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Audience raves about 7 by 1 Samurai

David Gaines

David Gaines studied and later taught mime, mask, and movement at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France. He is in fact the first and only American invited by Mr. Lecoq to teach at the world-renowned school.
He is also a founding member of Moving Picture Mime Show – a London-based movement theatre company that toured Europe and the world for 10 years to great acclaim.

He has taught at the graduate school of the University of Missouri (Kansas City), and now teaches at George Mason University. He also works as a professional clown at Children's Medical Center in Washington, DC.

As a teacher, his particular areas of expertise are:

- The Lecoq pedagogy of actor training
- Mask- work for performers (Neutral, Larval, and Commedia)
- Mime and clarity of movement for actors
- Presentation and storytelling


In addition to his own performance work, he is a writer and director
who has developed and directed shows for theatre companies in England, Paris, and Salzburg.

He currently tours his two most recent solo performance pieces:
the circus-themed "A Little Business At the Big Top", and
the samurai epic "7 (x 1) Samurai",
which has won awards and sold out at Theatre Festivals
all across the country and the continent.

You can contact Mr. Gaines at david@davidgainesperformance.com,
on Twitter @ALittleBusiness ,
or on Facebook at David Gaines Performance.
He would love to hear from you.



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