Brian Foley’s Commedia Links

Brian Foley (of Circus Bambouk) has started a very nice Commedia Link blog– he’s putting up all sorts of great video regarding commedia, as well as book reviews, photographs, pictures of masks, thoughts, philosophy,etc. I highly recommend checking it out. Visit the blog at http://cdalinks.blogspot.com/ He posted two video links that I was especially interested in– both feature Ferrucio Soleri. […]

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Portland OR: Intro to Clown Weekend 10/20-10/21

Barnaby King is teaching a workshop weekend in Portland OR. “INTRO TO CLOWN” Workshops Weekend – Oct 20/21 2-6pmInterstate Firehouse Cultural Center(5340 N Interstate Ave., Portland OR)Working with the basic concepts of clown work: connection, engagement, knowing yourself, playing with vulnerability and strength.Cost: $90 Barnaby’s Clown Training Philosophy The kind of clowning I teach stands apart from most clown training […]

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Bouffon Glass Menajoree

Bouffon Glass Menagerie promises a lot to its audience members– and delivers on every promise. It’s a fantastic show that is well-conceived, well-directed, well-designed, and very well-acted. Basically it’s a parody of Tenessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie: which was Tennessee’s first commercial success, and a play that has a long history of being parodied and mocked. And mock it they […]

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Parallel Exit Gala 10/29 featuring Barry Lubin

Parallel Exit will produce a Halloween Gala that will include entertainment from the company and special guest star Barry Lubin (Grandma the Clown). The benefit takes place at 7:30pm on Monday October 29 at the 45th Street Theatre, 354 West 45th Street. Tickets are $75 for VIPs and $30 for patrons, and can be reserved at 917-407-7537or [email protected] Barry Lubin […]

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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

Since 1995 the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has traveled the world, bringing its unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus, burlesque, and sideshow to theaters, clubs, colleges, and festivals. The company has produced innumerable cabaret shows, custom performances for special audiences, all-ages and family productions, and sophisticated adult shows. Over the last five years the company has begun developing more theatrical productions, including […]

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Robert Nelson, "The Butterfly Man"

Robert Nelson (aka The Butterfly Man) is the street performer’s street performer. He’s fast, funny, charming, a little rude, and very skilled at keeping an audience entertained. He’s a fine juggler and unicyclist, but its his personality and persona more than his tricks that have made him nearly legendary in street performer circles. A former research chemist at Vanderbilt University, […]

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Billy The Mime

Billy The Mime is a clown, performer, and (obviously) mime who has garnered international attention with his show stopping appearance in the hit documentary THE ARISTOCRATS. Billy’s television appearances include The Jimmy Kimmel Show on ABC and Penn & Teller’s Bullshit! on Showtime. He recently appeared at The 2006 New York International Fringe Festival garnering rave reviews and sold-out shows. […]

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Circus Bambouk

Circus Bambouk is the brainchild of accomplished physical comedians Matthew Duncan and Brian Foley. Armed with the conviction that “two bald heads are funnier than one,” they have gathered their wits, instruments, and various toys and created a show that features music, juggling tricks, stunts, and classic jokes and clown routines. Based on the aesthetic of an old European circus, […]

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500 Clown

500 Clown is a physical theatre company based in Chicago. They have been creating work together since 2000. Their mission as a company is to create shows that use circus arts, improvisation, and action to create charged environments that allow the performers to take emotional and physical risks, and lets the audience become an active observer. Their signature piece is […]

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Bozo on DVD

A 30 episode Bozo DVD is now out and available. It features the original syndicated Bozo, Frank Avruch, with shows from the 60’s and early 70’s. Each show also has a five minute Larry Harmon (the originator of Bozo) animated cartoon. On the Amazon.com message boards, there’s some grumblings from customers about the fact that the DVD does not feature […]

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Barry Lubin

Barry Lubin is an inventive, creative physical comedian and clown most familiar to circus audiences as “Grandma”, the eager and adored star of the Big Apple Circus. Barry graduated from Ringling Clown College in 1974, and then spent 5 years touring with Ringling. Since 1982, Barry has been featured in 15 productions of the Big Apple Circus and has become […]

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