Be An Award Winner with Mime

Posted on 09 November 2012

Mime is very much rising in popularity. This year’s Barry Award winner was Dr Brown, a show using clowning and mime. This year’s Melbourne Fringe Outstanding Comedy Show winner was Truth by Vachel Spirason, also a show using clowning and mime. New Zealand mime comedian Sam Wills and his show The Boy with Tape on his Face won the Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize. When you think about how well-loved performers such as Frank Woodley and Umbilical Brothers are, these are no surprise.

Mime skills are useful for all sorts of comedy, most notably improvisation, sketch, and anecdotal. Your body is as much a tool for comic delivery as your voice. The better your mime skills, the punchier your performances are going to be.

To give your average punter comedian better access to mad mime abilities, I have put together a workshop with Miklos: World Building Through Movement. Miklos is a Hungarian born artist trained in traditional pantomime. He actually studied with some of Marcel Marceau’s people. He is the 2010 champion in the comical acting category of the official World Championships of Performing Arts held in LA. He’s also quite a sweet guy.

If you want to get your physical funny happening, join us Sunday week! The workshop should be a lot of fun and I always provide tea and chocolate chip cookies.

Professional Comedy Skills Workshops: World Building Through Movement

Venue: Boyd Community Hub
Address: 207-227 City Road, Southbank
Time: 2-4pm
Date: 18 November
Web: glasswings.com/pcsw/

Ticketing: trybooking.com/BULV

Peace and kindness,

Katherine


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