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“Delusions of Grandeur” – Clown Cabaret – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

From the 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival Brochure

“This brainchild of the three producers of Washington DC’s Clown Cabaret is a new narrative about reaching for the stars and spectacular failure. A classically-trained actor, a pompous clown, and a reluctant emcee try to create epic theater. The show devolves into Shakespeare, pies, and laughter. As the action progresses, so do mayhem and absurdity.The thin line between success and failure is explored as homage is paid to Vaudeville, Shakespeare, Film Noir, and French Surrealism. This show explores the past, present, and future of the Clown.

Matthew Pauli, Karen Beriss and Rich Potter formed Clown Cabaret in 2010 as a laboratory for physical comedy in the nation’s capital, and this is the first full-length work to emerge.”

Cartoon like mafia mavens make their way into the show.

Is that a big chicken I see?

I almost got a pie in the face from this giant chicken. Hysterical!

Matthew Pauli gets the pie in the face.

Rich Potter performing as the magician.

Matthew sings a little song on his uke.

Rich Potter, Matthew Pauli and Karen Beriss as Clown Cabaret.

Rich Potter, Matthew Pauli and Karen Beriss take their curtain call.

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Double Bill – Dante: Magicial Man in Plaid & Members of Our Limbs – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

Creator/writer: Sean Dawson

Performers: Sean Dawson, Tanya Solomon

Director: Sean Dawson

Musician: Tanya Solomon

New Orleans, LA

Follow the Magical Mysterious Man in Plaid down the rabbit hole as he ponders the benefits of a low cholesterol diet. Then thank your little lucky stars he only uses his powers for good!

Finding a banana in his shoe was just the beginning of a great evening of surprises.

Tanya Solomon accompanies Dante with the accordion

Dante blows out the cigarette in his left hand and the match in his right hand goes out.

Dante dons a clown nose to entertain the audience volunteer Becca.

Dante performing with a magical scarf.

Dante and Tanya take a well deserved curtain call.

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Members of Our Limbs

The traditional and contemporary Frankenstein clown, Members of Our Limbs is a frenzy of absurd and eccentric clowning. It follows the antics of three sporadically violent and markedly edgy characters as they are dragged unwittingly through their own show. The patterns of the ordinary world mixed with principles and influences of clowning are put on an operating table and dissected. A suitable set of body parts are selected and a Frankenstein clown is produced like you’ve never seen before. It’s frantic, it’s visual, it’s skillful, and above all: It’s funny.

This is the premiere production from Kallo Collective and has received noteworthy reviews as well as invitations from programmers from around the world.

The Kallo Collective performing “Members of Our Limbs”.

Non stop hilarity from this zany show.

Thom Monckton displays amazing physical skills in comedy timing.

The Kallo Collective was working with great interplay and timing.

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Clown Cabaret 9/20 – hosted by Jack and Diane – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

(From the 2012 NY Clown Theatre Brochure)

JACK & DIANE present a cabaret of a very personal and intimate fashion. Their parents taught them that entertainment is a precious gift; and if it hurts, people will love it! Jack & Diane might just make out with you!

Featuring: Myles Goldin’s GAZEaperte Medusa did not start out how we know her today. How would you feel turning people to stone?

Bouffon Glass Menajoree Rises! Crawling back out of your nightmares, Tom Amanda and Laura plume the family nest with broken glass, twisted morals and perverted minds.

Cirque Du Soleil’s François-Guillaume LeBLanc.

Tanya Solomon in A Pretty Girl is Like.., in which Cloris Flap’s new dress inspires her to dance. Directed by Deborah Kaufmann.

Dell’arte Grads, Farfalla and Pico present an acrobatic and wild night!

And short excerpts from Lauffiti, Perhaps Perhaps … Quizas, Members of our Limbs,Moving Stationery.

Jack & Diane host the evening’s talent cabaret.

Thom Monckton performs an excerpt from his one-man show “Moving Stationery”.

Myles Goldin’s GAZEaperte Medusa

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Jack & Diane perform a little magic trick.

Jack performs a side show magic trick….Yuk!

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Gabriela Munoz performs an excerpt from her  one-woman show “Perhaps, Perhaps”.

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Farfalla and Pico perform a duet from their show.

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Matthew Belopavlovich performs an excerpt from his show “Lauffiti”.

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An excerpt from ‘Buffon Glass Menajoree”.

“Bouffon Glass Menajoree” cast performing an excerpt from their show.

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Tanya Solomon performs her ‘break-dance’ piece.

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The Kallo Collective performing an excerpt from “Members of our Limb”.

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Jack & Diane show off a little more talent.

More acrobatic skills by Jack & Diane.

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Francois-Guillaume LeBlanc performs an excerpt from his one-man show “Snooze”.

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“Handshake Uppercut” – Jay Dunn & John Leo – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

Handshake Uppercut

Jay Dunn and John Leo – From Brooklyn, NY

(Notes from NY Clown Theatre Brochure)

Two gentleman brawlers drag each other through eternity with only each other’s courtesy and cruelty to keep them alive. A hysterical, brawling clash of 1920’s silent film and rock ‘n’ roll vaudeville, Handshake Uppercut is an unabashedly dark, erotic, edgy, and super funny experience. Oscillating between gleeful savagery and seething politesse, Fringe circuit veterans John Leo (Best of Fringe, SF: ’03/’08) and Jay Dunn (Edinburgh & Philadelphia ‘10) take silent comedy to its outer limits in this hilarious Beckettian duel. Straight off a successful run at the Chicago Fringe 2012, Handshake Uppercut debuted at the NY Clown Theatre Festival cabaret in 2010.

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For more information on Jay Dunn and John Leo’s show go here:

http://www.handshakeUppercut.com/

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Internation Mime Festival – London – Opens Jan.11th

For more information on the Festival go here!