The London International Mime Festival is taking place from Saturday 9 January to Saturday 6 February 2016. It is an annual theatre event in London and it features live art, new circus, clown and physical theatre at various London venues. It was established in 1977 by Joseph Seelig and Nola Rae.
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An example of a Mime Performance at the Festival
Mime stimulates imagination, physical control and self confidence, moreover non-verbal language is doubtless a very important part of the communication (most of all for non-native speakers who use it while speaking a foreign language to be better understood!). For these reasons I prepared a lesson for esl students about miming and non-verbal language, using some sources from the Web.
What does "mime" mean?
Let's attend a Mime Workshop!
Miming Games Worksheets
Let's have fun with mime vocabulary and theatre audience etiquette with flashcards, quizzes, tests and games!
Cultural differences in non-verbal communication
As an Italian, I can say that non-verbal communication is very important in my language!
(slides from my presentation "Differences between Italians and British")
Watch the following videos
Now describe some gestures or body movements that are typical of your own culture.