by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
Pantomime is an art form that appeals to people of all ages and across all cultures. When it’s coupled with humor and creativity it’s sure to be a hit, especially with very young children who can relate to visual over spoken art. Paper World, a new interactive show by renowned mime trio, Mimirichi, is now playing in New York and worth seeing if your kids love high-energy, slapstick and outside-the box humor.
Paper World is a performance of three very silly clowns, all dressed in white, that do inventive things with paper. I recently saw the show with my kids and noticed that with my older two they not only laughed out loud, they kept having a perpetual smile and a look of awe on their faces throughout the show. Without giving too much away, I will mention that creativity is the name of the game and this group of clowns give a paper fight a whole new meaning. The show, which is an hour and fifteen minutes long, is recommended for kids over 4 but my three year old loved it! There’s no plot line, just short skits and since it’s only pantomime, it’s very easy to understand what’s going on.
As mentioned, this is an interactive show so if you sit in the front you get to participate in the paper fight and interact with the performers. Many kids in the performance that I watched went right up to the front of the stage.
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets to the show.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 8, 6 and 3) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.