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 Cia Moveo, she has toured with shows in countries such as Belgium, Croatia, Spain, France, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Romania and 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, among others.

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 Cia Moveo, with whom he has won several awards: the most recent ones are the Best Show Award (dance category) of the International Theater and Dance Fair of Huesca’15, the Mais Award for Best Company of the Imaginarius International Festival’16 (Portugal) and the Moritz FiraTàrrega’17 Award for Best Street Arts Premiere.

 

Since 2005 he teaches physical theatre for actors and directors 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 in 1980, he discovered a taste for the stage at the National Workshop of Theatre of Costa Rica. In Spain he obtained a degree in speaking theatre at the Royal High School of Performing Arts in Madrid.

Starting his career as performer, Mai participated with Siglo XXI/Pro-RESAD Contemporary Theatre Companies in Madrid and the National Theatre. He decided to expand his training in the speciality of physical theatre at the Training and Creation Center MOVEO of Barcelona

The, he traveled to London, gaining a diploma as a professional mime actor with the International School of Corporeal Mime and working for four years 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.

At the same time, Mai has given workshops in Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Colombia, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and Poland.

Mai always embraces the personal touches into his creativity when producing a show, both as a mime actor and director of his company. In 2013 he creates his own Physical Theatre Company, LOS ESCULTORES DEL AIRE, with 5 on going shows.

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:

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, Iván Nogales, Serge Nicolaï (Théâtre du Soleil), José Sanchís Sinisterra, Gabriela Izcovich, 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; “Blanca desvelada” (2015) with Alejandra Jiménez; “Estima’m que tinc pressa” (2016) with Cie Xucrut Teatre; “Engrunes” (2016) with Cie Rumb Teatre; “La perdiu és de qui la caça” (2017) with Cie Tabú; “Tatanka” (2017) with Cie Minúcia Teatre. She has taught and directed shows in various centres and schools of Barcelona: Col·legi del Teatre, Institut del Teatre, Moveo Center and 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.

ANDREU MARTÍNEZ

Puppeteer and stage director, maintains his activity between Barcelona and France linked to the company Plexus Polaire. After working in companies like El Conde de Torrefiel and Philppe Genty, he founded Los Automecánicos, an action platform where he pours all his experience with Nikolai Karpov, Joan Baixas, Jushka Weigel, Roberto Olivan, Rene Beaker and Forman Brothers.

Trained at the School of Creation Mar Navarro (Jaques Lecoq, Madrid) continues his travel in the degree of Visual Theater by the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona. He received the Young Creation Award 2015 from the Ministry of Culture and in 2016 he was selected as a resident artist of El Graner (Mercat de les Flors). He combines the Interpretation with the different spaces of the scene, both in the investigation and in the direction, the assistance to the creation and the work of movement for companies like the Obskene, Guillem Albá and Love of Lesbian.

In the field of pedagogy, he teaches courses in Visual Theater and Manipulation of puppets and objects. He currently works as a teacher at the Moveo Center and at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona while he is on an international tour with cie. Plexus Polaire.

CECILIA COLACRAI

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Dancer, independent creator and contemporary dance teacher since 2002.

Currently she is working independently with different artists such as Anna Rubirola and Mireia de Querol Collective Big Bouncers, with which manages the creative space La Visiva; Joao Lima and Anna Rubirola in the piece “Morder la Lengua”, awarded with the Klauss Vianne Prize, circulating for 5 capital cities in Brazil in 2016; with Grup LaBolsa and Thomas Hauert in the show “La medida del desorden” premiered in July 2015 as part of the Grec Festival Barcelona. She also works with the choreographer Emmanuel Grivet in different projects related to improvisation. 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 and creators: Jorge Albuerne Alexis Eupierre, Montse Colomé, Toni Mira & Cia. Nats Nus (Barcelona); Inés Bozza, Cia Gabriela Solini, Cia Tumaka’t, Tragant-Dansa and la Caldera (Barcelona), and she is also part of projects related to video-dance, developed with Cultural Assoc Finmatun, 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. She is also part pf the project Sudansa since 2009 (dance in schools), and the project Tot Dansa since 2016. Moreover, this year the Collective Big Bouncers is part of the project En Residencia.

She has benn part of the board of the APDC (Association of professional dancers of Catalonia) since 2011 until 2017, and La Caldera Les Corts until 2017.

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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