From the foreword:
The art of mime is the identification with the essence of all things, and the portrayal of thought and emotion through silent physical expression. A mime works with the laws of physics: weight, gravity, principles of motion and resistance and inertia. We move through space as a visible, tangible substance.
Mime training is different from other movement disciplines like dance and gymnastics. It is specific to the art of silent communication. Mario Diamond does a welcome service with this book, helping to promote the techniques and principles of our misunderstood and fragile art.
- Rob Mermin