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Useful informations Professional Training - Corporal Mime School 2022/23

Private Professional corporal mime school with two Titels (the Mime Artist & the Mime Teacher).

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Dramatic Corporeal Mime
Mime Corporel Dramatique - Technique (MCD -T)
1st year (MCD-T1):
2nd and 3rd years (MCD -T2/T3):
Our school conducts professional training courses (initial, advanced and continued) leading to a diploma in Dramatic Corporeal Mime (MCD) fol- lowing the Etienne Decroux technique. The course examines the fundamental principles of the method, initiating the student into his way of analysing movement and his underlying philosophy.

The curriculum is structured around the fundamental themes of this art form such as:

  • Segmentation of the body, articulation of the movement for the movement for the purpose of theatrical expression
  • Using rhythm and muscular comedy, the dynamo-rhythms
  • Study of counterbalance, portrait and comedy of effort
  • Work on displacement of the body in space
  • Stylised gaits (character gaits)
  • Study of dynamic figures to develop the participants’ awareness of form and rhythm.

Physical Expression and Improvisation
Jeux et Improvisation (J&I)
All levels (J&I):
Throughout the school year, improvisation and semi-improvisation themes, entailing solo, duo and group work will be offered, placing the accent on physical expression, interpretation and the creative skills of the participants, by confronting them with the demands of physical theatre.

Creative Sessions
Atelier de Création (AC)

All levels (AC): (once per month!)
To assist students in their creative endeavours, creative sessions will be offered one Tuesday afternoon per month. These sessions enable the progress of each student to be evaluated with respect to the specifications of the teaching team.

Corporeal Dramatique Mime Repertory Classes
Mime Corporel Dramatique – Repertory (MCD-R)

2nd & 3rd years (MCD-R):
Starting in the second year, the study of Etienne Decroux’s repertory will be offered. This course gives students a chance to tackle the solo, duo and group pieces that have contributed to the development of the art. Dealing with the essential aspects of human drama, such as the human struggle, work, the passion of love or even dreams, the pieces studied provide students with many opportunities to confront the demands of our Art, while perfecting their corporeal virtuosity and interpretative skills.

Theatrical Acrobatics
Acrobatie Théâtrale (AT)

All levels (AT):
The acrobatics course offers physical and acrobatic instruction suitable for both amateur and professional performing artists. To prepare the artist for the physical demands of the corporeal theatre course, these training sessions will concentrate on muscle strength, flexibility and physical resistance. The course invites students to practise floor-based acrobatics, adagio (duo acrobatics) and charivari (group acrobatics). This course also gives students the opportunity to take note of their physical abilities and to establish a relationship of trust with the floor and their partners.

Classical Dance
Danse Classique (DC)

All levels (DC):
The classical dance course develops students’ flexibility, musculature and correct posture. This enables students to acquire strength and tone in their movements, endurance and good balance.

Lecture Series or invited artists
Cycle de Conférences (CC)

All levels (CC):
This course offers lectures and conférences on the art of Mime and Theatre in general, a sort of series of classes dealing with associates arts to Mime, their influences, the founding fathers and the different currents as well as the historical contexts which have witnessed the budding and blooming of this art. It offers contact with invited very well know artists giving so parallels with other art forms (theatre, cinema, dance, puppetry, circus, clowning, etc.).

Individual Work
Travail Personnel (TP)

All levels (TP):
For 9 hours per week, the classroom is left at the disposal of the students. This time enables students to take on board and perfect the exercises studied during lessons. It also involves the development through individual work of solo, duo or group presentations for which the themes will be proposed by the teaching team. Theatrical Acrobatics courses, being secondary disciplines, are thus no longer considered mandatory for third year students. Nevertheless, we encourage students to participate in all the courses offered, even if they are not specifically relevant to them.

Schedule                            Class                     Course
  • Monday
    09 h 30 – 12 h 00      (1 + 2 + 3)              MCD-T1/T2/T3
    13 h 00 – 14 h 30      (1)                          DC
    14 h 30 – 18 h 00      (1 + 2 + 3)              TP
  • Tuesday
    09 h 30 – 12 h 00      (2 + 3)                    MCD-T2/T3
    13 h 00 – 15 h 00      (1 + 3)                    MCD-T1
    15 h 00 – 17 h 00      (1 + 2 + 3)              CC
  • Wednesday
    09 h 30 – 12 h 00      (1 + 3)                    MCD-T1/T3
    13 h 00 – 14 h 30      (1 + 2 + 3)              DC
    14 h 30 – 18 h 00      (1 + 2 + 3)              TP
  • Thusday
    09 h 30  – 12 h 00     (2 + 3)                    MCD-R2/R3
    13 h 00 – 15 h 00      (1 + 2 + 3)              AT
    15 h 00 – 18 h 00      (1 + 2 + 3)              TP
  • Friday
    09 h 30 – 10 h 30      (1 + 2 + 3)              MCD-T1/T2/T3
    10 h 30 – 12 h 00      (1 + 2 + 3)              J&I
    10 h 30 – 12 h 30      (1 + 2 + 3)              AC
    13 h 00 – 16 h 00      (1 + 2 + 3)              CC

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The course of the Mime Artist, runs over 2 years, the first year (1) and the second year (2).
The course of the Mime Teacher, runs over an additional and third year (3).
The Repertory courses of MCD-R are reserved exclusively to the second (2) and third (3) years.
The third year (3) is restricted to students holding the School title of the Mime Artist who wish to perfect the technique of Mime and specialise in the transmission and teaching of Dramatic Corporeal Mime.

Target Audience :
The courses are open to professionals in performing arts as well as all persons wishing to acquire qualifications in Dramatic Corporeal Mime and more generally to anyone who feels the need to obtain greater corporeal ease.
The number of participants per class is limited to 18. Applications to enrol are accepted all year round!

Teachers & Instructors: > Team / Equipe

Dramatic Corporeal Mime –
Mime Corporel Dramatique (MCD-T1&2/R/J&I) – (AC):
Ivan Bacciocchi trained as an actor at the Teatro Laboratorio di Cesena under the direction of Franco Mescolini. While a student at the Ecole de Mime Corporel Dramatique run by Étienne Decroux, the founding father of modern Mime, Ivan was invited to participate in the master’s research classes as his assistant. At the Théâtre de l’Ange Fou, the theatre company-school run by Steve Wasson and Corinne Soum, he taught students for 8 years and created various shows in which he played the main roles.
Ivan has taught in numerous Mime schools, including 10 years at the Ecole Internationale de Mimodrame Marcel Marceau. In 1988, he opened his own Centre de Formation (training centre) which became the Atelier de Belleville, Ecole Internationale de Mime Corporel Dramatique, Centre de Formation et de Création where he directs both the teaching and artistic aspects. With his company Compagnie Commedia, he has directed various presentations such as Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” and “Barbe Bleue - Copie conforme” (Blue Beard - Certified Copy), touring in France and abroad. More recently at the Théâtre du Mouvement, directed by Claire Heggen and Yves Marc, he participated in the creation of several shows including “Blanc sous le masque” (White under the mask), “Faut-il croire le mime sur Parole?” (Should we take the mime at his word?) (350 performances in France and abroad) and in the recent show “Je pense donc ça se voit” (I think, therefore it shows).
As a Master of Dramatic Corporeal Mime, Ivan Bacciocchi has also taught at the University of Paris 8, Ecole du Samovar, Ecole National de Cirque in Chatellerault, Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique in Cambrai, and given instruction at the Musée du Louvre, Grand Palais and Musée d’Orsay as well as participating in Lectures and Demonstrations at the Centre National du Théâtre CNT in Paris, in Brussels and at the Teatro “La Soffita” in Italy.

Natalie Stadelmann Member of the artistic group Houdini in Lucerne (Switzerland) which essentially uses short films and happe- nings as a mode of expression, Natalie’s first experiences of perfor- ming art were in Theatre. In 1993, she enrolled at the School of Fine Arts in Lucerne. After a brief time with the Scuola Teatro Dimitri (Switzerland), she studied Mime for 3 years at the Ecole Internationale de Mimodrame Marcel Marceau in Paris while pursuing university studies in Theatre at the Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III University.
She has created various numbers for the shows of the Compagnie Commedia including “Peter and the Wolf” and “Bluebeard”, performed in France, Germany and Italy. Since 1996, she has been teaching in different establishments in Paris. Since 2001 she has closely assisted Ivan Bacciocchi with the teaching programme of the Ecole internationale de Mime Corporel Dramatique. In 2007, she came top in her Master 2 in Médiation Culturelle (Cultural Management). Recently she is also working for 2D and 3D animation schools in Paris, like 3IS or Ecole Estienne. Currently, she divides her professional life between professional training in the Art of Dramatic Coporeal Mime and cultural management.

Theatrical Acrobatics – Acrobatie Théatrale (AT):
Golovinskaia Marina acrobatics teacher (aérial).
She has been a circus teacher since 2010, after 20 years of work in circus and variety shows around the world. Graduated form  the Moscow Circus School named ” Karandach”. Laureate of several circus festivals in Europe.
Now she works in circus schools in Paris: Cirque & Percussions, Académie Fratellini.

Classical Dance – Danse Classique (DC):
Darrell Davis is a classic dancer in Dance Theatre of Harlem, New York, the USA, from 1978 till 1986, Darrell Davis arrives in France in 1986. He works then with the choreographer Rheda and participates in numerous performances on the television and on stage before joining the national Dance studio of Grenoble in 1991 as interpreter then, as assistant of Jean-Claude Gallotta and repeater of the company. He assures the transmission of the directory of the latter with numerous companies in France and abroad. Holder of the diploma of State in ballet dance since 2009, Darrell Davis taught CCN Grenoble but also CND Paris and Lyon, the Higher National Conservatory for Music and Dance of Paris, the Australian Ballet and within the company DV8.ry pieces. She is very interested in other contemplementary techniques to dance such as Yoga and Pilates. Currently, she devides her time between the Rungis Conservatory, the classical dans lessons at Sorbonne University Paris I and other artistic and independent projects.

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Total cost of the training course:
  • € 500 incl. tax: enrolment fee* due at the end of the revocation period
  • € 4,500 incl. tax: tuition fees** due in instalments over the training course.du déroulement de l’action de formation.

Knowledge prerequisites before starting the training course :
The courses are open to professionals in performing arts as well as anyone wishing to acquire qualifications in the art of Mime. There are no real knowledge prerequisites demanded for entry into the first year of training. Nevertheless, the prior practice of a sport or artistic discipline is an important asset.

Applications, enrolment fee:
Applications, enrolment  2022/2023 are open as of September 2021. To apply, please send us a duly completed application form with 3 passport photos, your CV and a cover letter. Please include a self- addressed A4 envelope for our reply.
We welcome any additional documents such as DVDs, artistic photos, press cuttings, etc. that will help us establish your profile.
Selection will be based on the application documents. Selected applicants will be informed (by post or email) and will then receive two original copies of the training agreement by post or mail.

Next, as soon as possible and no later than 1. Septembre 2022, the duly signed and dated training agreement (received by post) must be returned to the School.
For a ten day period beginning on the date of signature of the agreement, the applicant may revoke the agreement by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt.
At expiration of the ten day revocation period, enrollment will be considered confirmed and the enrollment fee of €500 incl. tax will be due. Payment may be made by cheque (made out to the Association Commedia) or bank transfer. Transfers must be made to the account number of the Association Commedia. You can request the RIB or IBAN of the Association Commedia account either by telephone or email. These will be sent to you by post. (Bank charges for transfers are to be paid by the student).

*The enrolment fee corresponds to the administrative charges incurred on the student’s enrolment and covers all administrative procedures, assistance and file management, assistance with applications for visa, grants and subsidies from third parties such as AFDAS, etc. The enrolment fee is to be paid in full at expiration of the revocation period.

**Tuition fees are linked to training course activities and are voted by the Board of Directors of Association Commedia. Tuition fees may be paid by instalment as the course progresses according to a schedule predetermined by the School and agreed upon by the student. The final instalment must be paid no later than 01.06.2023. Tuition fees are due whether or not the student attends classes regularly. Accordingly, a student who is absent is still required to pay for tuition, regardless of the reason for absence. Tuition fees are due for every academic year commenced.

If for a duly recognised case of force majeure, the student is unable to continue the training course, the professional training agreement will be terminated. In such a case, only the services actually provided will be charged for, on the basis of the tuition fees, proportional to the value stipulated in the agreement. The application fee will not be reimbursed.

The academic year:
The administrative academic year begins on 03/10/2022. Classes begin on Thuesday 04/10/2022 and end on Friday 23/06/2023.

The year is divided into three trimesters:

  • 1st trimester:  04.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
  • 2nd trimester:  02.01.2023 – 31.03.2023
  • 3rd trimester:  01.04.2023 – 23.06.2023

End-of-year shows are planned for end June 2023 (date to be set!)

Total duration of the course (first year): 726,5 hours
  • First trimester:       239,5   hours
  • Second trimester:  279,5 hours
  • Third trimester:      207,5  hours

Total duration of the course (second year): 746,5 hours

  • First trimester:      247 hours
  • Second trimester: 285,5 hours
  • Third trimester:     214 hours

Total duration of the course (third year): 938,5 hours

  • First trimester:       308,5 hours
  • Second trimester:  357,5 hours
  • Third trimester:      272,5 hours

School Vacations 2022/2023:

  • Autumn Vacation      from 29th October 2022 - to 2nd November 2022
  • Christmas Vacation  from 17th December 2022 - to 1st January, 2023
  • Winter Vacation        from 25th February 2023 - to 5th March, 2023
  • Spring Vacation       from 22ndth April to 7th May, 2023
  • Summer Vacation    starts 24th June 2023

Public Holidays 2022/2023:

New Year’s Day          1st of January 2023
Easter Monday           10th April 2023
May Day                     1st of May 2023
Ascension                   18th to 21st May 2023
Whit Monday               29th of May 2023

For further information :
École Internationale de Mime Corporel Dramatique
28 Bis Rue Gaston Lauriau
93100 Montreuil
tél +33 (0)951.55.08.16
Tél +33 (0)951 55 08 16

The fees and detailed information provided herein are subject to change and correction.
Last update 10 of october ’21

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For further information :
École Internationale de Mime Corporel Dramatique
28 Bis Rue Gaston Lauriau
93100 Montreuil
tél +33 (0)951.55.08.16
Tél +33 (0)951 55 08 16

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