Remy Charlip

Remy Charlip has died. I knew him best for the one-of-a-kind brilliant Fortunately, but he also was a dancer, co-founder of the delightful children’s theater company The Paper Bag Players, and the model for Georges Méliès in Brian Selznick’s Hugo Cabret.  In his Caldcott Acceptance Speech Brian spoke about him at length and links to this essay (and has this page all about him on his Hugo site). I was privileged to be on hand for that speech (as it was the year I was on the Newbery Committee and Laura Amy Schlitz also gave a memorable speech) and will never forget that Remy Charlip was there too.


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4 responses to “Remy Charlip

  1. David Fillingham

    Presente Remy Charlip and all the Paper Bag Players.


  2. I had the unforgettable privilege and pleasure of working with Remy so many years ago when he guested with Dinosaur Dance Company (Michael Mao and Toby Armour) at Haystack Mountain School of the Arts. God Bless Him and I look forward to dancing with him again in heaven.


  3. Mary Ita O'Connell

    My body remembers working in Merce’s class being lucky enough to be
    behind Remy thanking the universe for being in the pool of his energy.
    Thank you Remy –thank you thank you arm in arm arm in arm, love
    Mary Ita


  4. m

    A total inspiration


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