How to say I love you

How to communicate in a silent art form?

David McAllister, Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet, introduces us to the language of ballet mime. Learn how to convey anger, death and love.

Learn Decoding Mime

How does mime translate in ballet? The incomparable story ballet Giselle is a perfect way to delve into the beautiful tradition of ballet mime. Here’s how dancers can silently say everything from “I love you” to “Come here, and dance until you die.” – Text by the Australian Ballet.