Mime Festival comes to Prague

Due to a significant demand, the popular six-day festival will be taking place in the capital city from October 17th-22nd. Those attending can enjoy more than 20 unique performances by Czech and international artists, and the festival will also host a variety of workshops, which the public are encouraged to take part in, including those on river cruises with Scenic Tours.

World-class mime performances

Those attending can also expect to see shows from American performer Michael Trautman, who is well-known for his routine that includes ping-pong ball juggling, as well as performances by students of legendary Marcel Marceau, who have previously performed in more than 30 countries across the world. The founder of the New York Mime Festival, and previous winner of Clown of the Year, will also be performing at the festival, and is recognisable by his characteristic red costume.

The festival has now gained an international reputation and is constantly growing, showcasing more and more rising stars each year. Pantomime festivals were a tradition in the Czech Republic for many years, with a number of other smaller festivals taking place across the country. Aiming to re-establish pantomime as an artistic form, the festival is one of very few that has taken place since a festival in Kolin in 1996, which marked the end of almost 30 years of popularity since the very first in Prague in 1969.

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