FRENCH Mime Laurent Decol - sUNDAY 13 July
Sunday 13 July at 4.00pm at TAPAC (100 Motions Road, Western Springs, opposite Auckland Zoo).
Tickets available here: $25 / $15 concessions (Alliance Students & Members)
Before the show, there will be a special "Bastille Day Family Fair" from 3.00pm with clowns, face painting, "duck fishing" and many other fun activities.
Laurent Decol has completed over 2.000 performances and workshops in nearly 100 countries.
He was privileged to be the student of Marcel Marceau of worldwide fame (New York City has declared 18 March "Marcel Marceau Day" and Mickael Jackson has admited using some of Marceau's techniques in his own dance steps !).
He graduated from both Marcel Marceau Paris International School of Mimodrama and the Institute for Researching the Actor in Holstebro (Denmark).
He was then Professor at the Marcel Marceau Paris International School of Mimodrama. He is also an actor and is Director of a Theatre company.
In the language of gesture and mime the mono-performance "Words of Silence" is a reflection on twelve of the existential human issues such as love, life and creativity. Since no speech is involved, communication is universal.
This is a unique opportunity for both adults and children to experience the magic of a world-class mime show.
“Mime is an art which requires skill and talent and Decol, for having had his audience riveted, was probably drained completely of energy and emotions by the end of the evening...”
The Hindu, 27/01/2011
“He is the worthy successor to Charles Chaplin, Marcel Marceau or Buster Keaton. (…) An incredibly talented artist that makes us smile and moves us to laughter and tears. “
The New York Times, 12/12/2010
(for kids aged 8 to 14)
From Monday 07 to Friday 11 July (includes performance as opening act on 13/07 and free entrance to the show)
More information about this workshop here