The family resemblance goes beyond the mother/daughter/grandfather provenance that leads to Charlie Chaplin. What ties it all together is the artistry and originality that courses through the family line.
Victoria Thierrée Chaplin, the daughter of Charlie Chaplin and Oona O'Neill, has been working with her daughter almost from the day she was born, when Aurélia Thierrée was incorporated into the family road show orchestrated by her father, Jean-Baptiste Thierree. She virtually grew up in front of an audience (her mother was about to go onstage when her water broke) and spent her childhood touring. After her rebellious teens, they began collaborating on the delightful Aurelia's Oratorio, a performance-like piece incorporating acrobatics, dance and theater which premiered in 2003 and went on to tour the world. Thus Aurelia's solo career was launched until it was time for the mother/daughter duo to do it again. The new show Murmurs, which has been getting raves from Sao Paolo to Siberia, opens tonight at Lincoln Center. Once again, Victoria directed, but the execution is all Aurelia. Grace, charm, humor, a world of wonder and delight, playful minds at work with the audience being the biggest winner of them all. Get your tickets here.