PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 28 April, 2011, 12:00am


Cultural Centre
May 6-8, 8pm

The French seem to have a stranglehold on the art of mime thanks to the efforts of the late, great Marcel Marceau, and so it comes as no surprise that the art form is being showcased during the ongoing Le French May celebrations.

The duo of Patrice Thibaud and Philippe Leygnac have created intricate mime routines in which the slight-figured Leygnac's attempts at executing classical and jazz dance performances are consistently interrupted by his rather more robust partner.

They tell stories about the silliness of mankind and the absurdity of events we all face - not only through mime but also through music, contortionism, shadow play and other techniques. One scene has a mime trapped inside the stomach of a lion. Surely there is not much more that could challenge a mime-sceptic.

Studio Theatre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK$160-HK$280, Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2009