Learn to Think, Create, Express with the Body
Our classes and workshops are based on the unique methods of Corporeal Mime – "the art of the thinking body". Participants will discover tools to convert everyday actions into stage-worthy expressions which resonate with the soul. Whether you are an actor, dancer or artist looking for a new form of artistic expression or simply someone who is curious about the expressive power of the body, you’re welcome to join.
Free Trial Class
We are currently offering a free trial class for anyone interested in exploring the expressive power of the body through the art of Corporeal Mime. Join any of our Open Classes to claim your free trial. Open to anyone aged 16 and above. No prior experience necessary.
We are now running regular 2-hour classes covering various aspects of Corporeal Mime training. These classes nurture the skills needed to portray thought and emotion through body and action. Classes are taught in both English and Japanese.
These 4-hour workshops focus on the creative process of the actor. Discover how to bring your ideas to life on stage using the techniques and devising methods of Corporeal Mime. To get the most out of these workshops we recommend joining an Open Class beforehand.
Open Classes (including Free Trial Classes) are 120 minutes long and are held at the following times:
• Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday
• Monday | Wednesday | Friday
Devising Workshops are usually held on Sundays from 2pm to 6pm. Upcoming dates now open for bookings:
1st December 2019
15th December 2019
12th January 2020
8th March 2020
BOOK YOUR CLASS HERE
The schedule is subject to change -
please check the calendar before booking.
Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Open Classes (including Free Trial Class)
These classes offer a general introduction to the study of Corporeal Mime and include:
• Counterweights (how to create the illusion of weight)
• Articulation (how to articulate body, space and action)
• Dynamo Rhythm (how to control the rhythm and dynamic texture of movement)
• Repertoire (the study of figures and pieces from the repertoire of Corporeal Mime)
In these four-hour workshops we will introduce techniques and devising methods which you will use to create your own mini composition. The workshops include:
• Devising techniques such as transposition, transition and causality.
Your first class will be FREE.
Thereafter each class costs 3,000 yen or as little as 875 yen per hour if you buy in advance (on the day of your Free Trial Class, or before the day your previous ticket runs out).
Advance purchase pricing
1 class: 2,500 yen
2 classes: 4,500 yen
4 classes: 8,000 yen
8 classes 14,000 yen
Tickets are valid for one calendar month.
Each 4-hour workshop costs 5,000 yen.
OTHER PRACTICAL INFO
Classes are taught in a combination of Japanese and English. It isn't necessary to be fluent in either language, in order to participate.
Please wear clothes that are easy to move in, and soft-soled dance shoes or no shoes.
The studio will be open 30 minutes before the class begins.
From Tsuruhashi Station take the Central Exit and turn right onto Sennichimae-dori (heading east). Keep walking for about 10 minutes then turn left immediately after Seven Eleven. You'll find us on your left-hand side opposite the car park.
From Imazato Station, take Exit 1 and walk down Sennichimae-dori (heading west) for about 6 minutes. Turn right just before you reach Seven Eleven. You'll find us on your left-hand side opposite the car park.
FLYING CARPET FACTORY
Tsuruhashi Station (Loop line), 10 mins
Imazato Station (Sennichimae line), 7 mins