Beverly Mann and Wolfe Bowart will present “The Daft and the Daring” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 24 at the Rockport Opera House.

The performance, which integrates physical theater, clowning, masks and movement, is a benefit for the Arts Center at Kingdom Falls in Montville.

Mann and Bowart have been in residence at the Montville center since July 12, teaching their respective art forms and composing the evening of whimsical vignettes.

Mann is an actor, dancer and teacher who lives in Morrill. She has performed and taught her craft in 39 states and on four continents.

Mann was a company member of Imago, The Theater Mask Ensemble, from 1986 through 1989, and again in 1993, performing mask, movement and visual illusion.

She also taught drama and was resident mask-maker and choreographer for Youth Theater Northwest in Seattle. Mann has collaborated with the Everett Symphony, performed at the Fringe Theater Festival and danced with Allegro! Dance Series.

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Bowart, who attended high school for a time in Camden, is a physical comedian and clown. He has studied at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, with Denis LeComb of Cirque du Soleil and Rachel Rosenthal, a pioneer of performance art.

Bowart has worked as an educator, performer and artist-in-residence in the U.S and abroad with The Los Angeles Music Center, Wolf Trap ArtStart and Mark Taper Forum.

After winning the People’s Choice Award at the Seattle Fringe Festival, he and Bill Robison formed The Shneedles. They perform all over the world.
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