Mime and Creativity

This morning I came across this article An actor explains why he left Broadway at 40 years old to become a mime

I would have almost missed it.

While watching the video, I thought of the few times I saw mime on TV, growing up.

Creating the world in imagination, much like the Figure and Ground sketches of Escher.

by focusing on the figure and still showing something else in the ground.

Poetry and writing in general thrive on what is chosen as figure and what is left as ground. What you leave out is as important as what you write.

Think on these lines in your chosen medium of creativity, what does that extra line do or how do the blanks punctuate the music of what you have written.

I think the body language perfected in mime can be used in public speaking too.





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