Bill Bowers is a New York-based professional mime, actor and arts educator. A Montana native, Bowers is teaming with Senior High to develop a piece that focuses on Native culture.
Bill Bowers, a New York-based professional mime, will perform the 75-minute show “It Goes Without Saying” Thursday, Feb. 24, as a fundraising event to help Senior High students travel to Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe Festival to perform later this year.
The show will be held in Rocky Mountain College's Losekamp Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. for more information, call 794-2206 or 670-8880.
Bowers, a Montana native, is a professional mime, actor and teacher in New York. With various groups around the country, he is developing a dynamic theater piece called “Heyoka/Hokahey.” Bowers will work with Billings Senior High School's theater program from Feb. 23 to 26, to develop a version of the piece.
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While it was not Bower's intent to develop a piece of Native American theater, he understands the value of developing the Native culture, especially in Montana.
“My springboard for this project has been the concept of the Heyokah 'Contrary' Clown, and their function in society,” Bowers said.
“I am looking at Otherness, and Othering in our society, and am particularly interested in the idea of the Twin Soul that appears in Native cultures, similar to Yin Yang, to the Shadow self in modern psychology.”