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Pantomime

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Vivian Le

on 6 January 2016

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Transcript of Pantomime

Pantomime 101
What is pantomime?
The art of using movement and facial expressions rather than primarily spoken word to communicate
Pantomime is also nonverbal communication.
“Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words? ”
~Marcel Marceau~
We are constantly communicating,
even when we don't speak.
How can an awareness of nonverbal messages help you in everyday life?

How does nonverbal expression affect theatre?
Evolution of Pantomime:
-Began in Greek theater as a form of dance and acrobatics.
-Picked up in the 16th century by traveling troupes who did not speak local languages
-Established itself mainly as an art form in France in the 18th century
-Most pantomime today is seen presented within other forms of theatre rather than as an art by itself
Elements of Pantomime Theatre:
Resistance:
- Giving weight to objects.
- Defining and making movements
sharp and crisp.
Consistency:
- Keeping objects same size and shape.
-Keeping ideas and movements the same
throughout.
Exaggerated:
-Keeping gestures and expressions specific and obvious.
-Everything is larger than life.
Harpo Marx
Marcel Marceau
Mummenschanz
Pilobolus
Follow the Leader
Mirror Images
Group Animation
Magic Box
Scene Work
Mr. Bean
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