There is always wonderful performances when you see Circus Amok in the parks. I attended the Tompkins Square Park performance on Sept 14th (one of 5 parks they performed in) and had so much fun! Here are a few photographs and video from the show.
The Circus Amok Band needs attention first. They add so much to the show!(left to right: Jenny Romaine, Lee Free, Mary Feaster, Jessica Lurie and Ben Myers.)
Some delightful audience members who came to support Circus Amok.(Lori E. Seid, Peggy Shaw, Continue reading...
***Circus Amok Benefit ***
Opening the show was a wonderful musical introduction by the Circus Amok Band.
While the band 'warmed up' the audience Jennifer Miller did some juggling.
The first act of the evening as LaMama's wonderful Nicky Paraiso.
Nicky Paraiso's exuberant demand that the audience joins in and sing along.
Monstah Black moved the show along 'beautifully' with a song and wardrobe.
Monstah Black sang and hypnotized the audience with this charm and smile.
Stinkmetal and Continue reading...
Are you ready for some Circus Amok??
For those of you not familiar with this wonderful group here is an excerpt from a book written about Radical Street Performance by Mark Sussman.
(Circus Amok…reinventing the circus form, borrowing drag fabulousness from Charles Ludlam’s Theater of the Ridiculous, large scale transformation using whole-body masks from Bread and Puppet Theater, and the outdoor bally and verbal rhythm and repertoire from the sideshow, as well as movement vocabulary from post-modern Continue reading...