Blueprint for success
By Jeremy Austin for The Stage
The Blue Man Group has shows across the US and has now made its long-awaited West End debut at the New London. The team behind the show shares with Jeremy Austin the philosophy which guides their abstract work
There are a couple of stock - possibly lazy - phrases one should not use when describing the work of the Blue Man Group.
One, performance art, was used by the group itself when it started. It now makes them cringe, they say. The second is mime.
“We tend to avoid that word in training,” says Michael Dahlen, an American currently in the UK to train some of the new ‘Blue Men’ required to perform in the group’s current residency at the New London Theatre.
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