CircusTalk: LinkedIn for the worldwide Circus Community

I’ve recently joined a new social network. If you are reading this blogpost, you may be interested in it also.  It’s called CircusTalk, and it’s a professional social network for circus performers worldwide. The basic idea is to use the same kinds of digital tools that other professions use, but gear it towards circus.  It’s LinkedIn for circus! Once you […]

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Clown College Reunion on the Cape– “Chuck-centennial”

I’m hanging around with 50 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Clown College  (RBBBC) Alumni this weekend on Cape Cod. It’s a little overwhelming.  Clowns of all shapes, ages, and classes are here.  Clown college started in 1968, and went up until 1997, there are over 1500 alumni of the school.  Of course, some have passed on, some have stopped clowning […]

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Synetic Theatre in DC– a silent King Lear (through April 24)

Thanks to Brian Foley for pointing this out to me! This looks like an amazing and highly stylized King Lear.  See the video below to see how amazing the production values of this show are. Apparently Synetic has been doing Silent Shakespeare productions, and this is the SEVENTH Synetic’s King Lear Presented by Synetic Theater Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili Choreography […]

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International Clown Hall of Fame to Open Doors on May 21.

ENTER LAUGHING!  Baraboo’s International Clown Hall of Fame & Research Center Opens For Funny Business On Friday, May 21, 2010   Baraboo, WI (April 29, 2010) — The world’s foremost organization dedicated to the preservation of the art, craft and history of clowning will open its doors in Baraboo on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 10 am.  The International Clown […]

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Benefit for Fools On Fire Sat. Aug. 29 (NY)

Fools On Fire presents The-Good-Time-Watch-Your-Back Show: A Gritty Cabaret at Dead Herring 3 aerialists. ridiculous comedy. tantalizing burlesque. rousing music. cheap drinks. dance breaks. optional dress code: apocalypse-chic. All this for $10 141 S. 5th Street between Bedford and Berry L train to Bedford MAP THIS SATURDAY: AUGUST 29th 2009 Doors at 8pm, show at 8:30pm www.foolsonfire.org for more info.

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Cirque du Soleil Anniversary DVD collection on sale TODAY

If you are like me, you have slowly over time collected Cirque du Soleil videos- mostly either at shows, or if you are cheap like me, you’ve taped them from Bravo (and/or TIVO’d them) Here’s an opportunity to clear up a lot of your TIVO space! On Sale Today NEW for just $58.99! 12 DVD’s of Cirque– that’s around $5 […]

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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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Cirque du soleil stilt walking event June 16, 2009

Stilt-walkers gathering for the 25th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil on June 16, 2009 Five years after setting the first Guinness world record for the most people simultaneously walking on stilts, Cirque du Soleil is inviting its artists and employees of Fortaleza (Brazil), Las Vegas (U.S.A.), Lisbon (Portugal), Macau (China), Montreal (Canada), Nagoya (Japan), New York (U.S.A.), Orlando (U.S.A.) and […]

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Toronto Clown Festival June 4-7, 2009

The Toronto Festival of Clowns aims to bring together clowns and physical theatre artists of all disciplines and backgrounds and provide a common space to showcase their work. Now entering their 4th year, the festival continues to encourage the risk and exploration of the clown, hosting new and established works that inspire and delight. Past festivals have hosted some of […]

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All Will Learn to Wear Bowlers: Pig Iron Clown Workshop in NYC

PIG IRON THEATRE COMPANY presentsA CLOWN WORKSHOP with Quinn Bauriedel and Geoff Sobelle in New York City WHEN: Wednesdays (June 10, 17, and 24) 2:30 – 5:30 PMWHERE: The Brecht Forum 451 West StreetCOST: $125 Pig Iron Artistic Director Quinn Bauriedel and Company Member Geoff Sobelle (creator of the international hit all wear bowlers) invite you to join them in […]

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Gamarjabat at the New Victory Theatre May 9-24.

Gamarjobat is an award-winning comedy performance group comprising two Japanese comedians, Ketch! – who sports a red mohawk – and HIRO-PON – with a yellow mohawk.. The duo perform a variety of sketches, including mime and physical comedy. Their performances are wordless. Although they are not particularly well-known in their native Japan, they have found success performing in the United […]

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