So now you have most of the information about this wonderful upcoming event. If you are ready to purchase tickets go HERE!
Rose’s Royal Midgets and Other Little People of Vaudeville ~ A new book from Vaudevisuals Press ~
Available now at: http://vaudevisualspress.shop
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Clown Jango Edwards wins the Circus Circus Award for Best Trajectory
- The American artist, famous for his provocative style, is considered one of the benchmarks of the most contemporary language of clowns and has lived in Catalonia for almost 20 years.
- Due to the new restrictions due to the pandemic, the Night of the Circus is readapted and will be a television broadcast without an audience where the winners of the eleventh edition of the Zirkòlika de Circ Awards will be announced (Mercat de les Flors, Wednesday 23, 19.00 h)
- The clowns Pepa Plana and Noël Olivé, the juggler Totó, the young company Nom Provisional and the comics Toti Toronell and Pere Hosta, among others, will take part in the show Nit de Circ
The American clown Jango Edwards (Detroit, 1950) has won the Circus Zirkòlika Award for Best Trajectory for a long career that he has developed mainly in Europe and Catalonia. Considered one of the greatest references in the contemporary language of clowns and a representative of the so-called clown power, his humor between provocation and tenderness has always had a great impact on the public and critics. He has toured in theaters, circuses, and large venues in Europe, America, and Oceania, and for almost 20 years he has lived in Barcelona, one of the headquarters of the Nouveau Clown Institute, the clown school he has been promoting since 2009.
Although he is known as Jango Edwards, his real name is Stanley Ted Edwards. He performed for the first time in Barcelona at the Saló Diana in 1977, and since then he has established very close links with circus and theater professionals in Catalonia, as he has recently shown. At the age of 70, last September he organized the festival The man, the myth and the legend at the La Gleva theater in Barcelona , where he shared the stage with artists such as Pepa Plana, Tortell Poltrona, Roberto Oliván, Andreu Buenafuente and Mario Gas. Throughout his career he has created, among others, the shows Penzilpeeni Zircus , Nothing but the truth , Nightmirrors , and Garbage, which established him in the eighties as a reference artist and clown.
Circus Night readapts
On the other hand, and due to the new restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Circus Night gala is readapted and will be a television broadcast that will be broadcast next Wednesday the 23rd, from 19:00 hours. . It can be followed live on the social networks of the magazine Zirkòlika (YouTube and Facebook) and watched in full from 23.00ha through laxarxa.com and 14 other channels of the Local Television Network.
The winners of the eleventh edition will be announced in this broadcast. The show, without audience, will feature live music by the group Sakapatú and performances by clowns Pepa Plana and Nöel Olivé and comics Toti Toronell and Pere Hosta . In addition, there will be performances by Luis Niño ‘Totó’ (juggler), Martina Covone (aerial rope), company Nom Provisional (Chinese hanger) and Léa Legrand (balance ball). All the circus artists participating in this show directed by Xavier Erra were nominated or awarded at the last edition of the Zirkòlika Awards.
The awards are produced by the organization Zirkòlika , a project for the dissemination and communication of circus arts that has been published since 2004 as the only magazine specializing in circus in the whole of Spain and also maintains a portal of information on the Internet. The awards, which have the cooperation of the Government of Catalonia , the Barcelona City Council and Barcelona Provincial Council , was founded in 2010 to support the creation and recognition of the work of artists and companies Catalan circus.
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Central Park Variety Show producer/performer Ambrose Martos introduces the evening’s festivities.
MC for the evening was Muffy Styler.
Muffy Styler sang some great tunes with Aldo Perez on guitar.
Brian Klimowski performed a ‘chinese yoyo’ routine and a magic yoyo string restoration. Wonderful!
Tyler West performed two very wild physical comedy sketches.
Ambrose Martos followed with another wild ‘flasher’ routine!
Muffy sang another song and closed out the show.
Curtain call group shot ~ Lea McGowan with Dingo, Muffy Styler, Brian Klimowski, Ambrose Martos, Tyler West and Aldo Perez.
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Where Are You? (Digital)
DEVISED, DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
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DEVISED AND PERFORMED BY
Ao Lan Guo, Brendan Schwartz, Guillermo Contreras, John Titus, Maria Müller & Rosalie Neal
PERFORMANCES – LIVE STREAMING ON ZOOM
October 29, 8pm EDT
October 30, 10pm EDT
October 31, 10pm EDT
*Please note that the showtimes are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Runtime: 75 minutes, with talkback to follow* If you require live captioning for the show, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least three days before the scheduled performance.
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UPCOMING OTHER EVENTS ~ RAISING CAIN
Sun, Oct 25 at 1, 2, & 3PM (EDT) | Live Outdoors
Take a walking tour with Peculiar Works Project through the Lower East Side streets & experience real live theater, music, dance & more!
Mon, Oct 26 at 7:30PM (EDT) | Virtual Live
Doyens Richard Bach & Michael Howett shepherd a virtual Donor Dinner! Cook along with them or simply simmer in their brassy banter & scandalous stories!
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Seating is strictly limited. Pangea has about 20 seats outdoors, so table reservations are necessary.
We would strongly suggest calling (212) 995-0900 to book.
A suggested donation of $15 would be warmly welcomed to support the artists and Pangea.
Everyone is welcome. Pangea is following Covid19 guidelines!
Remember to wrap up warmly for these cooler fall evenings… .
Pangea has been supporting and providing a platform for artists of all persuasions since the 1980s. Pangea is an out-and-out East Village staple and in these urgent times they, and NYC, need your support more than ever! Plus, the staff are the best and the hospitality is legendary.
Since the Pandemic, many favorite restaurants that are very supportive of the performing arts have been having financial troubles.
No restaurant patrons = Financial Trouble!
So in light of this situation, I am asking anyone to contribute to the GoFundMe campaign for PANGEA!
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Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s
by Jane Nicholas
“This book represents the first in-depth scholarly examination of the freak show in Canada, an institution with deep roots in our popular consciousness. Jane Nicholas has produced a significant addition to our understanding of the history of Canadian entertainment, attitudes towards children, and the social construction of able-bodiedness.”
Keith Walden, Department of History, Trent University
“In Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900−1970s, Jane Nicholas seamlessly weaves together multiple histories: the history of the body, of children and childhood, of the working class family, of the cultural and social history of the carnival and the ‘freak show,’ among a number of others. Meticulously researched and sensitively argued, Nicholas adds immeasurably to our understanding of the central role that marginalized Canadians, particularly those with embodied differences, played in shaping broader ideas of normalcy, social acceptability, productive work, and cultural consumption.”
Mona Gleason, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia
“Working backwards from the last CNE ‘freak show’ in 1973, Nicholas demonstrates the workings of state and business that made the shows fundamental to a burgeoning modern popular culture − hence consumer culture. She positions the freak show as integral to a ‘modern exhibitionary complex’ focused on the body as spectacle, an innovative approach to the power relations inherent in race, gender, and class, as well as the lesser discussed, but nonetheless critical, categories of age and ability. In this provocative and exciting book, above all a welcome addition to the growing historiography on disability, the author adds much to understandings of the ‘normal’ body as historically contingent, socially defined, and culturally performed.”
Cynthia Comacchio, Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University
“Original, careful research combined with insightful analysis makes this book an important contribution to our understanding of popular culture and human variation.”
Robert Bogdan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University
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The annual silent horror event from Knoxville, TN is back for its 5th year in a virtual mini-edition.
Streaming live on October 20th, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Hosted by Kelly Robinson
The V doesn’t just stand for Knoxferatu’s fifth year—it also stands for VIRTUAL.
Rather than canceling the event during the pandemic, Knoxferatu is breaking out of Knoxville with a live streaming mini-event for everyone.
Oops! All Shorts!
One of the audience’s favorite parts of Knoxferatu every year is the slate of creepy, weird, and obscure shorts. So, for the virtual mini-edition of Knoxferatu, the event will be completely made up of shorts.
Knoxferatu V will feature some of the most popular comedy-horror shorts from past years, as well as some new picks.
Live music accompaniment by Ben Model
Knoxferatu V will be streamed on YouTube with live music accompaniment by Ben Model, one of the classic film world’s leading silent film accompanists.
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