THUSDAY 14 November
16.00-21.00 – Danscentrum Väst
MASTER CLASS for professionals Nola Rae ’BROADEN YOUR MIME’
FRIDAY 15 November
17.00-17.50- Stora Teatern
LaBú Theatre – BIANCO (Spain)
About accepting the changes in our lives, how these changes –however big or small– shape us. LaBú Theatre uses ordinary materials turning them into something extraordinary.
20.30-22.30 (20 min intermission) -Stora Teatern
GBG Mime Explosion!
Acts from Sweden, Poland, Ukraine, Spain and more!
This year we are celebrating the spontaneity, audacity and fearlessness that are found in short, surprising, acts in our GBG Mime Explosion at Stora Teatern!
An explosion of movement, absurdity, silly walks and poetic images you don’t want to miss!
10.30-11.15 Teater Aftonstjärnan
Pantomimteatern – OH SNAP (Sweden)
Performance 6+ years
Pantomimteatern presents a multimedia mime-performance about screen-addiction that in a playful way wants to bring awareness to the younger audience about what the non-stop online presence does to our bodies.
12.00-13.15 Teater Aftonstjärnan (the talk starts 12.30. Before there will be soup served for a reasonable price)
Talk and soup
Lena Stefenson – First the Movement About Directing Movement-Based Performing Arts
Lena Stefenson will talk about how to work with directing for movement-based performing arts. Based on her recently published book “First the Movement – About Directing Movement-Based Performing Arts”, Lena reflects on various methods in the work of creating a physically based theatre. She gives examples from her own and others work.
13.30-14.50– Teater aftonstjärnan
Workshop Alejandro Bonnet ‘MIME FOR THE CURIOUS’
15.00-16.00 Teater Aftonstjärnan
Ilinastroe – Internal Destruction (Ukraine)
Mime Theatre ILINASTROE are graduates of the Ukrainian Academy of Variety and Circus Arts in Kiev. Their piece Internal Destruction revolves around the difficult journey of a person trying to figure out their place in the world without being affected by the ideas of the surrounding world.
17.00-18.00 Göteborgs Stadsteater – Lilla scen
Entrance at 16.45 in the foyer!
Iraqi Bodies – PITY: Part 2 (Sweden)
From 15+ years
Iraqi Bodies premieres their new creation – the second part of their pentalogy PITY – focusing on the eponymous character of Shakespeare’s play ‘Othello’.
19.00-20.30 Teater Aftonstjärnan
Meet your fellow mimes
For professionals within mime field
21.0-21.50 Teater Aftonstjärnan
Clownfish – Sir David and His Animals (UK)
Performance 12+ years
The magic of David Attenborough live on stage! A blue whale swims through the ocean depths. Racer snakes pursue a young iguana across the desert. Watch as two hapless but enthusiastic clowns recreate extraordinary scenes of the natural world – a world teetering on the brink of disaster.
21.20 – Teater Aftonstjärnan
SUNDAY 17 November
Workshop Nola Rae ’THE CLOWN SPEAKS WITHOUT WORDS’
10.00-15.00 – Danscentrum Väst
MASTER CLASS for professionals Jakop Ahlbom ’WORKING METHOD’
15.00-15.45 Teater Aftonstjärnan
Lisa Trahair & Josephine Gray – Comedy and Philosophy
Lisa and Josephine will discuss their current research into comic performance and philosophy and their emphasis on the corporeality of comedy and its connection to philosophical thinking. They are currently co-editing the anthology Second Nature: Comic Performance and Philosophy set for publication 2020.
16.00-16.30 Teater Aftonstjärnan
Ricardo Cornelius – Peregrino (Spain)
Borders in the world are drawn by people who eat, sleep, walk, think and dream, like the rest of us. A performance of clown, physical theatre and visual poetry.
17.00-17.45 Teater Aftonstjärnan
Raxá De Castilla Rosales– Clown: History, Evolution and Rhythmic Present
First, and through a brief tour of the understanding of humor and comedy in humanity, Dr. De Castilla will present an analysis of the comic figure up until the clown figure as we know it now. The investigations of Dr. De Castilla have been written in her doctoral thesis, in which she maintains that the Rhythm is the most important element for the empathic phenomenon with the public and the clown. On this occasion, she will briefly explain what she means by it.
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL AT ALL VENUES
Jock Maitland – TETRAPLAY (UK)
TETRAPLAY is an interactive geometric structure that sits at the crossover of sculpture and theatre. Taking its measurements from the human body, it invites a ludic curiosity and active exploration through physical engagement.
Helen Berg – Possible and Hardly Possible Moves (Sweden)
Helene has used notations of Kung Fu sequences as brief instructions to explore the physical boundaries of the human body. The result is a series of animated loops that is exhibited with the use of augmented reality.