The stillness is centred around self-discipline. In mime school you get pushed quite hard but ultimately it's your own self-discipline that counts. My background is in athletics and body building, so I've always had it. I don't smoke, don't drink. I am a chocoholic. Seriously, around a bar of chocolate my self-discipline goes out the window. Otherwise, it's there. It's a through line.
Having stillness when everyone else is moving evokes a sense of awareness. It keeps you in the moment. Because you are in a different state from everyone else, it makes you conscious of self.
Between the ages of 30 and 40, I made a conscious decision to work hard on my career. When I turned 40 I wanted to look at what else was out there. This led me towards spirituality and quantum mechanics. My relationship with my father has improved. He's 85, and we laugh a lot more than we used to.
I've been doing this for roughly 15 years. Sometimes I'm just inwardly smiling at making a living from something this bizarre. It's hilarious. I remember performing in Oman and the main competition for audience was a man standing in a small tent with his head covered in bees.
One performance I'll be a Neptune statue, the next I'll be Lord Nelson. Sometimes women might make a little grab for you in inappropriate places. That can be a hazard. I will move when necessary.