Monday 8 - Friday 12 January 2024
10am - 5pm daily
£325 full price, £300 full-time students, unwaged people, over 65s, BECTU, MU and Equity cardholders and recent graduates
Workshops & Learning
Spend a week with Theatre Re, and focus on why and how the tiniest choices and smallest details play a key part in the way they develop their shows.
Through Corporeal Mime and the study of articulation - space, body, rhythms, and weight - explore how the smallest things take on a larger significance, and become more than what they are. Participants will learn to own and play with physical details to enhance their performance skills, develop new material, and push the boundaries of what theatre, without a playwright, can do.
Each day will begin with physical conditioning work, then progress towards training and technique, and culminate in the opportunity to devise a short presentation true to the Theatre Re process.
This five-day workshop is led by Guillaume Pigé (Theatre Re Director and RADA Associate Teacher) and Claudia Marciano (Theatre Re Performer and Teacher). The week is designed for professional and semi-professional performers, actors, dancers as well as visual artists, students and recent graduates. No previous experience of Corporeal Mime is required to join, only your curiosity and playfulness.
“It challenged me to be imaginative, learn and adapt to new theatre activities, as well as physically - using some muscles I don’t usually! It also challenged me to let go of inhibitions and to be in the moment.” - 2023 Workshop Participant
“As a relatively new parent it is rare to be able to be allowed time and space for being an artist. What a joy to reconnect with that part of me once more.” - 2023 Workshop Participant
Guillaume Pigé is the Artistic Director and founder of Theatre Re. Originally from France, he has been living in the UK for the past 15 years. He trained with theatre makers and directors such as Andrew Visnevski, Steven Wasson, Corinne Soum, Daniel Stein and Thomas Leabhart. 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 was performed in more than fifteen countries, notably at The Cerventino Festival (Mexico), Hong Kong Arts Festival, New Victory Theater (USA), National Taichung Theatre (Taiwan) and London International Mime Festival (UK). He has been an Associate Teacher at R.A.D.A since 2011 and is regularly invited to give workshops about Theatre Re's creative process and Corporeal Mime throughout the UK and internationally.
Claudia Marciano studied Drama at the University of Kent, then Physical Actor Training at Fourth Monkey Theatre Company where she first encountered Theatre Re and Corporeal Mime. She has been working with the company since 2018, and is in the performing cast of all their touring pieces. Outside of her work with Theatre Re, Claudia is a movement teacher and fitness instructor specialising in the disciplines of Barre and Pilates. She is particularly interested in body conditioning for actors and continues to develop her expertise in this. More recently, she completed her MA in Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance which culminated in her thesis titled: The Significance of Humour in Contemporary Performance: Engaging the Spectator in Political Discourse by Valuing the Object of Laughter.
“Theatre Re excels at transforming small, intimate stories into whirling, viscerally physical extravagance” - What’s On Stage
Theatre Re is one of the UK’s leading visual theatre companies. Their work combines original live music with striking visual theatre to create world class, deeply moving non-verbal productions about universal human challenges and the fragility of life. They engage with audiences locally, nationally and internationally to create, share and promote life-changing theatre that is both inventive and accessible through cross-arts and cross-sector collaboration.
They are an artist-led company based at The Point in Eastleigh with a strong 11-year track record: six mid-scale productions, extensive touring in the UK (78 venues in 44 cities) and internationally (15 countries across 3 continents) - including a Broadway transfer, international licensing of their repertoire and sold-out runs at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Cerventino Festival (Mexico), and London International Mime Festival.
Their training programme is in high demand across world with long-term partners such the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Partnerships with community organisations throughout the creation process and while on tour are central to their work.