Well. The NY Clown Theater Festival has been going on for some time now! It is a wonderful event and one of the reasons why is because of the OPENING PARADE! Here is a glimpse at some of the images from the Parade that started off the 2012 Festival! It has been held at the charming BRICK THEATER in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
See you at the next NY Clown Theater Festival? Hope so…
Inda Pereda‘s hilarious one-man show uses physical comedy, sound and mime to build a wild, imaginary dreamscape bound up in exciting, ridiculous and grotesque situations -*ahem* emergency operations, unusual body musicals, the happy birth of mutant beings – and populated by a host of crazy universal characters – *err* annoyed Japanese samurais and happy cows.
Through sheer spectacle and audience particiption, TRAPPED unlocks a place where surreal worlds converge with nonsense, where irreverent moments lead to transcendent beauty.
“Inda Pereda made me giggle, snort, guffaw and squirm around in my seat. What a fun show. Go!”RED BASTARD – Eric Davis
Friday, September 14 @ 7pm
Saturday, September 15 @ 2pm
Sunday, September 16, @ 5pm
Angela Delfini Explains It All For You: A ¾-Woman Show
Angela gets her temper going as the audience member tries to help her to get her shoe on.
From the Festival brochure:
Straight from Barcelona, Toronto, and La Spezia, meet Italy’s greatest export, personality pioneer Dr. Angela Delfini, and her nervous but brave subject, Estrella. Join them on a clownesque five-step recovery program full of unique challenges and you-can’t-go-home-again transformations. Can the maniacally confident Delfini get the stuck-in-beta Estrella to dance and laugh her way to version 2.0 and beyond?? Probably, but not without your help!
Angela’s show will be performed on the following dates and times at the Festival.
Saturday, September 8 @ 7pm
Tuesday, September 11 @ 7pm
Sunday, September 23 @ 2pm
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Sitting in the front row was a young ‘Harpo’ commenting on almost all the acts on stage. (His mother has her hand over face)
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Look at What We Found
A clown ensemble from San Diego, California had to deal with the young ‘Harpo’ as he got involved in the show
The ensemble got into an improv of the previous clown act.
Headed up by Tommy Galan the ensemble worked with a guitar player as well.
From the Festival Brochure:
Look At What We Found is a theatrical improvised clown performance that invites the audience into a world where they can let go of their rigid adult lives, surrender to play, and find the joy and magic they left behind as children. The clowns begin with the stage and theater as their blank canvas, and with one brush stroke of stupidity at a time they build a tapestry of games, play, interaction and fun. Together, clowns and audience will Look At What We Found!
One more performance!
Saturday, September 8 @ 3pm
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Jon is an accomplished clown and performed one piece in this cabaret. His remaining time with the festival will be teaching a workshop on Sat/Sunday. His performance was delightful.
Utilizing his clown skills and a comedic visual built into his costume Jon charmed the audience.
Nothing like ‘reaching out to your audience’.
Getting into the audience and making it work is one of the routines of a great clown.
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, they are asked to perform for the pleasure of those who previously persecuted them. On these occasions the bouffons willingly accept. (What choice do they have? Perform or be killed!) Thus, these hideous creatures enter the circle of society once more, light on their feet, eternally smiling with hateful eyes. Charming, entertaining and smart, they plan to take the piss out of you all!”
Amanda (Aimee German) Laura (Audrey Crabtree)Tom (Lynn Berg),
Time to bring this show back? Certainly seems like it…