Children's Theatre: Mime Duo
September 17, 2022, 11:00 AM
Mime duo Petr Liška and Michal Hecht will perform the children’s theatrical performance “Talking Without Words,” an engaging, interactive presentation of stage movement and non-verbal theater on September 17, 2022, at 11 am, at the Czech Embassy.
Humor and gestures are an international, universal language. Two mimes show the astonishingly varied possibilities of this specific theater genre. Their vigorous show is composed of a range of classical and authorial pantomime etudes and humorous stories. In some, audience participation is encouraged, giving the little (or not so little) spectators a chance to experience, try out and learn this form of art. Be entertained and learn how to make theater and entertain others too!
About the Artists:
Petr Liška studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague at the Music and Dance Faculty (HAMU). He is a non-verbal performer of children’s theater and the founder of MIMos or Divadlo Dĕtem pro Radost (Theater for Children’s Happiness), a Czech theater association, which brings into fruition its own children’s theatrical performances. Founded in 2007, its mission is to support culture and art dedicated to children, primarily focused on nonverbal and motion performance. More information may be found at the following webpages: nabidkapohadek.cz.
Michal Hecht studied pantomime at JAMU Brno and acrobatics via a private course of Eva Bosakova, as well as non-verbal theater. He has played his own solo performances, taught, and directed non-verbal performances as well as spoken performances. He often works in television, participating in a number of TV shows and entertaining programs as a scriptwriter. He prepared a slapstick series for children in Finnish TV called "Miki and Ivi", and a short film "Through the eyes of a mime". On Czech TV, he participated in making programs for children "Ju and Hele", as well as in many Dada Patrasova's programs for children. Please read more at www.mimchal.cz.
The event is part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2022.
Date/Time: September 17, 2022, 11 am
Performance will run approximately 60 minutes.
Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
RSVP required | Free admission
Light refreshments will be served at the event.
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