The Greek word mimikós derived in Latin mimĭcus, which came to our language as mime . As a noun, the term refers to the act of express or represent actions, emotions, feelings and ideas through body movement and gestures .
The term, like its male version (mimic ), can be used to rate what is linked to the mime and at mime . At this point it is important to clarify that a mime is a actor that interprets his scenes with body movements and gestures, without speaking.
The mimicry works like a expression mechanism who resorts to language gestural and bodily , regardless of verbal language . It is usually used in performing art for the dramatization of a speech.
Mimes use mimicry as artistic or theatrical manifestation . Speaking aside, they are based on the expressiveness of the face and body to tell a story or to imply something.
It is believed that mimicry as an artistic tool emerged in the Ancient Greece . In the Middle Ages pampering was part of street theaters and they shone on the call art comedy .
Closer in the weather , at the time of Silent movie , mimicry was a very important resource. Charles Chaplin , Buster Keaton and Harpo Marx , among others, shone with their skills.
Today the acrobatics and the imitations They are frequent activities in the field of mimicry. Also the dance It is usually part of their shows, which take place both in theater halls and in streets and squares.