November 20, 2015, 8pm
26 Rue André Joineau, 93310 Le Pré-Saint-Gervais
Metro Hoche (5 mins walking)
Audience : General, Length : 90 – 120 minutes
Entrance : 5 €
Evening Presenter : Patrice Thibaud
Sylvia Maria Alves
What is Mim’provisation?
Started in June, 2010, Mim’provisation grew out of the personal necessities of mime artists to improvise and challenge themselves and their craft. While contact improvisations, improvisational theatre, and breakdance battles already exist; Mim’provisation fills a gap and breathes fresh light air to the universe of physical expression. On this stage of corporeal improvisation, the intensity of a battle in front of a very critical audience results in poetic construction and unique expression. Rather than virtuosic performance measures, improvisational play focuses more on how the imaginary springs to life.
We are living in a post-modern era of mime where the original modern masters like Etienne Decroux, Marcel Marceau, Jacques Lecoq, and Henryk Tomaszewski have passed away, and where the art of mime has evolved into budding interdisciplinary variations such as mime-dance, clown mime, abstract mime, and physical theatre. Mim’provisation offers an encounter for today’s vast array of artists and their unique forms, personalities, and talent to come together to witness, share and play together. And through this live challenge and dialogue, a more heightened level of beauty and creative surprise blooms.
For the unsuspecting audience, Mim’provisation will awaken the imagination and touch the soul from laughter to amazement. Witnessing some of the best mime artists, they participate in the process of evolution of the contemporary mime that yearns to redefine itself beyond the dominant stereotype of the “white-masked pantomime”.
The event takes place in two parts:
In the first part, a group of selected or “invited” mime artists demonstrate their skills. They are guided by an invited master of ceremony.
In the second part, the public become the actors and are invited to improvise, in duo, trios according to a given theme.
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We are excited to announce an event of corporeal improvisation that will surprise you, MetaFora:
October 23, 2015, 8pm
15 Rue Geoffroy l’Asnier, 75004 Paris
Studio May B
Public : Tout Public Durée : 90 – 120 minutes
Entrance : 5 €
BRINGING METAPHORS TO LIFE THROUGH CORPOREAL IMPROVISATION
MetaFora presents a form of improvisational theatre based on corporeal and vocal expression. Unlike the ‘battles’ that focus on virtuosic performance, the stage intensity result from the challenge of bringing to life a metaphor. In front of an audience, the actors/dancers/singers/musicians have only a few minutes to transport the audience into a poetic universe. Metaphor, “Meta” derives from the Greek meaning “across, and after,” and “phor” (pherō), meaning “I bear, carry”. “Metafora” is the Portuguese translation. While it carries the same sense as in English, “Meta” can also mean “goal” and “fora” mean “outside”. Thus, the goal of the metaphors is to stretch the boundaries of the imagination beyond the habitual and the mundane. It is going “in through the outdoor” according to Led Zeppelin. The event takes place in two parts: In the first part, a group of selected or “invited” performing artists play together based on random hat selection. In the second part, the “invited” performing artists improvise with volunteers of the public in duo, trios.
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Company Pas de Dieux participates in the Biennale des Arts du Mime et du Geste 2015.
From November 12 to December 16, 2015
This Biennale is an event proposed by the grouping of territories of GLAM (Groupe de liaison des Arts du Mime et du Geste) and organized by the Collectif des Arts du Mime et du Geste, in collaboration with several actors of the profession. Between the Festival Mimesis at IVT, International Visual Theatre — Paris from November 12 to 15 and the Plateaux du Groupe Geste(s) at Chatillon Theatre, December 16, many other events are programmed under the banner of the Biennale in order to expose to a larger audience the dynamism of contemporary Art of Mime and Gesture.
Attachées de Presse : Barbara Augier • Isabelle Béranger • 01 44 64 74 43
Barbara 06 63 84 45 73 • Isabelle 06 08 60 14 17
22, cité industrielle • 75011 paris • email@example.com
Coordination : Collectif des Arts du Mime et du Geste
Sara Mangano : 06 03 24 55 75
Elena Serra : 06 62 42 23 52
Luis Torreao : 06 81 59 80 05
Avec le soutien du
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
DGCA (Direction Générale de la Création Artistique)