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Mime Artists Cape Town


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Mime artist Cape Town is one of the most ancient forms of theatre, appearing around the time of the Greek tragedies. Throughout the ages of theatrical history, mime artist Cape Town has made its mark on everything from religious rituals to street theatre and the classical ballet.

Miming appears very simple but it takes a lot of skill and practice to make it appear realistic. Mime artist Cape Town study can be very useful, not only for actors and other performers, but for anyone who needs to communicate clearly.

There are however celebrated circus and theatre artists that have succeeded in embracing and combining various disciplines of mime artist Cape Town and clowning to great effect. Joseph Grimaldi - the father of English Pantomime artist Cape Town theatre in the late 1700's used comic mime artist Cape Town and patter songs to establish his enduring legacy.

200 years before that, the lines between clowns and mime artist Cape Town blurred as well in the grand tradition of the commedia dell arte and it's stock companies that scattered throughout Europe having been banned by the Roman church. Our moon faced french mime artist Cape Town Pierrot has a strong comic lineage in the Italian Comedy characters of Gian Farina, Peppe Nappa and Pedrolino. An art form that strongly influenced the works of Shakespeare, Moliere, and Lope de Vega to name a few. The popularity of this art form had endured for over three hundred years across many nations.

The 20th Century also has a bevy of artists that celebrated their skills as a clown mime. From the circus field, one can cite the Swiss clown Grock, the legendary Lou Jacobs & Otto Griebling from Ringling Bros. as well as Leonid Yengibarov, and Anotoly Nikulyn from the Soviet era of the Moscow Circus. As clowns, they could embrace their audiences in pantomime artist Cape Town alone.

From the theatre, music hall, film and television, it is hard not to fall under the spell of Bert Williams, Chaplin, Keaton, Stan Laurel, Harpo Marx, Red Skelton, Marcel Marceau, Georges Carl and Dick Van Dyke. Their influence can easily be seen today in the celebrated artists of the New Vaudeville Movement.

Penn & Teller, Bill Irwin, David Shiner, Geoff Hoyle, Robin Williams, and John Gilkey are great examples for aspiring mimes and clowns. The more you practice your discipline, the sooner you begin to embrace other techniques in mime artist Cape Town and clowning to elicit laughter. Mime artist Cape Town is easy to understand through the facial and physical expressions.

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