CH in SHA 2003
Consulate General of Switzerland has launched a broad
promotion of Switzerland in Shanghai in the autumn
months of this year. We are happy to be able to introduce
the world famous Swiss group Mummenschanz
in its first ever tour of China, with the Company's
all-new production entitled "Mummenschanz Next".
not miss this great performances on one of the following
10 - 11 - 12, 2003, from 19:15
Dramatic Arts Centre, 288 An Fu Rd., Shanghai
100, 200 and 300
0123, 6473 4567
are also available from www.tickets365.com.cn,
art media say that, "Mummenschanz Next"
is one theatrical magic trick after another. It is
a show of comic surprises and constant changes that
makes the audience squeal with delight. The show is
absolutely incredible and beautifully funny.
"Mummenschanz Next" is the latest evolution
of the wordless theatrical form that was invented
by the original Mummenschanz trio in 1972. Since that
time, Mummenschanz has continued to devise from everyday
materials the expressive shapes and fantastical creations
that have become its signature. With a consistent
sense of fun and imagination, Mummenschanz has transcended
the barriers of language and nationality to achieve
an art form that remains universal in its appeal.
Next" is about figures that can be broken down
and built up again, and it combines both organic and
geometric elements. John Murphy and Raffaella Mattioli
have joined founders Bernie Schürch and Floriana
Frassetto for this production, giving Mummenschanz
a company of four performers for the first time.
name Mummenschanz (pronounced moom-un-schonz) comes
from a term used to describe medieval Swiss soldiers
who wore masks to hide their reactions. "It's
a theater of masks and body sculptures that provoke
feelings and stimulate imagination," said founding
members Floriana and Bernie. UN-Secretary-General
Kofi Annan who recently attended a Mummenschanz performance
said: "I am moved by the universality of your
language, that reaches everyone's heart."
Mummenschanz's performances in Shanghai are part of a
promotion the Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai
has organized in an effort to bring Switzerland's best
to Shanghai. More information is available on www.51.swiss.cn.
The Consulate General wishes to thank the following partners
and sponsors of the promotion
CH in SHA 2003.
Without them the promotion could not take place:
Firmenich, Fracht Ltd. Basel International Freight
Holcim Ltd., Logitech, Lufthansa German Airlines
Winterthur Insurance (Asia) Ltd.
Shanghai Golden Bund Real Estate Co. Ltd.,
owner and developer of the Bund Centre and the Westin
Geberit Plumbing Technology Shanghai Co. Ltd., Georg
Fischer Piping Systems Ltd. Shanghai,
Metalor, Rieter Textile Systems (Shanghai) Ltd., Sarnafil,
Shanghai Roche Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
With the strong support of