Has there been a time in your life where you’ve looked to someone to guide you? Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra is a musician whose life was changed by her mentor. Join her for engaging conversations with musicians, visual artists, and writers as they share personal stories of deep connection that will warm your heart and inspire you....whatever you do and wherever you are on your path.
Musicians, artists, and writers often have impressive bios. What those bios don't reveal are the personal stories of deep connection between student and mentor.
Encore episode: Rob Mermin ran off to join the circus in 1969 at the age of 19. He clowned with renowned European circuses, including England’s Circus Hoffman, Sweden’s Cirkus Scott, Denmark’s Circus Benneweis in the famous Circus Building by the Tivoli, and many more. It was his long mentorship with the iconic French mime Marcel Marceau that shaped him as a performer and inspired him to dream and make plans. In 1987 he founded Circus Smirkus, the embodiment of Rob -- the touch of wonder, the charm, the story line, the mime and the humor. An enthralling story-teller, Rob Mermin make you laugh and he'll make you cry with his stories of discovery and loss, and of course mentoring--first as a protégé and later through his own rich legacy of mentorship of some of the greatest circus performers on earth.
Mozart PianoConcerto #21 licensed by Creative Commons.
Rob Mermin's Parkinson's Pantomime Project.