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In this homage to the mood goddess Luna Macaroona on the occasion of the April Full Pink Moon, AUNTS presented a stellar lineup of performances and a touch of mayhem. The list was a 'who's who' of the downtown performance scene. Hosted by Lucy Sexton. Lucy Sexton hosted the Full Moon show with  joy and pizazz which was evident on her face throughout the night. LaMama's 'The Club'  program director Nicky Paraiso holds up the program for the festival and gets the show started. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Opening Continue reading...

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Coney Island's Steeplechase Park was an amazing place to visit and play. Here is a video from the British Pathe archives of that wonderful park and some of the rides that it provided. Also, at Luna Park we see Victor Zacchini -The Human Canonball- get fired out of a canon as part of the season's outdoor show. See all the British Pathe Newsreels now available on YouTube here. Continue reading...

Cock Strong at LaMama etc.

Experience the death of heteronormativity at the hands (and mouths) of Saint Fortune. Recommended for all fans of risqué song, topsy-turvy dance, wildly oscillating character-choices and, of course, sex. Because that’s what it’s really all about, isn’t it? The New York theater collective revives Murrin’s provocative musical Cock-Strong, featuring brand new arrangements of all of Murrin’s immortal tunes including “Old One-Eye,” “One for One (Isn’t that Peculiar?),” and “Get Continue reading...

This photograph of Michael Moschen became my business card. (This is actually my business card from that period.) I really liked the shot since I was able to catch the balls in the air without photoshop. (This photograph was taken before Photoshop was created. Shot on film) We shot this in the studio on white seamless paper. Strobe lighting provided the lighting technique that made it possible to capture the balls in midair. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Make sure you check into the amazing event happening this Continue reading...

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I had photographed RENO a few times in the past during her performances. Her shows are so intelligent and so funny. Pointed political commentary and a keen eye for social observation. She talks about her work with the Obama campaign and what is going on now with her career. She has performed on HBO, BRAVO, at LaMama, Dixon Place, Actor's Playhouse and other venues worldwide. For more information/bio and video on RENO go to: http://citizenreno.com Interview with Reno in 'Interview Magazine' Continue reading...

Keith Nelson performing the Diablo at Dixon Place.

Keith Nelson opens the show with a wonderful 'diablo' routine. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Susan Voyticky is suspended beautifully by Matt Greenfield in this lovely duet. Keith Nelson performs with the Yoyo while waiting for the next act. Chris Rozzi performs as a 'human internet' and supplies audience members with topical information. Mick Stone performs some wonderful 'offbeat' and startling magic. This duo from Boston go by the name "FLY BY NIGHT" and performed a wildly funny 'mock' bull whip act. Lee Sachs Continue reading...

NY Goofs juggling at The Flea Theater

While updating my archive software I came across quite a few wonderful images from shows I had photographed in the past. One of my favorite shows is the NY Goofs show. The group gathers up such a wonderful collection of talented clowns from all over to perform in this Annual Clown Spectacular Extravaganza. Here are some photographs I took at the 2009 show 'Hotel Bananas'. Backstage before the show -Center to right - Chris Allison (back to camera)Larry Pizoni, Joel Jeske, Watson Kawecki, Greg Continue reading...

Miss Ekatarina performing with Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

High above the Cirkus ring, Miss Ekaterina helps Bindlestiff Family Cirkus celebrate its 20th Annual Cirkus Cabaret season at the Brooklyn Lyceum. Ekat is a World and European Champion Rhythmic Gymnast having attained this title while a member of the Russian National Team. For the past decade she has been independently performing contortion, aerial arts and physical comedy all over US and Worldwide. She appeared in HBO's 'Bored to Death' and Julie Taymor's film 'Across the Continue reading...

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I realized that one of the disciplines I have photographed extensively is juggling and jugglers. I am starting this new series which I will run (every two weeks) until the wonderful JUGGLE THIS festival happens in June. Here is a photograph I took of Francis Brunn practicing at Showcase Studios (which use to be on 8th Ave near 56th St.) This was taken in 1980. Francis would practice there with aerialist Philippe Petit on many days when they were both in town. I visited them on many occasions Continue reading...