Bella and Grandma the clown.

2009's BIG APPLE CIRCUS show at Lincoln Center was one of the best I seen in a long time. Bello and Grandma have a great time together and the talent is stunning. With a new ring design and great music it was a wonderfully entertaining show. The acts consisted of Horses with Christine Zerbini and Sultan Kumisbayev, Aerial Silks with Regina Dobrovitskaya, Hand Balancing Duet with Curtola Brothers and Wheel of Wonder with David Martens. The second act  had a great trampoline act with The Aniskin Continue reading...

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The Slipper Room is a great performance space! Like a 'speakeasy' in the Lower East Side. Beautifully decorated and intimate as well. Most of the shows there are of a 'burlesque' nature. I was there on Wednesday and photographed the 'variety acts' since this blog is all about 'eccentric variety'. Mel Frye (James Habacker) hosts the show Glitter Gutter every Wednesday evening at 10 pm. Mel Frye - the host is a rather eccentric character that proclaims to be driven around in a limo with a chauffeur. Ellie Continue reading...

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This is a new series I am starting that begins today! Photographs and flyers (that were made with my photographs). Litsedeyi - Russian Clown Troupe from Leningrad performing at Philadelphia Mime Clown Theater Festival (circa 1985) Slava Polunin performing with Litsedeyi at the Philadelphia Mime Clown Festival. Excerpt from my book "IN/SIGHTS - Moore Photographs" published by Mime Journal/Pomona College ©1988. Continue reading...

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  I met Paul and Neil in 1986 when they were ready to promote their new show "Brotherly Love". I worked with them in the studio to create some photographs (one posted above)  and we struck up a friendship that has lasted many years. I have much respect for their perseverance and discipline. This interview shows their wonderful personalities and dedication to their work. For more information about TheatreMoves go here! Continue reading...

WALKEN ON SUNSHINE Written by Dave Droxler Directed by Marcus Stevens Cast: Maggie Carr, Dave Droxler, Jennifer Fouche, DeLance Minefee, Paul Pakler, Jonathan Spivey and James Rushin. I first met Dave Droxler in 2013 when I did a video interview with him and Stolen Chair director Jon Stancato. They were bringing to the stage a wonderful film "The Man Who Laughs". Dave gave a most amazing performance in that show. When he contacted me to do this interview regarding his play I was most Continue reading...

Dimitri the Clown

DIMITRI - Sept.18, 1935 - July 19, 2016 When Dimitri first came to New York with his show I was very excited to see him perform. Had heard so much about him. This was one of the publicity photographs that was given to the press for his NY appearance. One of the most talented clowns to ever walk the face of this earth! R.I.P. Dimitri. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Here is a link to the dedicated YouTube Channel for Dimitri. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Dimitri and his family circus! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Continue reading...

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Great night of Variety Arts at Dixon Place! The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue The opening act (after Keith's Chinese Yoyo act) was Maks Turner on aerial. Host Keith Nelson warms up the audience with his Yoyo 'wind'. Therese Schorn salutes Liz Bolick who juggles and balances everything. Keith Nelson performs with his 'age-old- parlor trick Yoyo. Jerlin Cuesta works on some new Unicycle tricks. Juggling 3 balls while riding the unicycle. Nelson Lugo performs a magic trick involving Continue reading...

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Waterfront Barge Museum located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. A great night of music was had this past weekend at the historic Waterfront Barge Museum in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The vibrant and overwhelmingly talented jazz ensemble "The Brooklyn Blowhards" performed. Jeff Lederer/Yuma Uesaka - tenor saxophones Steven Bernstein - trumpet/slide trumpet Joe Fiedler - trombone Stephen LaRosa/Allison Miller - percussion Art Bailey - accordian Gary Lucas - National Steel Guitar Mary LaRose - vocals Jeff Continue reading...

Gustavo Pace I have been photographing Gustavo for quite a few  years now. I shot one of his first performances in NYC in 2011. He has been dedicated and very busy. Here is a glimpse of his bio: He attended a full two years course at AMDA – American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Graduated in acting with a Master of Fine Arts from The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University. Gustavo Pace was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for Theater/Acting. He obtained the Extraordinary Continue reading...