Corporeal MimeCost: 27,000 Yen total for 6 sessions (20% discount for returning YTG students; 10% for current high school/university students)
Time: Wednesdays, 19:30 - 21:30
Dates: May 30 - July 4, 2018
Location: JDS Studios
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Language of Instruction: English

 Whatever role you play on stage, it will involve actions such as walking, sitting down or turning around. This course will teach you practical tools for infusing any action with a sense of drama, through the technique of Corporeal Mime.


Class 1: TENSION - you’ll learn how to create dramatic tension through the design of the body and the positioning of the body in space, using the technique of articulation.

Class 2: SUSPENSE – you’ll learn how to create suspense through the rhythm and muscular texture of action, using the technique of dynamo rhythm.

Class 3: RESISTANCE - you’ll learn how to show effort and hide it, using the technique of counterweights.

Classes 4, 5 & 6: ACTION-BASED CREATIVE PROCESS – drawing on the techniques covered in previous classes you will devise a group scene using actions as your building blocks. First you will develop a solo using an action of your choice. Then you will combine your solo with those of other participants to produce a collage of dramatic action.

This course is ideal for performers of any kind, and for anyone interested in exploring the expressive power of the body. No prior experience necessary.


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Tania trained at the International School of Corporeal Mime in London, under Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum (last assistants of Corporeal Mime founder, Etienne Decroux). In 2006 she joined Wasson and Soum's Theatre de l'Ange Fou mime ensemble, performing in the company's shows and teaching in the school. In 2010 she moved to Tokyo and together with Kentaro Suyama set up tarinainanika theatre unit to develop the art of Corporeal Mime through performances, workshops and lectures. tarinainanika has created over ten original shows, which have been performed at festivals and venues across Japan including Biwako Biennale, Nakanojo Biennale, BankART Yokohama and Sasazuka Factory (Tokyo).

For the Yokohama Theatre Group, Tania has directed three shows: a people apart 'b', The Other Show, and Touch Me Not, as well as consulting on movement for several other shows and teaching several workshops.

Alongside her work in theatre, Tania also explores the mysteries of communication as a conflict mediator and business consultant.

She has a diploma and post-graduate teaching and directing degree from The International School of Corporeal Mime, and a BA Hons in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.






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