(MIAMI, August 3, 2015) – Miami International Airport was the stage and passengers were the audience last Friday for Pantomime Miami, a series of non-verbal vignettes by international performer Nina Martin. The performances, including one on Friday, August 7, will continue at surprise locations throughout the airport this month.
“Our Fine Arts Program has brought everything from opera, ballet, an orchestra and classic films to MIA, and now we are introducing the magic of theater to the airport,” said Yolanda Sanchez, Ph.D., Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs Director at MIA. “Our passengers will be able to enjoy stories that are told without words. Nina uses dynamic movements and expressions to entertain and connect with the audience.”
Nina Martin started her life in the theater world when she was five years old. She holds a Ph.D. from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and had the honor to meet and work with Maestro Marcel Marceau in two master classes at Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Verscio, Switzerland and HAMU Praha in the Czech Republic. Martin regularly performs in Europe and the U.S., and teaches pantomime, clown-playing, body language and tap dance. She also gives lectures related to the topics of theater aesthetics and her doctoral thesis “Performers versus Actor.”
The Pantomime Miami performances continue the primary mission of the Aviation Department’s Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs Division to humanize and enrich the airport environment through the commission of contemporary artwork and the presentation of exhibitions and enactments in various media that communicate culture, environment and art resources of an international scope.
To learn more about other exhibits in the MIA Galleries, visit http://www.miami-airport.com/mia_galleries.asp.