Ramon, Mime, London
After I agreed to take my 12-year-old son David to London, I asked him who we should ask to be photographed for this project. We needed to find workers in their work clothes with the tools of their trade. David decided to challenge me: “How about a mime?” A few email inquiries led me to Ramon Ayres, a London mime, who agreed to participate. David took the behind-the-scenes photos.
As Malik, the Creature Performer was leaving, Ramon Ayres, the Mime arrived at the studio. It turned out that they know each other! Ramon is from Brazil and came to London in 2010 to train in corporeal mime. He went to school with Malik.
“I have felt in love with mime because it’s a technique that can change performing arts. Without verbal expression, you can unite people, go to the cornerstone of humanity.
“A quote I love is from Etienne Dercoux: ‘A mime has to move as a gymnast, think as an actor, and have a heart of a poet.'”
Ramon Ayres, Mime, London
You can read more about Ramon at his website HERE
You can see Parts I-XXXI of this project by clicking HERE