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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:41 am    Post subject: mimes- dont be afraid

does any one no of a good website that has mime stuff on it? miming is my current sub-obession of CJ( being the obession)? ive been scouring the internet for while and i cant find any thing. im talking about the cool tradition all mimes, with the stripped shirts and painted white face. you know the cool ones that are french and post world war 2 i think.
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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:56 am    Post subject:

I've never understood why mimes are so universally despised.

At IJA last year everyone was busting on mimes. I think mime makeup on girls is kind of hot, myself. Take harley quinn from batman for example.
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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:01 am    Post subject:

Striped shirts and a white face is to a mime what clown make-up and an apple is to a juggler.
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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:07 am    Post subject:

Ryan wrote:
Striped shirts and a white face is to a mime what clown make-up and an apple is to a juggler.


Is that an S.A.T. question?

Seriously, though I get you. But surely some wear the traditional outfits, I mean how else would you know they're mimes and not just spastic mute crazy people?
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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:38 am    Post subject:

EdHughes wrote:

Seriously, though I get you. But surely some wear the traditional outfits, I mean how else would you know they're mimes and not just spastic mute crazy people?


hmmm good point

arnar- there really isn't anything online for mime resoures. but its not really that hard to get your head around some of the classical illusions.

There is one clip of a really really cool old school juggler named Michael Menes, where he does a load of mime illusions. just do a search on jugglingdb or google to find his website.

some classical illusions are used by poppers too, like the invisible wall or pulling an invisible rope ect.
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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:46 am    Post subject:

do you mean this clip

http://www.jugglethis.net/files/videos/Michael%20Menes%20-%20IJA%201986.mov

Really nice!
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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:21 am    Post subject:

No not that one.

you can find the one I'm on about at his website:
http://www.michaelmenes.com/
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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:42 pm    Post subject:

im talking about the traditional mimes. white and stripped shirts is too mime as balls and clubs are too jugglers
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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:39 am    Post subject:

Then go and check out Michael Menes website. I swear there is a video with a 'BULK' load of classic mime illusions performed really really well.

Also search google for marcel marceau. He IS the master.

Go here and read this site, you may notice there is some kind of school in Boulder.... http://www.mime.info/
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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:19 am    Post subject:

I would suggest checking out libraries. I wa suprised to find a book on mime exercises in my school library. After I pay a fine for some other books I'm planning on taking it out again. It went through basic body isolations and routines. You might be surpised to find something neat things in there. I was, that little book is a treasure in a vault of Self-Help books. Why are there atleast twenty-three books on teen pregnancy in there? I have no idea.
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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:30 am    Post subject:

OMG mimes do tutting!

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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:49 am    Post subject:

PHFHFHFFF ( almost spits out coffe) thats awesome. im going to check the library sometime . my school is cool like that. they have some clown stuff, but no mime
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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:09 pm    Post subject:

arnar wrote:
PHFHFHFFF ( almost spits out coffe)


The proper internet term is 'to kitten' your coffee. The term is derived from a Patron of alt.callahans (named Kitten appropriately enough) known for spitting Pepsi all over her monitor when reading the funny posts in the group.
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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:10 pm    Post subject: a great book on mime work

Check out the book "Mime Spoken Here". It will give you everything you can possibly want to know about mime primise and improv work. I believe that you can still get it from Dube juggling. www.dube.com It is a hand book by Ernesto Montenero, I think thats right. It is modeled after his workshops. I teach directly from it. It applies to a variety of artforms. If you CJ, juggle, act, or perform magic it will be of great value to you. One of my favorite books in the performing arts category.


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Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:29 pm    Post subject:

nice one noel - i've had this site bookmarked for a while and have been wanting an opinion from someone who has read/seen these works

unfortunately i saw this thread a bit late otherwise i would have posted this link earlier.

i couldn't make it to any of the shows - did anyone here see them?


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