Platform for Mime and Physical Theater

Art of Emotion

Dance Theater Workshop with the Compagnie ‘a fleur de peau’(Paris)

Date: March
23rd– 27th 2020 (6 hours/day) with final performance of
the developed scenes on March 27th

of the workshop instructors in the ‘projecttheater Dresden’ on March 28th
and 29th 2020

Location: Theaterhaus Rudi, Dresden,

Participants: max. 15

Registration  under or 015155619899

profile: stage artist of all areas (Dance, mime, theater, circus …) ,
soon-to-be stage artists, amateur with experience in bodywork

Michael Bugdahn und Denise Namura

Workshop in english and


Warm up, physical training and preparation

  • to learn and/or develop the basic techniques of the company’s specific physical work

Preparation exercises and improvisation

  • how to develop our imaginary and stimulate our creativity and

approach of the company’s characteristic body language and universe

Choreographic and scenic composition

  • to approach the company’s particular composing and creation process based on choreographies taken from à fleur de peau’s repertoire and the vocabulary developed during the workshop
  • personalized exercises and individual work on each performer through his own movement qualities; how to make the most of our own personality and physical characteristics in order to achieve the dance of our own character
  • scenic work: creating scenes, choreographies, gesture sequences and ‘musical and visual scores’

Namura and Michael Bugdahn see pedagogy  as significant
part of their artistic work.

©SilviaMachado/Cie à fleur de peau

Since the
formation of their team they pass on their techniques, their knowledge and
their experiences in countless workshops and courses. They work with
professionals of different areas as well as soon-to-be stage artists and
amateur, with adults, teenagers, kids and elderly as well as in social area and


foto: Mauricio Maia

The focus of
the workshop is the learning of our own techniques – a mixture of dance,
theater and mime – or rather the further development of techniques learnt
somewhere else. Furthermore exercises will be developed to encourage and foster
the creativity of the participants, how to implement ideas and develop scenic

Important is also the learning
of short scenes from the instructors repertoire.

‚ We put high focus on the
individual work with each participant. We do not try to teach a set method, put
support each participant in his /her individual creative skills, based on the
personality, qualities, strengths and weaknesses. ‘


© Michael Bugdahn

We do not want to neglect any possibility of expression, therefore we work with dance, gesture, mime, text, voice and music,…


If you are interested
please write to latest until 1.3.2020.

compagnie « à fleur de peau »

After their education in
mime, dance and theater the brasilian Denise Namura and Michael Bugdahn (from
Wuppertal) started 1989 in Paris their dance company « à fleur de peau ». Both
choreographers have developed 50 pieces so far, for their own company as well
as for international ensembles like the Bern ballet, the city ballet of Sao
Paulo or the portuguese ensemble of contemporary dance in Lisbon. Their
multiple award-winning pieces were seen in several festivals and famous places.


Denise Namura & Michael Bugdahn

« à fleur de peau » could
be translated with  « very close » .

The very specific and
adventurous style of the two choreographers is characterized through high
precision and fondness to details of works, the use of elements of the
different stage arts, the fort he group specific mixture of emotion, poetry and
humor, the specific relation to music, the integration of abstraction, as well
as very concrete and everyday topics and the dramaturgy and the structure of
the pieces.  

The festival is funded by the Landeshauptstadt Dresden, Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz and the Ostsächsische Sparkasse.