It is the actor, its acting prior to speech. The actor is the raw material,the indissociable property of theatre, as distinct from its accidental/incidental complement, literature. By learning the axioms of the body and experimenting harmony and virtuosity, mimes perform as they would and not just as they could. From the very inception of a true language of the body, one with a potential for refinement close to that of human voice, actors can no longer justifiably behave in a trivial manner. The artist of the body is conscious of what he does when he chooses to transgress speech in favor of silence. He thus nurtures infinite portraits of reality through his manner of being and behaving. Drawing on the company extensive production history, the École Omnibus approach focuses on the physical elements of acting, free of aesthetic distractions. The body of the actor is propelled first and foremost by his thoughts.