JOMI – Interview

1. What is Mime / Pantomime

The pantomime (from ancient Greek παντόμῑμος pantómīmos, literally „imitating everything“) is a form of
performing arts. According to modern understanding, it is physical expression, i.e. facial expressions and
gestures, without words. An artist who practices this form of representation is also called pantomime
(the pantomime, female form the pantomime). Statements made by people who cannot or do not want to express
themselves with words are called pantomime.

2. What influences and teachers have influenced you?
My teacher in the Hamburg school for the deaf discovered my pantomime talent and took it to a performance
by Marcel Marceau. From then on, my goal was to absolutely become his student.

3. Why did you choose Mime/Pantomime?
Even as a child I loved looking at the facial expressions and gestures of people in mine
To respect the environment and also liked to depict the behavior of humans and animals with my body language.

4. Mime work in digital space- can it work? What is changing?

Much of the artist’s physical presence and body language is lost in digital space.

5. Distance not only in the presentation medium, but also in everyday social life,
change this situation the perception of physical theater?
In everyday life, we are initially very fixated on facial expressions. Perhaps over time we will learn
to concentrate more on the language of the eyes and the language of the body and initially to approach
people more neutrally and not to judge and classify them straight away based on the aesthetics of their face.