Philippe Petit - "Wireless!"
Manager: Tim Fox
Management Territory: Worldwide
Subject of the Academy-Award winning MAN ON WIRE, Philippe Petit has come down to earth for one special evening to share with the audience stories from his life as a creator and performer.
On stage Philippe will reveal how he taught himself magic, juggling and the high wire. Mixing tales with drawings, demonstrations and even magic tricks, he will share his experience as a pickpocket, writer, barn builder, bullfighter and engineer. Philippe will attack subjects as diverse as passion, tenacity, motivation, intuition, faith . . . and mistakes!
During the evening’s encounter Philippe will draw from his street performance with a juggling demonstration that invites the audience into the backstage secrets of this unique artist.
Philippe will then offer his singular point of view on problem solving and creativity in the most unusual and lively manner…filling drawing boards with sketches and acting out scenes. He will address why often the best solutions are the most simple and elegant; how to deal with legends and miracles; and why surprising yourself, playing and even sleeping can be vehicles of invention…
Philippe will conclude the evening by confronting the idea of achieving the impossible and by reliving one of his most awe-inspiring moments on the high wire.
The audience will go home rejuvenated and inspired by their encounter with this multi-talented artist, a true Renaissance Man!
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Philippe Petit Additional Web Links Philippe Petit: Biography Philippe Petit: Major High Wire Performances Philippe Petit: Films Philippe Petit: Books and Projects MAN ON WIRE Movie Notes Philippe Petit: Motivational Speaker Press Release: MAN ON WIRE wins 2008 Academy Award NY Times Review: Action Maverick Master Class Front Page NY Times Article: Action Maverick Master Class Abrons Arts Center Articles-June 2011- SOLD OUT SHOWS Philippe Petit’s "Why Knot?" To Be Published by ABRAMS in Spring 2013 Fit to be Tied: An Interview with Philippe Petit - PopMatters Philippe Petit to Perform on High Wire with Paul Winter on sax and readings by Melissa Leo, Thursday, August 7, East Hampton, NY
News & Critical Acclaim
...April 4, 2013
Barnes & Noble named Philippe Petit's new book, WHY KNOT?
one of the "Best Books of the Month" of April 2013
Best of the Month Award ...March 26, 2013
...March 13, 2013
...February 7, 2013
Philippe Petit's new book, WHY KNOT? to be published by Abrams Books in the United States and United Kingdom on April 19, 2013