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Étienne Decroux: The Art of Details with Guillaume Pigé

May 18, 2024

Multi Region Event: Asia/Europe

Booking Closed

The study of articulation – space, body, rhythms, and weight – will allow participants to own and play with physical details to enhance their performance skills, develop new material, and push the boundaries of what theatre, without a playwright, can do

Please note that this event is available to book in Asia/Europe region only. For more detailed time zone information, please see the ‘Important information’ section below and select your chosen region when you ‘Book now’.

About the workshop

Title
Étienne Decroux: The Art of Details

Workshop Description
Experience the process of stylisation through Étienne Decroux’s Corporeal Mime. We will explore how the smallest things take on a larger significance, and become more than what they are. The study of articulation – space, body, rhythms, and weight – will allow participants to own and play with physical details to enhance their performance skills, develop new material, and push the boundaries of what theatre, without a playwright can do.

Area of Learning
The world of theatre

Learning outcomes

Participants will:

  • discover and use a specific movement language: Corporeal Mime
  • create physical and visual original performance pieces
  • explore the principle of the reverse metaphor by writing with movement, space and rhythm first
  • stimulate imagination and developing a taste for non-naturalistic work
  • build ways to communicate meaning and artistic intention through development of performance skills

Target Audience
MS/HS/DP Theatre teachers

Level
Introductory

About your workshop leader

Guillaume Pigé
(he/him)

Guillaume Pigé is a Theatre Director, Teacher and Producer. Originally from France, he has been living in the UK for the past 15 years. He established Theatre Re in 2011 and has directed each of the company’s productions to date. He trained with theatre makers and directors such as Andrew Visnevski, Steven Wasson, Corinne Soum, Daniel Stein and Thomas Leabhart.

Rooted in Etienne Decroux’s Corporeal Mime, his practice takes inspiration from science, philosophy, psychology and public health to address global human challenges through moving and visually striking poetic theatre. His work has been performed in more than fifteen countries, notably at The Cervantino Festival (Mexico), Hong Kong Arts Festival, New Victory Theater (USA), National Taichung Theatre (Taiwan) and London International Mime Festival (UK).

He is an associate artist at The Point in Eastleigh and an associate teacher at RADA and is regularly invited to give workshops throughout the UK and internationally.

Important Information

Event Manager
Keriann O’Rourke

Workshop timings

Region 1: Asia/Europe: Saturday, 18 May 2024
9:00am -10:30am BST [British Summer Time]
10:00am – 11:30am CEST [Central European Summer Time]
4:00pm – 5:30pm SST [Singapore Standard Time]

 

Link to International Meeting Planner to determine timings in additional time zones.

  • The workshop will take place on Zoom.
  • Joining instructions will be emailed to participants 24 hours before the event.
  • Some familiarity with Google Drive, Google Docs etc. would be helpful, but is not a requirement.

Places are limited to 25 participants per region

Finances

ISTA Members: GBP £60 per person
Non members:  GBP £75 per person

  • Please Note:
    Invoices must be paid 48 hours prior to the event to receive the materials and link to join. If not paid, the invoice/booking request will be cancelled.
  • Once booked and invoiced the registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable as per our event terms and conditions.

Please review Terms and Conditions before booking: Link to Terms & Conditions

What to bring

Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop, such as the workbook. A notebook and pencil are always useful.

Space requirements
If possible, please try to have a small amount of space near to you for any practical work.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:

Dates

Asia/Europe

Starts on Saturday 18 May at 16:00
Finishes on Saturday 18 May at 17:30
(SST - Singapore Standard Time)

Participants

• Agnes Sarreal
• Bronwyn Wyngaard
• Erin Housam Umicevic
• JL Murdoch
• Kate Soper
• Soyoung Kim
• Tiara Mia