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A mime speaks: q&A with acclaimed performer and uw-madison alum takeo fujikura

Mime has had a profound yet silent influence in mainstream culture for decades.

Charlie Chaplin, Blue Man Group, Dick Van Dyke, Rowan Atkinson and even Michael Jackson are just a few who have augmented their own entertainment styles through “the art of silence.”

UW–Madison alumnus Takeo Fujikura, founder of Kanjiyama Mime, a leading professional mime company in Japan, has developed his own performance style by discarding what some might deem essential to miming — the silence.

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