Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" could be the finest example of theatrical techniques being used in music videos. Using pantomime- influenced dance choreography combined with traditional stage acting, with amazing stage blocking and scene coordination, Michael Jackson created a masterpiece.
Theatrical Art styles can include Opera, Pantomime, Puppets, Shadow Theater, Musicals, and more. Unlike movie actors, theater actors use 'bigger' and more elaborate acting and movement, because in a theater no one can watch you upclose - they will all have to watch and understand your emotions from afar. Capturing this kind of acting on video is interesting and perhaps not so often done.
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