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out of silence - Marcel Marceau by Jan Dalman

6 February – 4 March 2019 His Majesty's Theatre

Presented by Dalman Productions

Photographers had never been allowed on stage to take photographs of French mime legend Marcel Marceau during his performances.

When Marceau and Dutch-Australian photographer Jan Dalman first met, they formed an immediate trust. Thereafter, whenever Marceau toured to Australia he invited Dalman to take photographs during his shows from the wings of the theatre. Jan photographed Marcel over a 38 year period between 1965 and 2003.

This captivating exhibition showcases the enduring connection between subject and photographer in a selection of beautiful photographs.

In the final years of his life, Jan Dalman carefully selected what he felt were the best photographs he had taken of Marceau from an archive of over 3,500 images. His great wish was to have a book published to honour his friend Marcel, who had passed away before him in 2007.

Andreas Dalman and Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM of Dalman Productions have realised this dream by publishing a hardback art book by the same name. Included are stories, in English and French side-by-side, of the meeting and life-long friendship that developed between the two artists.

This publication is available for sale at https://dalmanproductions.com.au


Exhibition opening hours
- Weekdays from 10am – 4pm
- During show evenings (timings vary) 

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