Sunday, September 30, 2012

Opportunity: Mime Workshop with Michael Lee, Austin Mime Theatre at the Vortex, October 9

Austin Mime Theatre

Mime and Physical Acting Workshop
with Michael Lee

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 7 until 9 p.m.

at The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. (click for map)
“Mime and Physical Acting” offers actors the skills to physically inhabit any character they play. Using techniques of dynamo rhythms and corporeal acting from Etienne Decroux, character attitudes developed by Marcel Marceau, contra energy from Polish master Stefan Niedzialkowski, and numerous other in-depth physical acting techniques from around the globe, Michael Lee synthesizes it into a form of acting that stimulates performers and ignites audiences. Working in this way helps actors decide how much to physically support their speaking parts, when to play “rich” and when to play “poor,” as explored in the work of Jerzy Grotowski. The intensity of the breath work alone will deepen any actor’s approach to acting. When combined with spacial dynamics, suspension of the mime actor and progressive/digressive movement, any actor will find him/herself much better prepared.

The workshop is physically challenging. Participants should dress comfortably for movement.

$20/person; $30/2 friends together. To register, please email

See you there!

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