Michael Cooper is a Poet of the Stage - an
eye-popping visual artist and a virtuoso mime whose exquisite performances
of humor and poignancy, nimble speech and eloquent gesture have
dazzled audiences of all ages for almost thirty years.
Combining the mythical and the autobiographical,
Michael's one-man extravaganza features his breathtaking handcrafted
masks, original stories of courage and wonder, outlandish stiltdancing,
and a physical repertoire that ranges from the madcap to the sublime.
The result is "moving sculpture".
Michael has the amazing ability to inspire
his audience, to convince all those who witness his work, that creativity
is not the domain of a lucky few but instead is a birthright, one
of the great joys encoded into the human package.
How? By showing everyday occurrences like
a baby crawling or a horse breaking into a gallop for what they
really are, miraculous. By a display of timeless archetypes, like
wandering giants and rising suns, that would exist in our minds
even if we had never heard of them. By joyfully parading everything
from exploding noses to slick fish and snorting bulls in front of
his audience. And by getting people up on stage, not to be parrots
or fools, but to discover the joy of living in the moment.
In an age of specialization, Michael Cooper
is a true Renaissance Man, a jack-of-all-trades whose credits include
over eight thousand shows in theaters, schools and festivals around
the world. Don't miss him!