Dimitri (clown)

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Dimitri (clown) Gender: M
Dimitri Jakob Müller
born on 18 September 1935 at 09:15 (= 09:15 AM )
Place Ascona, Switzerland, 46n09, 8e46
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 24°29' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 09°17 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 29°03'


Swiss clown. When he was seven years old he decided he wanted to become a clown. After graduating from school, Dimitri became an apprentice potter while studying music and theater. He went to Paris to study under Etienne Decroux, then Marcel Marceau.

In 1959, he was hired as an Auguste by Louise Maisse, a whiteface clown. He then created his own solo mime act which was received with much acclaim during the 1962 International Mime Festival in Berlin. In 1971, Dimitri founded with his wife Gunda a theater. In 1975, he founded the Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Verscio. It is a small performing arts college in the Swiss national higher education system. In 1973, he was awarded the Grock prize, and appeared with New York's Big Apple Circus. He has also performed in many other countries across the globe. He was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in 1995.

Dimitri prefers performing solo in theaters with a few props and no scenery. His act is motivated with his comic logic and playful spirit allowing him to incorporate a wide variety of circus skills. Interaction with the audience is an integral part of both his stage acts. The finale of his show is to play four saxophones simultaneously. He is a published author and songwriter, and operates a theater company with his wife Gunda, in Verscio, in the canton of Ticino in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

via forum from Chaitanya Kindler, who had the time by email from Dimitri's secretary


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Mime (clown)