THE THINKING BODY: CORPOREAL MIME workshops
Weekend I: 24.-26.1.2020
Weekend II: 14.-16.2.2020
Corporeal Mime, movement technique, physical theatre.
Performing arts professionals and students.
The workshop focuses on expressing thought through the body. We will find physical expression for thought and imagination through the technique and art of Corporeal Mime.
The theme will be approached through articulation, the musicality of movement, counterweights, walks, improvisation, and repertoire.
This course serves as an introduction to Corporeal Mime, while also challenging those with previous experience in the artform.
The course will be organized as a package of two independent weekend workshops. Participating in the second weekend requires attendance in the first weekend (or training in Corporeal Mime elsewhere).
Corporeal Mime was created by a French theatre revolutionary Etienne Decroux (1898–1991). It is a movement technique for physical actors and a living, developing art form.
Central to Corporeal Mime is the thinking body: The ability to physically express the rich scope of humanity, from concrete work to abstract thought and dreams.
Physical theatre practitioner Reetta Honkakoski specialized in Corporeal Mime technique for seven years in London, studying at the internationally acclaimed school of Theatre de L’Ange Fou. On top of her studies she was one of the schools assistant teachers and a performer in Theatre de L’Ange Fou. She is the only Finnish artist who has specialized in Corporeal Mime to this level.
Through Corporeal Mime Honkakoski strives to capture something shared, invisible and profound from human experience. Her stage productions have toured in Finland and abroad, most recently at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 where The Desk, an ensemble show about cult behavior won the highly considered Scotsman Fringe First Award.
Fri 24.1. at 18-21:00
Sat-Sun 25.–26.1. at 10-17:00 (including 1h lunch break)
Fri 14.2. at 18-21:00
Sat-Sun 15.–16.2. at 10-17:00 (including 1h lunch break)
Weekend I: 162€
Weekend II: 162€ / *145,80€
* Second weekend -10% for those who participated also to the first one.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
min 8 – max 20
FRI - SAT / The Finnish Actors’ Union Rehearsal Space, Annankatu 31-33 D, entrance E
SUN (To be confirmed later)
(To be confirmed later)
(All the rights for changes are reserved for Teatteri Metamorfoosi)