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Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus – A Clown Goodbye!

[Translate] Traditions help create memories. Traditions help impart our life values to our children. Traditions help give children a sense of identity. Traditions help create a sense of belonging. Traditions offer a sense of security. Last week I had the Read the full article…

Joel Jeske – Lessons in Comedy Performance!

[Translate] I usually don’t use this space to promote events, BUT this one is SPECIAL! Joel Jeske is teaching a class in ‘Comedy Performance.’ I sat down with Joel yesterday, and he mapped out the classes and what he would Read the full article…

Clown Documentary for American Theater Wing

[Translate] Directed by Margarita Jimeno. This delightful documentary shares the love of clown from the perspective of Clowns! Slava Polunin(Snow Show), David Shiner(Old Hats), Joel Jeske(Big Apple Circus), and Brent Mcbeth(Big Apple Circus) discuss clowning with wonderful footage of their performances. Read the full article…

Ward Hall reflects on “The Greatest Show on Earth”

[Translate] (Originally published at WLRN.org on Feb 8th, 2017) This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the end of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The circus has a long rich history and a colorful past full Read the full article…

Check out Vaudevisuals – Review – August 2016

[Translate] Vaudevisuals Year in Review – August 2016 BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY REVUE – AUGUST 1ST, 2016 @ DIXON PLACE DIMITRI (CLOWN) R.I.P. VAUDEVISUALS INTERVIEW WITH DAVE DROXLER AND MARCUS STEVENS – “WALKEN ON SUNSHINE” VAUDEVISUALS INTERVIEW WITH PAUL RAJECKAS Read the full article…

Check out Vaudevisuals – Review – June 2016

[Translate] Vaudevisuals – Year in Review – June 2016 June was quite an active month. Bindlestiff Open Stage at Dixon Place, The Big Apple Circus was losing it’s presence in NYC, Quick Change book was started and Conjuring in Asia got Read the full article…

“Circus Kid” – A video interview with director Lorenzo Pisoni

[Translate] A new documentary film directed by Lorenzo Pisoni. CIRCUS KID After watching the film at DocNYC I had to find out more about this wonderful, heartfelt documentary that Larry Pisoni’s son Lorenzo made about his experiences growing up in Read the full article…

IN/SIGHTS – Big Apple Circus Clowns

[Translate] Big Apple Circus Clowns “1987 – Big Apple Circus Clowns. This shot encompasses the wonder of clowns’ first contact with the audience: hope, innocence, vulnerability, and impending mayhem.” ~ ~ Paul Binder – CoFounder of The Big Apple Circus Read the full article…

Photographs from IN/SIGHTS – Clown/Actor Bill Irwin

[Translate] “When you’re onstage, part of you wants to be off as fast as possible. And once you’re offstage, everything is in anticipation of the next time you’re on.” Bill Irwin Studio photographs of Bill Irwin taken Nov. 1986 by Read the full article…

In/SIGHTS – Big Apple Circus Clowns – Jeff Gordon

[Translate] Jeff Gordon “GORDOON” Jeff Gordon was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA), in 1954. A former All-American Springboard Champion diver, he graduated from Clown College in 1979 and spent the following year somersaulting over elephants at Ringling Bros. and Barnum Read the full article…