Review of Cavalia’s Odysseo

Montreal circus company Cavalia has a new show that opened recently in Chicago (playing through April 23, 2017 at Soldier Field). The show is called Odysseo and bills itself as “The Best Show Ever.” That’s a lot to live up to.  It’s a beautiful, sumptuous show that has amazingly talented acrobats, equestrians, and some of the most talented and trained horses […]

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American Theatre Clowning Documentary

Just discovered (thanks to Jim Moore’s Vaudevisual site)  this documentary about American theatre clowning from the American Theatre Wing.  Features Slava Polunin, David Shiner, Joel Jeske, and Brent McBeth talking about the clown, what works, what doesn’t and the work of being a theatrical clown. So what’s great about this video?  Well, clearly, one of the things I love is […]

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Get Serious About Your Funny -2/10-3/16/2014 (San Francisco)

The applications for Clown Conservatory’s 5 Week Intensive, Clown: The Physical Comedian, are now online. You’ll find the program and scholarship / financial aid applications, and updated info on all Clown Conservatory’s pages of the Circus Center website. This 5 week workshop in Clown & Physical Comedy features a mixture of training in  Slapstick, Solo & Partner Acrobatics, Improv, Circus Skills and Creating an […]

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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at the Slipper Room March 13-17 (NY)

The legendary Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret returns for the 19nth year to New York City. Every year since 1974,  the Bindlestiff Family Cabaret has presented some of today’s top variety and circus artists. Jugglers, clowns, acrobats, and trapeze artists share the stage with musicians, magicians, dancers, and daredevils. In 2013, the tradition continues in the newly renovated Slipper Room. Witness […]

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