Gabriel The Mime

Mime Artist - Johannesburg
Gabriel The Mime - Mime Artist


Today mime might mean French people in face paint, but the genre actually has its origins in the theatres of Ancient Greece. Back then things were very different: mimes were simply dramatisations, often of scenes of daily life, relying on elaborate movement and gesture but also incorporating speech and some song.

A mime artist, or simply mime (from Greek μῖμος, mimos, "imitator, actor"),[1] is a person who uses mime as a theatrical medium or as a performance art. Miming involves acting out a story through body motions, without the use of speech. In earlier times, in English, such a performer would typically be referred to as a mummer. Miming is distinguished from silent comedy, in which the artist is a character in a film or skit without sound.

Estêvão Gabriel de Oliveira (Gabriel entertainer) is a multi-faceted performer originally from Espírito Santo, Brazil. Born into a family of missionary artists who believed in traveling the world, bringing hope and joy through art.

He graduated school and majored in performing arts, he was progenitor of a children's theater company that performed hundreds of shows over 16 state of Brazil, and 4 countries in Africa.

His love for art and desire to learn brought him to South Africa where he developed other skills as a juggler, stilt walker, unicycler, fire performer, aerialist etc. Today he works full time as an entertainer in Johannesburg trying to give his audience a diverse experience of art.


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