Pejvak Imani, the famous Iranian actor in cinema and theater, presents some explanations on mimicking postures in histrionics
Mimic literally means movements and facial expressions during the play. Facial gestures are one of the aspects related to acting. This is what you need on a show and you shouldn’t be frozen while acting. You must examine anything improving your performance. This includes the examination of facial mimic and the explanation on how it levels their performance up and empowers their work.
Mimicking the facial expressions transfer feelings and provide us with some information about the character, their reactions to different situations. Besides, it may tell us about the ongoing conditions, for example, when something occurs, and the actor is shocked.
Facial mimic also exhibits the real emotions of a character.
For instance, a character may speak with another out of flattering, but their facial mimicry shows their true feelings.
An interesting point is that the facial gestures of an actor can reveal some sub-script or deeper concepts that contradict what is being shown or performed on the scene.
There is an obvious difference in utilizing facial mimicry on stage and in front of a camera.
Acting on a large theater stage where there is a distance to the audience, it becomes the actor’s task to impressively perform their play regarding the atmosphere. Facial gestures such as body language may be exaggerated to clarify the character’s purposes.
Playing in front of a camera is much different. The cameras record any blink and are very close and friendly. Playing, in this case, includes subtle facial gestures. Even small changes in the direction where actors look reflects a change in their thoughts. The greatest actors in cinema and theaters don’t act a lot. They believe that camera bold everything, and suggest not to overact in front of it.
Pejvak Imani’s Biography
Pejvak Imani, born on the 25th of June in 1990 in Tehran city. He was the only child in the family. When he finished primary school, he immigrated to Canada with his family. He pursued higher education in MBA at Ryerson University and then started participating in acting and stand-up classes at the YUK YUK’s club. Gaining two years of experience in those classes encourages him to start playing stand-ups and free theater in Toronto. After getting some experience in the theater, he returned to Iran and started learning under the supervision of great masters of Iranian directors such as Vahid Jalilvand. Then in 2016, he played a small role in a TV series and after playing several minor and major roles he appeared on the silver screen of the cinema.
He has a famous quote: “Histrionics means becoming, once you start playing you fail.”