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Adventures in Mime & Space: The Legacy of Marcel Marceau
Twentieth century mime master Marcel Marceau advanced the art of the ancient Greco-Roman mime storytellers, the improvisational actors of the Commedia dell’Arte, and the pantomime of Charlie Chaplin. in this presentation, Circus Smirkus founder Rob Mermin will explore the metaphors of mime technique—what Marceau called “the silent language of the soul”—and discuss Marceau’s particular influence on the world’s cultural history.
Marceau’s unique life story encompasses not only his virtuosity on stage, but also his work in the French Resistance saving Jewish children during WWII. Rob will show film clips of Marceau’s speech accepting the Raul Wallenberg Humanitarian Award in 2001.
Special Arrangements: screen, DVD player or laptop, speakers, and projector (optional; can be provided by speaker if necessary).
Additional Costs: mileage.
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