Mimbots mime artiste and living statue Michael has been entertaining crowds for over 20 years in more than 10 countries. He is based in Brighton. Miming isn’t good when you’re singing but when you’re one of the in-crowd anything goes.
This foppish twit of all twits has been entertaining thousands full time for the past 18 years with his buffoonery and Mimbots silent art. His subtle wit and charm knows no boundaries. He invites everyone into his silent, invisible world and has over 2000 credits for British and international television.
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.
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The performance of mime originates at its earliest in Ancient Greece; the name is taken from a single masked dancer called Pantomimus, although performances were not necessarily silent.
In Medieval Europe, early forms of mime such as mummer plays and later dumbshows evolved. In early nineteenth century Paris, Jean-Gaspard Deburau solidified the many attributes that have come to be known in modern times—the silent figure in whiteface.
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)