Corporeal Mime 10-hours-course taught by Luis Torreão.
This workshop proposes an investigation to create a composition and thus to explore the bases of a creative process whose dramaturgy will be based, at first, on the movement.
The language we use in the work of our company has its source in the corporeal mime of Etienne Decroux. We draw inspiration from the science of this technique to work on detail, to make visible and precise what is small and what is big in the movement, creating the dramatic tension and the risk through the “unstable equilibrium”.
With this particular approach to movement we change the perception of the viewer in a similar way to what cinema or video can do using technical processes such as close-ups, editing and slow motion. By modifying the dynamic qualities of a movement (speed and intensity), as well as the trajectory (by its articulation, reduction or enlargement) we change the reading of what could be seen in the original action.
This allows us to see a reality that otherwise would not have touched our senses. This modified action causes a feeling of strangeness, where the unconscious of each will have a role to play. In the same way that “the nature that speaks to the camera is not the same as the one that speaks to the eyes. It is different especially because, in the space where the consciousness of human being dominates, it substitutes a space where the unconscious reigns.” as Walter Benjamin said.
The training will be based on the technique of Corporeal Mime. The goal is to learn to articulate the movement, to give it a dynamic quality and to develop stage presence.
Preparation exercises at the beginning of the session will focus on the notion of animality in movement, the awakening of the spine and the connection of the center of the body with its extremities.
The course will be taught in French with translation into Spanish.
Director, actor, mime and teacher.
He directs the Company Hippocampe and its training centre in Contemporary Mime in Paris. He trained in corporeal mime in Paris and the United States with Leabhart Thomas, who was an assistant of Etienne Decroux. He graduated in theatre education and has completed a Master in theater studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. He has taught numerous courses in France and Brazil, including in the Theatre Conservatory of Orleans, Arts en Scène (Lyon), EDT 91 (Essonne), University Paris 8, Theatre Apollo-Hermilo (Recife), University of Campinas – Sao Paulo, Rio Theatre University and the School of Dance Angel Viana – Rio de Janeiro.
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