|Theater of the silence|
|Name||Theater of the silence|
|Local name||Théâtre du Silence|
|Principal venue|| La Rochelle,|
Théâtre du Silence (Theatre of silence) was a dance company created by Jacques Garnier and Brigitte Lefèvre.
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