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Mime - Glossary of Terms
Counter-Point --- the movement away from an object before going toward it
Counter-Weight --- a mo...
Mime --- the “Art of Silence.” The communication of thought through the stylized gestures and
movements of the body. The u...
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Glossary of terms - Mime

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Glossary of terms - Mime

  1. 1. Mime - Glossary of Terms Counter-Point --- the movement away from an object before going toward it Counter-Weight --- a movement or position which indicates the weight necessary to move or displace the object in space Coloration --- the augmentation of a thought without the destruction of the thought. A progressive increase in a movement’s or an emotion’s speed, intensity, or size Equilibrium --- the center of balance of your body; can be forward, central, backward, or to either side Focus --- the focusing on the imagined object in space Gesture --- any act or action which communicates a thought Illusion --- the recreation of an object or action in empty space, through the sculpting of space, body, rhythm or movement Inclinations --- to lead or bend, tilting forward, backward or to one side Isolations --- the ability to incline, rotate, freeze, or move each part of the body independently
  2. 2. Mime --- the “Art of Silence.” The communication of thought through the stylized gestures and movements of the body. The use of gestures which communicate the essence of thought and feeling, capturing them in time and space, molding them, then releasing them to the beholder. Object Identification --- the ability of the mime to show the nature and essence of objects through body positioning, rhythm, and quality of movement Plum Line --- the line created by an imaginary string pulling upward from the crown of one’s head, causing one to be pulled upright Fixed Point --- the isolation of a point in space-the measurement in time of the length and energy of a movement Rotation --- a horizontal turning of one of the five body parts to either side without moving any other body parts The Toc --- the muscle contraction which begins or ends most movements Transfer of Weight --- how one gets from point “A” to point “B” and the weight movements in between

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