The universal language of the body

Corporeal Mime is a theatrical art based on the expressive power of the body. Born in early 20th century France it is now practised across the globe – including Japan. In this seminar, the directors of Japan-based Tarinainanika Theatre Company will share with you the story of this globe-trotting art. You will experience for yourself its startling but intuitive corporeal grammar. And together we will flesh out the case for a new departure in transnational understanding, based on the universal language of the body.

Tarinainanika will be on tour in the UK during October with their current production, Rey Camoy, inspired by the life and works of a Japanese painter. For performance dates and to watch the trailer please visit The tour is supported by Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and EU Japan Fest.