LABÚ THEATRE -BIANCO (ES)
A visual poetry show for everyone. Bianco tells the story of a girl working in an old guesthouse that one day receives a charming traveller who invites her to open the doors and windows of her heart. A special encounter that will lead our main character to a new way of understanding life.
GBG MIME EXPLOSION!
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!
PANTOMIMTEATERN- OH SNAP (SWE)
Någonstans i ett mörkt och pixligt vakuum vaknar Majora upp ensam och intrasslad i ett digitalt nät. Majora har fått hela världens massmedia i sin kropp! Samtidigt letar Navi hopplöst efter sitt syskon och går vilse bland memes, GIF-ar, nätmobbning, youtube-influensers och meningslösa statusuppdateringar.
MIME THEATRE ILINASTROE -INTERNAL DESTRUCTION (UKR)
The material world surrounds us and undoubtedly affects our state. And what happen, if you imagine your feelings that are living inside and affecting what surrounds us? Yes, it’s not a material world, it’s a world of thoughts and ideas.
IRAQI BODIES- PITY: PART 2 (SWE)
Iraqi Bodies premieres their new creation – the second part of their pentalogy PITY – focusing on the eponymous character of Shakespeare’s play ‘Othello’.
We meet a desolate man stranded in the desert who has just lost everything worth living for. During one night he recounts his story from glory to damnation. By examining the enhancing or debilitating emotion of pity we are able to discuss this emotion with a backdrop of history carrying us into the contemporary world of today.
CLOWNFISH- SIR DAVID AND HIS ANIMALS (UK)
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. Catch this sell-out five star show for an epic hour of clowning, physical theatre and the largest range of animals you will ever see on stage!
RICARDO CORNELIUS -PEREGRINO (ES)
A performance of clown, physical theatre and visual poetry. Borders in the world are drawn by people, however, when the rules are defined, they feel inhuman, because they are far from reality … Dreamcatchers we fall into. We walk a path in which each one load our own house like in a trailer, where it seems that a long rope connects us to our roots. We walk with many memories united by a fishing net.
JAKOP AHLBOM- WORKING METHOD
In Jakop Ahlbom’s master class at GBG Mime Fest he will use the methods he applies in working with his performers during the process of creation. Jakop Ahlbom was born in Sweden in 1971. In the early 1990s he moved to the Netherlands where he studied Mime at the Amsterdam School of the Arts.
Upon his graduation in 1998 he was presented with the Top Naeff award for the most promising student. His gift for choreography had been noticed and so had his poeticism and his ability to get his cast to unleash their energy, bravado and physicality. The award jury described him as an eager, outstanding and exuberant talent.
After graduating he worked with a variety of theatre makers as a performer, choreographer and director. In 2000 he started working on his own, idiosyncratic oeuvre.
BARTŁOMIEJ OSTAPCZUK – ACTING IN MODERN MIME / NONVERBAL THEATRE
The master class of Mr. Ostapczuk will present a variety of exercises divided into different categories. From basic for his teaching system logical combination of breath and movement in a non-verbal theater through its various forms which appeared in the last few decades, to the completely modern form of mime theatre. The idea is not to teach the style of singular creator, the goal is completely opposite. The basic principle which should govern mime theatre is a skilled combination of thoughts, emotions and actions.
ALEJANDRO BONNET -MIME FOR THE CURIOUS
The workshop is going to focus on the ground to the Swedish mime education
–which develops from Polish mime – how we create and enhance the emotional
necessity behind the movement.
LENA STEFENSON ”RÖRELSEN FÖRST- OM REGI FÖR RÖRELSEBASERAD SCENKONST”
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.
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.
DR. 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.
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. This pliable structure can be playfully manipulated and transformed, in a kinaesthetic investigation into the limits and extents of the human body.
HELENE BERG -POSSIBLE AND HARDLY POSSIBLE MOVES (SWE)
Exhibition of Kung Fu inspired images and animations using augmented reality.
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.
Meet Your Fellow Mimes
MEET YOUR FELLOW MIMES
In the spirit of the festival we extend our arms to embrace all of you who feel part of the ‘mime community’ to a festive evening celebrating MIME! Performances aside, this is the place where we actually get to meet face to face to talk, jest and hopefully get to know each other better. Perhaps you are involved in a creative process and need an outlet for discussing it, or you just want to have a laugh? All is encouraged and welcomed here!