Artist in the SchoolChris Sigurdson from the Artists in the School program. We learned a lot about the art form of mime, such as
- "Clicks" are when you stop your movement so the audience can understand what you are doing.
- Gestures are hand signs that everyone knows what they mean.
- Facial expressions are important to a mime. The eyebrows and mouth are probably the most important parts to know the emotion the mime is trying to show.
- Eye contact helps you know if the audience is following your performance.
- Body language helps the audience understand the emotion too.
- The most famous mime was Marcel Marceau. He had white face paint, really black eye makeup and black and white striped clothes.
- We practiced miming being in a box, turning a wheel, tug-a-war with a rope, lifting weights, and playing baseball. One of the first mimes we performed was making a peanut butter sandwich.
- We created the masks in the photo below that show a facial expression. We think they look great!
Leave us a comment about what you like about mimes.