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Mime Festival celebrates 30 years

First Published 17 April 2008, Last Updated 18 April 2008

The London International Mime Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary when it returns to the capital's theatres next January. The carnival of contemporary visual theatre, one of Europe's longest established theatre seasons, runs from 12-27 January, taking place at the Barbican, Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, Laban, Institute for Contemporary Arts, Lyric Hammersmith and Shunt Vaults.

Among the artists taking part in this years festival are Josef Nadj and Miquel Barcelo, whose Paso Doble created a stir at last year's Avignon Festival. The production sees a stage of two tons of wet clay transformed into a mammoth, constantly evolving art installation. Original member of Complicite, and current star of Fragments (Young Vic), Jos Houben, also takes part in LIMF 2008, presenting his show The Art Of Laughter.

British companies Faulty Optic, Gandini Juggling, Nola Rae and Gecko all present shows as part of LIMF 2008, which also includes Sadari Movement Laboratory's award-winning production of Woyzeck and BlackSky White's nightmarish Astronomy For Insects.

For more information on LIMF 2008 visit www.mimefest.co.uk

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