For those of you who may not be familiar with it, Mummenschanz is a non-verbal performance art group that became popular the 1970’s. As a child I was absolutely fascinated by Mummenschanz. I became so familiar with them through their TV ads & PBS performances, that I would attempt to recreate their costumes and movements and put on small, impromptu performances for my mom. This is a happy memory for me – so I thought I’d share it with my daughters.
Here’s a clip of our homemade Mummenschanz performance –
And here’s an actual Mummenschanz performance from 1976 –