Corporeal Mime is an aspect of physical theater. It’s objective is to place drama inside the moving human body by allowing the actor to show thought through movement. It “makes the invisible visible” through the presence of the body. Developed by Etienne Decroux, Corporeal Mime is unlike pantomime that substitutes speech with gesture. The objectives of Corporeal Mime are to enable the actor to become more autonomous in creating metaphor-based physical theater pieces, which may include text, but are not based on text, i.e. to give the actor greater access to physical metaphors that work in traditional plays, and to increase the actor’s strength, agility, flexibility and imaginative powers.
This month we have an intensive Corporeal Mime workshop conducted by Vini Carvalho. He has been developing his practice as a movement teacher and performer for the past nine years, teaching various workshops and classes in theatre, neutral mask and mime. He trained at the International School of Corporeal Mime for four years in London and graduated in Performing Arts from University of Campinas, Brazil. Vini has also worked and studied with a number of companies and theatre practitioners, such as Theatre de l’Ange Fou, Alice K, LUME, Tiche Viana and Leris Colombaione. He is the artistic director of Fool’s Cap Theatre.
Through technical and creative exercises the workshop will focus on the following-
- Articulation of the body and space
- Counterweights: creating actions of ‘push, pull, lift’
- Dynamo-rhythms: playing with different rhythms in movement
- Walks - Improvisations based on the technique
- Figures- short movement sequences based on daily actions
- Pieces from the repertoire of the technique
Through the workshop the participants will be able to enhance their stage presence, precision, confidence in movement, balance, coordination, dynamics and rhythm, muscular tone and flexibility. At the same time the participants will gain an understanding of the basic technique and style of Corporeal Mime. .
Don’t miss this chance to dive into the world of mime and movement-based performance!
Date: 16th and 17th February
Time: 8 am to 2 pm
Fee: Rs 4500
Venue: Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh,
Dr Bhalerao Marg,
Charni Road Kele Wadi,
Age limit: Over 16 years
To apply send in your CV and a cover letter stating your reasons for wanting to do this workshop to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dress code: Tight workout/dancewear clothing or clothing that does not restrict movement and will allow your tutor to see your work more clearly.
In order to get the most from the workshop you should be able to-
- Follow spoken instructions
- Work within groups and pairs safely
- Be able to undertake a movement class