Monthly Archives // January 2016

Flashback – ‘Bouffon Glass Menajoree” at The Brick

[Translate] Directed by Eric Davis. Here is what he had to say about the show. “Grotesque in nature, often physically deformed, the bouffon is the outcast shunned by society and told to live outside of the village. On rare occasions, Read the full article…

The Regard of Flight – Bill Irwin, Doug Skinner and Michael O’Connor

[Translate] Now that Bill Irwin has joined forces with David Shiner again to present OLD HATS I thought it right to ‘look back’ at Bill’s earlier success. “The Regard of Flight”. The show was performed in many venues before going Read the full article…

Ventriloquist/Juggler/Entertainer Senor Wences

[Translate] Senor Wences in 1935 with an early version of Johnny. Ventriloquist Senor Wences performing at The Lido Club in Paris. (Photog: Gjon Mili, ©1949) Wenceslao Moreno, who started his career as an unsuccessful bullfighter in Spain and then became Read the full article…

The Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Nightmare Alley” by William Lindsay Gresham

[Translate] NIGHTMARE ALLEY Nightmare Alley begins with an extraordinary description of a freak-show geek—alcoholic and abject and the object of the voyeuristic crowd’s gleeful disgust and derision—going about his work at a county fair. Young Stan Carlisle is working as Read the full article…

Mad Jenny and the Society Band’s ‘Love Und Greed’

[Translate] Mad Jenny and the Society Band’s ‘Love Und Greed’ Presented at Dixon Place on January 13, 2016 Jenny Lee Mitchell performs her show “Mad Jenny” at Dixon Place.  Jenny Lee removes half her clothes to reveal the other half Read the full article…

The Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Rebirth of the Cool.”

January 20, 2016 // Art, Book Shelf, Jazz, Music, Photography // No Comments

[Translate] Rebirth of the Cool – A visionary of the Greenwich Village nightlife scene in the 1950s and 60s, photographer Robert James Campbell vigorously documented New York’s jazz era, and its metamorphosis into the beat and folk movements. Despite Campbell’s Read the full article…

‘Silent Fantasies’ – A Clown show with Mark Stolzenberg and Vivian Belmont

[Translate] This is a flyer created for the clown show “Silent Fantasies”. Created and performed by Mark Stolzenberg and Vivian Belmont. The show had a good promo. Vivian Belmont billed herself as “a mime from France” and Mark Stolzenberg billed Read the full article…

Capturing Clowns – Dance Magazine article April 1983

[Translate] Not to get reminiscent about the past but here is an article published in Dance Magazine in April 1983. Titled “Capturing Clowns”.  Featuring my photographs of performing artists. Most of my work at the time was done in studios Read the full article…

The Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence

[Translate] Born Julius Marx in 1890, the brilliant comic actor who would later be known as Groucho was the most verbal of the famed comedy team, the Marx Brothers, his broad slapstick portrayals elevated by ingenious wordplay and double entendre. Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with Frank Boyd – “The Holler Sessions” – Coil Festival 2016

[Translate] THE HOLLER SESSIONS “But when Ray sits back and lets the music wash over him, there’s dignity in his awe-struck stillness. His raptness makes us want to hear through his ears. And when the theater fades to black, as Read the full article…