Vini Carvalho

Vini Carvalho

Performer, movement director and artistic director of Fool's Cap Theatre

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

Vini Carvalho has been investing on developing a 'mime physicality' in his theatre practice since graduating in Performing Arts from UNICAMP (Brazil) in 2010. He had the opportunity to study Neutral Mask and elements of Noh Theatre with Alice K, besides working with her as a performer in different theatre projects; he has also discovered the art of the Classic Clown with Leris Colombaione; the Grotesque character and the Physical action with Roberto Mallet; Commedia dell'Art with Tiche Viana and Esio Magalhaes and, finally, Corporeal Mime with Thomas Leabhart; and with Corinne Soum and Steven Wasson who Vini studied and performed with. Currently, he lives in London working as a freelance performer, workshop leader, teacher and directing his recently formed company, Fool's Cap Theatre, with which he was awarded with a grant from the Arts Council England to create his solo-show "The Unparalleled Adventure of one Hans Pfaall".

Theatre credits include:
"The Unparalleled Adventure of one Hans Pfaall" (Pleasance Theatre, London);
"Waiting for Ulysses" and "A Promethean Dream" (Theatre de l'Ange Fou, Wisconsin USA); "Streets of Frequency" (CASA Festival, London);
"Quotations from Shakespeare on Parallel Lines" (Arcola Theatre, London);
"O Caderno da Morte" (dir. Alice K, SESI and CCSP Sao Paulo);
"Morte e Vida Severina" (dir. Alice K, - TUSP, Sao Paulo);
"Numeros" (dir. Roberto Mallet, Sao Paulo).

Teaching credits include:
workshop "Corporeal Mime Technique" (White Hart Studios - London UK);
workshop "Corporeal Mime: in dialogue with gravity" (Os Geraldos - Campinas BRAZIL); workshop "Neutral Mask" (Cia dos Arlequins - Sao Paulo BRAZIL);
workshop "The Mime Body" (Oficinas Hilda Hilst - Sumare, BRAZIL)

Work History

Workshop leader - Fool's Cap Theatre

Oct 2015 - Present

Performer, director and project manager - Fool's Cap Theatre

Dec 2013 - Present

Performer - Quotations Drom Shakespeare on Parallel Lines

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015

Workshop leader - Os Geraldos

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014

Performer - Theatre de l'Ange Fou

May 2013 - Aug 2014

Performer and producer - ZeroZero Theatre Company

Jul 2008 - Aug 2010


Corporeal Mime - Diploma - International School of Corporeal Mime

Oct 2010 - Jun 2013

Performing Arts - Bachelor degree - UNICAMP

Mar 2004 - Dec 2007


  • Acting
  • Training and Education
  • Mime
  • Performer
  • Physical Theatre
  • Theatre



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