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!
While the larger part of the festival is centered around hour-long performances we wanted to celebrate the long tradition in mime of shorter acts! For some artists this is the preferred format while others use it as a springboard for longer pieces.
GBG Mime Explosion is directed by Py Huss-Wallin who together with the festival team presents an explosive evening of mime with established performers and the first-year students at the Mime Acting program at Stockholm University of the Arts who will attempt to fly their imaginary wings! The evening presents the up-and-coming London based company Spoken Movement, the Swedish mime legend Ika Nord , Warsaw Mime Center Company and much, much, more!
With a background in fine art, circus and theater, Py graduated from the mime-acting program at Stockholm University of the Arts in 2013. Since then Py has been working both as an actor and director combining physical theater and visual arts on different stages in Sweden such as Turteatern, Dramaten and Malmö stadsteater. Looking for inspiration she always goes back to watch clips by Bob Fosse, Nathalie Djurberg and Vegard Vinge on youtube.
Graduated from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts in Mimeacting 2015. Ana has since then worked as an actor, choreographer and she has initiated and co-directed ”Somebody Stop Me – The Jim Carrey Ballet”. At the GBG Mimefest you will be able to see the latest production Ana wrote and directed: ”OH SNAP”, produced by Pantomimteatern. Ana is a nerdy artist who loves physical comedy and combining performing arts with innovativ technologies.