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“tinydangerousfun” – February 28th, 2012

'tinydangerousfun' Variety show hosts John Leo and Andy SaporaStarting the evening off are the host John Leo and Andy Sapora

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The BJS

Becca Bernard (Left) and Jennifer Harder (Right) rock out Bon Jovi’s music Big Time!

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A Wonder Minute with Tanya Soloman!

Tanya Solomon wows us with her monthly magic  minute!

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Slash Coleman

Slash Coleman tells us endearing stories from his one-man show Big Plastic Heroes

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Stephen Bracco

Stephen Bracco’s marxist-clown striptease brought down the house!

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Lily fills in with a beautiful song!

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THIS IS NOT A DRILL. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

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Song and Dance Man

Billy Bedlam, Song and Dance Man: He sings, dances AND RAPS!

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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn, (AWESOME!) will be performing at Sycamore on March 14th! Check out video of them HERE

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TORKOVA

Torkova. Blew. Us. Away. WOW.

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NEXT SHOW IS Tuesday March 27th!

Come and over and enjoy some real ANTICS!

MORE INFO!

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The 5th Annual ‘Cirque Off’ – Triskelion Arts – Jan. 21st, 2012

The last night of the series!

Performers included:

Carol Lee Sirugo and Honey Goodenough

Audrey Crabtree and Billy Dee Bedlam

Hilary Chaplain

Cloris Flap (Tanya Solomon)

James and JF (Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith)

Groundgrippers Dance Company

The Maestrocities

Music by Cirque This: Jason Leinwand, Ethan Leinwand, Andy Dickerson, Lauri Berritta, Perry Gavin

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Carol Lee Sirugo and Honey Goodenough in “Gwendolyn Rosa Lee performs Little Lamb”

Cirque Off performance by Carol Lee SirugoCarol Lee Sirugo performing ‘Little Lamb’ with Honey Goodenough

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Audrey Crabtree and Billy Dee Bedlam in “No Reservations”.

Billy Dee Bedlam (Billy Schultz) and Audrey Crabtree in “No Reservations”

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The Triskelion Cleanup Squad in between Acts

Triskelion ‘Cirque Off’ stage hands prepare stage for next act.

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James and JF

Emily James covers her partner Ishah Janssen-Faith (Channel One) in their new piece.

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Andy Sapora

The remote control cat has Andy Sapora in a frenzy.

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Hilary Chaplain

Hilary Chaplain performs her new piece at Cirque Off.

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Groundgrippers Dance Company

The Groundgrippers Dance Company let loose at the Cirque Off show.

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The Maestrosities

The Maestrosities performing their unique form of comedic music.

The Maestrosities: The Coolest Band Ever!

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Tanya Solomon

Tanya Solomon (Cloris Flap)  performing her pop-break dancing piece.

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Curtain Call

Curtain Call for the Final Night of Cirque Off

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All Photographs © 2012 Jim Moore

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The 5th Annual ‘Cirque Off’ – Triskelion Arts – Jan. 20th, 2012

The evening was filled with surreal imagery provided by some of NY’s very eccentric performers.

The evening started off with a group of stage hands working on cleaning up the stage.

John Leo and Andy Sapora got involved in removing a metal apparatus that was hanging from the middle of the ceiling. YIKES!

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The Bull wants to leave something for Lauri Berrita to pick up.Lauri Berritta gets to clean up after the ‘never sure where’ bull. (Jason Leinwand  as the head and Perry Garvin as the bull Butt)

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Billy Dee Bedlam

Billy Schultz performs as Billy Dee Bedlam at TriskelionBilly Dee Bedlam (Billy Schultz) sings as The Song and Dance Man.

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The Mayonnaise Man (Perry Garvin)

TRiskelion Arts stage hand eats Mayonnaise

Cirque Off stage hand eats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gwendolyn Lee Performs ‘Little Lamb’.

with Carol Lee Sirugo and Honey Goodenough

Carol Lee Sirugo performing at Triskelion Arts

Honey Goodenough escorts Carol Lee Sirugo off the stage at the end of her act.

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Andy Dickerson performs at Triskelion Arts.Andy Dickerson has a ‘moment of fuzzy bliss’ during the show.

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Andy Dickerson get 'bullied off' the stage at Cirque OffAndy Dickerson gets ‘bullied’ off the stage.

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Groundgrippers Dance Company

Groundgrippers Dance Company at Triskelion ArtsWonderful energy in this dance piece by the Groundgrippers Dance Company.

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James and JF

Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith at Triskelion ArtsEmily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith (Channel One) perform in their new piece! Surreal!!!

Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith perform at Triskelion Arts“Does that hurt” was one of the funny lines in the piece by Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith.

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Carol Lee Sirugo and Honey Goodenough in

Gwendolyn Rosa Lee performs ‘Burlesque’.

Honey Goodenough and Carol Lee Sirugo perform at TriskelionOff the ground with a bounce and a swirl! Honey Goodenough cleans up as Carol Lee Sirugo dances.

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Cirque This Ensemble perform at Triskelion ArtsCirque This Ensemble perform for the audience inbetween pieces.

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Jonathan Nosan and Vangeline

Vangeline and Jonathan Nosan perform at Triskelion ArtsBeautiful display of contortion by Jonathan Nosan and Butoh dance by Vangeline.

Vangeline and Jonathan Nosan performing at Triskelion ArtsVangeline and Jonathan Nosan added an exotic flavor to the evenings acts.

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John Leo and Andy Sapora

John Leo and Andy Sapora performing at Cirque OffAndy Sapora tries his cutting skills on John Leo’s metal manliness.

John Leo and Andy Sapora performing at Triskelion ArtsJohn Leo and Andy Sapora wish the audience “Cirque Off”.

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Ethan Leinwand performing at Ciirque OffEthan Leinwand (aka Smokin Billy Slater) kept the evening moving with his wonderful piano.

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Curtain Call for all the Friday night cast at Cirque OffCurtain Call for the Friday night CIRQUE OFF cast.

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“Whoa Wednesday” Finale Dance – July 2011

At Triskelion Arts on July 27th the ‘Whoa Wednesday’ cast finished off the show with a cute dance. Participated in by most of the cast and all having a great time!

Curated by Billy Dee Bedlam

Hosted at Triskelion Arts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Video by Jim Moore
https://vaudevisuals.com

Present were Patrick De Valette, Josh Bisker and Golden Cobras, Billy Dee Bedlam, The Good to Go Girls and Channel One’s Ishah and Emily.

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‘tinydangerousfun’ – October 25th, 2011

The evening started off ‘dangerous’. John Leo had his finger amputated. (Not really!)

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Marina Tsaplina with a deck of very large and powerful cards!

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Zachary Boyce and friend making nice music.

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Miz Sharky with a HOT number.

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Billy dee Bedlam makes sweet classical songs ‘crazy and fun’!

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The audience volunteers learning their task for the 13th Act.

The ‘swedish bombshell’ struts her way over the audience  member’s legs.

She mimes the charisma of Marlina Dietrich before finishing the piece.

The members of the 13th Act receive ‘gifts’ from Barbara Ann Michaels.

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John Leo, before losing his hand, as cohost Andy Sapora cuts into pipe.

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Singer/songwriter Glen Raphael leads the audience in a funny song about Gorillas.

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Tanya Solomon performing a magic rope trick during the ‘one minute magic moment’.

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Cohost Andy Sapora commands the attention of the audience as cohost John Leo looks on.

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The Birdman‘ from Australia performs some pretty wicked and funny routines.

Visual puns and raving hysterical lunacy seem to be ‘The Birdmans’ signature.

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Mistress B (for Balloons) twists up some naughty balloons for the audience.

An audience member gets a new ‘member’ of her own from Mistress B.

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It all Happens the last TUESDAY of every month at Sycamore Bar. tiny dangerous fun!

For more information or to sign up to perform go to this URL...http://www.johnleo.net/tinydangerousfun.php

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The Comedy in Dance Festival – Triskelion Arts – April 16th, 2011

Abby Bender

started the show off with a surreal dance offering “excerpt from Zero Sum”

Dressed in a women’s business suit she organized a survey of the audience.

A delightful, modern and absurdist piece on consensus and it’s lack of usefulness!

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After finishing her piece Abby introduced the show and the first duet.

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HANDSHAKE UPPERCUT

John Leo and Jay Dunn

Jay Dunn brings the show alive with a rope pull from off stage.

John Leo is resisting the entrance.

While John chews the apple, Jay gets his shoe tied!

Choreographed and performed by John Leo and Jay Dunn.

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RAIN IS JUST THE CLOUDS GETTING THE BLUES (Working title)

Conceived by Alyson Perry and Mary Cavett

Performed by Alyson Perry, Mary Cavett, Kym Bernazky, Melanie Jones, Clare O’Sheeran and Michaela Lind.

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BIO

Choreographed by Josselyn Levinson

Performed by Josselyn Levinson and Hayley Muth.

Hayley Muth reads the ‘BIO’ as Josselyn Levinson performs in the background.

Hayley and Josselyn take their curtain call.

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An Excerpt from their show

NEON LIGHTS

Performed by Jeff Seal and Chris Manley

Choreographed by Rebecca Bull Ketchum

Chris Manley sets the needle of the victrola on the vinyl record.

Jeff Seal questions the selection he picked.

Jeff and Chris making the audience laugh out loud!

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A PRETTY GIRL IS LIKE…

Choreographed and performed by Tanya Solomon

Directed by Deborah Kaufman

Tanya Solomon dances up a storm in this very cute and funny piece.

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DIRTY UP THE KNUCKLES

Choreographed and performed by Sarah Konner and Austin Selden

A lovely and charming duet by two talented dancers.

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TREES TO REALLY GET THE FEELING OF ROMANCE

Devised and performed by Billy Schultz for The Hollering Motley

Appearing on stage in a ‘lumberjack’ wardrobe.

A very surreal and funny dance piece by Billy Schultz

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The Comedy in Dance Festival is an Annual event at Triskelion and is worth attending.

Friday April 22, Sat. April 23, 2011.

Check here for more information.

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ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © 2011 Jim Moore

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‘tinydangerousfun’ Variety Showcase – March 29, 2011

The hosts for the evening’s festivities.

John Leo and Andy Sapora.

What was it that ‘bugged them out so much?

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VIOLETTA TELLEZ

Violetta pushes the boundaries of the tiny space with a dance.

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GLEN RAPHAEL

Tiny Dangerous Regular Glen Raphael makes us laugh with more of his witty lyrics.

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READY TO (BLANK)

Improvised dance theatre artists, READY TO (BLANK), (L to R. Jamie Graham, Amy Larimer, and John Leo).

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CHRISTOPHER SHEER’S PEEP SHOW

If Christopher Sheer gets this wrong, he’s gotta get nekkid.

Darn! He got them right!

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Host Andy Sapora ask me to try this ‘whatever is on the plate’?

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DIZZY SWANK’S BURLESQUE NUMBER

‘rawwwrr’

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This is NOT a drill.

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The 13th Act (audience members) misheard “Libya” as womanly parts.

The 13th Act in the 13 orgasm of the night.

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Amazing “WOW” Amy.

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Andy and John risking their vision.

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Billy Dee Bedlam sings!

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Andy and John with protective Eyeware, testing this month’s ‘Dumpster Dove! Treasure Trove!

Tanya Solomon, John Leo and Andy Sapora.

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Christian’s offering saves us all from having to double dip with Sycamore plastic ware.

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Host Andy Sapora’s tribute from Christopher Sheer.

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John Leo is costume.

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Lola Bruise

Lola grosses us out and gets us off with tinydangerousfun’s last orgasm of the night.

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All Photographs © 2011 Jim Moore / All Rights Reserved

 

 

“tiny-dangerous-fun”

Big Top Variety on an intimate scale in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Last Tuesday of every month

Sycamore Bar, Brooklyn

Blog Text by John Leo