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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite
Delighting the Senses by Michael Pedretti is a non-fiction chronicle of America's longest-running international theater festival. In his account, Pedretti covers a fifteen-year period with the School for Movement Theatre, known by its modern name Movement Theatre International, as it flourishes in North America where the art of mime has only been experienced in a limited capacity. Within the industry, MTI establishes itself as a pioneer in the American movement arts, catapulting previously unknown artists into the national spotlight. During its founding years, MTI quickly transitioned from a small but impressively successful school into the motion arts mecca, harnessing the strength of a festival that grew exponentially during Pedretti's time.
Delighting the Senses was an interesting selection for me, catching my eye as someone who lived in Las Vegas for over a decade where live performing arts, at least pre-CV19, were a staple part of its diverse infrastructure. Some of those involved with the MTI festivals are resident performers in Las Vegas still today. There is a great deal of passion required to take on the teaching of a craft, and it is evident that this passion transformed an industry in its infancy by making artists more visible; a scouting of sorts for professionals. I loved the photography and quotes in the book, and really felt I learned from Michael Pedretti's life in a dynamic and historical craft. I dream of the time when real-life character interaction reaffirms its place in the hearts of its audiences again. Very highly recommended.