The 2019 Festival

9 January -
3 February
2019

LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL 2019
WED 9 JAN > SUN 3 FEB

Welcome to the line-up for the 2019 London International Mime Festival.

UK artists are at the forefront of this year’s festival. Gecko and Gandini Juggling with Alexander Whitley make their respective main stage debuts. Barely Methodical Troupe opens the festival with its latest acrobatic spectacular, Thick & Tight delight and Stan’s Cafe makes a rare London appearance with The Capital. Theatre Re will premiere its latest creation, Birth, a LIMF co-commission and Green Ginger will explore the inner reaches of the human body in Intronauts.

The festival’s international dimension includes companies from Belgium, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway and Spain. Debut participants include extraordinary performance artist, Olivier de Sagazan, ice puppeteers Theatre de l’Entrouvert, and 2018 Total Theatre Award winners Focus & Chaliwate with Backup. Returning guests with new productions include Plexus Polaire, Thomas Monckton, Les Antliaclastes and Olivier Award winners Peeping Tom. Xavi Bobés brings his atmospheric salon performance Things Easily Forgotten back to the festival.
As ever a wide range of workshops, artists’ talks and discussions complements the performance programme, which also features two classic silent films screening at the Barbican Cinema, each with live music accompaniment.

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BARELY METHODICAL TROUPE Shift
FOCUS & CHALIWATE Backup
GANDINI JUGGLING/ALEXANDER WHITLEY Spring
GECKO The Wedding
GREEN GINGER Intronauts
LES ANTLIACLASTES Waltz of the Hommelettes
OLIVIER DE SAGAZAN Transfiguration
PEEPING TOM Father (Vader)
PLEXUS POLAIRE Chambre Noire
STAN’S CAFE The Capital
THEATRE DE L’ENTROUVERT Anywhere
THEATRE RE Birth
THICK & TIGHT A Night With Thick & Tight
THOMAS MONCKTON/CIRCO AEREO The Artist
XAVI BOBES Things Easily Forgotten
FILM: Buster Keaton’s The General + live music
FILM: Victor Sjöström’s He Who Gets Slapped + live music

WORKSHOPS: Angela de Castro, David Glass, Didi Hopkins, Green Ginger, Mervyn Millar, Nola Rae, Theatre Re

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Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig
Festival Directors

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Post Show Discussions

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Thu 11 Jan: Kalle Nio / WHS
Friday 12 Jan: Fauna
Sat 13 Jan: Trygve Wakenshaw & Barnie Duncan (4pm perf)
Sat 13 Jan: Cie MPTA
Mon 15 Jan: Gandini Juggling
Wed 17 Jan: Arbonauts
Thu 18 Jan: Bêtes de foire
Fri 19 Jan: Yasmine Hugonnet
Sat 20 Jan: Gabriela Muñoz
Thu 25 Jan: Sacekripa
Fri 26 Jan: Peeping Tom
Sat 27 Jan: L’Insolite Mécanique (3pm perf)
Sat 27 Jan: Nacho Flores
Thu 1 Feb: Jakop Ahlbom Co
Fri 2 Feb: Toneelhuis/FC Bergman
Sat 3 Feb: Vamos Theatre (3pm perf)

Workshops

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THEATRE RE The Moving Reverie Led by Guillaume Pigé
ANGELA DE CASTRO How to be a Stupid
LISPA BERLIN The Poetic Body Led by Thomas Prattki
DIDI HOPKINS The Art of Commedia
NOLA RAE Broaden Your Mime
DOROTHY MAX PRIOR Dance Yourself Stupid
ANGELA DE CASTRO How to be Even More of a Stupid
DAVID GLASS Devised Theatre
LIZ WALKER Manipulate and Play
PAPER CINEMA An Introduction to Performing Live Animation

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