Looking for something different for your gathering? Schedule a Mime performance for your function. Will Shaw is a trained Mime performing in Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas. He has performed in local art festivals, school functions, motivational classes, television commercials, etc. Call Will today to reserve your function's memorable experience that you will talk about for years to come.
Read more about Miming:
A mime is a performer who uses gestures, body language, facial expressions, and other non-verbal communication to tell a story or convey emotions, ideas, and actions. Miming is an ancient form of theatrical art that can be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome, but it gained popularity and prominence in the early 20th century as a distinct form of performance art.
Key characteristics of mime performances include:
- Silent Performance: Mimes typically perform without speaking. Instead, they use their bodies and facial expressions to communicate with the audience.
- Invisible Barriers: Mimes often depict the existence of invisible barriers or walls, using mime techniques to create the illusion of manipulating objects or encountering tangible obstacles.
- Expressive Gestures: Mimes employ exaggerated gestures and movements to convey emotions, actions, and situations effectively.
- White Face Makeup: Traditional mimes often wear white face makeup, accentuating their facial expressions and making them appear more expressive and abstract.
- Physical Comedy: Mimes frequently incorporate physical comedy into their performances, using slapstick humor and humorous situations to engage the audience.
- Illusion and Imaginary Objects: Mimes excel at creating the illusion of interacting with imaginary objects, whether it’s juggling invisible balls, climbing invisible stairs, or pulling on imaginary ropes.
Will Shaw is one of the few African-American mimes. He has several Masters degrees and is a member of the South Carolina Art’s Commission’s Artist Roster.
Mime continues to be practiced and appreciated as a unique form of artistic expression in various contexts, including street performances, theatrical productions, and even modern dance and physical theater. While traditional mime performances are still admired, contemporary mimes often blend their craft with other forms of performance art to create innovative and engaging shows.
Contact Will to schedule a workshop or performance. His prices are reasonable and negotiable based on performance time and travel.