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2013 Mime-Matics Night


Tim and Tanya Chartier’s mime combines masks, puppetry, and classical mime illusions into a distinctive style that they have performed throughout the United States and in national and international settings.

The Chartiers have trained at Le Centre du Silence mime school, the Dell'Arte School of International Physical Theater and with the world-renowned mime artist Marcel Marceau.

Dr. Tim ChartierDr. Tim Chartier is a professor of mathematics at Davidson College, North Carolina, USA. His ability to communicate math both in the classroom and through mime to the broader community was recognized by a national teaching award from the Mathematical Association of America. Dr. Tim ChartierHis research and scholarship were recognized with an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Tim serves on the Editorial Board for Math Horizons, a mathematics magazine of the Mathematical Association of America. He also serves as chair of the Advisory Council for the Museum of Mathematics.

Tim has been a resource for a variety of media inquiries which includes fielding mathematical questions for the Sports Science program on ESPN.

Please see an article, “Envisioning the Invisible”, that Dr. Chartier, wrote on mime and math for Notices of the AMS.

Tanya ChartierTanya Chartier has taught theater at the middle school level and is currently an Educational Specialist for a center for academic learning in the town of Davidson and taught in the spring of 2012 in the Education Department at Davidson College. Between her undergraduate studies in English Literature at Denison University and graduate studies in the Teaching of Reading at Western Michigan University, Tanya studied literacy in Japan as a Fulbright Fellow.

This performance is supported by MAA (The Mathematical Association of America).

Mime-Matics Night is part of the Bridges 2013 Family Day. Please visit the Family Day site for more information, including times and locations.