MimoLand: Mimo el planeta

A project by Pablo Sotoca (University of Alcalá).

Students of the Degree in Primary Education transform the School of Education into a mime show, making their University aware of the UN’s SDG 2030.
In Spanish, “Yo mimo” means I take care, I worry about you, I take you into deep consideration. It is also the word for “mime”, a theatrical performer that acts using only his corporal language, expressions and gestures. Without words. The art of silence.
This game of polysemic words inspired the event organized within the subject “Image, Perception, Expression and Body Language”, as part of the Physical Education program during the 4th year of the Degree in Primary Education.
I take care of the planet, I worry about it. What is happening in the world right now? How can I improve the future? UN’s Goals of Sustainable Development served as a source of inspiration for a beautiful learning experience based in mimic, which this time became our communication tool. Previous work was essential to search for news or powerful images that could be used to create sketches afterwards.
On the 29th of November, during 90 minutes, 17 couples of students became true artists, turning our School of Education into a real itinerant show. Everyone, including the professor, represented several performances that invited every student, professor or university staff to make a critical reflection. Our main goal was to engage students and artists in a direct way, so that our community would be made aware of the problematic through this beautiful -and complex- ‘art of silence’.

About the Organization /Team

Pablo Sotoca is part of the Didactics Department at Universidad de Alcalá, where he works as a professor specialized in “Body Language Methodologies” within Physical Education. He is also responsible for the subject “Image, Perception, Expression and Body Language”, which is part of the Physical Education program in the 4th year of the Degree in Primary Education. 30 students have already taken this subject during the present academic year at the School of Education at the Guadalajara Campus, that belongs to Universidad de Alcalá, a prestigious Spanish institution that was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1998.
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