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HELMIME: Mime Workshops

With different mime techniques, we can create illusions, make invisible visible and play with imaginary objects, partners and powers. To succeed in these, a mime needs strong body control and knowledge of movement patterns that are rarely used in everyday life: waves, isolations and the fixpoint.

HELMIME mime workshops are held by Auraco’s Kati Lehtola and also visiting teachers.

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Contemporary Mime Workshop

Tomas Kasprzyk’s contemporary mime workshop is aimed for total beginners and intermediate mimes as well as for actors. It is for people curious about contemporary mime and interested in learning or upgrading their own mime technique.

The workshop will contain basic and advanced mime techniques that are easy to learn and handle, and you will also learn about different styles. Besides mime, the workshop will also focus on the question of what is the core of acting and improvisation. We will explore the presence on stage, how to work with space, how to work with a partner and group mechanics on stage.

The workshop is held in English.

Time: 19–20 Oct 2019 at 10:30–16:00
Place: TribalTanssiKeskus, Vanha Talvitie 19 A, 5th floor, 00580 Helsinki
Early bird price when registration and payment done by 19 Sep: 100 €
Price starting from 20 Sep: 110 €
Registration: Send your name and phone number by email to

If the participant cancels the participation after 17 Oct, the payment will only be refunded with a medical certificate. If the organiser has to cancel the workshop, the payment will be fully refunded.

About the teacher

MgA. (MA) Tomas Kasprzyk is a mime, a teacher and a drummer. He started learning and performing as a mime when he was 5 years old. He learned the basics from his father Miro Kasprzyk and advanced mime techniques from the Czech mime Michal Hecht. He studied mime at The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU), Department of Mime, where he did his master's degree under Radim Vizvary and had workshops with Lionel Menard, Greg Goldstone, James Donlon, Anke Gerber, Steve Wasson and Corinne Soum. He also worked on a performance with the legendary mime Milan Sladek. Nowadays he mainly focuses on teaching contemporary mime and the core of acting and improvisation to non-actors and professionals as well.

Past workshops

14–15 Apr 2018 Mime Workshop 2, Studio Attitude KS, Helsinki
20–21 Jan 2018 Mime Workshop 1, Studio Attitude KS, Helsinki
25–26 Nov 2017 Mime Workshop 1, Studio Attitude KS, Helsinki