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A Way Without Words: Mummenschanz Mimes Celebrate 40

From NPR:

Mummenschanz co-founder Floriana Frassetto is surprisingly chatty for a mime. “Well I suppose I shut up the whole day, then I have to let it out,” she says with a laugh.

Her experimental Swiss mime troupe took Broadway by storm in the 1970s. Now the masked performers are bringing their hard-to-describe characters back to the U.S. for a five-month national tour celebrating the troupe’s 40th anniversary.

Mummenschanz isn’t your white-faced, Marcel Marceau mime. The bizarre masks, costumes and choreography cloak the human form to tell stories that convey messages about our lives.

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