Formation at Atelier des Mimes Berlin
Besides creating mime-shows, Atelier des Mimes is dedicated to training and forming physical performers. Since fall 2013, Atelier des Mimes has held 8 intensive workshops (we call them Ateliers) from 7 to 16 weeks at 16h/week. Since then, we had several dozens of students from about 10 different countries.
Atelier des Mimes is aiming at performers who want to express in a meaningful physical way, beyond simple narration and illustration, rather 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) - giving the performer a vocabulary, that opens for new ways of expression - in conjunction with research in play, improvisation and composition - opening action on stage for a language different to mere representation, unbound to the logic of words, allowing for a profound intelligence of the body coming from deeper to reveil.
The aim is a transformation of the craftsman on stage towards presence, precision, playfulness, impulsivity and virtuosity in shape and rhythm.
The next Atelier - No. 11 - will run in autumn 2018 in Berlin.
more information nearer the time or just enquire.
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Thank you for your interest!
If you want to join, please contact us.
For an application to the next Atelier we would love some info about you, like a lettre of motivation and/or a meaningful CV.
If you have anything to show for in the world-wide-web, please provide us with some links.
Should money be an issue, give us a note anyway. We are all creatives.
The Atelier draws it's sources from 2 areas:
mime corporel dramatique - Etienne Decroux technique.
the training in this artform will encompass technique, repertoire and improvisation. more infos →
the practice: lapin, la corde, offrande - daily rituals to tune in.
the sceleton: gammes, triple designs, annelées etc. - the basic grammar
the muscles: dynamo rhythms - dynamic progression of movement - the adjectives
the heart: contrepoids - the everlasting struggle of human kind: gravity and it's implications and application - the verbs
the soul: les modes de jeux - finetuned examination on stylisation and the performer's focus therin. - the in between lines
figures, pieces et pas / marches - concrete examples from Decroux' legacy.
applying the style & technique in the own creative process.
the queen of them all. When the sublime language enters into the physical conciousness.
the fundus of over 20 years of researching and teaching.
a more playful approach, giving the strict technique some punk & punch.
As a tradition, Atelier des Mimes runs an open class, once a week. This class is for anyone interested in physical acting and a good to occasion to get to know us 🙂
For updates on when and where you can join, please contact us →
Previous Ateliers have been:
Atelier 1: September to December 2013 (16 weeks)
Atelier 2: February to May 2014 (16 weeks) • final performance: “Bar jeder Hoffnung”
Atelier 3: October to December 2014 (9 weeks)
Atelier 4: February to May 2015 (15 weeks) • final performance: “Clan Destin”
Atelier 5: September to December 2015 (14 weeks)
Atelier 6: February to May 2016 (16 weeks) • final performance: “enter tame me”
Atelier 7: September & October 2016 (7 weeks)
Atelier 8: April & May 2017 (6 weeks) • final production: “no strings attached” (video)
Atelier 9: Sept to Dec. 2017 (15 weeks) • final production: “rawmantics”
all at 16/h week • 4 days / week • 4h / day