"Life! Hope! Escape! Whoops! Obstinacy!"
August 5, 2009 2:22 PM Subscribe
posted by JaiMahodara (6 comments total)
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Charlie Chaplin [previously, except the primary link from blogspot is down]
has a grandson
, James Thiérrée
. Growing up in his parents circus Le Cirque Imaginaire (later, Invisible)
, the acrobat evolved into performer/director/choreographer of soon to be four full-length works
. (Full disclosure: the first three are all from La Veillée des Abysses--Bright Abyss--
and the latter is a preview for his upcoming solo act Raoul
.) He's also made forays in movies you've probably seen
. More? Check out this Au revoir Parapluie
) medley, and how about some trapeze
"It's a story about a story about a story (about a story about a story about a story) that cannot be told."
See also, the whole generation: (Warning: if you don't read French just enjoy the images)
Hint: Aurelia Thiérrée
= sister, Victoria Chaplin-Thiérrée = cousin, I think, and Victoria Chaplin = mom, daughter of Chaplin, and granddaughter of playwright Eugene O'Niell.
famous relative, demand you?? How about Margery Williams Bianco, author of The Velveteen Rabbit
James on the Rabbit
"It's about a soft toy that gets more real as it's worn down. The more it gets crumpled and torn, the more real it is. At the end it gets burned but it is happy because it is becoming real. I like the sense that as life wears us down we become more real. Maybe I'm a broken-down old rabbit."