Tag Archives: London International Mime Festival

Compagnie MPTA/Mathurin Bolze: À Bas Bruit

January 13th, 2014 by

On stage is a large wheel and a low platform with a moving travelator. There is also a thunder-board and a slatted screen, some boxes, some lights. They are there as tools rather than a set; there are lights around the walls, cables, projectors. It is a casual affair. We are given a page of […]

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Compagnie Non Nova: Vortex

January 13th, 2014 by

‘Beneath how many layers do we hide our true selves?’ asks Phia Ménard of Company Non Nova. The question posed is explored not through words but through physical action, in one of the most intense, focused, and visceral solo performances you are likely to witness at this year’s London International Mime Festival (or indeed anywhere […]

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Zimmermann & de Perrot: Hans Was Heiri ¦ Photo: Mario del Curto

Zimmermann & de Perrot: Hans Was Heiri

January 23rd, 2013 by

We’re all in control of our lives. Right? We are entirely unique. Right? We know who we are and where we’re going. Right? Told using dance, aerial work, live DJ-ing and an incredible central set piece, Hans Was Heiri reminds us that we are tiny little specks on this giant earth, not always in control. […]

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Invisible Thread: Les Hommes Vides

Invisible Thread: Les Hommes Vides

January 21st, 2013 by

The empty men are thick, greyish-white, heavy creatures with googling eyes and lead in their feet, which land heavily on the table-top stage. Their expressions manage to be both gaunt and gormless. They are vaudeville creatures, nearly beheading one another with that old classic, the too-fast-turning plank. They are almost unable to take to their […]

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Blind Summit: The Heads

Blind Summit: The Heads

January 21st, 2013 by

In devised work, it’s the frame that often carries the weight of really communicating a show. In work that’s experimental in form and that draws the audience into its fictions in unconventional ways, it’s the frame that creates and clarifies meaning. Blind Summit’s new production, The Heads – developed from one section of their previous […]

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