The founders Ralf Herzog 45 years of stage work and the thereby initiated tradition of classical pantomime is the core of the association Mimenstudio Dresden e.V.. Ralf Herzogs earnings are beside his own productions the education of numerous students, the art direction of the company Mimenbühne from 1992 till 2018, the management of an own stage for pantomime from 1996 till 2018 and the organization of the international pantomime festival Dresden.
In August 2018 Ralf Herzog handed over the art direction of the company Mimenbühne and supports the association as teacher and artistic coach. Since then the association Mimenstudio e.V. is managed by a strong team consisting of a new president and former student Michael Meinel and additional voluntary working members. The vision for them is to maintain and further develop the art form of pantomime in Dresden and Saxony as a tradition. The prerequisite for this is the possibility to constant renewal and challenging the character and the goal of this art form.
The association Mimenstudio serves as platform for individuals and groups who are active professionally or as amateurs in the area of pantomime or related performing arts.
The vision is to maintain and further develop the art form of pantomime in Dresden and Saxony as a tradition.
Besides classical stylistic devices of „Mime corporal“ the focus will be contemporary directions and the stronger involvement of elements of other genres like dance, (physical) theatre, puppet show, vocals, music and acrobatics. Currently the association works on the further development of the communication network on local as well as international level, the organization of exchange days, training courses and the continuation of the 35 years old international pantomime festival in Dresden.