4. BARTOŁOMIEJ OSTAPCZUK (PL): THE ACTOR IN MIME THEATER
Bartłomiej Ostapczuk is a leading Polish mime, choreographer, screenwriter and director in the field of mime theater. Since 2005 he has been the artistic director of theInternational Mime Art Festival in Warsaw. He is the founder of the Mimo Mime Theatre Company and the Warsaw Mime Center at Divadlo Na Woli in Warsaw. Since 2005 he has run his own teaching studio in Warsaw,Mime Studio.He has performed in Japan, the United States, Great Britain, Germany, China, South Korea and New Zealand. He also teaches abroad.
His course encompasses a broad spectrum of techniques ranging from basic body expression to specific forms of recent decades and current trends in modern mime. The Actor in Mime Theater workshop is built on the assumption that the basic principle of mime theater is the accomplished combination of thoughts, emotions and actions. Through various exercises, participants are led to feel and understand analysis of movement, emotional states and the ways in which they are demonstrated. Bartłomiej Ostapczuk offers a method of modern pantomime acting that enables actors to clearly present the flow of ideasin monologues, dialogues or messages, which is then used in the creative process.
“Pantomime is not only theater without words, it is theater that operates beyond words, giving the actor unlimited possibilities of expression.“ (Bartłomiej Ostapczuk)
Workshops are held in parallel. Please choose one that you would like to attend.
Price: 200 EURO
Contact person: Simona Cacková, tel.: +420 737 536 975
*Price includes one of the four main workshops, accommodation and meals from September 17 – 22 and free admission to all festival performances. Attention students! You may be eligible to receive a contribution from your school towards the workshop fee. All workshops are in English.