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Circus Smirkus Founder Rob Mermin to Talk on Mime July 10

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GREENSBORO – Rob Mermin will present a free Vermont Humanities talk titled “Adventures in Mime and Space: the Legacy of Marcel Marceau” at Greensboro United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, July 10, at 5 p.m. Mermin studied circus techniques around the world, including learning mime from the famous performer Marcel Marceau. Twentieth Century mime master Marcel Marceau advanced the art of the ancient Greco-Roman storytellers, the improvisational actors of the Commedia dell’Arte, and the pantomime of Charlie Chaplin. Mermin will discuss the metaphors of mime technique and Marceau’s particular influence on the world’s cultural history.  Marceau is best known as a virtuoso performer, but he also worked in the French Resistance saving Jewish children during WWII. The program is sponsored by the Greensboro Free Library and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Mermin recently published his memoir, “Circle of Sawdust,” and will have signed copies for sale.  For more information, contact the Library at (802) 533-2531 or [email protected]

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