Cirque Berzerk Gone Bankrupt?

Showbiz David announced on his blog that Cirque Berzerk, the Los Angeles underground circus company, has declared bankruptcy.  Their website and facebook presence still seem active, so perhaps there’s hope for the company. Cirque Berzerk started as a performance ritual at Burning Man, and had seemed to be blossoming into Los Angeles’ answer to the Big Apple Circus, or the […]

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Flying Karamazov Brothers in NY through March 7

World renowned juggling group who don’t fly, aren’t brothers, and aren’t Russian, the Flying Karamazov Brothers are performing their show 4Play at the Minetta Lane Theater until March 7th.  If you don’t know them, you should.  They are fantastic!  Actually, an earlier iteration of their show that they performed one summer at Trinity Rep got me interested in vaudeville.  I […]

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Inside Out (Cirkus Cirkör at BAM- NY) Nov 12-15

Part of the 2009 Next Wave FestivalCirkus CirkörLive music by Irya’s PlaygroundDirected By Tilde Björfors “…A magical breathtaking performance…a powerful inter-disciplinary work of art…” —Skånska Dagbladet (Sweden) The human body unfolds as a surreal rock and roll fantasy in Inside Out, Swedish troupe Cirkus Cirkör’s phantasmagoric journey into the outer reaches of inner life. Accompanied onstage by dub-punk-new wave-electro-inspired band […]

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CWB Fundraiser this evening! (NY)

Fantastic photos – Inspiring Stories – Exciting Entertainment Photo & video presentation of CWB projects to Thailand, Cambodia and Haiti together with a benefit party for further Haiti trips and upcoming project in Indonesia! MC’d by the ever-funny (and usually bald) Brian Foley of Circus Bambouk. Type: Causes – Fundraiser Network: Global Price: Suggested Donation $10-30 sliding scale Date: Thursday, […]

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Jay Stewart & Big Apple Clown Care Unit/Boston

They care enough to clown around | CapeCodOnline.com By CYNTHIA McCORMICK [email protected] July 16, 2009 BOSTON – Wearing a big red nose and black clodhopper shoes, Jay Stewart of Harwich bungles his way — on purpose — into rooms at Children’s Hospital Boston. He and fellow Big Apple Circus clown Brian Dwyer are there to entertain young patients recuperating from […]

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Clowns in Style: NY Times article about two clown’s homes

Two Dell’arte Graduates get their house (and their work and their website) featured in the NY Times! http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/realestate/05habi.html Habitats The Traveling Circus Stops Here Ruby Washington/The New York Times Christina Gelsone and Seth Bloom, both clowns, rehearse in their apartment By CONSTANCE ROSENBLUM Published: July 2, 2009 CHRISTINA GELSONE, a slender 36-year-old with delicate features and hair the color of […]

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Roberto Benigni does Dante

NY Times Article about Roberto Benigni, who is apparently a Dante scholar, and is performing next week in NY in a very short tour of a Dante show, “TuttoDante,” a monologue about Dante’s “Divine Comedy” that mixes literary insights with off-the-cuff political jokes. In Italy, where he has been doing the show regularly for three years, it has drawn more […]

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