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Pavilion Spotlight: French troupe Macadames to take the stage

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When thinking about miming, a man in a striped shirt with a white face comes to mind. But, Macadames goes way beyond the traditional French pantomime.

"They're style of theater comes out of that but they combine elements of dance and theater and using live music and object manipulation and acrobatics to create a unique theatrical experience," said Nathan Simpson-Coffelt who's company is representing Macadames.

The Macadames physical theater group based in Paris uses a variety of techniques, including mime, clowning, acrobatics, theater, music and dance.

This week Macadames has been meeting with area youth to show them this form of expression. The troupe evokes lots of giggles and smiles.

"There's a close connection between the performers and the audience because there isn't any language barrier. They're able to really connect just using their body and movement to tell the story rather than get stuck in the words," said Nathan Simpson-Coffelt.

This universal physical language is easily understood by everyone.

If you're interested in attending a performance this Friday or Saturday click on this link: https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=EFE93AF6-2911-44E2-9927-A39DA6106288

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