APPLICATION CALL- Mimesis 5th Edition

Festival des Arts du Mime et du Geste
5th Edition

from the 12th to the 15th of November 2015
at the International Visual Theatre (IVT), Paris


Conceived by the companies Hippocampe, Les Éléphants Roses, Mangano-Massip and Platform 88, MIMESIS is a platform of short pieces, an artistic encounter between public, artists and professionals. A portray of the current state of the contemporary creation in the mime and movement arts which bears witness to the diversity of approaches to a corporal dramaturgy: movement theatre, mime, mask, visual theatre, corporeal mime, dance-theatre, corporal theatre, movement and texture, physical theatre...

We welcome all artists and companies wishing to participate in this new edition to propose a short piece from 1 to 10 minutes maximum. In accordance with the International Visual Theatre – research laboratory of arts, linguistic and pedagogy of sign language – the pieces must be accessible to the hearing-impaired.

For this year's edition, we will have two different programmes over a four day festival. Programme A on Thusrday and Friday ; Programme B on Saturday and Sunday. Applicants must be avaliable for the whole festival period. We will annonce the definitive programme at the beggining of June.

Please read carefully the conditions and fill in the application form
(download it from
Deadline for application : April 28th !

Application's terms and conditions:

Artists and companies wishing to participate in MIMESIS must send a completed application form by email only until the 28th of April by midnight at Uncompleted or late application forms will not be considered. The programme will be announced at the beggining of June.

The application must include:

- the application form 
- 2 photos of the piece (in High Defintion - 300 DPI quality with credits)

- video(s) (internet link or DVD). 
We will not consider applications without a video of the proposed piece.

For mailed DVDs, please send them to MIMESIS 2 Passage de la Fonderie 75011 Paris

Please change the name of every document sent for the name of the proposed piece. 

Ex : xyz_formulaire; xyz_photo, xyz_dossier, etc

Applying to MIMESIS implies the acceptance to release image rights for promotional purposes only (photos and video).

Practical information : 
- Dates of the event :
Programme A : Thursday Novembre 12tth at 7pm and Friday Novembre 13th at 8pm.
Programme B : Saturday November 14th at 8pm and Sunday November 15th at 4pm. 

- Technical Get In :
Programme A : Wednesday, November 11th
Programme B : Friday, November 13th

- Run-through before the show :
Programme A : Thusrday, November 12th at 2pm.
Programme B : Saturday, November 14th at 2pm. 
Financial Conditions :

- Box office shared between the participating companies (on the base of 60% of the box office).

In the meantime, we are looking for other financial support but we can not 

guarantee anything at the moment.

- Transport and accommodation are at the applicant's charge.

 - MIMESIS will assure the general communication of the event (public and professional)

Technical conditions:

- The stage at the IVT is 8 m wide and 6 m deep.

- Time for getting in and getting out MUST be shorter than 1min. (transition between pieces)

- A general lighting rid will be set. We ask you a simplified light design due to the number of 

companies participating. Tech will be assured by the theatre's technician

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