WORKSHOPS

Are you curious about BiLi's secrets? Do you want to learn mime techniques, control your body and have a lot of fun? As an instructor, BiLi teaches workshops and weekly classes to adults and children.

Workshop description: The Fun and Magic of Mime: Using traditional Marcel Marceau mime techniques, students will learn how to perform short stories and to improvise skits. Thanks to gestures, facial expressions and body movements, students will learn how to use the fun and the magic of mime as well as their own creativity. Mime techniques: walking, walking against the wind, climbing stairs, climbing a ladder, going down the stairs, going down a ladder, pulling, pushing, sitting down, grabbing an object, encountering a wall...

BiLi has been a mime performer and instructor since 1976. He has performed his one-man show for universities, schools, and special events and has produced his own show in different countries (France, USA, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Italy). Adult teaching has taken place at colleges, universities, community centers… including:

  • Lycée Français La Pérouse, San Francisco, 2012
  • Gunn High School, Palo Alto, 2010
  • Whitworth College of Spokane, Washington, 2005
  • Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View, 2004
  • Institut Vendôme, Lyon, France 1997
  • "The Place", San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1983
  •  Alliance Française, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1982
  • West Valley College, San José, California, 1980 
  • De Anza College, Cupertino, California, 1980 

 

 

BiLi has conducted classes and workshops for children, teens and adults at the following locations:

  • Elementary Schools: Juana Briones, Palo Alto (2003) / Almond, Los Altos (2004)
  • Middle Schools: Palo Alto: International School of the Peninsula (Fall 2003 & 2004), Jordan (2004), Terman (2004), Jane Lanthrop Stanford (2004) / Menlo Park: Menlo School (2004)
  • High Schools: Palo Alto: Gunn (Winter 2004 & 2006, 2008, 2010), Palo Alto High School (2004), Castilleja mimeograph (2005) / Mountain View: MV High School (2004), Community School of Music and Arts - CSMA (Winter 2005)  /  Atherton: Sacred Heart (2004)  /  San Francisco: Lycée Français La Pérouse (2012)
  • Other institutions: City of Palo Alto Recreation (Fall 2004) / Notre Dame de Namur, Belmont, CA (Fall 2004) / Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA (Winter 2005) / Whitworth College of Spokane, WA (Winter 2005) / Eastern Washington University, WA (Winter 2005) / Crystal Springs, Hillsborough, Ca (Winter 2006) / Stanford University Health Improvement Program-HIP (Spring & Fall 2006) / San Francisco Bay Accueil (SFBA): Christmas show 2006