February 7 - March 28, 7 PM - 10 PM
4321 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Starting from the roots of classical pantomime, we progress to a fast-paced style of physical theater using gestural language. Working in ensemble to build micro and macro images that essentialize storytelling, this form of shared creation gets to grips with raw components of expression through the primacy of movement and action.
It all happens on a small playing area, or trestle. First introduced in the early 1900’s by Jacques Copeau, the trèteau nu or naked stage was used to develop simplicity and vital physicality. Reducing the space promotes clarity and cultivates imagination.
This is strong ensemble training and a lot of fun. The possibilities are limitless!