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Theatre Mimo Magique - August 6, 2011

 

Alexander and Wolfram first met in Paris during the three years’ course at the “Ecole Marcel Marceau“. After graduation, they both joined the “Compagnie Marcel Marceau“, touring with their master since 1995.

In 1996 they founded their own theater, the Théâtre Mimo Magique, which promptly won the Berlin Audience Award for their first production, “SILENCE“, a mime show largely based on classical pantomime, but indicating that the team progressed to other visual forms of expression.

Their next productions carefully integrated object theater, image theater and magic as increasingly more important elements of the theatric atmosphere of their plays.

Music is one source of inspiration to Alexander and Wolfram.  In 1999, their first visual concert was created in cooperation with the Octet of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra: “Concert visuel en Françaix.“ Jean Françaix´ compositions seemed to be absolutely the right music for a phantastic musical visual journey, which met with an enthusiastic audience response at the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Dresden Semperoper State Opera.

As soon as their visual creations based on music, had aroused attention in the musical world, more visual concerts were staged with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Arditti-Quartet-London, and the orchestra Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie.

“OUT OF THE BLUE“ is the title of their latest creation premièred at the Berlin Academy of Arts in 2001, a play with cinematographic connotations, conveying magical visual effects, endless phantasy, fun, humour and poetic charm.

Thanks to the universal language of their visual theater, they have been on stage since 1997 in Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, England, China, Japan, Taiwan, and in early 2003, they had their U.S. début with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra at the New York Metropolitan Museum.

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