Tag Archives: London International Mime Festival

Città di Ebla: The Dead

January 30th, 2014 by

The act of remembering can be overwhelming, often not so much done by us as to us; triggered by a chance glimpse, the seemingly familiar. In Joyce’s novella, published as part of Dubliners, memory conveys potency, the remembered figure of a dead ex-lover holding a power over the present that those simply existing within it […]

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Spitfire Company in association with Damuza Theatre: One Step Before the Fall

January 30th, 2014 by

One Step Before the Fall arrives at the London Mime Festival glittering with accolades from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It won the Herald Angel Award and was nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Physical/Visual Theatre. Inspired by Mohammad Ali’s battle with Parkinson’s the piece is a dense physical and musical exploration of the triumphs […]

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Compagnie Philippe Genty: Forget Me Not. Photo Pascal François

Compagnie Philippe Genty: Forget Me Not

January 25th, 2014 by

  Dead or alive? Alive alive-oh! Compagnie Philippe Genty’s work has always had animation – the giving of life – at its heart. Not only in the sense that animation, in all its many and various theatrical meanings, is the form developed in the art, but also that the work has the investigation of animation, […]

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Fet a Mà: Cru

January 23rd, 2014 by

A tall, imposing woman in black heels and bright yellow short shorts slinks across a white stage, dragging a chair behind her, whilst a podgy, bearded man eyes her up as he glugs from a green water bottle. As the lights dim she stands poker-straight, eyes piercing the audience, before letting herself drop towards the […]

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Jakop Ahlbom:Lebensraum. Photo Stephan van Hesteren

Jakop Ahlbom & Alamo Race Track: Lebensraum

January 13th, 2014 by

Home sweet home! The stage is set as a studio apartment – or perhaps as an old-fashioned theatre set. A table and chairs, a wooden chest cum sofa, a pull-down bed, a bookcase, a toilet, two windows, a door. Two identically dressed men (black trousers and waistcoats, white shirts, white faces, slicked back black hair) […]

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