Monthly Archives // November 2009

Jango Edwards – Clown:Formulas and Theory -Video

November 28, 2009 // Circus, Clown, Performing Arts, Video // No Comments

[Translate] I was delighted to be able to video tape Jango Edwards’ clown workshop at The Brick Theatre in Williamsburg. It was held Nov. 9th thru the 11th 2009 in association with Jef Johnson’s CLOWN LAB.  I have edited a Read the full article…

Handstand on the World Trade Center

[Translate] While I was doing some research photography on top of the South tower of the World Trade Center (for his upcoming coup) I got Philippe to hold my camera while I did a handstand on the edge. I wasn’t Read the full article…

Emmett Kelly and Lotte Brunn at Ringling 1949.

[Translate] Francis and Lotte Brunn joined Ringling Bros. show in 1948 when they first came to this country.  They worked the Ringling show for 2 seasons and then went to the Pollack Bros. Circus. Lotte met her future husband at Read the full article…

The New York Downtown Clown Interview with Michael Bongar

[Translate] In this interview Michael Bongar explains his views on clown, theatre and his creation of the BongarBiz.com empire. Christopher Lueck of the New York Downtown Clown Revue interviews Michael in the dressing room of the Kraine Theatre. This monthly Read the full article…

Mistress B and Magic Mike

[Translate] A couple for the New World Order This is a variety show for all of you out there that need to see something NEW! The New York Downtown Clown Revue is presented every third Monday of the month at The Kraine Read the full article…

"Magic Mike" at the NY Downtown Clown Revue

[Translate] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17F7IwzING4&feature=player_embedded] Michael Bongar is well known amongst the clown community because he gets a lot of performers work. His agency aptly called BONGARBIZ has a great reputation for booking some of the most talented and eccentric acts available. Michael Read the full article…

Jango Edwards visits New York!

November 16, 2009 // Variety Arts // No Comments

[Translate] After nearly 30 years in Europe and having established the “Festival of Fools” in Amsterdam in the late 60’s Jango Edwards returned to NY to spread the word of the Nouveau Clown Institute (NCI) which was recently formed in Barcelona, Read the full article…

A Very Funny Man!

[Translate] One of the funniest acts I have seen and enjoyed is Chris Allison’s side show freak CONEY ISLAND CHRIS. He mixes the zany attitude of the likes of Jerry Lewis’ nutty professor and Pee Wee Herman with a glass Read the full article…

Lord Buckley – A Rendition of "The Nazz" by Rod Harrison

November 11, 2009 // Performing Arts, Variety Arts, Video // No Comments

[Translate] In the early 50’s a performer coming up the ranks playing with jazz greats and creating his own style of story telling. Lord Buckley. He had appeared on Groucho’s TV show YOU BET YOUR LIFE and created a sensation amongst Read the full article…

Before the Blue Man Group

November 11, 2009 // Performing Arts, Photography // No Comments

[Translate] On the upper part of Lafayette St is the wonderful Astor Place Theatre. Everyone thinks that The Blue Man Group made this place what it is today.  NO! I was there back in 1966. The FUGS were the music and Read the full article…