Circus Smirkus founder to speak at synagogue

MANCHESTER - Rob Mermin, founder of Circus Smirkus and student of the legendary French mimes Marcel Marceau and his teacher Etienne Decroux, will present his memories of training with the masters on Wednesday, July 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Israel Congregation in Manchester Center.

Mermin 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."

This event is open to the entire Northshire Community. A freewill donation is requested.

Israel Congregation is located at 6025 Main Street in Manchester Center.

Call the Temple office with any questions or for more information at 802-362-4578.


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