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 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
My Dear Friends,
After many years of not performing, I am finally in the process of creating a solo performance. It will be work-in-progress and only 30 minutes. But I would love to share what I have so that there will be room for your input. I hope you can come and share a wonderful evening of a show and dinner.
Please reserve as there are only 50 places and dinner needs to be prepared in advance.
Centre Culturel Pouya
48 bis Quai de Jemmapes
Saturday 26 September
5€ Entrance +
6€ or 8€ Dinner (with reservation)
After the show:
Iranian Dinner Menu
6 € Kashk Badémjan (Aubergine Purée) : aubergine, kashk (strong cheese), grilled onions, garlic, dried mint, and olive oil
8 € Ghormeh Sabzi with rice (stew) : red beans, herbs, dried lemons, onions
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What would the world be like if we can see like a snail? It’s curious antennaes, which are actually its eyes, reach out to the world and quickly retract in seeing how cruel and ugly it can be. It is very sensitive and can easily be crushed and eaten. It lives in direct contrast to the economic values that model our society and business which are based on faster, farther, and cheaper. It has nothing to compete against. It’s race is just to survive. It’s accomplishments are just moving to a better leaf and a cooler shade. We may mock it as lazy and stupid, but look closer and we see that it is constantly moving, constantly searching, and constantly feeling.
My life as an artist is like this snail. I am 42 years old and this is my first solo. From an outside perspective, I am moving pathetically slow. However, I have been so busy. But accomplishing what? My mother wants to know. So, I guess this is my opportunity to show and to share of a bit of a journey of this snail.
Show written and produced by Won KIM
Poster and Artwork: Federico Sancho
Wham Bam! and the Corporeal Improvisation workshop
I have attached the photos taken by Jemina Boraccino for the workshop and the Wham Bam event which took place at the BE Festival on Wednesday June 24, 2015. For me, it was a unforgettable 45minute experience to share my passion with performance artists from many parts of Europe and even Tunisia.
Although the Wham Bam! event itself was constrained by time (we only had 45 minutes), everyone had a chance to participate and to express themselves… even Erin, my 21 month-old daughter. Her participation was a true surprise and an extra gift in this world of improvisation.
What is Wham Bam! ?
Budding actors, musicians and dancers of all backgrounds are invited to play together using the language of body and movement. The goal of this workshop is to establish a common ground for listening where different styles of movement can come together. Participants will discover the differences between dramatic movement and lyrical movement, as well as mime, mimic and mimesis as modes of communication.
After the workshops participants will get the chance to perform as part of Wham Bam! Let’s get it on ma’am, a unique improvisation event where dance, theatre, mime and music, both professional and amateur, collide in an improvised play.[az_button_sh inverted=”true” target=”_self” buttonsize=”button-medium” buttonlabel=”Visit Wham Bam page” buttonlink=”/portfolio/wham-bam/” class=”” icons=”font-icon-text”] [/vc_column_text]