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Mime Artist Gregg Goldston – Interview and photographs

Gregg Goldston performing his mime work at NY Downtown Clown Revue.


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Gregg Goldston performing his mime piece 'Digits'.

Gregg Goldston performing his mime piece 'Digits' at Downtown Clown RevueGregg Goldston performing his original solo piece ‘Digits’.

Gregg Goldston has performed for over 35 years as a professional mime artist.
Having worked with the master Marcel Marceau for over 20 years, he brings to his art a refined sense of professional talent. In this interview Gregg talks about his work, mime history and his relationship with Marcel Marceau.

Gregg Goldston’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Goldmime?feature=watch

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Michael Bongar – In a Class by Himself

Michael Bongar was the featured performer at the November 2009 NY Downtown Clown Revue. Coming from a theatre background but being enticed by the circus, Michael tells us about his move from theatre to clown and what things he thinks are important to the discipline of the clown.

Michael Bongar sheds his three-piece suit for this wild excerpt from his one-man show MAGIC MIKE. A wonderful mockery of mediocre magic and the people that perform it.

And here is a wonderful video Michael used to promote his business BongarBiz.

Many of New York’s finest variety performers are hired by Michael Bongar (BongarBiz) for any number of different kinds of shows/events. He really deserves a lot of credit for featuring many acts in many jobs for quite a few years!

My hat goes off to Michael – Thanks for helping keep the variety-arts and clown community alive!

And here is where you can reach Michael to hire ‘Magic Mike’ or any talent! 

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Vaudevisuals Interview with clown, magician, comedian and actor Kevin C. Carr

Originally recorded in 2009 as part of the NY Downtown Clown series.
Kevin is asked to answer some specific questions about his life, work and career.

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PART 2 of the interview with Kevin C Carr.

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The Clown Un_Masked – Glen Heroy

Originally posted in Feb. 2010. My first of the CLOWN UN_MASK series.

One of the most interesting performers that I have photographed recently is Glen Heroy. He is a cameleon! In one show he is Dame Edna and in another show he is Elton John.(along with many others.) He plays the spoons like nobody I know and is an amazingly funny clown. I ask Glen to work with me on a new project I am doing. THE CLOWN UNMASK. A photographic study of the eccentric clown performer as himself and in character.

I am posting 3 shots of him in character personas. I did a photograph of Glen in a nice quiet apt. with beautiful window light.I think the visuals tell the story about a very talented and extremely versatile performer.

Glen Heroy as Dame Edna at the 2007 New York Downtown Clown GOLDEN NOSE AWARDS

 

Glen Heroy relaxes with a smile!

He worked with the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit for many years.  And has worked in the ring with The Big Apple Circus. Along with all his character performance work currently he also works with The Maestrosities. (The Coolest Band Ever!)

Glen Heroy as Santa ClausRecently I did a video interview with Glen about his years performing as Santa Claus during the Christmas holidays.   You can see it here.

It is performers like Glen that inspired me to photograph clowns and eccentric performers in the first place. I look forward to seeing him again soon  on stage and off.

All Photographs © 2013 Jim Moore / All  Rights Reserved
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March 2012 – New York Downtown Clown Revue at Dixon Place

The New York Downtown Clown Revue

Season 5, Show #58

Christopher Lueck hosting the Downtown Clown Revue.

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Will Shaw

Will Shaw performs a new piece of business which includes a dry wit and dazzling skills.

Will Shaw spins a top on top of his cigar box structure.

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The Ridiculous Romantic

Kevin C. Carr and Carol Sirugo in a still from the film “The Ridiculous Romantic”.

Directed by Jim Moore, edited by David Katz, with Kevin C. Carr, Peter Daniel Straus, Kenwyn Dapo, Carol Sirugo, Emily James, Ishah Janssen-Faith, Emily Season, Music Score by Polygraph Lounge.

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Matthew “Phineas” Lish

Matthew ‘Phineas’ Lish juggles 9 balls all at once!

Matthew ‘Phineas’ Lish juggles 3 machete knives.

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Christopher Lueck prepares the audience for the next act by reading the cue cards.

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Everybody Nose It’s My Birthday

A series of short vignettes about dating and family life.

An offer from the audience to ‘marry’ the on stage actress.

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No Reservations

Billy Schultz takes Audrey Crabtree out on a date in ‘No Reservations’.

This piece gets wilder as it goes along but I will leave that to you when you see it!

This new piece is being directed by John Towsen.

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The Clown Un-Masked – Kevin C. Carr

Kevion C. Carr models for the Clown Un_Mask SeriesKevin C. Carr relaxing for the camera in my hallway.

Kevin performing at the New York Downtown Clown Revue for the first time.

Sitting in the park during the filming of ‘The Ridiculous Romantic’.

Kevin with Carol Sirugo in a still from the film ‘The Ridiculous Romantic’.

The silent film ‘The Ridiculous Romantic’ will appear soon at a theatre near you.

The cast includes Kevin C. Carr, Carol Sirugo, Mistress B, Peter Daniel Straus and Emily Season.

Kevin C. Carr can be reached here

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ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © 2012 Jim R. Moore

 

 

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The Clown Un_Mask – Peter Daniel Straus

Peter Daniel Straus posing for the Clown Un_Mask seriesPeter Daniel Straus seems to defy gravity sometimes.

This man has many different characters.

Peter Daniel Straus and Kevin C. Carr in the Ridiculous RomanticHere he is in the upcoming film “The Ridiculous Romantic” with fellow clown Kevin C. Carr.

Peter Daniel Straus in the subway during the shooting of "The Ridiculous Romantic"A color promo shot of Peter Daniel Straus for the film “The Ridiculous Romantic”.

Peter Daniel Straus performing at Dixon PlacePeter Daniel Straus with monkey in a scene from the duet with Carol Lee Sirugo at Downtown Clown Revue.

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The Clown Un_Masked – Joel Jeske

Joel Jeske relaxing (I guess?) with his standard cup of coffee.

Joel backstage in his costume ready for the NY Downtown Clown Revue.

Joel in the highly successful and very funny show ROOM 17B.

 

I talked to Joel a year ago about meeting up for a photo session to begin this project. We finally got to it today in April 2011.

Joel Jeske is one of the funniest men around. And not just when he is performing! I have seen and worked with him on quite a few shows/projects including the recent Parallel Exit show ROOM 17B and we did a book together on Clown. His stage persona is so strong and funny that the audience always remembers him after the shows are over. I had the pleasure to photograph him at my home. . One of his other performing projects is the family show Hey Ya Brothers with Christoper Lueck.

If you want to laugh a lot – I suggest you take your friends, kids, aunts and uncles to see JOEL perform where ever he is appearing!

 

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December 2010 – NY Downtown Clown Revue at Dixon Place

Host – Christopher Lueck introduces the evenings Talent!

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Jacob Deustachio

Visiting home from circus school, Jacob Deustachio wowed audiences with his freshly polished juggling act packed with amazing skill. He’d have to have balls to come on stage with that act and he had 7.  7 balls all by himself!

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Chispi El Payaso

Chispi El Payaso is working his way around the world spreading his message of joy and peace. His brief stop here in NYC resulted in an orchestra of squeaking, squawking, and thumped balloons. Have a safe journey Chispi El Payaso!

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The cleaning lady wasted our time yet again. (Katherine M. Horejsi)

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THE GAMES

Mariko Iwasa was the winner of the evenings clown game (a variation of musical chairs played with clown noses). Showing true Japanese sportsmanship she beat out contestants from GA, PA, and NJ  taking home a DVD of classic clowning and three rubber chickens!

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Michael Schruefer

Just back from Japan and on his way to Flordia, Michael Schruefer took on the commission to create a musical clown act with a tramp character. He pulled together his skill as clown and flautist to create a fun and silly piece. Mr. Schruefer is off to be married soon, so get ’em while you can ladies!

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Matt Mitler – Commission Work

Matt Mitler took on a commission that only he could create. The commission was to create a shamanistic clown piece with musical themes. If you missed it, you missed some serious comedy and serious spiritual cleansing.

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JOEL JESKE

Finishing up the evening were comic greats Joel Jeske and Barry Lubin, with guest appearance by Mr. Lubin’s Swedish sweetheart. These two are one of the best duos imaginable. Joel’s serious stillness is the perfect invitation for Grandma to run amok and slowly torture the great Jeske. Barry also proves that water-spiting with your girlfriend is always fun. Who knew?

 

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Curtain Call

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Blog Text by Christopher Lueck

PHOTOGRAPHS © 2010 Jim R Moore
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The Clown Un_Masked – Audrey Crabtree

Audrey Crabtree relaxing in the studio.

Audrey performing at ‘tinydangerousfun‘ cabaret as her character “Graspy”.

Besides being a performer/director Audrey is the co-director of The New York Clown Theatre Festival.

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