ISTA present...

Mime intensive (Singapore) 2-day Studio

February 1 - February 2, 2019

Booking Closed

Workshop title

Mime intensive


Workshop description

A wide range of pantomime techniques, an overview of Lecoq, Decroux and Marceau and their differing pedagogies our mime intensive will take teachers on a journey from illusion to physical imagination to animation. Bill will also cover some of the main aspects of the history of mime so teachers fully understand the cultural and historical context of this rich tradition.


Target audience

MS and HS Theatre teachers.


Learning outcomes for teachers

Working with mime artist Bill Bowers over a course of two days will enable teachers to return to their classroom with a new theatre tradition under their belt. Teachers will understand the historical and cultural context of the tradition as well as some of the masters from history. And with ISTA’s practical, hands on approach teachers will leave with a whole ‘tool bag’ of activities to use immediately in the classroom. Teaching unfamiliar traditions can be quite challenging if learned through video or written material. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to place yourself as a learner and learn from one of the best.


About your workshop leader

Hailed by critics as the most accomplished and renowned mime of his generation, Bill Bowers currently performs and teaches the art of physical storytelling throughout the world. His methods and exploration of universal truths transcend the spoken word to educate and touch audiences in countries as varied as Poland, The Netherlands, Scotland, Japan, Macedonia, Romania, Italy, Germany, Norway, Germany and Austria.
An award-winning actor, Bowers has also performed in all 50 United States and Puerto Rico appearing on the stages of Broadway, The Kennedy Center, The White House, Steppenwolf, LaMaMa, Theatre for a New Audience, St. Anne’s Warehouse, Urban Stages, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Radio City Music Hall, HERE, and the New York International Fringe Festival. His Broadway credits include Zazu in The Lion King and Leggett in The Scarlet Pimpernel. He has also portrayed the great silent clowns: Charlie Chaplin in the world premiere of Little Tramp, Pierrot in the world premiere of Beethoven N Pierrot, and Petruchka with The Colorado Symphony.
A passionate student and educator, Bowers studied with the legendary Marcel Marceau and currently serves on the faculties of New York University, Stella Adler Conservatory, and William Esper Studios. He is also presently a Visiting Professor at Williams College. He holds an MFA from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, and an Honorary PhD from Rocky Mountain College.



Dulwich College Singapore
71 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8
Singapore 658966

Tel: + 65 6890 1003

Host school website


ISTA Event Coordinator



This is a two day professional development and learning experience.


Important information

Information for participating teachers

The workshop begins at 8:30am on 1st February 2019; the day will finish at 4:45pm on the first day.
The workshop finishes at 3:00pm on 2nd February 2019.
Registration is now open.
Registration closes – 21st December 2018.

Please note:

Places are limited so please register early.
Teachers should plan to attend the professional development and learning experience in its entirety. If travelling from outside of the host city, please arrange travel accordingly.



Registration fees

Teachers from member schools – GBP £350.
Teachers from non-member schools – GBP £385.


ISTA t-shirt – GBP £12.

Please note:

Fees include lunches and tea/coffee breaks daily.


Travel and visas

Participating teachers

While we are planning this event primarily for teachers in the host city to attend daily, an invitation is certainly extended to other teachers in the region. If the latter, you will be responsible for booking your own hotel. We suggest a hotel near the workshop venue.

ISTA artists

Your event coodinator will confirm final travel plans/dates with you.
Artist travel plans are due4th January 2019.
ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the festival and will use our travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the studio and your EC will talk you through the process for booking flights at the time of activation.
Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter Singapore.



It is envisaged that teachers will travel daily to this event.
Should teachers wish to attend from overseas we recommend you book a hotel close to the venue.



Participating teachers

Breakfasts will be taken at the hotel or at home; lunch will be provided on both days; no evening meals are provided as part of this event.

ISTA artists

ISTA will cover all your meals for the duration of the studio.


Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 01 February at 08:30
Finishes on Saturday 02 February at 15:00


Dulwich College, Singapore
71 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8

Venue Website Link


• Anita Sprague
• Corin James
• Georgia Crinis
• Kate Edwards
• Katrina Hegarty
• Osmary Nieves
• Philippa Statham
• Wenny Masinde


• Bill Bowers