Page 8 -- The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 21, 1988
BY DEBRA CHESNIN
THEY have performed in such di-
verse places as Paris, Taiwan, Edin-
burgh, Florence, and Munich. In the
past few weeks they have visited
Connecticut, Massachusetts, and
But their show is not multilin-
gual, nor do they need a different in-
terpreter for each country; they per-
form a language that can be under-
stood everywhere - mime.
Saturday night, the Yoram Boker
Mime Theatre will attempt to get
their unique message across to an-
other audience, this time in Ann Ar-
bor. The show is brought to the
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation as part
of a year-long celebration of the 40th
anniversary of Israel's independence.
The entire program is called
"Independence and Interdependence:
Israel-North America Cultural Ex-
change" andis presented by the Na-
tional Foundation for Jewish Cul-
When not using the language of
mime, three members of the troupe
use Hebrew, as the group was started
and is based in Israel. Two members
of the three-person troupe are origi-
nally from Paris and spent time
studying under the acknowledged
of Boker, and two other artists, Uri
Tennenbaum, and Edit Limor, who
joined in 1976 and 1987, respec-
tively. Boker currently teaches his
craft at Tel Aviv University.
The troupe opts for more than the
standard white face, suspenders, and
such as "Destiny" and "The Spirit of
God Hovering Over the Water."
Even with such seemingly diverse
titles, the underlying themes for the
pieces deal with Jewish issues, like
how to assimilate while still retain-
ing one's heritage. For example, in
"The Photographer," a couple posing
for a typical portrait become a picture
of the traditional stereotypes of Jews
while the camera becomes almost a
But not every sketch is so heavy.
There is also more of the more tradi-
tional humor associated with mime
in pieces such as"God's Creation of
Man ... In His Image" where God
gives Adam a banana, to take the
place of the forbidden apple, and slips
on the peel.
The Yoram Boker Mime Theatre
is bringing Ann Arbor an experience
that many others around the world
have already been privileged to share
-- an evening of understanding in the
international language of mime.
THE YORAM BOKER MIME
THEATRE performs Saturday at 8
p.m. at the Mendelssohn Theater in
the Michigan League.
But their show is not multilingual, nor do they need
different interpreter for each country; they perform;
language that can be understood everywhere -mime.
master of mime, Marcel Marceau,
producing a coincidental tie-to Ann
Arbor - the home to the Marcel
Marceau World Center for Mime.
The group was founded and named
by Yoram Boker in 1970. It consists
hat and glove combination, using
c6stumes, masks and props to move
through a variety of sketches, rang-
ing from light- sounding topics such
as "Impossible Love" and "Carousel"
to very heavy and philosophical ones
Fishbone and Tape Heads...
...yeah, it sounds like a strange combination to us, too.
But you can figure it out yourself as Fishbone, from the
band of the same name, appears in the film Tape Heads,
which opens this weekend.
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lanov's Rhapsody No. 2, composed
in 1978, will be performed in only
3 other cities on its U.S. tour: New
York, Washington, D.C. and
Chicago. In addition, the ensemble,
playing only Russian works, will
perform Tchaikovsky's "The Tem-
pest" and Rachmaninoff's Symphony
The Musical Society will also
give a Pre-concert Presentation,
"Purity in Music," beginning at 3
p.m. in the Rackham Ampitheater.
The speaker will be Jim Leonard, an
Ann Arbor News music critic and
manager of the classical records
division of SKR music store. The
presentation is free and open to the
THE MOSCOW STATE SYM-
PHONY,. under the direction of
Yevgeny Svetlanov will perform
Sunday, October 23, at 4 p.m. in
Hill Auditorium. The concert is part
of the University Musical Society's
110th Annual Choral Union Series.
Tickets are $10 to $28, and are
available at the Musical Society's
Burton Tower office. Student Rush
tickets are available on afirstcome,
first serve basis for $5 at the Burton
Tower office after 9 a.m. Saturday.
TICKETS AT THE MIM'1AN UNION
TICKET OFFIC* AND ALL TICKET
CHARGE BY PHONE AT - 763-TKTS
Don't miss Jimmy Cliff on Nov. 17 at Hill Aud.
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