Monday 17 - Friday 21 January 2022
10am - 5pm daily (includes breaks throughout)
£255 (£230 concessions)
Workshops and Learning
Large Committee Room
This 5-day workshop from Theatre Re is an intensive boot camp, focusing on how to move from action to poetry, and how one leads to the other.
Through the study of Etienne Decroux's Corporeal Mime repertoire and technique, as well as improvisation and composition, you will learn how to play with physical shape, space, rhythm and weight to allow inner impulses to flow into expression. you'll look at the balance between spontaneity and technique, and explore how to be both real and abstract on stage.
Led by Guillaume Pigé, From Actor to Mimeis designed for professional and semi-professional performers, as well as actors in training and recent graduates. No previous experience of Corporeal Mime is required to join, only your curiosity and playfulness!
Guillaume Pigé is an actor, director, mime and magician. Originally from France, he has been living in the UK for the past 14 years. He trained with theatre makers including Andrew Visnevski, Steven Wasson, Corinne Soum, Daniel Stein and Thomas Leabhart, and established Theatre Re in 2011. He has directed each of the company's productions to date. Rooted in Etienne Decroux's Corporeal Mime, his practice takes inspiration from science, philosophy, psychology, and public health to address global human challenges through moving and visually striking poetic theatre. His work has been performed in more than 15 countries, notably at The Cerventino Festival (Mexico), Hong Kong Arts Festival, New Victory Theatre (USA), National Taichung Theatre (Taiwan) and London International Mime Festival (UK). He is an associate artist at The Point in Eastleigh, and an associate teacher at RADA. He is regularly invited to give workshops throughout the UK and internationally.
Because of the live and physical nature of activity in an enclosed space for these workshops, Participants will need to produce evidence of a negative lateral flow test on the first day of the workshop when they arrive for registration. This can be evidenced via the Covid19 NHS app alongside a piece of ID to be presented at reception. You will also be asked to sign a declaration of good health with no symptoms of Covid19 and having tested negative within 48 hours of the workshop.
Please note that, unfortunately, course fees are non-refundable if you cannot produce this on the day. However, a refund will be offered should you test positive and contact the venue in advance of the workshop.
We will be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of everyone in the building. Whilst at the Town Hall you must abide by all Covid-19 Safety Measures in place, which you can find here.