Sunday, November 21, 2010

Very Funny Pantomime First Date

Wow! Great comedy pantomime... *WARNING* it does get pretty risque at times, but the middle part is so funny!

But on a more serious note, I noted some principles that make this mime much more engaging and effective than this mime:

It doesn't attempt to establish a "setting" first as in "scene description", but jumps straight into familiar gestures that are immediately recognisable by the audience. E.g. the guy ordering tickets and so on. This helps to make it easier on the mime performers as they do not need such delicate Marceauesque-control of their bodies as is needed for more traditional mime "idioms" e.g. walking on the spot, invisible walls, opening doors, etc.

Of course, the soundtrack is a great help!

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