Atelier des Mimes Berlin 13 • Sept - Dec 19
twelve weeks of intensive training and exploration of physical theatre and mime
Operation transformation (mission statement)
Twelve intensive weeks - operation transformation. Awakening the senses, igniting the spirits, triggering the inner dance, unveiling it's sapience and spark. Refining our message, revealing our selves.
The aim of this workshop is the transformation of the craftsman on stage towards presence and impact, precision and playfulness, impulsivity and virtuosity in shape and rhythm.
C'est le corps qui souffre (quote Etienne Decroux)
Our chosen mean of expression is movement through space and time. Our instrument is the body, which needs to be shaped, tuned and sharpened. Nourished with a versatile vocabulary, it'll ride us to speak more freely. A meaning maybe other to functional words, beyond linear narration. To find our innate language. To tell our intimate and unique story.
Any content needs a frame, every melody it's instrument. For us it's the body. For us it's mime. Servants to our audience.
Am Abgrund kommt es nur auf die Haltung an (mantra Atelier des Mimes)
Atelier des Mimes is aiming at performers who want to express in a meaningful physical way, reveiling inner motions of a figure on stage: feelings, emotions, thoughts. The approach in getting there is a physically very demanding practice (in part 'corporeal mime' after Etienne Decroux) - combined with challenging settings of play, improvisation and composition and a constant critical review of path and results.
One's own dance in mime... bienvenue à la folie!
Atelier Nr 13 • fall 2019 • 3 blocks at 4 weeks each • 5 days a week • 4 h a day
Block 1: training in Physical Theatre and Corporeal Mime
Monday September 9th to Friday October 4th ( 4 weeks )
intensive and comprehensive studies of corporel mime in technique, impro, repertoire combined with
'mimactiv': Oliver's fundus of 20+ years of dynamic, exhausting and playful excercises and methods.
open call. stage experience, physical fitness and absolute dedication indispensable.
1 week break
Block 2: studies of Application of Technique in Play on Stage
Monday October 14th to Friday November 8th ( 4 weeks )
advancing on block 1 towards rendering technique and skill useful and effective for meaning and expression.
The step from execution to impact. Finding the message and bridging, thus (full)filling the gap to the audience.
advanced only. knowledge of mime & corporeal mime / visit of Block 1 required.
1 week break