Corporeal Mime: The Actor's Art of Movement
"I had the great pleasure of meeting Giuseppe Condello about 5 years ago, of course his reputation, his talent and his incredible dedication to excellence were attributes that I had known about for many years. So, it was a great delight that in meeting him I discovered that as well as being an incredible artist, Giuseppe is an extremely generous man that wants to share his art form.
Two seasons ago we at SCD brought him into the studio to teach a workshop. We did not know if it would be a match or whether the students would embrace the work. It was almost simultaneous, as Giuseppe was leaving the building that students were standing in our office wanting to know if it were possible to work with Giuseppe again. Last season the one workshop escalated to a full week.
When our 3 Fourth Year students heard that they might be involved in a project with Giuseppe they were thrilled.
I do believe this project (Mechanicians) has so many important layers, starting with students being able to work with a legend, a legacy that no one else can offer and an opportunity to do some meaningful work at a time when so little work is available or being done, during very difficult and dark times.
I was thrilled to be asked to be part of this project. I do believe as well as bringing my expertise to the project this will be an environment where I will learn. What an amazing gift after my long journey in this art form that there is still room (and a deep desire) to enter into projects where I can continue to be challenged, to learn and to grow...a true gift."
Odette-Graziella Heyn, Co-Director
The School of Contemporary Dancers
Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2021
"Giuseppe Condello is a recognized and valued senior artist in Manitoba. He has had a long, rich career here in Manitoba, nationally and internationally. I believe that his plan to document and share his knowledge and experience while exploring emerging expressions of corporeal mime through new technologies truly reflects his artistic practice. I am struck by Giuseppe’s capacity to adapt and expand his art practice as the occasion arose throughout his career. That he would seek to further intertwine his passion for movement and acting with his love of teaching into a two-part work (documentary and installation) presents a unique opportunity for mature reflection even as Giuseppe continues to stretch and reshape his creative expression."
Nicole Matiation, Executive Director
On Screen Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2021
"The study of Corporeal Mime ultimately requires actors who have been professionally trained and seasoned in the art of acting...Instead of seeing in our mime one of the preparations for the spoken theatre, I saw in the spoken theatre one of the preparations for our mime, for mime had, in practice, been revealed as the more difficult."
- Etienne Decroux (1948)
Giuseppe's artistic and academic pursuits have spanned a period for more than 50 years. He's a Professional Actor, Corporeal Mime, Artistic Director, Producer, Yogi, and Educator. His Master Workshops, Lecture/Demonstrations, Performances, and Screening of his Documentary Film on Corporeal Mime: The Actor's Art of Movement with Music by Juno Award-Winning Composer, Marjan Mozetich, can now be booked locally, nationally and internationally.
Workshops can range from 1- 4 hours per day under Giuseppe's guidance with a variety of fundamental techniques, improvisations and discussions based on Etienne Decroux's "Corporeal Mime," Konstantin Stanislavski's "Method Acting," and on Rudolf Laban's "Eight Basic Effort Actions." Particular emphasis will be on: corporeal mime technique, counterweights, walks, dynamo rhythms, figures of style, emotional memory, imagination, concentration, building a character, including the integration of spoken text with corporeal mime. The day's work will end with "Hatha Yoga" asanas, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation.
With a focus on the "Actor," Giuseppe's artistic skills and theatrical knowledge will inspire you with innovative approaches to Movement and Acting styles. Explore the diffirences and similarities between the Actor of Corporeal Mime and the Actor of Realism. Whether you're an established performing artist, an emerging artist, or in the beginning stages of your artistic career, including Professional Theatre/Acting Schools, Professional Dance Schools, Professional Schools of Film Animation, and University Theatre/Drama Departments, then these services are meant for you. Private One-on-One sessions tailored to the artists and/or organizations needs, are available upon request.
For booking information, fees, or to purchase a copy of Documentary Film, please contact direct.
Giuseppe Condello with son Anthony Condello representing Canada at the Paraseutica Mime Training Centre in Monterrey, Mexico, December 2019.
“I found my mime practice and
understanding of the technique
(especially from an actorly point of
view) in this week-long “Artist in
Residence” with you, has
increased in depth and breadth.
And for that, I am truly grateful.”
January 15, 2014
“Thank you Giuseppe: you are a national treasure
and we, your students, are so grateful...Watching
Giuseppe work is like waking slowly from a
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Therapeutic Clown, Holland Bloorview
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