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Topic: Who is the greatest living pantomime artist?
Message: Posted by: hbwolkov (Dec 2, 2009 05:51PM)
Who is the greatest living pantomime artist?
Message: Posted by: InventorRu (Jan 18, 2010 07:49AM)
In Britain it would be Christopher Biggins but because of the way you phrased the question I'm wondering if you meant 'Mime' artist in which case I would give a different answer....perhaps Les Bubb
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Sep 7, 2010 12:15AM)
Teller.
Message: Posted by: Pat Perry (Oct 10, 2010 09:43AM)
I just had a show in Switzerland with Les Bubb. Ihis guy is realy amazing. I think it's impossible to find the "greatest" in any discipline. It's hard to judge. What I like about Leslie, is his precision ant the courage to go in new directions.

But take a look yourself:
http://www.lesbubb.com/
Message: Posted by: mtpascoe (Sep 13, 2011 02:24AM)
You did say living. I am not sure if Robert Shields is still performing, but it was great in his day. The one I feel is the master at illusion and faces is Cary Trivanovich. Of course Richmond Shepard.
Message: Posted by: Iris Caraway (Nov 17, 2011 10:19PM)
I'll have to give a nod to Teller. Misdirection and pantomime intersect with him.
Message: Posted by: mtpascoe (Dec 30, 2011 02:22AM)
I don't know why I didn't think of it before, but how about Bill Irwin. He is a good mime as well as clown.
Message: Posted by: MagicalEducator (May 25, 2015 01:53PM)
I absolutely love Avner Eisenberg. He's a great performer and teacher to study with.
Message: Posted by: David Todd (Aug 6, 2015 12:55PM)
[quote]On May 25, 2015, MagicalEducator wrote:
I absolutely love Avner Eisenberg. He's a great performer and teacher to study with. [/quote]

I love Avner the Eccentric's act. Definitely agree with you. He's great.

Other great pantomime performers who do magic (as opposed to straight mime acts) are:

Raymond Crowe -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O1D-uktSH0

https://youtu.be/JjmIfTbPfAM?t=45

https://youtu.be/8s5YPO66ZWE?t=22

David (The Great) Kaplan -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3cANK1VJlo

https://youtu.be/yeN-ujhTgIw?t=10

Charlie Frye -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2Yzo4_ZvUE


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Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Apr 16, 2016 09:38AM)
Everybody forget about Ardan James?

FWIW
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 25, 2020 07:49AM)
Tina Lenert wife to Mike Caveney, here act of mime and magic is wondrous.
Message: Posted by: P.Jane (Jul 20, 2020 02:09PM)
Teller of course