Editorial

Feature in Issue 5-2 | Summer 1993

In the Summer issue we take a look at some of the influences and collaborations that have led performers, choreographers and directors to explore new directions in their work – from the UK we look at two companies, The Glee Club and Reckless Sleepers, and a new collaboration in Yorkshire led by Julie Wilson. Suzy Willson, who recently visited Moscow, reports on how Russian Theatre is responding to the opening up to the new influence of the West, and we look at the influences of the Twentieth Century reactionary Dance leaders.

One figure who has been unquestionably influential in the development of Mime is Jacques Copeau. In this issue he is profiled by Brendan Stapleton.

We are In Conversation with… Pete Brooks, and our Focus On is in the Southern Region where Lesley Crewdson reports on Talking Mime, held last March in Salisbury.

Training is as ever high on the agenda. John Wright gives us an insight into Physical Theatre Training at Middlesex University, and Mime Action Group previews the launch of their UK Mime and Physical Theatre Training Directory on the 12th August at Blitz Mime during the South Bank’s Ballroom Blitz Festival.

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Issue 5-2
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