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The Magic of Modern Mime
My Creations


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, with international guest performances 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.


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
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


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


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


7. JUN
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
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


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


23. – 25. AUG
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


19. NOV – 02. DEC
Silent Rocco
Berlin (Germany)
Impersonating various robot characters in the theatre play Jacky Carter at Pfefferbergtheater, more info soon


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.

The magic of modern mime - at your service.

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Rocco Menzel

Nehringstr. 25

14059 Berlin, Germany



Mobile phone: +49 178 137 62 26