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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…

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…

“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…

Vaudevisuals interview – “Mother Africa”

[Translate] Vaudevisuals interview with ‘Mother Africa’. Comedian Matt Roper interviews ‘Mother Africa’ vocalist backstage Do you miss the Big Apple Circus? Well head on over to the New Victory Theater for this amazingly uplifting circus show from Africa. Here is 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…

Vaudevisuals interview with Joel Jeske and Nelson Lugo – “Circus Salon”

[Translate] Joel Jeske and Nelson Lugo discuss the upcoming evening “Circus Salon” which is Sept 15th at The Tank! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Continue reading…

Vaudevisuals interview with Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid

[Translate] Vaudevisuals interview with Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid HIDEAWAY is a Brooklyn-based circus and theatrical production company creating live and virtual experiences. The world premiere of SLUMBER will run from October 6-November 6, 2016 at House of Yes (2 Read the full article…