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In addition to the ITI amazing workshops, MITICO offers a weekend of learning thanks to four intensive classes with international teachers. Two classes per day, to taste different experiences of international learning in a weekend.
On saturday and sunday, besides the main event, the ATOM (A Taste Of Mitico) festival will take place offering to workers or people who can't attend the whole week of study a bit of the international atmosphere.

On Saturday the 4th of July
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Dan O'Connor
"Details and Dynamics"

This workshop is about using the inventory of the moment to make simple offers and find the details of a scene to expand and explore narrative. By focusing on the specifics of a scene we create more robust characters and truly memorable stories.
   
danooconnor Who is Dan O'Connor

Dan O’Connor has been teaching, directing, and performing improvisation for over 20 years.  He is an internationally recognized teacher and improvisation innovator.  He is a founding member of BATS Improv in San Francisco and the founder and Artistic Director of Impro Theatre in Los Angeles.

He created, produced, and hosted the improvisational television show World Cup Comedy for NBC/PAX.   His television directing credits include Sons and Daughters for ABC and Campus Ladies for Oxygen. He was also the improv director and a writer for The Wayne Brady Show.  

For Impro Theatre, he directs Jane Austen Unscripted (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Broad Stage, Throckmorton Theatre, Theatre Asylum, North Coast Rep); Sondheim Unscripted (Melbourne Fringe, Odyssey Theatre); Chekhov Unscripted (Odyssey Theatre); The Western UnScripted (Falcon Theatre); Shakespeare Unscripted (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Carrie Hamilton Theatre@the Pasadena Playhouse) and most recently Fairytale UnScripted with the Calder Quartet at the Broad Stage.

He has taught for the playwriting and screenwriting programs at DUKE and UCSB. He was an adjunct professor for USC‘s BFA program and has also taught in the MBA Program for the University of Texas McCoombs School of Business.

Dan has been a coach and teacher for the Cirque du Soleil casts of Saltimbanco, Corteo, LOVE and Zumanity, the acting company of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and for improvisation companies around the world.

He trained at the American Conservatory Theatre and is a graduate of the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

He recently spoke at TEDx Napa calling for improvisation to be a required subject in schools everywhere!


Felipe Ortiz:
"From imagination to poetry -
Physical improvisation workshop"

Through spontaneity games, impro exercises, and specific movement techniques, you will find how to discover and create imaginary objects and spaces and how to connect your imagination with your body taking advantage of your possibilities and knowing your limits.

In this workshop, the participants will be trained to allow their body to surprise them, taking them to unexpected places and circumstances, how to interact with imaginary spaces and objects, (they can be your best friend but also your worst enemy), this will be an important tool to avoid actor’s blockages and a limitless source of creativity and inspiration.
   
felipe Who is Felipe Ortiz

Scenic artist, co-founder and co-director of La Gata Cirko and La Gata Impro, with extensive experience as a performer, creator and director in the areas of New Circus and theatrical improvisation.


He studied industrial design at the Universidad de los Andes, Clown (London 2001) and Buffon (Paris 2010) with Phillipe Gaulier. Throughout his career he has deepened his training with teachers of movement, acrobatics, theatrical improvisation.

Co-director of the shows "Deja Vu" (2005) and "Zoom" (2010) and creator of the play "La Cita" (2009), works that are part of the repertoire of the company La Gata Cirko. With La Gata Impro, she has participated in numerous festivals in Europe and America improvisation, performing functions of different formats and dictating movement workshops, improvisation and clownerie. In 2011 and 2012 he organized the I and II International Meeting of improvisation with the new PICNIC group.

Constantly working on the creation of artistic and corporate shows of different formats, in 2010 Felipe has been assistant director of "Echoes," opening show of the South American Games in Medellin, creation of the Franco Dragone Entertainment Group and directed by Dafne Cornez. It was co-artistic director of the show's closing FIFA World U-20 in Bogota in 2011 (production Iberoamerican Theater Festival of Bogotá). In 2012 he co-directed the show TROPICAL destination Gata Cirko (prize for creating large format Idartes, theater Julio Mario Santo Sunday and Jorge Eliecer Gaitan). Currently Luisa Montoya runs with the most recent creation of La Gata Cirko: Shakespeare's The Tempest, IBERESCENA 2013 award.

He taught circus techniques and improvisational theater in the U. Javeriana and he currently teaches various workshops in the training program of La Gata Cirko.
 

On Sunday the 5th of July:

Patti Stiles:
"Directing & Side Coaching"

Directing and side coaching is a lesson in being totally present and aware so we can inspire improvisers to discover, or be brave enough to play, the moment that is there.  Directing is not forcing players into following your already thought out idea it’s being an outside eye in the scene.  Learn to sensing when the narrative needs help and some tips to try. Explore the questions: When do I add something?  When should I shut up?  When am I needed?  Was that too much or not enough? Looking at the scene from the directors point of view and learning how to play from that position is more fun and less stressful than you think. 
   
PattiStiles Who is Patti Stiles

Actor, director, playwright, teacher and improvisation artist living in Australia.

She received her training at Calgary, Alberta's world-renowned Loose Moose Theatre under Keith Johnstone. It was there she worked intensively with Keith Johnstone in many forms of improvisation. She performed regularly in Theatresports™, Gorilla Theatre™ and Life Game™ as well as performing in Keith's plays, directing and performing in the Theatre For Kids program and touring productions.

Stiles moved to Toronto Canada and was the Artistic Director of Dream Kitchen Theatre, which produced Theatresports™. From there she moved to Edmonton Alberta and was Artistic Director of Rapid Fire Theatre from 1991 - 1996. Young performers in the company at this time include Mark Meer, Jacob Banigan, Josh Dean, Nathan Fillion whom she helped to train. Along with her AD duties Patti was very involved with other theatre endeavours. She directed David Belke's production of The Maltese Bodkin which featured Nathan Fillion (in one of his first theatrical roles) and received an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Fringe Production. In Edmonton Patti wrote her first play for Theatre For Young Audiences called If Whales Could Tell Tales, which was commissioned by the Provincial Museum. She was heavily involved in the Edmonton Fringe Festival as actor, director or productions as well as their opening / closing ceremonies and also the Edmonton Street Performers Festival as a roving character artist, director of Women In Comedy or performer in Late Night Madness. Patti also had the honour of being a founding member of Die-Nasty: The Live Improvised Soap Opera (nominated for several Canadian Comedy Awards and winner of the 2006 award for Best Improv Troupe) and holds the record as the first female improviser to improvise 53 hours straight in the annual Die-Nasty Soap-A-Thon.

For 6 months Stiles lived in London UK, during this time she worked a great deal with many of the impro companies in London. It was then she met and was able to train Deborah Francis White and Tom Salinski founders of The Spontaneity Shop and authors of The Impro Handbook which includes a dedication to her.

Stiles moved to Melbourne Australia and became the Artistic Director of Impro Melbourne from 2004 to 2009. During this time she wrote her second theatre for young audiences play Water of Life. She is also founder and Co-Director of Secret Impro Theatre and Artistic Director of Die Nasty AU a Melbourne branch of the soap opera style created in Edmonton. Patti now has her own company in Melbourne Patti Stiles Impro focused on her improvisational teaching.

Stiles has had the pleasure of playing with many notable improvisation performers including Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood, Wayne Brady, Joe Flaherty, Daniel Cordeaux, Rebecca De Unamuno, Julia Zemiro, Dan O'Connor, Ron Pederson, Jeff Haslam, Dana Andersen, and Alan Cox.

She is a three time nominee for the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Theatre Excellence TV credits for Stiles include Neighbours (AUS), Stingers (AUS), "John Safran's Race Relation's" (AUS).

Daniel Orrantia:
"Stage space in pictorical terms"

Live performance takes place in a three-dimensional space. The way we approach this has a direct and strong effect on what we communicate as performers. By exploring ways in which space is manipulated and expressed in pictures, images, and other two-dimensional planes we attempt to develop new tools to play and transform the way we address the stage.
   
orrantia Who is Daniel Orrantia

Interested in developing research projects that feed their concerns in areas such as improvisation, physical theater, clowning and visual arts.

Since 2011 Daniel is part of an international theater ensemble with which he gave life to "The Fabulous Problems" a show created from the collaboration with American actors and presented in several cities in the United States.

As part of La Gata Impro team he participated in various festivals in different parts of the world and in various seasons with different formats. Orrantia is part of the cast of "Zoom", by the company La Gata Cirko and has been the host of TEDxBogotá twice.

He is one of the founders and organizers of the International Meeting of Improvisation Bogota has been successfully repeated every year since 2011.

As a teacher she has given workshops in different cities in Colombia and other countries, and has been working with children / adolescents, actors, executives, groups and improvisational theater. In April 2012 during an artist residency at the State University of New York he directed research courses in the field of improvisation.

Within this research it has taken an active part in workshops with Keith Johnstone, The Loose Moose, Avner the Essentric, Jeff Wirth, The Upright Citicens Brigade, Davis Robinson, 500 Clown, Spymonkey, among others.

Simultaneously performing work in graphic design and illustration for the magazine Pie Page, skylight editors, The Celebration Barn, La Gata Cirko among others.
 

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