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Mime is the Bridge
Lorna's Studio of Dance
Kansas City, KS
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Date
Jun 09, 2024 12:00 PM



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General $75.00 ($80.99: w/service fee) Sales Ended
 
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Mime is the Bridge
Mime is the bridge between theatre and dance, an art form of storytelling that uses no words yet is universally understood by all. In this workshop, students will learn elements of mime including illusionary skills, full body movement, and character development. Learn how to isolate each part of your body and to create stories without ever needing to speak a single word. Taught by the Co-Artistic Directors of Alithea Mime Theatre Nick Johnson and Zoe Johnson.

This workshop will take place at Lorna's Studio of Dance
currently located at 8253 Wornall Rd KCMO 64114
Noon- 4:00
$75 - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6318718
Hosted by Byrd Productions Physical Theater Est. 1995
byrdproductions.org

Your instructors:
C. Nicholas Johnson - Professor and Director of Dance at Wichita State University, Nick earned his MFA degree in Dance/Drama at the University of Arizona, training with Douglas Nielsen, Jory Hancock, Melissa Lowe and John Wilson. He trained in New York City with dancers Frank Hatchett, Richard Levi, and Ronnie DeMarco and Polish Mime Director Stefan Niedzialkowski. Johnson has dedicated his professional career to the fusion of mime and dance in artistic production and training. Johnson is a founding member and one of the Artistic Directors for the School for Mime Theatre, a summer residency program based at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, where he has taught for the last 30 years. He has worked with and created choreography for Marcel Marceau, and continues to create both mime and dance doing freelance choreography, directing, teaching and performing. Johnson received a 1998 Kansas Arts Commission Fellowship for his multi disciplinary vision. In April 2003, he created and directed the multidisciplinary production of Cinderella for the Dance Program and annually creates multi-disciplinary childrens physical theatre productions for the artist-in residence program at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, Cave Creek, Arizona. Some of these productions include The Nickracker, Alice in the Desert, A Midsummers Nightmare, Once Upon a Planet, Cinderella, Don Quixote, and The Odyssey. As Artistic Director of The Alithea Mime Theatre, a professional company in residence at Wichita State University, Johnson and Alithea have toured to the International Mime Art Festival, Warsaw, Poland, in 1999 and 2000, the First International Mime and Physical Theatre Festival in the Caribbean, San Juan, Puerto Rico, in May 2001, and the China Shanghai International Arts Festival 2004. Alithea performed at the United Nations in August 2006. Alithea performed at the International Mime Art Festival in Warsaw, August 2009. Johnson is also an Artistic Director for the Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre, the student touring company from the Dance Program. WCDT has toured to Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas and performed in three cities in Taiwan, China, May 2008, Italy in 2011 and Mexico in 2013. In 2010, Johnson wrote and directed The Wiyos of Oz, an original multidisciplinary collaboration with the live music of the Wiyos film and with choreography from Sabrina Vasquez and Denise Celestin. Brave New World was performed in spring, 2015.
Zoe Johnson - has been introduced to stage performance by touring with both the Alithea Mime Theatre and the Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre to Warsaw-Poland, Aviano-Italy, Taiwan, Colima-Mexico, Lucca-Italy, Athens-Greece and the United Nations. In 2015 she received a Silver Key for excellence in visual arts with her ceramic and glass sculpture, Hungry, by the Kansas Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. Zoe received her Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College in Ithaca New York in both Theatre Studies and English Literature and is currently working with Alithea as both Artistic Director and performer. Zoe has worked as an assistant for the WCTD productions Matilda (Summer-2022) and The Aristocats Kids (Summer-2023). She recently put together the Alithea Mime Theatre Company for a show during the summer of 2024.
About Alithea Mime Theatre:
Fusion. Integration. Organic. Individual personal voice evolves from the myriad of experiences that sculpts the artistic aesthetic when creating work at any moment. The Alithea Mime Theatre is a company committed to a continuing vision of mime theatre as a single discipline and multidiscipline with an emphasis on group choreography. After accepting the invitation to co-find the Goldston School for Mime while engaging in parallel training in dance, Johnson established an artistic identity in the mime theatre with a talent for company choreography. In 1994, Johnson, with Sabrina Vasquez as associate artistic director, established the Alithea Mime Theatre and embarked on a creative journey that continues today. In 1999, Alithea became a professional company in residence at Wichita State University. Now in 2024 Zoe Johnson joins the company, continuing the work as co-artistic director and company manager. https://alitheacreations.com/

Location

Lorna's Studio of Dance (View)
8253 Wornall Road
Kansas City, KS 64114
United States

Categories

Arts > Dance
Arts > Multidisciplinary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Owner: Byrd Productions Physical Theater
On BPT Since: Oct 01, 2008
 
Byrd Productions Physical Theater
byrdproductions.org

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