Salt Lake Mime Troupe|
Performances -- 1980
cellist Ernst Reiseger started working with Katie Duck and the Great Salt Lake
Mine Troupe in 1976. He was with us when Sean Bergin of 'Friends Roadshow' teamed
up with Katie to form 'Goma Fewtet' -- which eventually mutated into Katie's 'Grupo'
project after she moved to Florence, Italy in 1979. According to the most generous
Mr. Reiseger, these photos are from a performance at Teatro In Trastevere in
Rome during 1980. Matthew Child and Ernst both say that this group performed in
Berlin that same year. Jazz saxophonist Michael Moore went along to Berlin as
(L to R) Georgio Peugot as "Third Base," Katie Duck as "Stubby,"
Ernst Reiseger and Cello.
a district of Rome "across the (Tiber) river."
Clowning around with Contact Movement
Tom-boy Stubby had a blacked-out
a tooth or two.
Stubby," the doll, arm-wrestled all comers.
George had been a Kindergarten
teacher when he ...
first met Katie the Modern Dancer six years earlier.
George had a partner named Jack "Otto" Millet in those days. Katie was
working and living with cellist Tristan Honsinger in Florence, and Ernst was playing
Jazz and Classical music all over Europe. Neither Barbara Doherty nor Matthew
Child were using the name Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe anymore.
this last incarnation of that prolific company toured in 1980 under the old name
remains a mystery.