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The History of Mime

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Gabby Harvey

on 6 April 2011

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Transcript of The History of Mime

Mime History

Before the human voice developed, gestures served not only to communicate but to aid in the development of vocal sounds. Mime History

In Greece, the first recorded pantomime actor is the legendary dancer Telestes.
467 B.C. Mime History

Later they were incorporated in the first forms of written language of, for example, the Egyptians, the Aztecs, and in the pictographic writings of the Hebrews. Gabby Harvey
The Art of Pantomime

World Civ 2 Gestures and expressive movement were also utilized in ancient religious dances and ceremonies. And from the ancient ceremonies in China, Japan, India, and Egypt emerged the actor, who was at once a dancer, singer, and mime.
The Desmond Jones School
Of Mime And Physical Theatre

The longest run school of its kind closed down after 25 years. (1979-2004). Allowed kids and teachers to learn the Art of Mime. Had people from over 50 countries come to take part in such a wonderful experience. Lets move forward to the 20th century. Mime is seen all over the world; a few places are:
-South Korea
and Spain

Mime is a freedom of expression that allows one to speak without actually speaking. Mime is movement with the body, primarily the hands. Mime can be done everyday, by the everyday person, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. Mime can be seen in Churches
It can be seen on the streets What I want YOU to take away from this....

Mime is a form of expression like all other art is; it is unique, creative and fun. It is a non-verbal communication with the performer and the audience.
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