Event Corporeal Mime Theatre Workshops Qld 1986/ Refractions v.5
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Venue Kalkadoon High School, Mt. Isa, QLD
Umbrella Event Entr’acte Queensland Tour 1986
First Date 13 August 1986
Last Date 13 August 1986
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description A day of workshops: 11:40-13:00 workshop Yr 11&12, Kalkadoon HS at Kalkadoon HS.
13:00 TV interview (C.Allen, E.Burke); (14:00-15:00 performance in old peoples home (Laura Johnson);
16:30-18:30 Wksp Yr 10 Kalkadoon HS at Civic Centre.
17:00-18:00 workshop Harlequin children at MITS (Mt Isa Theatrical Society).
18:30-20:30 General Public workshop at MITS.
Entr'acte always gave workshops on every tour, in every place they visited in Australia and overseas. Workshops were in Corporeal Theatre (Etienne Decroux's Mime Corporel.) These workshops had been modified over time to include voice and breathing exercises. Typically Elisabeth and Pierre led the classes, and company members assisted, demonstrated, etc.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Avant-garde
Corporeal Theatre
Name Function Notes
Christopher Allen Administrator
Christopher Ryan Collaborator
Ami-Lee Taylor Collaborator
Fiona Waite Collaborator
Brian Wilkinson Collaborator
Elisabeth Burke Teacher
Pierre Thibaudeau Teacher
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Refractions Jul-Aug 1986, 8 wk Qld tour. Began with 1 wk in Brisbane performing two programmes: 1. Refractions, 2. Timescape + Blues for Heaven- dates in Koch's article. Australia Council Touring and Access Grant. Toured Refractions to Toowoomba, Gympie, Maryborough, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Ayr, Julia Creek, Mount Isa, Charters Towers & Townsville. (T'ville : Refract. & B4H)
Data Source
Source Description
CV EB&PT long CV-unedited, Entr’acte Archives, EPT02: "Jul-Aug 1986 Refractions Tour (8 weeks) Queensland, including 1 week in Brisbane, with Touring and Access Grant."
Review Sue Gough, "Mime and play make much out of little", the Australian, Arts page Edited by Maria Prerauer, Thursday July 10, 1986, page 11.
Review Preview: Peta Koch, "Mime troupe 'home' with a big reputation", Brisbane Courier-Mail, Arts page, Tuesday July 8, 1986. See below for notes re dates and activities in Brisbane.
Entr'acte Archives Workshops C063/EPT05
Entr'acte Archives EPT01: Publicity.
Event Identifier 143768