We are offering two masterclasses this winter. Both classes will be held at the Grottesco Studio at 8380 Cerrillos Road Suite #404 in Santa Fe.
The Physical Greek Chorus
John Flax has led Grottesco’s three and half year exploration of the Greek Chorus. In Grottesco’s Chorus, the ensemble moves instinctively, as one organism, without choreography and supported by a physical and vocal language allowing each artist to “propose” the next step that the others immediately understand and are able to support in what might best be described as a physical composition, created in real time, much like a musical composition. This is a chorus without blocking or choreography that is completely alive and able to move as one entity.
December 5th - 9th
Silent Story Telling
In 18th century France, as an effort to rein in the sacrilege of theater, the King banned speaking in public places, except for the church. The theater community responded by developing pantomime blanche, a silent story telling style. A story told today might contain devices from film including pans, close-ups, and pull-backs, where the actors are performing in miniature while creating full scenes through the use of sound and the portrayal of objects. No words.
January 9th - 13th
Each masterclass requires a non-refundable 20% deposit ($100) in order to secure your spot.