The Youth Services department at First Colony Branch Library will host a special “Pantomime Workshop with Mick Corley” for children in grades 3 and 4, on Saturday, September 14, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land.
Children will learn about the ancient art of pantomime and will gain insight into the training, technique, and inspiration of a mime. Through physical activities and improvisational games, students gain a better awareness of the creative process and how to use their bodies to communicate without using words. The workshop ends with a pantomime performance created by the students.
Mick Corley is the director of Texas Mime Theater, and has performed for many arts organizations in Houston. At the University of Houston, Corley studied mime with Claude Caux and acting with Cecil Pickett and Sidney Berger. He is a full-time children’s performer and educational entertainment specialist, who understands how to entertain children while educating them at the same time.
The workshop is free and open to children in grades 3 and 4. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Registration opens on September 6. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “First Colony Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2815, or by visiting the library.