MIME CLASSES for September 2014

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IT”S HERE! Sign up for my mime classes at Circus Center for a great deal!..
Or better yet call Circus Center at 415-759-8123 or email  noe@circuscenter.org

I will be teaching Session Mime Classes for 11 weeks on Tuesdays nights starting September 23 for 11 classes.

Class starts at 7:30 pm till 9:00 pm

As promised, pricing for our session enrollments offers you our very best rates.

Session Mime Classes: $176 ($16/class)

If you would like to attend please sign in at Circus Center circuscenter.org

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Make this part of your training program.This is a fun and active class, which serves as a foundation for developing a physical presence both on stage and in life. The body, minus spoken language, is a powerful way to communicate thought and emotion. Students become fully expressive with their bodies, taught in the style and traditions of Marcel Marceau and Etienne Decroux.

Circus Center
circuscenter.org
Classes held at Circus Center 755 Frederick St. San Francisco, CA. 94117
Circus Center 415-415-759-8123
Noe’s contact information 415-678-8451  email 4NZavala@gmail.com
This is a fun and active class, which serves as a foundation for developing a physical presence both on stage and in life.

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 The body, minus spoken language, is a powerful way to communicate thought and emotion. Students become fully expressive with their bodies, taught in the style and traditions of Marcel Marceau and Etienne Decroux.

·       To be fully in their bodies, through centering and breathing techniques.

·       Control of each part of the body, through articulation and isolation, using inclinations and rotations.

·       Movement techniques that create constructions in space, including imaginary objects, to tell a story clearly, simply and well.

·       How to build multiple and physically differentiated characters.

An acclaimed mime artist for 40 years, Noe Zavala has recently returned from teaching Mime in China for the Haibao Acrobatic Troop and traveling with Master Lu YI representing Circus Center, an internationally recognized circus arts training center where Noe teaches Classical Mime. Noe
has toured globally, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Europe. He’s been performing in the Bay Area for the past 25 years. Noe’s work has been recognized for its unique style and excellence by master coaches and performers including Marcel Marceau, Gregg Goldston, Nick Johnson, and Bari Rolfe.
“I would like to recommend Noe: I am writing to recommend the work and projects of Noe Zavala. Through my association with him in my American Seminars and through the Goldston & Johnson School for Mimes where he serves on faculty, I have come to know him to be a dedicated artist who performs with an individual force and integrity. He is a dedicated teacher with a unique sensitivity who holds love and respect for our art.His artistry and vision for the art of mime is worthy of support and should be seen by a wide public. His work continues to serve as a strong force in securing the art of mime within the grand tradition of the Theatre.”
Sincerely,                                                       Marcel Marceau 

‘Cycles’

As a boy in elementary school I was looking through a book of art; the works of the master  Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni. There I came upon photographs of his unfinished sculptures. It seemed to me as if they were indeed trying to get out of the stone, to set themselves free.

Years later as I studied mime and the human form, I picked up a piece of fabric and began to move in it and to study the effect it had over the body. Seeing the shapes of the limbs, the torso and the head take form through the material, I was reminded of Michelangelo’s figures in stone.

It was these experiences which inspired me to create my moving sculptures. Soon after this, while working with Michael Scholes on our company ‘PointFix’  I developed the choreography for “Cycles.”

Michael edited and produced the projections and Larry Ackerman was the photographer for the source images. Additional choreography by Jeannie McKenzie and Bryan Welch.

“Water”

  “Water” by Eric Wilcox and Noe Zavala. This wonderful choreography was originally created by my good friend, mime artist and founder of the SF BuffoonsEric Wilcox as a duet at ‘The Goldston/Johnson School for Mimes’ at Gambier, Ohio in 1989. It is a beautiful study of mime moment. When Eric moved to San Francisco we developed ‘Water’ using four performers for my movement theater company ‘PointFix’ at our performance at  “Project Theater Artuad ” with stunting images by Robert Horning and multimedia by Michael Schole and Larry Ackerman.

Performers  are Eric Wilcox, Rodger Dillahunty , Bryan Welsh and Hogan Van Do.

Music by Jerry Goodman.

Bio and Letters

Contact information : 415-678-8451 email 4NZavala@gmail.com

An acclaimed mime artist for 40 years, Noe Zavala has toured globally, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Europe. He’s been performing in the Bay Area for the past 25 years. Noe’s work has been recognized for its unique style and excellence by master coaches and performers including Marcel Marceau, Gregg Goldston, Nick Johnson, and Bari Rolfe.

“I would like to recommend Noe Zavala: I am writing to recommend the work and projects of Noe Zavala. Through my association with him in my American Seminars and through the Goldston & Johnson School for Mimes where he serves on faculty, I have come to know him to be a dedicated artist who performs with an individual force and integrity. He is a dedicated teacher with a unique sensitivity who holds love and respect for our art. His artistry and vision for the art of mime is worthy of support and should be seen by a wide public. His work continues to serve as a strong force in securing the art of mime within the grand tradition of the Theatre.”

Sincerely,  Marcel Marceau

“Noe Zavala offers more than a finely tuned mime class, he provides his students with the two most essential elements needed to study mime seriously: stage experience and a direct link to the history of this art.

His time with Marcel Marceau, Bert Houle and Stefan Niedzialkowski has given Noe great perspective on the various styles within mime as well as the methods needed to pursue each.

 His long career on stage enables him to teach the intricate balance of acting and illusion needed to create the realistic and powerful images needed within a mime play.  His eye for economy of movement, play composition and both comic and dramatic line make his teaching skills very rare and invaluable.

Finally, Zavala’s concern for the students path and his nurturing care and sense of humor make the process of learning this intricate art a festive journey into a world that few know like Noe Zavala.”                             

                                                             —Gregg Goldston 

“Noe Zavala is one of those rare handful of American choreographers and performers practicing the art of Mime Theater, whose work never fails to inspire with its originality, flawless technique, depth of vision and love for the craft. Both in his company and his solo work, Noe Zavala is an artistic force to be reckoned with…and a treasure not to be missed.”

Stephen Chipps


“Envisions”

Written and Performed in Tokyo, Japan 1991