1st, at 1:00, Rob will lead a mime workshop for children ages 8ish to 12ish (some younger and older okay...) in celebration of this year's Red Clover book nominee: "Monsieur Marceau", written by Vermont Author, Leda Schubart. (pictured left). Please call the Library 888-4628 to join the list of children for this program, space may be limited.
At 3:00 on the same day, Saturday the 18th at 3:00, Rob will present "The Silent Language of the Soul: A Tribute to Marcel Marceau" for general audiences. Rob was a student of the famous French mimes, Marcel Marceau and his teacher Etienne Decroux, and will present his memories of training with the masters. Rob will demonstrate techniques of the art of pantomime, relate personal anecdotes, and show rare film clips of Marceau and Decroux performing and teaching. Decroux is known as the Father of Mime and Marceau remains an icon of 20th century theater. For those who remember seeing Marceau, who passed away in 2007, it will be a treat to rediscover the essence of the art form he made popular around the world, and which he called "the Silent Language of the Soul". A copy of Leda Schubart's book will be given away at this program!