Photographers had never been allowed on stage to take photographs of French mime legend Marcel Marceau during his performances.
When Marceau and Dutch-Australian photographer Jan Dalman first met, they formed an immediate trust. Thereafter, whenever Marceau toured to Australia he invited Dalman to take photographs during his shows from the wings of the theatre. Jan photographed Marcel over a 38 year period between 1965 and 2003.
Perth book launch and conversation
Friday 15 February 2019 12 noon to 2 pm – Dress Circle Foyer
Elizabeth Camerorn Dalman OAM and guest panel:
- Shane Breynard, Director Canberra Museum and Gallery
- Michael Keegan Dolan, Director of Teaċ Daṁsa/creator of Loch na hEala (Swan Lake)
- Mikel Murfi, lead actor Loch na hEala (Swan Lake)
Patrons may purchase drinks from the theatre bar from 11.45 am
Book sales, signings and exhibition tour at the conclusion of the panel discussion
I feel sure that the photographs will revive fond memories for many of those who experienced Marcel Marceau’s performances. For those who never had that opportunity, these images capture the energy and bravado of that unique solo career. At the same time we not only have the benefit of the portraitist’s craft, but an insight into what it took to ensure the existence of such an archive.Robyn Archer AO FAHA