Date(s) - 07/16/2012 - 07/20/2012
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Blue Sage Center for the Arts
Five Days of Learning the Silent Art of Mime
Join international award winning Mime Theater Artist, Rick Wamer, for a one week Mime workshop. Explore the basics of creating illusions, ensemble performance techniques, physical comedy and performance styles used in this beloved and entertaining art of the theater.
Monday, July 16 9:00am-11:00am The class is for all ages and will begin on Monday, July 16 and continue daily through Friday, July 20. All classes will be held at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts.
Fees & Registration
The fee for the class is $150, and registration ends at 5pm on Friday, July 13.
Sign up right now by completing the registration form and returning it to the Blue Sage, along with your payment.
In 1982, RICK WAMER began to study mime at The Goldston & Johnson School for Mimes in Gambier, Ohio. He continued his pursuit participating in Marcel Marceau’s US Seminars in 1985, 86 and 87 in Ann Arbor and assisted Mr. Marceau in later Seminars. A founding member of The Invisible People Mime Theater and contributing choreographer, Rick has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, Eastern Europe and the West Indies. He served as Artistic Director of The Saskatchewan Seminars for Mime and Movement Theater in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and has won numerous awards for excellence in programming and artistry, including a choreography fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council, private and public grants and fellowships, is referenced in From the Greek Mimes to Marcel Marceau and Beyond: Mimes, Actors, Pierrots, and Clowns – A Chronicle of the Many Visages of Mime in the Theatre by Annette Lust. Rick’s one-man show Geometries: Performing Art Experiments by a Not-So Mathematical Genius, a fast-paced performance mingling mime and monologue has been delighting audiences throughout the United States for the past two decades. Wamer has appeared in numerous theater productions, three film shorts based on his choreography with independent film maker, Ted Hardin; collaborations with A Theater of Mime, generating the role of Scrooge in a mimodrame adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol in Los Angeles, and with Alithea Mime Theatre on tour in Poland, China and Puerto Rico. Recent productions include MYTHOS, a multi-media, mixed discipline main stage production in Tucson at the University of Arizona’s Stevie Eller Theatre mixing mime, dance, circus arts, taiko drumming and visual media; Stories of Painted Sky, a mime and aerial ballet co-written and directed with Nathan Dryden, movement direction for Our Town, restaged by Andrew Belser and The Factory, a tribute to 20th Century European mime named for a seminal work by Etienne Decroux for the Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, 2010-11 and 2011-12 production seasons. Winner of Grand Prize for Master Performance at the Skope, Macedonia Mime and Physical Theater Festival of 2008, Panphys, Rick has been invited to return to perform in the 2013 edition of the Festival. For the past eight years, Rick has served as artistic director of the Youth Mime Seminars at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and has co-directed Theatrical Mime Theatre in Tucson, for close to a decade.