"What do you get when you cross
Marcel Marceau with Anna Pavlova?
Answer: Karen Montanaro."

- The Aragon Herald, Spain

Tanzspiel (German for "dance play") is a one-woman tour de force celebrating the expressive potential of the human body. Karen Montanaro blends the arts of mime and dance to create theater with rare physical and emotional power.

"A fusion of mime and dance that delights the senses and the spirit; a poignancy that never loses its hard comic edge."

- Barbara Richmond, Halifax Dance, Canada

"Karen Montanaro... has brought the fusion of pantomime and dance to it's highest level of expressiveness."

- Main Echo, Hanau, Germany

One moment an old gunslinger reminisces about his youth, the next an entire baseball game plays out in front of you. The full evening concert includes original works by Karen Montanaro, by mime master Tony Montanaro, and by renowned dancers and choreographers Louis Gervais and Clay Taliaferro.

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Recent Article on Karen's Performing:

Mime Delights Audience With Medley of Characters - Animal And Human Alike
(Reprinted from The Lincoln County News)

Maine Arts Commission Fellowship

Last year, Karen won a 2008 Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship Grant.

Click here to read more about Karen's premiere of her new work "The Struggle to Be," a collaboration with sculptor Dennis Dreher.

photo by Donald Verger
Performance Venues:

In addition to acclaimed tours of Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Italy, Canada, and Spain, a few of Karen Montanaro's performance highlights include:

Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival, Pensacola, FL
Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute
Aruba Dance Festival, Aruba
Holland America Line Cruise Ships
Nyack College, Nyack, NY
Towson University, Towson, MD
First Night Boston, Boston, MA
Portland Performing Arts Center, Portland, ME
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
Palestinian National Theatre, Israel

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