Robert Rivest loves sharing mime, laughter, and creative programs with people of all ages!
2019 Summer Reading Theme! Space "A Universe of Stories" First Man on the Moon
Space: First Mime on the Moon! Robert Rivest is a funny guy, he even makes space funny. Using mime, comedy, and interactive stories, Robert explores a universe of humorous space stories. He combines classic mime artistry with hilarious highlights of space travel and the Apollo Moon Landing. With plenty of audience participation, Robert brings his sensational space stories to life before your eyes! In addition to his ‘Universe of Stories,’ everyone will learn cool mime illusions. Together we will act out how to be a test pilot, go through astronaut training, take a rocket into outer space, float around in weightlessness, walk on the moon and more. The fun we will have with movement, expression, imagination and laughter, is truly "out of this world!"
Inner Space: Time to Space-Out A workshop on the power of down time. The art of doing nothing. In this fast paced multitasking world it easy to want to fill every moment. Robert shares the importance of setting time aside to do nothing. Call it what you will, space-out time, do-nothing time, unplugged time or nap time . . . it is extremely valuable. Non-doing time can help you clear your mind, reflect on what you have learned, see life from a new angle, be more creative and relieve stress.
Summer Fun @ Your Library! This is a pure celebration of everything that we love about summer. Comic mime Robert Rivest performs his favorite stories about summer and invites audience members to join in. Stories about the sun, swimming, camping, travel, friendship, ice cream, late nights, lightening bugs and more! This fun family show is full of audience participation! In addition to Robert’s humorous and inspirational mime theater stories, everyone will learn amazing mime illusions and how to create their own mime story. Together, we will act out exciting characters and stories highlighting summer fun! Robert Rivest studied mime, dance, improvisation and acting in Paris and NYC. He brings over 20 joy filled years of experience to every performance.
Librarian and Library Staff, Stress: Relief Robert Rivest offers creative stress relief workshops, in-services and staff development training for librarians and staff! His most popular staff development program for libraries is part comic relief and part stress relief tips from mindfulness meditation, tai-chi and laughter yoga. The laughter and improv team building exercises are tons of fun! The take away stress relief tips are very effective for work in the library and every day life. It can be a great stress reliever for the whole population, a library conference keynote, worksop, breakout session or a special staff workshop/in-service/training.