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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…

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…

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…

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…

Grandma and Bello at The Big Apple Circus

[Translate] 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 Read the full article…

The Big Apple Circus Needs Your HELP! NOW!

[Translate] BIG APPLE CIRCUS: CASH IS DWINDLING; AT RISK OF SHUTTING DOWN PERFORMANCE FOR GOOD! PLEASE HELP KEEP THIS AMAZING NEW YORK CIRCUS ALIVE!  New York, NY – The Big Apple Circus, which announced several weeks ago that it was Read the full article…

The Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – Clowns – by John H. Towsen

[Translate] John Towsen’s CLOWNS book” width=”530″ height=”791″ /> I had a hardcover copy and ended up giving it to Slava when he came to town with Cirque de Soleil. John also happened to be one of the coproducers of the 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…

2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus – Presented at the Big Apple Circus Big Top

[Translate] In 2014 American Circus Awards were created by Circus Now and The Big Apple Circus to spotlight particular achievements in the circus arts, while drawing attention to the creativity, diversity, and public relevance of circus to American cultural expression. Honorees Read the full article…