The idea for creating the group stemmed from Marcel Carné's film Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis). Etienne Decroux, the father of French mime, plays the part of Bapties's father in the film. During the sixties Decroux taught painting to a group of musicians. Since these musicians learned to paint so quickly, Decrouix reasoned that musicians could also learn mime and apply it in some new way to create a new form. The manager of the musicians Decrouxc taught, Lou Futterman,…
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