Friday, 6 January 2017

London Mime Festival - 9 January to 4 February

The London Mime Festival is about to launch its 40th anniversary season in our home city.  Artists include acrobat-genius Mathurin Bolze (Cie MPTA), Charleroi Danses’ Kiss & Cry and Mossoux Bonté, German Mask-theatre experts Familie Flöz, and Gandini Juggling with a hugely expanded version of its glorious Pina Bausch tribute, Smashed.

But why watch mime? Because mime is the basis of great animation. If you can tell a story without words or dialogue, then you have the makings of great animation. Our student animators have to master the art of body language and facial expressions long before they learn lipsync and dialogue.

Attending the London Mime Festival - or indeed a mime performance playing anywhere in the world - is highly recommended for all our animation students.

What's this all about?
The LIMF is one of the UK’s longest established international theatre festivals, and takes place in venues across the city.

Where and when?
9 January - 4 February 2017. For specific event details, see their website.

What's on?
All kinds of stuff.  There’s surrealist Greek glam live art, manga-inspired drama from Italy, and extraordinary object theatre exploring neuroscience, exile, arson and the Shakespeare authorship debate.

How do you book tickets?
Start here or go to

The see the importance of mime and pantomime in animation, check out this great piece of pantomime animation by one of our students, Joris Van Laar. It's based on the "Spanish Buzz" animation in Toy Story 2.

To find out more about Animation Apprentice, click here for a link to Frequently Asked Questions. To sign up for our next classroom at Animation Apprentice, follow this link

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