’ performed by La Strada Company at IATI Theatre, NYC

Produced by IATI Theater and La Strada Company

Written by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano

Spanish Adaptation by Gerard Vazquez

Directed by Rene Buch and Jorge Merced.

Clown Consulting by Audrey Crabtree

Este es un proyecto que sólo podía ser posible soñando y proyectando que se cumpliría. Nada ha logrado desilusionarme en el camino y finalmente me he ido rodeando de gente, amigos,.. que han hecho posible que La Strada en Nueva York sea vista por una audiencia que ha disfrutado mucho de la obra y así nos lo ha hecho ver.

Cada uno debe encontrar su propio camino, su “strada”, sin dejar que esté tan condicionado por frustraciones del pasado. Hay que encararlas a tiempo y una vez hecho eso, buscar el camino que nos es propio a cada uno. Hay uno trazado para cada individuo basado en sus deseos y necesidades que le son propias por encima de las de nuestros progenitores o el resto de la sociedad que nos rodea, juzga y observa. Por encima de eso está tu “strada”; la tuya, que estás ahora mismo leyendo estas líneas. No confundas tu camino y el de otros. Recuerda que después no hay marcha atrás, y de ti sólo quedarán los que estuvieron a tu lado.

Luis Carlos de La Lombana, Director, La Strada Company.

 

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Cast of La Strada:

Bufanda/el loco – Israel Ruiz

Sombrero – Winston Estevez

Abrigo – Nanda Abella

Zampano – Luis Carlos de la Lombana

Gelsomina – Irene Aguilar

Mujer – Adela Maria Bolet

Clowns and Musicians:

Jennifer Harder (Trumpet)

Norah Vada (Violin)

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All Photographs © 2011 Jim Moore

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Clown Mime NYDownTownClownRevue Photography Variety Arts

Feb. 2011 – NY Downtown Clown Revue at Dixon Place

The NEW YORK Downtown Clown Revue

A wonderful evening of wild performers!

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AUDREY CRABTREE

It is Valentine’s Day and surprises are at hand!

Chomping on piece of candy after a little let down!

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Clean up time!

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KARIM MUASHER

A trainer and her zombie assistant show off their act.

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THE GAME!

Christopher Lueck ready for THE GAME!

What a mess it got to. It was worth it!

Helping the audience get clean.

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Christopher introduces the final act of the evening.

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GREGG GOLDSTON

Performs his piece ‘DIGITS’.

A dark, sardonic, brilliant piece of movement theatre.

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MISS SATURN

Miss Saturn’s homage to B52’s Music!

Miss Saturn shaking up the audience.

The two other performers in the group were performed by wigs!

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Curtain Call

Next Clown Revue: March 21st, 2011 – 7:30pm

At: DIXON PLACE

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All Photographs © 2011 Jim Moore

 

 

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Mime Photography

American Mime Theatre – Founded in 1952 by Paul J. Curtis

“Curtis is making American audiences realize there is an important difference between a Pantomimist and a Mime.”   Dance Magazine

“Do see this company; it isn’t often you will get such a gift.”      Village Voice

Photograph of AMT play ‘EVOLUTION’.

Photograph of AMT play “SLUDGE”.

Photographs of the American Mime Theatre company performing by Jim Moore

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I took classes with Paul J. Curtis for about 3 years. (late 1970’s) . He has been teaching and creating American Mime since 1952. During the time I studied at AMT we developed a great professional relationship and I became the resident photographer. I shot all the shows they performed and did some great studio shots during the time I was studying there as well as after I left the school as a student.  Paul is an amazing teacher. He understands the human psyche and movement and how they work together in a unique mimetic process. He teaches actors to move and movers to act.

The company performs a wide variety of mime plays created and written by the American Mime Theatre Ensemble.

I quote from the company’s webpage:

American Mime is a unique performing art created by a particular balance of playwriting, acting, moving, pantomime, and theatrical equipment. It is entirely different from the pantomime of the French Schools and the dance of the Eastern Mime disciplines.

American Mime is a complete theatre medium defined by its own aesthetic laws, terminology, techniques, script material and teaching methods. Basically, it is a medium for non-speaking actors who perform, in characterization, the symbolic activities of American Mime plays through movement that is both telling and beautiful.

The classes are still at the AMT studio on Fourth Avenue in NYC. every Wednesday night. You should call first if you want to audit a class. It is an amazingly rewarding experience.

For more information about the school and classes click here.