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While keeping my costumes and props to an elegant minimum,
I focus on extraordinary movement qualities merged with charisma and sensitivity to create a unique mime style that brings captivating characters and affecting stories to life.

My current acts, performances and shows:

About Me

"Master of mime - Silent Rocco - lives and breathes his characters, mesmerizing the audience with a silent art form well beyond antiquated mime clichés." - Preston City Guild Festival, UK


  • I shut up. You listen.
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    I’m a professional and passionate mime artist, being dedicated to this art form since I was 14. Mostly self-educated, I moved to Berlin in 2003 to study mime at a theatre school. Since then I’ve been creating numerous acts and shows, performing in China, Thailand, India, Qatar, Egypt, Russia, Iraq, Israel, Korea and all over Europe. I'm looking forward to continue this exciting journey, celebrating the magic of modern mime on small and big stages around the world, either with my own creations or as a guest performer in national and international theatre, variety and circus productions.

News

My human robots bringing the future and some wonder to a shopping mall in Delft, Netherlands

Human robot giving fist bump through windows at a shopping mall in Delft, Netherlands

The De Hoven Passage is a charming little shopping mall in Delft, Netherlands. This year, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary. And instead of looking back, De Hoven has been hosting a variety of robot-themed events to praise the future. The Menschine robots were invited to be part of the Robotica Market last Saturday, and we had a lot of fun with and among the visitors.

Combining walkabout performance with event photography: Watch this new teaser video for my latest robot character polaDroid!

Silent Rocco's robot act polaDroid

My new robot character polaDroid is available for bookings now! PolaDroid combines a stunning robot walkabout act with the profession of an event photographer. This vintage robot with a camera head takes instant photos of his audiences and spits them out, literally! Just watch this short VHS clip:

Human robot promoting the unconditional basic income at the German film premiere of Free Lunch Society in Berlin

Free Lunch Society

On February 1st, Germany film production company OVALmedia organized the crowd premiere of the documentary Free Lunch Society – Come Come Basic Income, the world’s first feature film about the universal or unconditional basic income. As a strong supporter of this concept I sent my Menschine robot to the movie theater to support this event!

Check out the new festival trailer for the neon fairytale The Greatest Thing (YouTube, 2:12 min)

The Greatest Thing’s 2017 trailer is here! Enjoy and feel free to share! May this little video help spread the word about our beloved show. Miss Walker and I are looking forward to bringing The Greatest Thing to many festivals and events around the world.



Tour Dates

All public performances in 2018, sorted by date, act/show, place and further info. Let me know, if you need any additional details on an event listed below. And if you are nearby, come over!



17. FEB
Menschine
Delft (Netherlands)
Robot walkabout performance for De Hoven’s 50th anniversary

 

15. – 28. MAR
The Greatest Thing
Incheon (South Korea)
Guest performance at Small Theater Dolce

 

12. APR
A Glass of Water
Berlin (Germany)
Mime solo act at Bühne frei für Neues

 

16. APR
A Glass of Water
Teltow (Germany)
Mime solo act at Sneak Show at Kulturklub Teltow

 

21. APR
The Greatest Thing
Potsdam (Germany)
Stage show Theatershiff Potsdam

 

20. – 21. MAY
The Greatest Thing
Norderstedt (Germany)
Outdoor stage show at ParkPerPlex

 

13. MAY
The Greatest Thing
Berlin (Germany)
Outdoor stage show at Hafenfest at Berlin’s Historic Harbour, Märkisches Ufer

 

17. MAY
A Glass of Water
Berlin (Germany)
Mime solo act at Crossover Battle at ufaFabrik

 

26. MAY
The Greatest Thing
Neuenhagen (Germany)
Outdoor show at Neuenhagen castle

 

27. MAY
The Greatest Thing
Biesenthal (Germany)
Outdoor show at Regionalmarkt

 

29. MAY
A Glass of Water
Ancona (Italy)
Mime solo act at Italia’s Got Talent (TV)

 

02. JUN
The Greatest Thing
Beeskow (Germany)
Outdoor show at Offene Höfe

 

7. JUN
Menschine
Berlin (Germany)
Robot walkabout performance at the Innovation Day of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, organised by AiF Projekt GmbH

 

10. – 15. JUN
Menschine
Frankfurt (Germany)
Custom robot show for Harro Höfliger at Achema trade fair

 

16. – 17. JUN
The Greatest Thing
Braunschweig (Germany)
Street show at Buskers Braunschweig

 

24. JUN
The Greatest Thing
Berlin (Germany)
Stage show at Holzmarkt’s Ding Dong Dom

 

30. JUN
A Glass of Water
Potsdam (Germany)
Mime solo act during Stadt für eine Nacht at Water Stage

 

30. JUN – 01. JUL
The Greatest Thing
Potsdam (Germany)
Outdoor stage show during Stadt für eine Nacht at Theaterschiff

 

07. JUL
The Greatest Thing
The Hague (Nehterlands)
Outdoor stage show at Zeeheldenfestival

 

20. – 21. JUL
The Greatest Thing
The Hague (Nehterlands)
Outdoor stage show at Zuiderparktheater, organized by The English Theatre STET

 

28. – 29. JUL
The Greatest Thing
Wismar (Germany)
Outdoor stage show at BoulevART festival

 

03. – 05. AUG
The Greatest Thing
Braunschweig (Germany)
Outdoor stage show at Schloss-Spektakel at Richmond castle

 

10. – 11. AUG
The Greatest Thing
Zurich (Switzerland)
Outdoor stage show at Rote Fabrik

 

18. AUG
The Greatest Thing
Neu-Ulm (Germany)
Street show at Kultur auf der Strasse

 

23. – 25. AUG
Menschine
Odense (Denmark)
Robot walkabout performance at H.C.Andersen Festival

 

31. AUG – 01. SEP
The Greatest Thing
Werne (Germany)
Street show at StraßenFESTIVAL Werne

 

15. SEP
The Greatest Thing
Öhringen (Germany)
Stage show at Lange Nacht der Kultur

 

18. – 19. OCT
A Glass of Water
Paris (France)
Mime solo act at MIMESIS festival at the International Visual Theatre

 

25. FEB – 09. MAR 2019
Silent Rocco
Berlin (Germany)
Impersonating various robot characters in the theatre play Murder at the Holodeck at Pfefferbergtheater, more info soon




Contact

I play fascinating walkabout acts, touching stage shows and individual custom creations. Worldwide. Just fill in the contact form below or directly send me an email and tell me about your upcoming event. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

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Nehringstr. 25

14059 Berlin, Germany

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Email: rocco@berlin.de

Mobile phone: +49 178 137 62 26