CH in SHA 2003
CH in SHA 2003

The 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".

Do not miss this great performances on one of the following days:

Date & Time: October 10 - 11 - 12, 2003, from 19:15
Venue: Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, 288 An Fu Rd., Shanghai
Ticket: CNY 100, 200 and 300
Ticket hotline: 6473 0123, 6473 4567

Tickets are also available from,, and

International 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.

"Mummenschanz 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.

The 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 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 Forwarders,
Holcim Ltd., Logitech, Lufthansa German Airlines

Gold Sponsors:
Winterthur Insurance (Asia) Ltd.
Shanghai Golden Bund Real Estate Co. Ltd.,
owner and developer of the Bund Centre and the Westin Hotel Shanghai

Silver Sponsors:
Geberit Plumbing Technology Shanghai Co. Ltd., Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd. Shanghai,
Metalor, Rieter Textile Systems (Shanghai) Ltd., Sarnafil,
Shanghai Roche Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Mathys China

With the strong support of


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