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, 2022
In 18th century France, as an effort to rein in the sacrilege of theater, a ban was placed on the spoken word in public places, except by the church. The theater community responded by developing pantomime blanche, a style of silent storytelling. A story told today might contain devices from film including pans, close-ups, slow motion, and pullbacks, where the actors are performing in miniature while creating full scenes through the use of sound and the portrayal of objects.
January 9th - 13th, 2023
Each class requires a 20% non-refundable deposit to secure a position.
Both classes will be held at the Grottesco Studio located at 8380 Cerrillos Road Suite #404 Santa Fe, NM 87507