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Music and silence... combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.
Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?
Mime makes the invisible, visible and the visible, invisible.
Music conveys moods and images. Even in opera, where plots deal with the structure of destiny, it's music, not words, that provides power.
No art is superior to another one, but every art looks for expertise and perfection. This is life, which continues; this is why there is no death. There is continuation. There is no silence. There is a continuation of thought.
I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth... I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish.
Chaplin made me laugh and cry without saying a word. I had an instinct. I was touched by the soul of Chaplin — Mime is not an imitator but a creator.
Fathers, I do not practice. I'm not religious in life, but when I perform "The Creation of the World" and when my soul is touched by the confrontation of "Good and Evil", then God enters in me.
I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.
In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people.
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It is vain to say that human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
March 22, 1923
September 22, 2007
Marcel Marceau was a French actor and mime most famous for his stage persona as "Bip the Clown." He referred to mime as the "art of silence," and he performed professionally worldwide for over 60 years.
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