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
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.
Andreas Dalman and Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM invite you to the Adelaide launch of
out of silence
Marcel Marceau by Jan Dalman
Book Launch and conversation Gallery 1, the Quartet Bar Adelaide Festival Centre Thursday 10 January 2019 at 5.30pm Drinks will be served on arrival Sales and signings at the conclusion of the event
published by Dalman Productions proudly printed in Australia by CanPrint Communications
In the final years of his life, Jan Dalman carefully selected what he felt were the most potent, evocative and expressive photographs he’d taken of Marceau from the wings during performances in Australia. His great wish was to have a book published to honour his friend Marcel, who had passed away before him in 2007.
out of silence – Marcel Marceau by Jan Dalman is the realisation of this dream.