Corporeal Mime; The Thinking Body

Submitted by Noblebored on Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:50pm
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 5:00pm

Chicago Physical Theater is proud to present:
Corporeal Mime: The Thinking Body
A weekend intensive taught by Steve Wasson and Corinne Soum
of the Theatre de l’Ange Fou and the White Church Theater Project
May 26th and 27th
11am-5pm (with a lunch break)
Location: TBD in Chicago
This intensive is co-led by the winner of the 2018 “World Mime Organization Award for the Outstanding Contribution to the Art of Mime”

Steve and Corinne are direct contemporaries of the late Etienne Decroux, considered by many to be the “Father of Modern Mime.” Over this 12 hour intensive, participants will gain a greater understanding of how to navigate their body through space as they may never have before.

From the instructors: “This study will include gestural grammar, body articulation, counterweights, walks and displacements in space, figures of style, mobile statuary, and musicality of movement. Extracts of the repertoire of Etienne Decroux will be taught during the workshop to fully experience this unique modern mythology of movement theatre. Participants will also explore the infinite possibilities of drawing from this repertoire to create personal work.”

To view Corinne’s acceptance of her highly esteemed award this March and a retrospective of Steve and Corinne’s work, please click here:

This Intensive is part one of three planned in Chicago within the year, resulting in a certificate in Corporeal Mime from the Theatre De L'Ange Fou.

To learn more about the instructors or about Corporeal Mime, visit:

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Location and contact
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company; Rehearsal hall
3717 N. Ravenswood
Chicago  Illinois  60613
United States