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March 6, 1997 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Contrary to rumor--and advertisement--Mummenschanz is not on its final American tour, its co-creator says. But Mummenschanz as we know it probably won't be by this way again. The Swiss mime-theater trio plans to retire the repertory it has been performing worldwide for the past 25 years. It's time for a change, said co-founder Bernie Schurch, and time to retreat to the studio to "spread around chaos and see what grows."
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March 6, 1997 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Contrary to rumor--and advertisement--Mummenschanz is not on its final American tour, its co-creator says. But Mummenschanz as we know it probably won't be by this way again. The Swiss mime-theater trio plans to retire the repertory it has been performing worldwide for the past 25 years. It's time for a change, said co-founder Bernie Schurch, and time to retreat to the studio to "spread around chaos and see what grows."
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March 4, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES, Chris Pasles covers music and dance for The Times Orange County Edition.
For two decades, a trio of mimes known as Mummenschanz has been captivating audiences with a unique kind of theater combining mime, masks, movement and puppetry. Taking its name from the German "mummen," meaning game or play, and "schanz" meaning chance, the troupe emphasizes whimsy and the most humane kind of satire. Mummenschanz will appear Monday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in a sold-out performance.
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March 4, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES, Chris Pasles covers music and dance for The Times Orange County Edition.
For two decades, a trio of mimes known as Mummenschanz has been captivating audiences with a unique kind of theater combining mime, masks, movement and puppetry. Taking its name from the German "mummen," meaning game or play, and "schanz" meaning chance, the troupe emphasizes whimsy and the most humane kind of satire. Mummenschanz will appear Monday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in a sold-out performance.
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