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Atelier des Mimes    Berlinwww.mime.berlin          images  
mime corporel meets mimactiv
Atelier des Mimes is a Berlin / Germany based conglomerat of mimes, training, exploring and performing together. Atelier des Mimes produces theatrical mime productions and offers several-months-long intensive workshops in physical theatre, mime and ‘mime corporel dramatique’ (Etienne Decroux Technique).
This enterprise was founded in fall 2013 by Oliver and is lead by him ever since. Please find much more information on our website  
Atelier des Mimes   2014 - 2017
4 years   •   9 productions   •   5½ min
performer:  Hanna Funk,  Gaia Giancaspro,  Marcel Pilz,  Mattes Weissbach,  Gwen Kyrg,  Roberta Del Ben,  Oliver Pollak,  Tiziana Cillumbriello,  Lissi Stoessel,  Lena Neuber,  Daniel O'Shea,  Zuzana Smetáčková,  Joana Gottstein,  Shahab Anousha,  Fernando Guillen,  Gabriela Medelato,  Verónica Terriente Garcia,  Jules Poulain-Plissonneau,  Topi Hurtig,  Kirstine Lindemann,  Nicolas Célestine Bregović,  Martina Archain   •   lighting, editing, directing:  Oliver Pollak
lecture on corporeal mime (Etienne Decroux Technique)
1hour   •   in German   •   June 2007   •   at Mimecentrum Berlin Germany
Teaching has also lead me abroad, to meet and teach and collaborate with performers from different cultures and theatres, like Iran (pix  ) or Nepal (pix     •   videos  )
What I always found: Cultures might be different. The passion is the same. Mime moves, no matter what.
Mandala-workshop Kathmandu
documentation on a 4-day workshop held by Oliver Pollak in Kathmandu, Nepal
a film by Gábor Hollós   •   19min   •   in english   •   organized by: Mada[r]t   •   at Mandala Theatre, Kathmandu, Nepal   •   January 2017   •   images  
stageimages          show more  
falling, in love
Hanna Funk  &  Oliver Pollak   •   current production   •   rehearsal excerpts   •   8 min   •   21st of December 2016   •   more  infos here          images  
excerpt   •   9min   •   recorded May 28th 2016 in Berlin   •   dance, piano, cameras, writing... all improvised   •   more  infos here          images  
with Oliver Pollak, Gaia Giancaspro, Gwen Kyrg, Roberta Del Ben   •   concept: Oliver Pollak   •   cameras: Christian Mattis, Hugo Reis, Marina Castellana and A. Padovani
directingimages          show more videos  
some impressions   •   2½ min   •   recorded December 17th 2017 in Berlin   •   more  infos here          images          more videos  
with Kirstine Lindemann, Nicolas Célestine Bregović, Topi Hurtig, Martina Archain
directed and edited by Oliver Pollak   •   cameras: Gabór Hollós, István Hollós, François Le Blond, Ina Rudolph
enter tame me
teaser   •   3min   •   recorded May 28th 2016 in Berlin   •   more  infos here          images          longer extracts  
with Daniel O’Shea, Gwen Kyrg, Joana Gottstein, Shahab Anousha, Zuzana Smetáčková  +  Marcel Pilz, Gaia Giancaspro, Hanna Funk, Fernando Guillen, Gabriela Medelato
directed and edited by Oliver Pollak   •   cameras: Christian Mattis, Hugo Reis, Antonio Padovani and more
Clan Destin
single scene   •   5min   •   recorded May 30th 2015 in Berlin   •   more  infos here          images          full show  
with Lisi Stoessel, Hanna Funk, Roberta Del Ben, Tiziana Cilumbriello, Marcel Pilz, Lena Neuber
directed and edited by Oliver Pollak   •   cameras: Stefano Casertano, Thilo Wittenbecher, Antonio Padovani and more
Bar jeder Hoffnung
trailer   •   3min   •   recorded June & July 2014 in Berlin   •   more  infos here          images          other videos on  'Bar jeder Hoffnung'  
with Mattes Weißbach, Hanna Funk, Marcel Pilz & Gaia Giancaspro
directed and edited by Oliver Pollak   •   cameras: Stefano Casertano, Thilo Wittenbecher, Christian Mattis and more
Collation of 4 shorts
from 2013 – 2015   •   12min   •   with students from the film-academy “Konrad Wolf” in Berlin Potsdam
Fahrt zur Hölle
a film by Henning Beckhoff
14min   •   2015   •   shot on 16mm   •   German with English subtitles
no strings attached
dance video   •   6 ½min   •   shot May 25th 2017 in Berlin
performers: Jules Poulain-Plissonneau & Verónica Terriente Garcia   •   choreo & video: Oliver Pollak   •   produced by Atelier des Mimes
10min   •   shot in Kathmandu, Nepal   •   Feb 4th, 2017   •   different cut from Gábor Hollós          behind the scene pix on facebook          see also  "Antigone in Nepal"  
with: Akanchha Karki, Utpal Jha, Nisha Joshi, Aayan Khadka   •   directing & editing: Oliver Pollak   •   camera: Gábor Hollós        production: Mada[r]t
Vitanova 3
dance video   •   8min   •   early 2015   •   shot in India ( Goa, Varanasi & Bodh Gaya area)        show Vitanova 1 & 2  
Nina Vitanova: concept, directing, dance   •   Oliver Pollak: dance, camera, editing

Formation  one year at the Commedia School Copenhagen (Leqoc-style), one year in Paris at the Marcel Marceau school and 5 years in London at the coporeal mime school. Still in London spending a few years in the filmmaking industrie. After 10 years abroad, and since 10 years now settled in Berlin / Germany.
Performing  in various settings and projects and companies in London and elsewhere, ranging from installation, underground to arty mime spectacles, film, video & photo
Directing  and coaching and choreography in diverse projects ranging from 20-performer aerial performance, to Opera, to intricite mime pieces.
Teaching  physical theatre and mime corporel dramatique since 20 years, more recently in institutions like LISPA (London International School for Performing Arts), Mimecentrum Berlin, die Etage Berlin, Mimecenter Köln, Theaterschule Frankfurt, Sommerakademie Marburg, HAMU in Prague, Warsaw Mime Festival, Dimitri School in Switzerland and in workshops in Italy, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Tehran (Iran), Kathmandu (Nepal), all over Germany and more.
Founder / initiator of Spark International (London-based artists' group for film & theatre),  fury ltd. (London film / video-production company),  Masholl Theater (mime-theatre company   video   )  bts project (London hippie commune producing 2-monthly cabarets   video   )  Hülle & Fülle (eso-meet-&-dance events in Berlin)  and:
Atelier des Mimes Berlin  started in September 2013 by Oliver. Here bringing it all together: forming, performers, directing shows and performing in some of them.
more:  german, english, french, some italian   •   piano & accordeon   •   video production   •   theatre-lighting design   •   corde-lisse   •   web design   •   (german) poems


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