Radim Vizváry is a mime artist, performer, director, choreographer and educator. He is one of the most distinguished and internationally acclaimed figures in contemporary European mime. He holds a doctoral degree from the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
He won the Czech Actors’ Association’s Thalia Award in 2016 and the International Theatre Institute’s ITI medal in 2018. He has been listed in the Oxford Encyclopaedia since 2014. His performances Uter Que (2013) and VIP (2018) received nominations for the Theatre News Award. His work has been recognized by a range of other awards both at home and abroad. In 2018 he was awarded medal by International Theatre Institute for outstanding long-term commitment to the performing arts.
He has over one hundred performances to his name as author, performer, director, dramaturge or choreographer. He has performed throughout Europe as well as in North America, Asia and Africa. His performances e.g. at the Korzo and Nederlands Dans Theater in the Netherlands, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. or at the Hainan Centre for the Performing Arts in China have all won critical acclaim. He is the founder and artistic director of the Mime Prague theatre company and the co-founder of the Tantehorse ensemble.
Radim Vizváry teaches at the Department of Non-Verbal Theatre Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He spent three as an educator years at Die Etage in Berlin. He collaborates systematically with the TeaK Theater Academy in Helsinki and the Academy of Arts in Cairo. He has also worked with Academies in China, Poland, Italy, Spain, etc.
He is currently based at Theatre BRAVO! in Prague. As choreographer and director, he collaborates with the National Theatre in Prague. He is also active in the contemporary circus area, he collaborates with the Cirqueon New Circus Centre in Prague and Losers Cirque Company. He is director of the international pantomime festival Mime Fest and the artistic director of the international street theatre festival Comedians in the Streets.