HELMIME Home Edition
A series of home-made mime videos. The videos are 3–7 minutes long and take you from a winter wonderland up to space. Take a comfortable seat and hop on!
The first HELMIME Club took place in the centre of Helsinki, at Puppet Theatre Sampo on Friday 28 Feb 2020 at 19:00. During the evening composed of short acts, études, the audience got to dive into the diverse world of mime. There was also an audience discussion session with the performers after the performances.
With different mime techniques, we can create illusions, make invisible visible and play with imaginary objects, partners and powers. To succeed in these, a mime needs strong body control and knowledge of movement patterns that are rarely used in everyday life: waves, isolations and the fixpoint, not forgetting nonverbal expression and storytelling.
Mime is a non-verbal and diverse art form that is living its new boom. Mimes create stories, objects and different atmospheres with movements and gestures. The illusions are created with carefully trained movements and immobilities. In a world full of words and stuff, mime trusts the imagination of the performers and the viewers.
HELMIME events in Finland increase knowledge about mime and offer learning possibilites for both beginners as well as for professionals of performing arts. HELMIME shows the diversity of mime, different styles and techniques, and breaks stereotypes.
The artistic director of HELMIME is Kati Lehtola, who finished her mime studies at the Pantomime/Mime department of Die Etage, a performing arts school in Berlin in 2015. The education gave her a strong technical background, a large network and a little bit anarchistic attitude towards mime.
Read more about the birth of HELMIME from Kati Lehtola’s blog post.
HELMIME is the common name for the mime events organised by dance and mime theatre Auraco from Helsinki, Finland. Events are organised according to resources. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.