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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Art of Mime with a Parisian Master

Paris, FrancePart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Ivan

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in German, English, French, Italian

What you'll do

You will begin by understanding the effort required to learn the simplicity of a walk on the spot.

You will find yourself able to execute thanks to the magic of the point fix of the classic figures of the Art of Mime.

And you will find yourself interpreting pantomimes once played by tutelary figures of our Art, such as Jean-Louis Barrault or Marcel Marceau.

The pantomimes of the “Children of Paradise” will serve as a backdrop to confront a theatricality or only the gesture and king.

An exchange with the teacher and artist at the end of the meeting will serve to put the Art of Mime into perspective in a historical and contemporary context.
You will begin by understanding the effort required to learn the simplicity of a walk on the spot.

You will find yourself able to execute thanks to the magic of the point fix of the classic figures of the Art of Mime.

And you will find yourself interpreting pantomimes once played by tutelary figures of our Art, such as Jean-Louis Barrault or Marcel Marceau.

The pantomimes of the “Children of Paradise” will serve a…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Ivan can host private groups of any size, up to 10 guests. Private group rates start at $204.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Ivan can schedule and customise an experience based on your preferences.

What to bring

  • You are kindly requested to present yourself in comfortable and adequate attire. Soft clothing is recommended as well as close-fitting clothing which makes it easier for us to correct postures.
From $25
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Ivan

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 62 Reviews
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My name is Ivan, and I’m the Educational and Artistic Co-Director of the International School of Dramatic Corporal Mime, Paris. I am today the master for the Art of Mime in Paris. It was in Paris, the birthplace of Mime, that I became the student and then the assistant of Etienne Decroux. I taught in various Mime schools, including 10 years at the Marcel Marceau School, at the National Circus School, at the Superior School of Dramatic Art in Paris, and as a speaker at the Louvre Museum, at the Center National du Théâtre CNT in Paris, Brussels, and Italy.

So I became one of the essential personalities to learn about the Art of Mime in Paris. As a Mime Master, I also have a very important artistic career. This allows me to give a comprehensive and unmatched overview of the Art of Mime.
My name is Ivan, and I’m the Educational and Artistic Co-Director of the International School of Dramatic Corporal Mime, Paris. I am today the master for the Art of Mime in Paris. It was in Paris, the birthplace of Mime, that I became the student and then the assistant of Etienne Decroux. I taught in various Mime schools, including 10 years at the Marcel Marceau School, at the National Circus School, at the Superior School of Dramatic Art in Paris, and as a speaker at the Louvre Museum, at the C…
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Erik
July 2020
Ivan and Natalie were phenomenal. A world-class experience. The best Airbnb experience I have ever done. Reserved a private booking for my younger brother's birthday and he loved it. COULD NOT RECOMMEND ENOUGH!
Cynthia
July 2020
Fabulous experience! How pleasant to spend an hour learning the basics of mime. But more so, what an honor to learn from a famous mime artist in Paris! He was super kind and patient, with close attention to detail in correcting my movements. And though I was a little nervous to perform before class started, the class turned out to be very relaxing, and fun — I realized the art of mime incorporates a lot of sense of humor. It was a rainy afternoon here in New York, and this one-hour mime lesson really lifted my spirits!! Merci beaucoup Ivan for taking the time to teach me :)
Fabulous experience! How pleasant to spend an hour learning the basics of mime. But more so, what an honor to learn from a famous mime artist in Paris! He was super kind and pati…
Candace
June 2020
This experience was awesome! The hour was very interactive and entertaining. Ivan was so knowledgeable, energetic, and patient while explaining everything . Our group had an absolute blast and would recommend it to everyone for a unique experience :)
This experience was awesome! The hour was very interactive and entertaining. Ivan was so knowledgeable, energetic, and patient while explaining everything . Our group had an absolu…
Gabriel
May 2020
This class was so so fun and unique. Ivan was warm and attentive, giving us individual attention and feedback. It was a more physical class than I expected (a very light workout!), but I appreciated the chance to goof around in a low-stakes environment while actually learning a lot about miming! The translator was kind and funny and the translation was very fluid. Highly highly recommend doing with a group of friends.
This class was so so fun and unique. Ivan was warm and attentive, giving us individual attention and feedback. It was a more physical class than I expected (a very light workout!),…
Elizabeth
May 2020
I purchased this experience for a newlywed couple who'd had to cancel their honeymoon trip to Paris due to the pandemic. They said it was a lot of fun, and made them feel like they were in France for an hour. Thanks, Ivan!
Emily
May 2020
We can't recommend this enough! My friends bought this experience for me and my mom as a quarantine birthday activity and it was a delight. Ivan and his co-host/translator were friendly, engaging, and very knowledgeable. We learned a number of basic mime actions and movements (rope pulling, box work, etc) and at the end we all learned and performed a short story! It was high energy, the other participants were actively engaged, and we both laughed a lot and learned a lot. It's been very fun to show my friends what I've learned! We're already planning on buying this experience for friends/family as a great birthday experience.
We can't recommend this enough! My friends bought this experience for me and my mom as a quarantine birthday activity and it was a delight. Ivan and his co-host/translator were fri…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.