Archive for May, 2010
Michael Cooper spent time with Corning High School students interested in learning more about mime this afternoon. After showing them some of the marvelous masks he’s created and uses in his performance, he challenged them to overcome their own every day masks and try using some mime techniques to recreate themselves. It’s amazing how difficult it is to just “walk” using mime techniques. Finding a wall, working around corners and even blowing up a balloon soon seemed a reality all based on the illusions created with these techniques. One student said she couldn’t wait to see him perform on Wednesday night.
Coyotes on the Loose at Corning Elementary“Wow!”. “Cool!” “Oh, that’s how you do it!. Those were just a few of the phrases coming from the Corning 4th grade students this morning as they worked with Michael Cooper. As you can see by the picture, they made some pretty artistic coyote masks in just under an hour! Energy filled the air and smiles were passed all around as each child worked to create their own mask. Mr. Cooper also showed them a simple mime technique with their hands. You can catch his show this Wednesday night, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the Corning High School Auditorium. Adults $5 and Children $2. Hope to see you there!