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King Pong’s Ping Pong Rodeo – Michael Trautman – TCF

TORONTO FESTIVAL OF CLOWNS

presents

King Pong’s Ping Pong Rodeo 

performed by MICHAEL TRAUTMAN

What happens when you put a clown in a room with 1000 ping pong balls? KING PONG!

KING PONG’S PING PONG RODEO is a truly unique variety show that dares to ask: When is enough, enough? How much is TOO much? Why do Americans go so far? KING PONG combines two of America’s favorite pastimes, “spittin’ and shootin!’”

Michael Trautman has mastered the skills of working with Ping-Pong balls!

His pure joy of manipulating and playing with Ping-Pong balls is so contagious.

He brings together skills from many disciplines and weaves them together effortlessly.

Managing to put so many Ping-Pong balls in his mouth is hysterical.

Michael works with so many wonderful ‘vaudeville’ style routines in this show.

There is so much to see in this show and his character makes it all very playful.

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As of this posting you only have 2 more chances to see his wonderful show. Great for the entire family!

SAT  6/3 3PM

SUN 6/4 @4PM

TICKET INFORMATION HERE

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Toronto Clown Festival – Opening Night Cabaret – 5/31/17

OPENING NIGHT CABARET

Hosted by Morro and Jasp

Morro and Jasp did a wonderful job hosting the Cabaret.

Michael Trautman presented an excerpt from his show ‘King Pong’s Ping Pong Rodeo”.

 Michael Trautman does everything you can imagine with ping pong balls.

Yury Ruzhyev performed an excerpt from his show “No Elephant Show”.

The audience was part of the show in a major way!

Tim Tyler and Joe DePaul performed an excerpt from their show “Tim and Joe Present Joe and Tim”.

Tim and Joe were hysterical in their duo priest routine.

Chloe Payne performed an excerpt from her show “Fake Nerd Girl”.

Angela Delfini performed an excerpt from her show “Angela Delfini Explains It All for You”.

Angela’s show covers many emotions from tragedy to comedy.

Felix Beauchamp, Kevin Forster and Kaleb Horn performed an excerpt from their show “Scarabouche”.

Syncopated pan clanging and wooden spatulas are a wonderful part of this chaotic kitchen musical. 

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For more information and/or tickets go here!

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More photographs to follow daily from the Toronto Clown Festival! 

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The Clown Un_Mask – Michael Trautman – Maine

I photographed Michael during his few days in New York while performing at the New York Clown Theatre Festival.

Also the street shots were taken at the 2012 Burlington, Vermont FESTIVAL OF FOOLS.

Michael Trautman in the hallway for The Clown Un_Mask shot.

Michael Trautman demonstrates his licking power back stage at the Burlington, VT Festival of Fools 2012

Michael Trautman performing at the 2012 Festival of Fools in Burlington, VT.

In a back bend position Michael Trautman shoots the can off the stand with a ping pong ball.

After completing a few awesome ping pong ball routines he celebrates with a ‘Say Oh Yea” to the audience.

Great talent and really fun to photograph!

For more information on Michael Trautman and his work go here!

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