Skills & Techniques
There are many elements involved in being a great mime artist, such as things like; facial expression, body language, hand gestures, etc. Some of the most well-known mimes to try are: being trapped in a box, walking a dog, eating, pulling a rope and walking on a really windy day. These may sound easy, but in fact are actually quite difficult to master. Some other 'moves' done by mimes are: 'The Lean' - leaning on an imaginary table, or leaning against an imaginary post. The key to doing this is to bend your leg that is closest to the imaginary thing you are leaning on, to give the illusion that your weight is resting on the imaginary object; another move is the 'Stationary Walk'. All of these skills are vital parts in creating and performing any amazing mime piece.