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Brick Theater Clown Comedy Photography

Flashback: 2012 Clown Theater Festival Parade!

Well. The NY Clown Theater Festival has been going on for some time now! It is a wonderful event and one of the reasons why is because of the OPENING PARADE! Here is a glimpse at some of the images from the Parade that started off the 2012 Festival! It has been held at the charming BRICK THEATER in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

See you at the next NY Clown Theater Festival? Hope so…

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Book Shelf Coney Island USA Puppetry The Tank Triskelion Arts Vaudevisuals Bookshelf Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals interview with BoxCutter Collective

From the Boxcutter Website:

The BoxCutter Collective is made up of a group of puppeteers, bartenders, union organizers, carpenters, musicians, painters, and general trouble makers who have been working together in various forms for the last 10-15 years. Include puppeteers from Bread & Puppet, People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall St., Better than Never Theater, RPM Puppet Conspiracy, Great Small Works, The Rude Mechanical Orchestra and many others…

Video Excerpt from “Exploding Electric Bath”

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BOXCUTTER COLLECTIVE – Next Show:

May 23rd- American Can Factory, Gowanus, Brooklyn – “Exploding Electric Bath” 8PM

May 31st – “Everything is Fine” –  Jalopy Music Theatre

June 22nd – Coney Island USA Mermaid Parade

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Dance Music Performing Arts Photography Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudeisuals interview with Ximena Garnica – ‘Frantic Beauty’

For more information/tickets for this performance visit: www.bam.org

For more information on Leimay Ensemble visit: www.leimay.org

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Aerial Acts American Circus Circus Clown Comedy Dance Juggling Music Performing Arts Photography Physical Theater Variety Arts Vaudevisuals Interview Women

Vaudevisuals interview with Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid

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Vaudevisuals interview with Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid


HIDEAWAY is a Brooklyn-based circus and theatrical production company creating live and virtual experiences.

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The world premiere of SLUMBER will run from October 6-November 6, 2016 at House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237)

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Coney Island USA Dance Mask Music Performing Arts Photography Video Women

HOTEL TRYST: No Sleep Til Brooklyn – @ 2 Nights of shows and ETC…

HOTEL TRYST

Conceived by Coco Framboise

Directed by Armitage Shanks

Produced by Dr. Lucky (Coney Island USA Artist is Residence)

General Manager: Patrick Wall

House Manager: Kaitlin Wirth

Stage Manager: Heather Whatever

Sound and Lights: Luis Michaels

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HOTEL TRYST

Coney Island USA - Hotel TrystArmitage Shanks warms up the audience at Coney Island USA as Sabrina Chap plays to entertain the crowd.

2015.07.24_HotelTryst.031The crowd proceeds to the upper 2nd floor for a lesson in Coney Island History from ‘The Caretaker’ (Zero Boy)

2015.07.24_HotelTryst.038And some real ‘Coney Island’ flavored entertainment!

Once the audience has attended the 2nd floor exposition they are led back downstairs to the theater.

 

2015.07.24_HotelTryst.050Gift shop at Coney Island USA. Great stuff from the archives.

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ArmitageShanksArmitage Shanks begins the show as MC and has a few songs to perform as well. Great fun!

Zero Boy as SailorZero Boy performs as ‘Swabbe” the sailor.

Sapphire Jones begins to strip at Coney Island USASapphire Jones begins to unravel herself as the ‘Elevator Operator’.

2015.07.24_HotelTryst.101Cherie Nuit (A tourist) gets down and dirty for the audience.

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Dr. Lucky performs at the ‘Finale’ of the show. A rather wild act!
Curtain Call at Hotel Tryst show.
Curtain Call for all the performers and staff at Hotel Tryst.

Not all the performers were documented.

The performer lineup for the theater was as follows:

Armitage Shanks: The Concierge

Coco Framboise: The Apparition

Dr. Lucky: Kitty Kat, Permanent Hotel “Guest”.

Zero Boy: Caretaker

Mahogany Storm: Bell Hop

Sapphire Jones: Elevator Operator

Heather Whatever: Head of Staff

Aphrodite Rose: French Maid

Mia Julep: Bunny, Hotel Guest

Sabrina Chap: Entertainer (Music)

Cherie Nuit: Tourist

Trick: Spirit Medium

Jennifer Pierce: Airline Stewardess

Boo Velvet: Hotel Guest

Gigi Surreal: Gift Shop Manager

 

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Performing Arts Vaudevisuals Interview Video

Vaudevisuals Interview with Bushwick Starr Artistic Director Noel Allain

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Bushwick Starr – a 5 year old performance space in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Presenting new and cutting edge theater premiers as well as original work from artists of the neighborhood. Noel Allain talks about the origin of the theater and how it got to where it is now.

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http://www.thebushwickstarr.org/

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Coney Island USA Performing Arts Photography Sideshow Video

Mermaid Parade @Coney Island USA – Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Coney Island Mermaid Parade
The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride.

And here is Dick Zigun in a video I shot for Coney Island USA.

About Coney Island
Coney Island is a New York City neighborhood that features an amusement area that includes 50 or more separate rides and attractions; it’s not a centrally managed amusement park like Disneyland or Six Flags. As a result, specific questions about rides, filming privileges, etc., should be directed to individual businesses. This website is maintained by Coney Island USA, the not for profit arts organization that runs the Mermaid Parade, the Sideshow and the Coney Island Museum, among other programs.
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Here are two photographs taken by Coney Island’s most loved photogs: Kenny Lombardi and Norman Blake. These show off the parade just fine!
Mermaid Parade at Coney Island

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Dixon Place Juggling Photography Variety Arts VAudephone

Kyle Peterson (The Brooklyn Juggler) – A Vaudephone Presentation

One more Vaudephone ‘Revival’ with Kyle Peterson!

Vaudephone is a co-production of Vaudevisuals.com and the American Vaudeville Theatre/Travalanche

Recorded at Dixon Place on October 25th, 2011.