Jean-Pierre Amiel is a Swiss performance artist who specializes in pantomime, acting, and choreography. He was the performer of UrUtt, the Weaver Mystic in The Dark Crystal, and as someone experienced in animal movement from his personal theater work, Amiel was instrumental in choreographing the creature movement in the film. The teams performing the Mystics and Garthim were assembled and trained by Amiel for the film. He leads his own theatrical company, and continues to perform and collaborate with mime and movement artists.

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