Thinking about the upcoming 2012 Edition of the NY Clown Theatre Festival I remembered doing lots of photographs at the 2010 Festival. Here are some of the highlights from that great, fun Festival. Hope you will come out to this years!
Eric Davis hosting an evening of Clown Cabaret at the Festival.
Peter Musante and Summer Shapiro performing in the 2010 Clown Theatre Festival
Gabriela Munoz performing at the 2010 Clown Theatre Festival
Butt Kapinsky performing on location for the 2010 Clown Theatre Festival
Will Shaw performing at the 2010 Clown Theatre Festival
There were lots more clowns at the 2010 Festival and you can see them all here.
Consider attending this year’s shows as they are all new, from all over the world in a very intimate theater. THE BRICK.
This interview is with the creators and performers of the show CHANNEL ONE. Ishah Janssen-Faith and Emily James are the duo aka ‘James and JF‘. I had a few minutes before their show at The Brick to ask them a few questions about how the show came about and what their original idea was to create it. The show is part of the NY Clown Theatre Festival.
This wild roller coaster of a show had me laughing so hard I found myself having trouble shooting the photographs.
It was broken down into sections. Each one was a ‘TV Show’ of sorts that takes place in the future.
I cannot comment on all the sections of the show except to say it was delightful, hysterical, intelligent and original.
I am posting the best images i have of the show for your perusal.
Opening sequence of the show was really fun.
Karla’s Kitchen was a cooking show with flare and laughter.
Dancing on the cooking show. Wouldn’t that be fun!
Emily just had so much trouble getting her show to start.
Heidi’s show and she made you know it.
Another dance number – this time on Heidi’s show.
This is the show “He’s Your Man Now’.
Thinking about the issue at hand.
He is your man now!
Next up was a ‘healer’ show with Emily.
The duo had a funny show called THE MONO SISTERS.
Never able to complete anything due to their case of mono.
Curtain call for two very funny and talents women.
Michael has had a long revered career in the NY circus scene. Having performed in Europe with the one-ring circus’ he and juggling partner Paul Binder came back to NY in 1977 and created the BIG APPLE CIRCUS. Michael also created in 1986 the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit. One of the first season’s of the BAC Michael performed his new act with his new character The Amazing Zakahhr.
Now many odd years later he shows us again his wonderfully creative and off beat mind in action.
“Carnavorium bloodius maximus, the Latin name of one of the most remarkable and vicious creatures of the animal kingdom, the Long Haired, Silverback, Soldier Mole! The Soldier Mole, capable of burrowing through solid granite, having no known predators, this mole reigns supreme in the vast arid wastelands of the middle east.
Ladies and gentlemen, for your safety please remain seated!
We now present
The Amazing Zakahrr
And his trained Soldier Mole, Githha!”
Karen and Deborah help Zakahhr get curtain away for the entrance of his trained mole.
His head to the ground to hear the rumblings of his trained mole.
Exasperated by the effort to keep the trained mole from causing havoc on stage.
His arm under the carpet means only one thing. He is performing the finale ‘grip of death’!
(he is taking a huge chance not to have his hand chewed off by the mole Githha)
With a hand bloodied he comes out from beneath the rug ‘alive’.
Final Curtain Call. All of the performers are ready for bed!
Equipped with a trombone, several medleys of classical music pieces for the trombone, a voluminous knowledge of everything to discuss and a sharp sense of dark humor. Combined this produces a romp thru the inner workings of Sarah Liane Foster‘s creative mind. She commanded the stage with her wild exaggerated expressions alternating with trombone solos and diatribes on ‘the last thing you want to do.’
She arrives on stage ready to inform and perform.
Her face was remarkable in it’s sudden changes.
A bow is what is needed for this adventurer!
Sarah Liane Foster graduated with honors in creative writing from Brown University, after which she studied physical theatre at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in northern California. Since then she has been creating, performing, and teaching movement theatre in Portland, around the United States, and internationally. She is co-artistic director of the Nomadic Theatre Co in Portland, and periodically leaves town to go on expeditions with Clowns Without Borders in areas of the world in great need of laughter. Around Portland you might see Sarah walking on stilts, eating ice cream, and biking furiously up big hills.