Pantomime, as a special movement language, translates words into gestures and has its own vocabulary, grammar and syntax. It is described in Tångeberg, Maya, 2011: 109–189, as ‘The Techniques of Gesture Language’.

It contains:

  • The techniques of hands and eyes
  • The traditional Indian mudras as well as European or even ‘invented’ gestures (the vocabulary)
  • The accompanying facial and ocular expressions
  • The facial expressions of emotions
  • The bodily positions and steps
  • The rules of time and space in pantomimic storytelling