Teachers

Moveo teaching team is composed for highly qualified teachers in the field of physical theater and corporeal mime and, aswell as teachers from other areas who come to enrich the educational possibilities of the School.

All the team members are active professionals, either as directors, actors, or choreographers.

SOPHIE KASSER

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Performer, creator and teacher, Sophie is co-founder of Moveo, training centre and company. Her interest goes towards the expressive human body and artistic creation using the body as main element of communication.

Born in Switzerland and professionally active in London and Barcelona, she was a member of the international company Théâtre de l’Ange Fou during several years in London. With it, and later with the Moveo Cie., she has toured with shows in countries such as Belgium, Croatia, Spain, France, Israel, Italy, Poland, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Romania or Switzerland.

She has participated and/or directed projects for the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, the University of Barcelona – Centre de Recerca DUODA, Dies de Dansa – festival GREC of Barcelona, NOVIA – University of Applied Sciences of Finland, Festival International d’Improvisation Théâtrale de l’Île de la Réunion and the International Festival of Physical Theatre of the Caribbean.

In Spain and Europe, she has given classes and workshops in: School of Speech and Drama of London, Conservatoire Populaire of Geneva, Pedagogical High School of Aarau (Switzerland), Schools of Dramatic Art of Valencia, Vigo and Palma de Mallorca, Association of Actors of the Balearic Islands, Festival of Sueca amongst others.

Trained in theatre, circus and dance in Geneva, Paris and London, Sophie hold a diploma of the International School of Corporeal Mime of London where she also post-graduated in Teaching and Directing.

STÉPHANE LÉVY

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Born in Paris, Stéphane graduated in Philosophy before completing a diploma in Corporeal Mime at the London International School of Corporeal Mime, directed by Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum, the last assistants of Etienne Decroux. He studied vocal technique with J. Wilde, A.-M. Speed and P. van Zyl. From 1997 to 1999 he followed the post-grade programme of the school, specializing in Teaching and Directing.

From 1999 to 2002 he assisted S. Wasson and C. Soum, teaching at the London Corporeal Mime School.

During this period, and for five years, he was also member of the company “Théâtre de l’Ange Fou”, and participated in the creation of six of its productions, with which the company toured Europe.

From then to the present day, he has lead workshops in festivals, schools and companies, such as: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Central School of Speech and Drama of London, London International Mime Festival in the U.K.; Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, Escuelas Superiores de Arte Dramático de Valencia and Vigo, Associació d’actors de les Illes Balears, Mostra Gest d’Esparreguera, Institut d’Educación Física de Catalunya and Associació de Teatre de Girona, in Spain; Trident School of Amberes, Belgium, and the Conservatoire Populaire of Geneva.

In 2004, Stéphane, together with Sophie Kasser, founded MOVEO- Training and creation centre. He is co-director of the Escuela Internacional de Mimo Corporal Dramático de Barcelona, and co-artistic director of the theatre company Moveo, with whom he won in 2007 the Special Prize of the Jury of the Mostra de Teatre de Barcelona for the show Réquiem.

In 2005 he became a teacher at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, teaching both in the national school of the theatre and in the dance conservatory.

OLIVIER DÉCRIAUD

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Graduated in French literature, he trained in physical theatre and mime with Ivan Bacchiochi and Robert Bennett in Paris, Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum at the International School of Corporeal Mime in London, from which he holds a diploma.

He is a one of the founding members and actor of Moveo Teatro since 2005 and teaches at the Col·legi del Teatre de Barcelona and at the Moveo centre. He was a member of the company Théâtre de l’Ange Fou in London and has since worked on various projects and short films as an actor. He has toured with shows to Croatia, Spain, Italy, France, England, Israel Rumania and Poland.

He teaches or has taught for various schools and organisations, and worked in collaboration withfi the Alliance Française of Port Said (Egypt), Glob’culture (France) and , in Barcelona, El plato de ciné, the centre Amalia and the French Institute, for which he still works. Most recently, he performed in « ARA! » (Now!), the last production from Moveo as well as in an adaptation from John Ford’s « ’Tis pity she’s a whore », for the first time translated and performed in catalan, directed by Anna Estrada (La Pell company).

During the last years, Olivier also specialised in teaching French through theatre, giving classes and workshops for french teachers.

MAI ROJAS

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Born in Costa Rica, Mai discovered a taste for the stage at the National Workshop of Theatre of Costa Rica. In Spain he obtaining a degree in speaking theatre at the Royal High School of Performing Arts in Madrid.

Starting his career as performer, Mai participated in several seasons, tours and festivals in Spain, the United States, Costa Rica, Romania, England, Andorra, Portugal, Dubrovnic, Italy, France, Poland and Puerto Rico.

Mai always nurtured a desire for growth and renewal, and he decided to expand his training in the speciality of physical theatre at the Training and Creation Center MOVEO of Barcelona. He then went on to  travel to London, gaining a diploma as a professional mime actor with the International School of Corporeal Mime and working as an actor in their theatre company, Théâtre de l’Ange fou.

He works as a mime actor regularly with Cirque du Soleil, using his mime tools to created their characters. Mai always embraces the personal touches into his creativity when producing a show, both as a mime actor and director of his company.  He regularly organises workshops for children, young people and adults.

Actually he is part of MOVEO team as a professor.

Alongside the teaching team, guest teachers and lecturers are regularly invited to bring their knowledge in other areas of the performing arts, which we put in relation to our study program. For the course 2015-2016, we have the pleasure to count of the presence of:

PERE FARRAN

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Pere Farran studied at the Col·legi del Teatre  de Barcelona. In 1997 he got a grant from the Culture Department of the Government of Catalonia to study at the Scuola Internazionalle dell’Attore Comico (Italy), with Antonio Fava. He completed his studies with workshops given by teachers such as Federico Fazzioli (Teatro studio), Bart Srebnick (theatre investigation and composition), Jango Edwards and Johny Melville (clown), Jordi Parellada (voice and singing technique), at the Centre de les Arts del Circ Rogelio Rivel and a post-graduate course with Stefan Metz (Theatre de Complicité).

He has been working since 1999 as an actor-entertainer in Jarabe de Canya, a music and entertainment band, and as a teacher at the Col·legi del Teatre de Barcelona, La Casona de Barcelona, El Galliner de Girona and L’Aula de Lleida, in Spain. He has directed various professional and amateur theatre companies.
Nowadays, he is the co-director, together with Meritxell Morera, of Butai Productions, that has premiered “El Huerto de Can Pitrocs” by La Guilla Teatro and has co-produced some projects with Incite (Science and Theatre Institute) about popular science.

MONTSE BONET

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She studied in the Jacques Lecoq School en Paris, and she is graduated in Direction and Dramaturgy from the Institut del Teatre of Barcelona. She has taken courses with Monika Pagneux, Zygmund Molik, Cheek by Jowl, Thierry Hschstätter, Adrian Jackson, Serge Nicolaï (Théâtre du Soleil), José Sanchís Sinisterra, Vincent Rouche, Garry Leontiev. She has worked as an actress for different companies: L’Ou Nou, El Teatrí, El Tricicle, Xalàteatre y Stare Loco.

She has been a direction assistant and movement assessor for various shows (three of those directed by Joan Castells) and has directed: “Pepoff, història d’un pallasso”, with Pep Salvat; “La festa del blat” by Àngel Guimerà; “Malas Palabras” by Perla Szuchmaher, “Pim, pam, pum” by Eugène Ionesco; “La locura que cura” with Alejandra Jiménez-Cascón, “L’hort de Can Pitrocs” with the company La Guilla; “Polièdrica” with the company Polièdrica; “Hoy tu pluma brillará”, with Pere Cabaret. She has taught and directed shows in various centres and schools of Barcelona: Col·legi del Teatre, Institut del Teatre, Estudis de Teatre.

She funded the company BOJUM Teatre with which she created the work “Masticació”, from a text by Patrick Kermann, presented in various theatre festivals. In 2015 she directed “Blanca desvelada” with Alejandra Jiménez-Cascón.

CECILIA COLACRAI

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Dancer, independent creator and contemporary dance teacher. Part of the board of the APDC (Association of professional dancers of Catalonia) since 2011. Since 1995 she is interested in exploring areas of contemporary dance, improvisation, choreographic composition and other disciplines related to the movement and the performing arts.

Currently she is working independently with different artists such as Anna Rubirola and Mireia de Querol Collective Big Bouncers winner of the Sebastià Gasch prize 2015, with which manages the creative space La Visiva; Jorge Albuerne in the circus-dance pieces “Gira” and “Último, el baile”; Joao Lima and Anna Rubirola in the piece “Morder la Lengua”; with Grup LaBolsa (Iris Heitzinger, Natalia Jimenez, Anna Rubirola, Federica Porello, Mireia de Querol, Xavi Moreno, Cecilia Colacrai) and Thomas Hauert in the show “La medida del desorden” premiered in July 2015 as part of the Grec Festival Barcelona. With her solo works “Sola?” (2005) and “La incorruptible belleza de la distancia” (2011), presented in different festivals in Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Cuba and Argentina. She has worked with different choreographers: Alexis Eupierre, Montse Colomé, Toni Mira y Cia. Nats Nus (Barcelona); Cia. Grivet Emmanuel (France); Group Republica Cênica (Brazil); Gabriela Solini (Arg-Eng), Tragant-Danza and la Caldera (Barcelona), Cultural Assoc Finmatun; Sudansa (dance in schools), among others.

She offers classes in contemporary dance, improvisation and composition since 1997 in Argentina and since 2002 in Barcelona and other cities in Europe and Latin America.

Moreover, Teachers and lecturers who have been invited by MOVEO in recent years are:

Guy Nader, María Campos, Andrés Corchero, Lali Ayguade: dance

Oscar Valsecchi, Valentina Temussi, Anne Dennis: corporeal mime

Joan Rimbau, Vicky Alvelo, Samuel Tornqvist, Anna Estrada: voice work

Maria Castillo, Miquel Gallardo, Renee Baker: puppetry and object manipulation

Lluís Graells:  Commedia dell’arte

Monica Giacomin: pilates technique

Danel Aser: acting in front of the camera

Roberto Romei: biomechanics

Domenico Santo: street theater

Joan Cusó: pantomime

Anna Estrada: voice (Fitzmaurice technique)

Elisabeth Castells: scenography

Hélène Mallet: storytelling

Tino Carreño: production and career counseling for actors

Samuel Tornquist: voice

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