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November 02, 2009

Halloween with Max-i-Mime

Halloween was an opportunity to get creative and act out some fun and spooky characters at the ArtStarts Gallery this weekend. Max-i-mime started off our free Saturday workshop with a hilarious performance, demonstrating how to tell an expressive story without using any words.

Then kids and parents got involved, warming up their muscles by practicing different facial expressions, and moving their bodies by pretending to be anything from sea lions to zombies.

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A haunted house was conjured purely out of imagination, and kids took turns journeying through with Max as monsters popped out at every corner. We wrapped up the event with a Halloween dance party, and everyone was invited to act out any character they wished as they danced around the gallery to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. The kids had a great time, and many were excited to keep practicing their miming skills in costume later that evening.

Many thanks to Max-i-Mime and Selena for a fantastic workshop! We’re looking forward to another vibrant Saturday on November 28th, when Maobong will visit the gallery to teach us about Nigerian song and dance. Don’t miss it!

Find out more about the ArtStarts on Saturdays series on our website.

We gratefully acknowledge the TELUS Vancouver Community Board and the Leon & Thea Koerner Foundation for their generous sponsorship of the ArtStarts on Saturdays series.

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