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2013 – Highlights of the Year

Below is a list of ‘Highlights’ from the 2013 posts.

The categories are all here. Vaudevisuals Interviews, Clown UnMask, Performance documentation, Silent Movies etc.

November 2013 marked the 4th Year Anniversary of Vaudevisuals.com. Looking forward to what 2014 will bring!

 

Tammy Faye Starlite @ Joe’s Pub

 Circus Panel Discussion – From Egypt to Eloise @ La Maison Francaise.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Glen Heroy – Talking about Santa

Vaudevisuals Interview with Phoebe Legere

Vaudevisuals Interview with storyteller Slash Coleman

1922 Max Fleischer Animation – Koko Bubbles

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ryan Landry – The Gold Dust Orphans

 Vaudevisuals Interview with Bushwick Starr Artistic Director – Noel Allain

 ‘tinydangerousfun’ at Cloud City

 Vaudevisuals Interview with Jeff Wirth – Interactive Acting

 Scandinavian Clown group ‘Member of our Limbs’ performs at Amuse Bouche

 ‘The Sister Rosettas’ perform at IRT Theater

 Vaudevisuals interview with Celebration Barn board member Fritz Grobe

 Vaudevisuals interview with Hilary Chaplain

 Vaudevisuals interview with actor Jeremy Crutchley and director Geoffrey Hyland

 Vaudevisuals interview with Josh Luxenberg – Co-founder of The Tank

Vaudevisuals Interview with Steven Samuels – ‘Magnetic Field Theater Company’

Kinematik Dance Company performs at The Fringe Festival

Vaudevisuals Interview with Lone Wolf Tribe Artistic Director Kevin Augustine

Vaudevisuals interview with Svea Schnider – Kinematik Dance Company

Vaudevisuals interview with ‘La Piara’ – Mexico City based Clown Troupe

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ben Model – Ernie Kovacs DVD Curator

Alfred Hitchcock’s films BLACKMAIL and EASY VIRTUE.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Clay McCleod Chapman

Charlie Chaplin’s first silent film “Making a Living”.

“Juggle This” – Miller Theater @ Columbia University

Vaudevisuals Interview with Gregg Mozgala – Apothetae Theater Company

“Strange for Hire” at Times Scare with Todd Robbins

Kawana Trio – Foot Jugglers circa 1919.

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Tom Murrin Performance Awards @ Dixon Place

The Clown Un_Mask – Didi Sanchezco from Mexico

Vaudevisuals interview with Rob Drummond – Bullet Catch @ 59E59 Theaters

PS122 ‘Avant-Garde-Arama’ at Abrons Arts Center

Pierre Etaix films @ Film Forum

Vaudephone – Michael Townsend Wright performing ‘Smith and Dale’.

Vaudevisuals interview with Kendall Cornell – Oil of Ole’.

The Clown Un_Mask – Avner the Eccentric

Vaudevisuals interview with Armitage Shanks

Bill Irwin and David Shiner in “Old Hats” at Signature Theater

Marcel Marceau teaches at City Center – June 1999

Vaudevisuals interview with performance group ANIMALS.

Vaudevisuals interview with magician Albert Cadabra

PS 122 – COIL FESTIVAL – The Curator’s Piece -Video excerpt

Vaudevisuals interview with Nancy Giles

Peggy Shaw solo performance at Dixon Place – “RUFF”…

The Big Apple Circus _ LEGENDARIUM _ Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

 

 

 

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Mime Performing Arts Photography

Enter in Silence – Marcel Marceau teaches at City Center – June 1999

Marcel Marceau teaches a workshop in mime at City Center.

Presenting a gesture to the class of students at City Center.

One of the moments while explaining the mime technique he was teaching.

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COMMENTS BY MARCEL MARCEAU STUDENTS

Gregg Goldston

Gregg Goldston And Marcel Marceau

Gregg Goldston and Marcel Marceau

I worked closely with Marcel Marceau for 21 years.  I was fortunate enough to not only study under him, but later perform as an Assistant for his One Man show, and play a lead role in his final Company production that played in Boston in 2004.  Having hosted five 2-week Marceau Summer Intensives at my School for Mimes in Ohio that spanned from 1986 to 1995, I watched how his teach evolved in his later years.

 By the time of this workshop Jim Moore photographed at City Center, Marceau was at the peak of his teaching.  This was due his efforts to codify “his” grammar that he had developed throughout his career, but had never completely organized.  This effort made his teaching much clearer, and also enabled him to structure more complex material into the adagios he presented in classes.  During these years, the work moved beyond technical, illusionary work and more towards mime acting studies.

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For me, the most valuable part of being in the classroom with him, (and what should be able to be studied in Moore’s photos here) is the analysis of his style from various angles.  Meaning this: Looking at Marceau from the front – you see only the magic.  Looking at Marceau from the side, you see the work.  Note that his balance points are always on his heels, keeping his weight “off of his toes” like where a dancer would balance.  This technique which moves from the “floor up – out through the arm – then into the public’s lap” is what I call “The Marceau.”  He told me he invented this style of stage projection by combining what he learned from Chaplin with the fact that he had to perform solo on a stage for 3,000 people a night.

Gregg Goldston, Mime

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Janet Carafa

Marcel Marceau and Janet Carafa at City Center Studios
Marcel Marceau and Janet Carafa at City Center Studios

To Marcel Marceau Master of Silence

Marcel Marceau was not only world renowned but such a giving teacher and director with endless energy and passion for the art form. He so generously offered his mastery; expressing shifts of emotion and character, quality of movement and a flying spirit that continues to touch hearts and embrace the world audience. He is missed dearly. I had the great gift of being a student of the master mime .

It was a one day workshop with Marcel Marceau in at City Center 1999.   There were about 75  of  us there.  Mimes came from all over the country.  Here was another opportunity to spend the day with the Master of Mime.  All of us were diligently warming up in the studio getting sweaty and stretching and exercising to prep for the workshop.  There were acrobats, dancers, actors and experienced mimes as well…. students with varying physical backgrounds..

He came in and stood watching us.  I looked at him closely.  His feet, already in a graceful fourth position, shifted slightly as if to embrace the ground,  and with a gentle breath his upper body seemed to expand to fill the room.  He made an almost imperceptible back tilt with his upper body . His chest and rib cage and his heart expanded.  He was already energized.  That was it for him.  He took the stage.  He filled the space.

He showed us greed and joy and fear and every emotion.   His clear motions came from inside out — from deep within and the entire room seemed to change color as he changed his expression.  I was standing only 3 feet in front of him.  Seeing him so close up was such an inspiring experience.  I try to express the emotion as he does it…   From toes to fingertips, arms, legs, body, face – but physicality was not the way..    “Immmpossssible!!”  he said when I just didn’t get it .  And he showed us again – his physical body expressed greed as if saturated by the inner emotion … and as I watched him , the world kept changing colors in front of my eyes.  It was much more than motion.  He shifted the entire atmosphere.

Merci Monsieur!   |
I miss  you ,
Janet

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Marcel Marceau Program from 1958 at City Center, NYC
Marcel Marceau Program from 1958 at City Center, NYC

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Reviews of MARCEL MARCEAU

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/19/nyregion/public-lives.html?ref=marcelmarceau

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/20/arts/performance-art-review-illuminating-a-vast-realm-of-the-invisible.html?ref=marcelmarceau

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/22/arts/performance-art-review-the-wiggle-of-a-finger-says-a-lot.html?ref=marcelmarceau

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/10/28/theater/theater-review-marceau-stuck-inside-a-hat-says.html?ref=marcelmarceau

His company performing in NY in 2000.

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/13/magazine/the-way-we-live-now-5-13-01-questions-for-marcel-marceau-marceau-talks.html?ref=marcelmarceau