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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Avner in New York March 1-24!

Avner The Eccentric is playing a very exciting run of shows at the Canal Park Playhouse during the month of March. For those of you not familiar with Avner, you probably are, but you just don’t know it.  Avner has had a long career as a touring artist and master teacher.  He was a student of Jacques LeCoq and of Carlo Mazzone-Clemente […]

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A Fool’s Idea: Web television series and kickstarter

“A FOOL’S IDEA” is a conversational documentary web-series about comedy, performance, life & clown. The Cast of Season One from A Fool’s Idea Each episode (with the exception of a few specials) is focused around one thesis question. Once asked, each artist responds with his or her educated perspective on the matter. Each person has a very different perspective, and […]

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Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter and the Madhouse Company of London

I read recently on John Towsen’s blog ALL FALL DOWN  about Jim Carter, the prim and proper butler Mr. Carson from  PBS & ITV’s celebrated hit Downton Abbey and the fact that Carter is a trained juggler and magician/comedian. He apparently trained with Hovey Burgess in the 70’s, and used to work the streets of London as a juggler, unicyclist, and  perform a comedy magic […]

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Brazilian clown Tiririca becomes a congressman

I recently read a very interesting article about a Brazilian clown who became a congressman in 2010 in Brazil, and was recently named one of the top 25 Brazilian politicians. (Thanks to Jim Moore  of Vaudevisuals for posting something about him on Facebook) The clown, Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva—better known by his clown name Tiririca (Grumpy),  ran in 2010 after being invited by […]

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Circus Music Showdown at the Jalopy Theatre on Jan 24 (NYC)

A fantastic evening of circus and cabaret music will be presented on January 24, when three circus/cabaret groups all collide at the Jalopy Theatre. The three groups are Cirkestra (from Boston), Brooklyn’s own ukelele temptress Sweet Soubrette, and Brooklyn-based ragtime-punk sextet Apocalypse Five And Dime. Founded by a former circus clown Peter Bufano, Cirkestra has a Balkan-gypsy-klezmer-jazz sound backed up […]

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Clown Lecture: Herman Ootics, the Clown: An Idiosyncratic History of Circus Clowning (NY)

This lecture is produced in conjunction with a great circus exhibition that is happening at Bard College.  The exhibit is called Circus and the City: New York 1793-2010. The exhibit runs through February 3.. The lecture itself is given by Clownlink reader and friend, David Carylon, a former Ringling clown, a PHD in theatre/circus history, and the author of THE […]

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Review: Circus Oz at the New Victory (Nov 30-Dec 30, NY)

Circus Oz is one of the finest circuses on the planet.   They started in Melbourne, Australia in 1978, and since then have toured nationally and internationally , taking their self-crafted performances of wit, grace and spectacle to 26 countries across five continents, to critical acclaim. The Circus Oz show is a rock-n-roll, animal free circus that adults and children […]

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Go Inspired: 2 Commedia Dell’Arte Workshops (NYC & Florence)

Go Inspired is listing two Commedia Dell’arte workshops in December and June. New York City: Dec. 26-28, 2012 with Stanley Allen Sherman ($295 includes workshop only) You can find out more about this at Stanley’s website:  http://www.commediau.com/  Participants learn the physical style of Commedia dell’Arte as we believe it was “then” and how it may be used “now” as a creative […]

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