Leo The Mime, Leo Cardoso, is a professional mime artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil. After perfecting the art of comedic mime on the streets of Sao Paulo, Leo headed for Europe.
Leo has spent the last few years performing shows in the streets of Madrid and The Algarve. He has worked for a number of clients including schools, councils, shopping centres and casinos.
In Spain Leo has also participated in a number of TV series and films. Now Leo has brought his talents to the UK. He is based in Manchester and is available to perform his unique style of mime throughout the North-West and the rest of the UK. Leo is perfect to mix and mingle with your guests and clients. He will bring his unique style of entertainment and humour to your event and will adapt his performance to suit your needs.
Leo The Mime Manchester Entertainer
A mime or mime artist (from Greek μῖμος, mimos, “imitator, actor”) is a person who uses mime as a theatrical medium or as a performance art, involving miming, or the acting out a story through body motions, without use of speech.
In earlier times, in English, such a performer would typically be referred to as a mummer. Miming is to be distinguished from silent comedy, in which the artist is a seamless character in a film or sketch.
Mime has been performed on stage, with Marcel Marceau and his character “Bip” being the most famous. Mime is also a popular art form in street theatre and busking. Traditionally, these sorts of performances involve the actor/actress wearing tight black and white clothing with white facial makeup.
However, contemporary mimes often perform without whiteface. Similarly, while traditional mimes have been completely silent, contemporary mimes, while refraining from speaking, sometimes employ vocal sounds when they perform. Mime acts are often comical, but some can be very serious. (Wikipedia)