Dimitri and Dimitri, 1993
(RDB/Christian Lanz) RDB
Getting ready to go onstage, 2007
(RDB/Kurt Meier) RDB
Scenes from the Porteur show
(Yves Burdet/clowndimitri.ch) Yves Burdet/clowndimitri.ch
Dimitri in 1970 with his children in Bern's Kleintheater Kramgasse 6.
(Rémy Steinegger/clowndimitri.ch) Christian Altdorfer/clowndimitri.ch
With the French mime Marcel Marceau in 2005. They first met in Paris in 1958.
(Keystone/Karl Mathys) Keystone
In 1975, Dimitri opened his theatre school in Verscio, canton Ticino
(Keystone/Gaetan Bally) Keystone
"The letter juggler", a special stamp designed by Dimitri for the Swiss Post in 2006 Keystone
The Famiglia Dimitri - his children Masha, David and Nina as well as his son-in-law Kai Leclerc in New York in 2009
(Keystone/AP Photo/Louis Lanzano) Keystone
In 2005, Dimitri starred in the Samuel Beckett play, Krapp's Last Tape
(Wolf Fischer/clowndimitri.ch) Wolf Fischer/clowndimitir.ch
In 1970, 1973 and 1979, Dimitri toured the country with the Swiss National Circus
Roberto and Dimitri sang traditional songs from the southern canton of Ticino, producing three records over the years
Instrument testing, 1985
(RDB/Sobli/Laslo Irmes) RDB
Speaking at an anti-apartheid demonstration in 1988
The Swiss director, actor, painter, musician, teacher and theatre owner turns 75.
This content was published on September 18, 2010 - 11:45
Before he reached the age of 20, Dimitri had already decided to become a clown.Today, he is still considered one of the greatest living clowns, who not only makes spectators laugh, but can also make them cry.