Mummenschanz: The Swiss Mime Troupe
Mummenschanz : Theatre of the Absurd
Mummenschanz is an amazing Swiss mime troupe that have been around since the seventies. Their creative approach with unexpected props make their performances extraordinary.
With Mummenschanz, mime is so much more than a man in an invisible box. Sometimes the characters are so charming and interact with each other in such a way that you truly feel for them. The characters have so much personality and are preformed so precisely, that every show is sure to be an extraordinary experience.
Watch how expertly the masks are manipulated throughout the sketch. The amount of practice it much have taken to perfect this routine just shows how much commitment they have to their craft. The clay masks characters have such personality in them!
The Official Site
Learn more about Mummenschanz on their official website:
- MUMMENSCHANZ: Official Homepage
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Playing with a Ball
Did You Know?
In 1977 Mummenschanz made it to Broadway. The show lasted three years there. That's longer than any show in history with no words or music!
It seems so simple. Just tear off the papers on the eyes and mouth to change expressions, right? No big deal, right? But just watch the endearing scene that unfolds. Mastering the timing for this routine was clearly no easy challenge.
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More Mummenschanz Videos
Meet the Mimes - See the faces behind the masks
Want to see under the costumes as to who the mimes are? Kermit introduces you.
The Muppet Show - Season One
Includes an entire episode with Mummenschanz!
Includes an entire episode with Mummenschanz including:
Mummenschanz- notepad faces
Mummenschaz - crawlies
Kermit "talks" to the Mummenschanz
Mummenschanz - clay faces.
Also includes episodes with: Charles Aznavour, Kaye Ballard, Candice Bergen, Ruth Buzzi, Phyllis Diller, Sandy Duncan, Bruce Forsyth, Joel Grey, Valerie Harper, Florence Henderson, Lena Horne, Harvey Korman, Rita Moreno, Jim Nabors, Juliet Prowse, Vincent Price, Avery Schreiber, Connie Stevens, Twiggy, Peter Ustinov, Ben Vereen, Paul Williams
Andres Bossard, Floriana Frassetto & Bernie SchÃ¼rch
What do you think of mimes in general?
I love them!
SYDNEY, NSW - JANUARY 31: A member of Mummenschanz performs during a rehearsal at the Sydney Theatre on January 31, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)
Inspired By Mummenschanz
This clip is not by one of the members of Mummenschanz, but rather another performer inspired by their style and technique. Imitation is the highest form of flattery.
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