To create believable illusions through awareness of the articulation of your body’s joints (NOT to be confused with Covid-style isolation)
States of Tension in the body creating resistance – the key to illusions!
How to shift your weight to create effort through pushing and pulling, using your weight placement to become a victim - being pushed and pulled and your attitude to the above conditions – the play and philosophy of struggle.
Here's a clip of Les playing in the Park on World Mime Day 2021: https://youtu.be/Fiqi-A879J0
Les Bubb has decades of experience of performing his blend of Mime/clown around the world on stage, TV and festivals. A regular on TV variety shows & even had his own BBC children’s series (Hububb). He has also consulted and directed slapstick and physical comedy in UK stage shows such as ‘Singing in the Rain’ and ‘The Full Monty”.
He worked with renowned director Werner Herzog in European opera houses in ‘Variété’ and on film with Tim Roth. His film work in several of the Harry Potter films uses his physical and vocal skills to help create the virtual characters working with all the films main actors.
His inspirational teachers over the years (apart from choirs, children’s theatre, youth theatre, National Youth theatre and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama) are Desmond Jones, Etiènne Decroux, Theâtre l’Ange Fou (Corinne Soum and Steve Wasson), Daniel Stein, Thomas Lébhart, Theâtre de Mouvement, and the winning combination of Phillipe Gaulier and Monica Pagneux.