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Michael Cooper, Virtuoso ...
Michael Cooper, Virtuoso Mime and Visual Artist, Brings His Family Friendly Masked Marvels and Wondertales to Capitol Center for the Arts
CONCORD, NH: A high-kicking giant.
A clumsy cowpoke.
A grumpy, pipe-smoking trout fishing beside an imaginary stream.
Welcome to Masked Marvels & Wondertales
, the eye-popping one-man variety show by Michael Cooper
, the virtuoso storyteller, mask-maker and mime.
On January 26, Cooper
will bring his
colorful cast of characters to Concord for two performances at 1pm and 4pm as part of the Capitol Center
for the Arts' Showtime Sundays series.
Combining the mythical and the autobiographical, Cooper
employs astonishingly detailed masks as well as impressive physical dexterity to tell original stories that highlight the presence of the miraculous in everyday occurrences.
Vignettes include "The Baby," inspired by the birth of Cooper's first child; "The Horse," which pays homage to his
father, a veterinarian who courted Cooper's mother on horseback; and "Fish-or-Man," in which he
asks the audience "How do you think a fish would feel... if he
were the one winding the reel?"
But the stars of the show are Cooper's exquisite masks, each of which can take up to 300 hours to make.
Working primarily with scavenged materials, Cooper
begins by ripping paper bags or old cloth into small pieces that are then dipped into glue and laminated over a carefully crafted clay sculpture.
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Silent Film Classic "TABU" accompaniment by Mike Cooper - March 21st
From the director who made "Nosferatu" and the very famous "Sunrise" (often featured in top ten lists of best films of all time) Tiki Lounge
and Bar is proud to present "Tabu" with a score composed and played live from music iconoclast and underground legend Mike Cooper
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For the past 40 years Mike Cooper
has been an international musical explorer, performing and recording, solo and in a number of inspired groupings and a variety of genres.
Initially a folk-blues guitarist and singer songwriter his
work has diversified to include improvised jazz and electronic music, live music for silent films, radio art and sound installations.
He is also a music journalist, writing features for magazines, particularly on Pacific music and musicians, a visual artist, film and video maker, collector of Hawaiian shirts and appears on more than 60 records to date.
was forging connections between folk and experimental musics long before America got New or Weird..
A month ago, we announced that ...
A month ago, we announced that Grade 10 student Michael Cooper had been selected as one of 24 debaters across Canada to go to Winnipeg in April, to compete for the honour of joining the Team...
Michael 'The Dood' Edwards ...
Michael 'The Dood' Edwards managed to grab some quality time with Mr Thomas at The House of St. Barnabas, prior to him taking to the stage alongside a few of his peers, performing under the moniker, London Arts Collective at Sun Ra 100, as the Sun God would have celebrated his one hundredth Earth-year this year.
I met him as I used to play in a band called the 'Mayhem Quartet' with a guy called Tim Hill and Mike Cooper, the great Mike Cooper, who was a great blues guitarist as well a free improviser, and Neil Palmer and myself.
Though there's no such thing as a quick fix, according to the spa's wellness manager, Mike Cooper, the programs here are very much about helping you make changes that are permanent.
At Samui Wellness Spa, Mike makes sure you're well prepared...