Masks, Mime, Movement & Mummenschantz

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Masks, Mime, Movement & Mummenschantz

Ages 6 - 8


Vacation Program

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 8
  • By Christi Sargent, Visiting Educator

Masks free Imagination.

Almost 50 years ago, Swiss artists formed a mime troup tht combines masks and mischief in wildly inventive performances that are still fresh and funny. Their masks were sometimes rubbery clay, sometimes adorned with toilet paper rolls, sometimes tubes or boxes that covered their boxes. Their silent message: play!

• Encounter their strange, wonderful, and inspiring world of Mumenschantz.
• Learn tricks of mime and mummery.
• Construct sock masks and teach your arm to perform for you.
• Create a black box mask: create 4 characters on its 4 sides.
• Work with partners and a team to invent stories.

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