Anyone who lived through the 60's and 70's may have been afflicted by a bad mime. San Francisco was particularly full of wanna-ba Marcel Marceaus. They made me cringe.
This will change your mind about real mime art.
Here is a segment by the late Tony Montanaro on how to mime a tug-of-war. Watching this superb performance while hearing it broken into components gives me a way to think about my own music – isolating the different components, bringing them together, communicating the whole. Enjoy the magic.