What is the history of pantomime?

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What is the history of pantomime?

Cheironomy:

Cheironomy consists of hand gestures that convey specific meanings. It is used in pantomiming and in music directing. Hand gestures direct musical performances. It can be traced back to 5th-century music, and it can be seen in the hieroglyphics of Egyptian performances.

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Pantomime's history is rooted in the word's etymology from the Greek, which means a dancer who acts all the roles or all a story. Roman pantomime came...

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It might sound like a cruel prank to play on a street performer, but 'pantomime' has actually been a steady source of work for many artists. Read on to learn more about this popular amusement that has been entertaining audiences for millennia.


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