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The Rob Torres Tribute Book

After a year of assembling photographs, quotes, personal comments, essays, and more photographs we finally have a beautiful book to offer the fans and friends of Rob Torres.

The professional photographers that have contributed their work to the book are: Michelle Bates, John Cornicello, Rob Falk, Mark Gardiner, Maike Schulz, and Wednesday Aja. Of course, I have photographs in the book as well.

A community celebration of the life of Rob Torres.

Commentary by Paul Binder (co-founder of The Big Apple Circus), Ernest Albrecht (Spectacle Magazine), Dominque Jando (Circopedia) and Martin Ewen (clown and author).

The softcover version of the book is available here.

 

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Clown Comedy Silent Film The Slipper Room

Attack of The Slipper Room Movie Mondays!

Mon, March 5, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION! FREE POPCORN!

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WINNER OF THE CONEY ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL

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Vaudevisuals interview with Mélissa Smith – “The Magician’s Assistant”

The Magician’s Assistant

Magician’s sick in bed?! Too bad! THE SHOW MUST GO ON! The Magician’s Assistant is a physical comedy about the transformative power of believing in yourself and asking for help. Everything seems under control until the Magician’s lovely Assistant blunders onstage and has to entertain the crowd in the magician’s absence. Clown Mélissa Smith switches characters with expert comedic flare, finding a delicate balance between chaos and control, vulnerability and confidence. Video projections and animation by Ingrid Larson add an extra dose of unexpected folly. The Magician’s Assistant encourages empathy, laughter and eating your veggies! The Magician’s Assistant makes its NYC premiere after playing across the Northeast. Audiences Old and Young have been delighted by this charming and hilarious romp.

Written and Performed by Mélissa Smith

For More Information/Tickets for the Magician’s Assistant go HERE!

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ABOUT THE FRIGID FESTIVAL

Founded in 2007, FRIGID is an open and uncensored theatre festival that gives artists an opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. In true support of our Indie Theater Community, 100% of box office proceeds will go directly to the artists whose work is being presented. FRIGID is here to chill out the New York independent theatre scene’s ideas of what a theatre festival can be!

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Circus Amok Entertains in Prospect Park – Sept 17, 2017

On the warm and beautiful Sunday afternoon in Prospect Park last Sunday I attended the delightful antics of CIRCUS AMOK.

This was the last stop in a multi-park tour they did this summer. The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Sunset Park and now Prospect Park.

Gathering together some of New York’s finest performers, Circus Amok is a real treat for audiences of all ages.

Founded and directed by the juggler, Professor (Pratt Institute) and former Coney Island USA Sideshow performer Jennifer Miller.

I captured some photographs and video of that day’s festivities. BUT if you really want to witness Circus Amok you have to see them LIVE!

I was there 15 minutes before the show and captured some backstage shots.

Seated (with hat)Lee Houck with band and Carlton Cyrus Ward with Clare Dolan.(stilts)

Heather Green

Jenny Romaine

Mark Ettinger on Trumpet, Lee Free on Drums

Heather Green, Jules Skloot, Carlton Ward, Jennifer Miller, Ariel Federow, Kali Theirren, & Claire Dolan.

Ariel Federow and Jules Skloot. (Band in background)

Jennifer Miller and Carlton Ward as The Liberty Sisters.

Ben Meyers on the Trombone

The cast – Heather Green, Jules Skloot, Carlton Ward, Jennifer Miller, Ariel Federow, Kali  Theirren, Clare Dolan

The Cast doing a Pyramid Balance.

The Curtain Call with Cast and Circus Amok Band. 

(The Circus Amok Band was Jenny Romaine, Lee Free, Mary Feaster, Mark Ettinger (filling in for Jessica Lurie.)

For more information on CIRCUS AMOK visit their website here!

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Merry Christmas from Vaudevisuals.com

Merry Christmas from Vaudevisuals.com

Merry Christmas from Jim Moore on Vimeo.

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“Finding Solitude” Exhibit Closing Party Dec. 5th.

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ARTIST STATEMENT

My work explores the connection between places and internal solitude. While capturing these select images, I found myself reflecting upon ideas, plans, and dreams while suddenly realizing I was solo within the cultural landscape minus its inhabitants. I intend to take the viewer to this quiet place of contemplation where the textures, shapes, and light provide a heightened sensation of the solo perspective. From the hush in the light drenched hall of the Louvre in Paris or gritty ancient feel of the Italian hills of Matera, I hope to expose the details of solitude that might be missed in a crowded metropolis.

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Finding Solitude

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Come on Dec. 5th and help CELEBRATE!

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“Finding Solitude” – An Exhibit of Photographs by Jim R Moore

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Come and enjoy the delicious wine and great company!

Cornelia Street Cafe

29 Cornelia Street

New York City, NY

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Vaudevisuals interview with Carlos Garcia Estevez – ‘Manifesto Poetico’

UPDATE!

SPATIAL DRAMATURGY – SUMMER WORKSHOP LABORATORY in Paris

Summer Workshop Laboratory directed by Carlos García Estévez with

laboratory assistants Paige Allerton, Paulo Serantes and Olmo Hidalgo.

From 23 to 27 of July at the School of Jacques Lecoq in Paris

For More information about this Laboratory.

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Manifesto Poetico - Carlos Garcia Estevez

Carlos Garcia EstevezManifesto Poetico 

Carlos is an international stage director, actor and theatre researcher. For 20 years he has been traveling the world to develop and explore new theatrical languages, influenced by the study of human movement and its society.

He works in partnership with Paige Allerton, content creator, dramaturge and Editor of Carlos’s Research. And he is supported by an artistic team composed by Paulo Serantes,Pascale Lecoq, David McDonald and Ammar Keshodia.

Carlos was born in Madrid in 1976. He belongs to the generation of Spanish Transition after Franco’s dictatorial regime. He comes from a family of migrants originally from Granada (south of Spain). His father José is a self-taught prestigious Chef, and his mother Angeles is a craftswoman.

At the age of 20 years old he left Spain to join Jacques Lecoq’ School in Paris. He studied with Jacques Lecoq for three years. Nowadays he is an associate artist at the Laboratoire d´Etude de Mouvement (L.E.M.) at the School of Jacques Lecoq.

 

During his time with Lecoq, Carlos encountered Donato Sartori in Italy.  Then in 2003, he became Donato Sartori´s pedagogical assistant and collaborator. By the hand of Sartori he began to explore the architecture of gestures and the anthropology of the mask.

After the school he went back to Madrid for a year to create his theatre company (Teatro Punto 1998-2011). There he became specialized in the dramaturgy and acting technique of Contemporary Commedia dell´Arte. At the same time, he joined Teatro de La Abadia as pedagogical coordinator, under the direction of José Luis Gómez.

After a Teatro Punto’s tour in Ireland, Carlos decided to establish his research in Galway for 3 years. These years would be a fundamental period for Carlos’ work where he developed his research together with artists and theatre activists Miquel Barceló and Judith Higgins.

Carlos’ research incorporated different artistic disciplines (music, architecture, painting, dance…) and science (anthropology, philosophy, physics, geometry…) He also embraced multi-cultural influences sharing his time between more than 20 countries performing, directing, teaching and researching.

In 2011 he created the International Laboratory of Theatre Research – Manifesto Poetico, hosting his research, performances and productions. With Manifesto Poetic Carlos started a consolidation of his own signature theatre expanding his research of masks to a greater concept of the mask on the space, not only the body. With Manifesto Poetico Carlos’ work reaches into a wider variety of theatrical territories and styles.

His Laboratory leads him to the development of new theatrical languages where the body and the space are the base of storytelling and emotional communication.

Theatres and cultural institutions around the world invite him and his artistic team to research, perform and create new work (New York, Bogota, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Amsterdam…).

His work and own productions are strongly connected to popular tradition, dramaturgy of comedy and sociology.

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For more information about Carlos Garcia Estevez and his Manifesto Poetico go here

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The Clown Un_Mask – Matt Roper (aka Wilfredo)

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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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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – October 2015

 

The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show

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Michael Bongar hosted a great evening of variety at Dixon Place. 

Yoyo genius Justin Weber performed with black light.Yo-yo genius Justin Weber performed with black light.

Dandy Darkly performs at Dixon PlaceDandy Darkly performs a seductive bizarre tale about a Hollywood film star.

Ambrose Martos perfomed an audience participation piece.Ambrose Martos perfomed an audience participation  piece. “Spin The Bottle”.

Kira performs a beautiful aerial act.Kira performs a beautiful aerial act.

Ryan Shinji Murray participated by doing the 'walk up' act. Great!Ryan Shinji Murray participated by doing the ‘walk up’ act. Great rope moves!

2015.10.05_BindOpnStg.164Magic Mike made one of his rare appearances and entertained the crowd.

Circus VindleVoss performed their wild 'zombie' piece.Circus VindleVoss (Karim Muasher & Carrie Brown) performed their wild ‘zombie’ piece.

Happy Hour Trio performed a rather risque piece.The Happy Hour Trio (Ambrose Martos, Mark Gindick, and Matt Morgan) performed a rather risque piece. 

2015.10.05_BindOpnStg.145Innocent audience member Jay Katz gets caught in the middle of this ‘risque’ trio.

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The evening’s finale was a wild man Matt Morgan performing in his underwear and getting the audience involved in his beer drinking escapade.

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