tableau vivant[tȧ blō vē vän′]
tableau vivant definition by Webster's New World
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a representation of a scene, picture, etc. by a person or group in costume, posing silently without moving
Origin: French living tableau
tableau vivant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. tab·leaux vi·vants
A scene presented on stage by costumed actors who remain silent and motionless as if in a picture.
Origin: French : tableau, picture + vivant, living.