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Mime Workshop

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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. During the workshop we will go through the whole body and find movements in unusual body parts.

Mime Workshop 1

We practice some of the basic mime techniques like pulling, being pulled, grabbing different kinds of objects and mime walk. We’ll also learn to fly! Using the techniques, we will work on small acts alone, with partners or in small groups – without forgetting the nonverbal expressions of different emotions.

The workshop is aimed both for total beginners and those who already have some experience in mime. We’ll practice the techniques in small groups according to the levels of the participants. The workshop will be held in Finnish and/or English.

Mime Workshop 2

We practice different kinds of mime techniques like pushing, climbing a ladder, playing with different kinds of objects and mime walk. Using the techniques, we will work on small acts alone, with partners or in small groups. We will also do exercises on nonverbal expressions and start tuning the present body.

The workshop is aimed for those who already have some experience in mime. We’ll practice the techniques in small groups according to the levels of the participants. The workshop will be held in Finnish and/or English.

The workshop is organised by Dance Theatre Auraco. Welcome to mime!

About the teacher

Kati Lehtola is a dancer and mime who studied mime in Die Etage, a school of performing arts in Berlin. Her main teacher was Anke Gerber, who is one of the most respected mimes in Germany and Central Europe. Alongside different styles of mime (like Marcel Marceau’s or Étienne Decroux’s), the studies were composed of dance, Commedia dell’Arte and other forms of physical theatre. The education gave a strong technical base and a bit anarchistic attitude towards mime.

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