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The Clown Un_Mask – Matt Roper (aka Wilfredo)

Matt Roper

Matt Roper as Wilfredo

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Matt Roper as WILFREDO performing at The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show.

Wilfredo can be seen performing regularly at The Slipper Room in NYC and other venues World-Wide!

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The many faces of Joel Jeske – A review….of sorts~

I have had the ultimate pleasure of photographing and videotaping  Joel Jeske in many shows and moods in many venues over the past several years. I will attempt to post here a collection of images and such to reflect his incredible talents and charm.

Currently, he appears in the Big Apple Circus show “The Grand Tour” at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

But wait…he does not only appear on the show but he also Wrote and Created the show with direction by Parallel Exit’s Mark Lonergan.

Also, the clown material for this show was created by Joel Jeske. He performs the material along with the delightful Brent McBeth.

(these are not chronological)

First. Here is my Clown Un_Mask shot of Joel.

Joel Jeske in the Clown Un_Mask series.

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Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.11.54 PMNext is a still from a video I did of Joel talking about ‘what is funny‘ in Sept 2011.

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Joel Jeske at Dixon PlaceJoel Jeske performing at the New York Downtown Clown Review at Dixon Place in Sept. 2012.

Joel Jeske opens his piece – “I have seen over 16 midgets today and it’s only Monday” by yelling the title at the audience.

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Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.14.12 PMJoel Jeske performing at the AMUSE BOUCHE Festival at The Brick in Sept. 2011

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Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.09.32 PMParallel Exit’s “MOVE IT” show at Canal Park Playhouse in April 2013

Joel Jeske reads from his index cards all the qualities of his likes and dislikes.

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JOELCLOWNJESKEJoel is performing at the New York Downtown Clown Revue at Under St. Marks Place in 2011.

JOEL_Rm17bJESKE Joel Jeske performing in the hysterically funny and successful Parallel Exit show “Room 17b”.

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Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.16.10 PMJoel Jeske and Mark Lonergan of Parallel Exit talk about their upcoming physical comedy workshop in this video.

March 2013 workshop video here.

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Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.03.23 PMBrent McBeth and Joel Jeske in a scene from the current Big Apple Circus show “The Grand Tour”.

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.02.26 PM Joel Jeske and ringmaster John Kennedy Kane perform the ‘Red Nose Transplant’.

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.04.45 PMJoel Jeske looks quite disturbed in this fantastic version of musical chairs with audience members.

Brent McBeth is seen behind Joel directing the Big Apple Circus Band. Did Joel lose this contest?

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I expect to experience much more mirth and joy from Joel Jeske and hope to have to photograph it as well.

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Do yourself a favor and see Joel Jeske perform live at The Big Apple Circus. Now till Jan 10th, 2016

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The Clown Un_Mask – Armitage Shanks – Seattle, Wa.

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ArmitageShanksArmitage Shanks performing in the HOTEL TRYST show at Coney Island USA.

Armitage Shanks at Hotel Tryst.Summoning the crowd at HOTEL TRYST last weekend at Coney Island USA.

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“One of the darkest-hearted comperes on the burlesque circuit- TIME OUT LONDON

“A Cabaret Legend”- LE COOL MAGAZINE DUBLIN

“A voice like honey-coated gravel. He was a sinister and louche presence, who put some sex in the air.”- DAN SAVAGE

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The Clown Un_Mask – Angela Delfini

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Angela Delfini Un_MaskAngela Delfini in my ‘hallway studio’ for her clown un_mask portrait.

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Angela Delfini performing her 3/4 Woman show “Angela Delfini Explains it All”.

A work in progress performed at The Sound Dance Studio on April 18th, 21st, 22nd, 2015.

Directed by John Towsen

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The Clown Un_Mask – Daniel Passer

Daniel Passer

Daniel Passer in Clown Un_MaskDaniel Passer in my ‘hallway studio‘ for his clown un_mask portrait.

2010.08.26_RPlantains_162-2Daniel Passer performing in the “Rotten Plantainsshow.  NYC – August 2010.

Daniel has performed all over the world with Cirque du Soleil, Dragone Productions, The Second City and Harvard. Currently a ‘comedy conceptor’ for Cirque du Soleil and Dragone Prouctions.

For more information on Daniel Passer go to his Linked In page.

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The Clown Un_Mask – Barry Lubin

Barry Lubin in the Clown Un_Mask seriesBarry Lubin poses for the Clown Un_Mask series.

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 2.10.36 PMGrandma dancing ringside with a young fan from the Big Apple Circus audience.

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 2.13.41 PMBarry Lubin getting on his ‘Grandma’ makeup backstage at Big Apple Circus season #23.

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 2.13.52 PMGrandma gets a ride in NYC taxi. Photograph part of the series “Grandma in NY”.

2014.09.28_NYCTF_346Grandma douces Mark Gindick in the ‘Singing in The Rain’ routine that they performed at The 2014 NY Clown Theatre Festival.

Barry and I have had a long friendship and I have been so fortunate to have been there to photograph him during so many wonderful moments.

To keep up with what Barry and Grandma are doing go here.

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The Clown Un_Mask – Adam Kuchler

Adam Kuchler in Clown Un_Mask seriesAdam Kuchler poses in my hallway for Clown Un_Mask series.

Adam Kuchler performs another funny act with balls.

Adam Kuchler performs as the 'bird' character.Adam performs in many different disciplines and guises and brings his own delightful zaniness to make them all shine!

A regular with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and he will be performing this summer with Circus Flora in St. Louis, Missouri.

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The Clown Un_Mask – Mooky Cornish

Usually when you think of a clown…you think of a male clown.

But there are a few (should be more) wonderful women clowns in the world that have made their mark. (and are hysterically funny!)

Mooky Cornish is one of them. A veteran of Cirque du’Soleil and other world venues, she is currently performing in LA SOIREE in NYC.

Mooky plays piano, makes and performs with puppets, is a mask maker, accordion player, and always a great conversationalist!

Mooky Cornish in Clown Un_Mask series.Mooky was hesitant to have her picture taken without costume.

Mooky Cornish performing at La SoireeMooky performing as ‘Gloria‘ at La Soiree in New York City.

Mooky Cornish performing in La SoireeMooky gets her ‘volunteer’ audience member to sing along with her on one knee.

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2013 – Highlights of the Year

Below is a list of ‘Highlights’ from the 2013 posts.

The categories are all here. Vaudevisuals Interviews, Clown UnMask, Performance documentation, Silent Movies etc.

November 2013 marked the 4th Year Anniversary of Vaudevisuals.com. Looking forward to what 2014 will bring!

 

Tammy Faye Starlite @ Joe’s Pub

 Circus Panel Discussion – From Egypt to Eloise @ La Maison Francaise.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Glen Heroy – Talking about Santa

Vaudevisuals Interview with Phoebe Legere

Vaudevisuals Interview with storyteller Slash Coleman

1922 Max Fleischer Animation – Koko Bubbles

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ryan Landry – The Gold Dust Orphans

 Vaudevisuals Interview with Bushwick Starr Artistic Director – Noel Allain

 ‘tinydangerousfun’ at Cloud City

 Vaudevisuals Interview with Jeff Wirth – Interactive Acting

 Scandinavian Clown group ‘Member of our Limbs’ performs at Amuse Bouche

 ‘The Sister Rosettas’ perform at IRT Theater

 Vaudevisuals interview with Celebration Barn board member Fritz Grobe

 Vaudevisuals interview with Hilary Chaplain

 Vaudevisuals interview with actor Jeremy Crutchley and director Geoffrey Hyland

 Vaudevisuals interview with Josh Luxenberg – Co-founder of The Tank

Vaudevisuals Interview with Steven Samuels – ‘Magnetic Field Theater Company’

Kinematik Dance Company performs at The Fringe Festival

Vaudevisuals Interview with Lone Wolf Tribe Artistic Director Kevin Augustine

Vaudevisuals interview with Svea Schnider – Kinematik Dance Company

Vaudevisuals interview with ‘La Piara’ – Mexico City based Clown Troupe

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ben Model – Ernie Kovacs DVD Curator

Alfred Hitchcock’s films BLACKMAIL and EASY VIRTUE.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Clay McCleod Chapman

Charlie Chaplin’s first silent film “Making a Living”.

“Juggle This” – Miller Theater @ Columbia University

Vaudevisuals Interview with Gregg Mozgala – Apothetae Theater Company

“Strange for Hire” at Times Scare with Todd Robbins

Kawana Trio – Foot Jugglers circa 1919.

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Tom Murrin Performance Awards @ Dixon Place

The Clown Un_Mask – Didi Sanchezco from Mexico

Vaudevisuals interview with Rob Drummond – Bullet Catch @ 59E59 Theaters

PS122 ‘Avant-Garde-Arama’ at Abrons Arts Center

Pierre Etaix films @ Film Forum

Vaudephone – Michael Townsend Wright performing ‘Smith and Dale’.

Vaudevisuals interview with Kendall Cornell – Oil of Ole’.

The Clown Un_Mask – Avner the Eccentric

Vaudevisuals interview with Armitage Shanks

Bill Irwin and David Shiner in “Old Hats” at Signature Theater

Marcel Marceau teaches at City Center – June 1999

Vaudevisuals interview with performance group ANIMALS.

Vaudevisuals interview with magician Albert Cadabra

PS 122 – COIL FESTIVAL – The Curator’s Piece -Video excerpt

Vaudevisuals interview with Nancy Giles

Peggy Shaw solo performance at Dixon Place – “RUFF”…

The Big Apple Circus _ LEGENDARIUM _ Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

 

 

 

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The Clown Un_Masked – Glen Heroy

Originally posted in Feb. 2010. My first of the CLOWN UN_MASK series.

One of the most interesting performers that I have photographed recently is Glen Heroy. He is a cameleon! In one show he is Dame Edna and in another show he is Elton John.(along with many others.) He plays the spoons like nobody I know and is an amazingly funny clown. I ask Glen to work with me on a new project I am doing. THE CLOWN UNMASK. A photographic study of the eccentric clown performer as himself and in character.

I am posting 3 shots of him in character personas. I did a photograph of Glen in a nice quiet apt. with beautiful window light.I think the visuals tell the story about a very talented and extremely versatile performer.

Glen Heroy as Dame Edna at the 2007 New York Downtown Clown GOLDEN NOSE AWARDS

 

Glen Heroy relaxes with a smile!

He worked with the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit for many years.  And has worked in the ring with The Big Apple Circus. Along with all his character performance work currently he also works with The Maestrosities. (The Coolest Band Ever!)

Glen Heroy as Santa ClausRecently I did a video interview with Glen about his years performing as Santa Claus during the Christmas holidays.   You can see it here.

It is performers like Glen that inspired me to photograph clowns and eccentric performers in the first place. I look forward to seeing him again soon  on stage and off.

All Photographs © 2013 Jim Moore / All  Rights Reserved