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French theater group to perform free show at Mines
Release Date Monday, January 27, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Jan. 27, 2014) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has partnered with Make Theatre Company to bring the French performance troupe Macadâmes to campus for an exclusive show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Surbeck Center Ballroom. Faculty, staff and students are invited to bring their families to the free performance.    

Macadâmes is a physical theater group traveling throughout the United States from Paris with the efforts of the Make Theatre Company. The group uses a variety of techniques to tell a story, including mime, clowning, acrobatics, music and dance. Their latest production, Chaussée Interdite aux Piétons (Roadway Closed to Pedestrians), is an internationally acclaimed live performance that tells the story of two people who fall in love without ever speaking a single word to one another. 

The group will also perform for the community Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Dahl Fine Arts Center. More information about that performance can be found at


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