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Gandini’s Cancelled at C...

This just in– due to visa problems (Chinese hacking), the Gandinis are unable to enter the country.  Their shows at the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival have been cancelled. Bad news for fans of amazing juggling. But even the Gandini’s occasionally...

Chicago Contemporary Circus Fe...

The Chicago Festival just sort of snuck up on me– I knew it was coming, I just thought it was next month. Well, next month has ARRIVED! The festival is happening THIS WEEKEND in Chicago, with over 30 different performances from 13 of the top circus performers...

Larry Griswold, Comedy Diver

Larry Griswold was a comedy diver who was instrumental in the creation and development of the modern trampoline. Here he is on the Frank Sinatra show from 1951. If you’d like to find out more about Griswold, check out his Wikipedia...

Death of a Clown–Circus ...

Great news article about the declining circus in the U.K..  The video was produced by British student Natasha Turney, and this video recently won her the award for Student Journalist of the Year from the Birmingham Press Club . In Great Britain, many circuses are no...

Dody DiSanto Clown Intensive A...

Weekend CLOWN Intensive  “A riotous inquiry . . . a playful encounter . . . a look at our laughable & lovable selves.” WHEN: April 25th 26th, 2015 Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm COST:  $200 (Deposit due with Registration:...

Danny Kaye and Satchmo and the...

I’ve been watching Danny Kaye on Youtube for the last couple of hours, and thought this would be a great thing to post on here (where the postings have come few and far between, I’m afraid.) He is such a wonderful performer.  There’s something so...

Chicago International Puppet F...

You’ve already missed some of it (and so have I), and some of it is sold out already, but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of the first Chicago Biennial International Puppet Festival goodness to go around. Directed and founded by Blair Thomas, a...
recent from 16 Dody DiSanto Clown Intensive Apr 25-26 (DC Area)
Dody DiSanto Clown Intensive Apr 25-26 (DC Area) Weekend CLOWN Intensive  “A riotous inquiry . . . a playful encounter . . . a look at our laughable & lovable selves.” WHEN: April 25th 26th, 2015 Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm COST:  $200 (Deposit due with Registration: $50) WHERE: Class held at THE CENTER...
recent from 14 Chicago International Puppet Festival Jan 14-25
Chicago International Puppet Festival Jan 14-25 You’ve already missed some of it (and so have I), and some of it is sold out already, but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of the first Chicago Biennial International Puppet Festival goodness to go around. Directed and founded by Blair Thomas, a local puppet juggernaut, the purpose of the...
recent from 8 A Radio History of British clowning
A Radio History of British clowning Fascinating radio program on the history of British clowning from the BBC. Better listen to it in a hurry though, because it’s only available for 2 more days (not sure if it will be available for purchase afterwards.) Host Tony Lidington (who created a one man show based on British music hall master...
recent from 7 Dody DiSanto Clown Intensive Apr 25-26 (DC Area)
Dody DiSanto Clown Intensive Apr 25-26 (DC Area) Weekend CLOWN Intensive  “A riotous inquiry . . . a playful encounter . . . a look at our laughable & lovable selves.” WHEN: April 25th 26th, 2015 Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm COST:  $200 (Deposit due with Registration: $50) WHERE: Class held at THE CENTER...

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