Mime Moments

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Mime Moments is a 1980's one-man mime show created and performed by Chris Goetsch. It starts off with silent sketches in the classical mime style of Marcel Marceau (Goetsch's mentor), Gradually the sketches become more abstract and finally the last two sketches explore the development of a non-European mime style to interpret specifically African subjects. To this end the penultimate sketch, called Mantis, was developed from research done about the Khoisan [1], their physical movement and their nomadic way of life. The final sketch (or "Mime Moment") is called An African Story, and it tells the legend about spirits that live underwater and call the individual members of the tribe. An African Story is accompanied by music specifically composed for it by Roelof Temmingh.