About the Artist
Maine artist, Karen Montanaro performs to rave reviews all over the world. Her solo-show, entitled ''''Tanzspiel'''' is a unique fusion of mime and dance and a triumph of artistry and imagination. A critic of the Aragon Herald in Spain writes: ''''What do you get when you cross Marcel Marceau with Anna Pavlova? Karen Montanaro!''''
Karen also teaches residencies for all grade-levels. Her program consists of a combination of workshops and performances. She is adept at including the students into her performance, thereby giving them an invaluable opportunity to perform their newly acquired skills in front of their class mates and peers. Her residency is entitled ''''Imagination in Motion.''''
Students in Karen''s workshops learn, not only the rudiments of mime, dance, and improvisation but also invaluable problem-solving techniques that they can use in their classrooms and beyond. www.mimedance.com
Karen''s background includes 10 years as a professional ballet dancer (Ohio Ballet and Darmstadt Opera Ballet in Germany). In 1987, Karen met master mime and world-renowned teacher of theater-arts, Tony Montanaro. The couple was married in 1989 and toured internationally for 15 years. During this time, Karen assisted Tony in all of his teaching engagements and acted as word-smith for his book, ''''Mime Spoken Here'''' (Tilbury House Publishers, 1995). Tony''s work (as well as his marriage to Karen) are beautifully documented in a film entitled ''''Tony Montanaro, Theatre and Inspiration.'''' www.filmsbyhuey.com
Preferred Audiences: College, Adult
Disciplines: Theatre , Dance
MontanaroKaren5 Riggs Road
Casco ME 04015-3638