Silent testimony: Black churches across the US combining pantomime with a Christian message

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  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 7:34 a.m.

    I must admit that I've never really liked the art of pantomime. And I'm old enough to have witnessed the unquestioned master, Marcel Marceau, when he was in his prime. But, as shown in this story and also from the life story of Marceau, it can be a useful tool for good.

    To make sure how to spell his name, I Googled his biography and found out that he learned mime to entertain and help children be quiet who were staying in safe houses, as he helped save them from the Nazis during his time with the French resistance. Hard to find a better reason for mime than that.