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2016 NY Clown Theater Festival – “Clown Cabaret” – Sept 8, 2016

2016 NY CLOWN THEATER FESTIVAL

September 2 through 18th, 2016 at The Brick Theater

“CLOWN CABARET”

Hosted by ‘Fantasy Grandma‘.

Fantasy Grandma at the NY Clown Theater FestivalFantasy Grandma did a terrific job of hosting the evening’s performances. Rap song and psychedelic jello!

2016-09-08-clwnfest_312Mission: Implausible (Logic Limited Ltd) was one of the most technological pieces of the evening. 

Next up was a lovely film by Corinne Robkin titled “Twisted Business“.

Ambrose Martos at NY Clown Theater FestivalAmbrose Martos solicited audience members to be part of his ‘romantic interest’ for this piece.

Denis Camargo performs in the NY Clown Theater FestivalDirect from Brazil, BR S.A. Collective of Artists’ Denis Camargo performs.

2016-09-08-clwnfest_476Harold Todd Moeller and Rob Lok perform ‘Harry The Magnificent’.

2016-09-08-clwnfest_514Tut’Zanni Theatre presented ‘Beep & Bop’. A funny Commedia-del-Arte based piece.

2016-09-08-clwnfest_288Fantasy Grandma offers the audience some ‘home made’ jello. Later she mentioned it was ‘spiked’.

2016-09-08-clwnfest_539Playpen Theater presented ‘Chalk’, a delightful clown play based on a devasting breakup.

Amo Gulinello performs his a segment from 'Fastcar'.Amo Gulinello performs a segment from his one-man show ‘Fastcar’.

2016-09-08-clwnfest_331Ekaterina Pirogovskaya does striptease done ‘Mime Style’.

Marisol Soledad performs Princess MildredMarisol Soledad performs Princess Mildred from her show ‘Here At Home’.

Tabula Rasa perform with audience member John LeoTabula Rasa (Michael Bauer & Autumn Kioti) perform with recruited audience member John Leo.

Drew Richardson performs his funny "Drew the Dramatic Fool".Drew Richardson performs his funny “Drew the Dramatic Fool”.

Rob and Miss Jane perform at NY Clown Theater FestivalRob and Miss Jane knows that “It Takes Two” to make a thing go right!

The 2016 NY Clown Theater Festival continues all this week. Check out the shows!

At The Brick Theatre

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – June 2016 – Dixon Place

Hosted by Keith Nelson at Dixon Place. A Variety Show for all kinds of acts! This month’s show was Terrific!

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DSC08625Kenwyn Dapo

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_040The Immaterialists

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_102Adam Auslander

DSC08647Harold Moeller and Rob Lok

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_141Geniia Pakrovskaya

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_204Maks Turner and Skyttle

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_076Kat Alexander

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_176Zero Boy

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_233Magic by Greg Dubin, aka The Great Dubiny

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_281Keith Nelson’s 8 Bowl Finale!

 

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue @ Galapagos Art Space

With the news that Galapagos Arts Space is moving to Detroit, I wanted to post a series of photographs that I took while I documented the Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue there.
Here is a video collage and a few images from that series.
Currently Bindlestiff is presenting it’s monthly series (1st Monday of Every Month) at Dixon Place.

Jen Slaw Juggler
Jen Slaw – Juggler

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Keith Nelson – Host of Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue

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Catahoula Cajun Music Band

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Stephanie Monseau on the ‘Rola-Bola’.

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Magician/Ventroliquist Dave Cremmin

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Aerialist Amy Chen

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Clown/Comedian Jeff Seal

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Zero Boy with Tanya Elchuk

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Rob Lok

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Michael Richter

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Jan Damm

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Ekat MissEkaterina

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Magic Brian

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Sincerely Yours

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Le Gateau Chocalat

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Amazing Amy

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Cast of Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue at Galapagos Art Space.
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The Superfun Superfund Variety Show at FILM BIZ Recycling – April 21st,2012

12 Acts

Wonderful Line Up of performers

Great Location for a show – A warehouse full of movie props. The FilmBiz Prop Shop

Imagine a variety show on the set of a Twilight Zone Episode about a warehouse full of antique movie props….Awesome

Before the show the performing space is being set up.

A pillow for an audience member.

Josh Bisker readies the track lighting fixture before the audience arrives.

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SHOW TIME

Ellia and Josh Bisker get the show going by introducing the show.

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DALE SEEVER

Dale Seever begins his ‘spirit drawing’ session with a big easy chair and some spirits in hand.

Dale Seever holds up the ‘spirit drawing’ he did on the audience member.

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ZERO BOY

Zero Boy makes monster mayhem with his Sci-Fi Robot and Dinosaur love making scene.

More wonderfully insane stories told thru the vocal imagination of Zero Boy.

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ROB LOK

Rob Lok performs his manic madness on the audience.

Rob Lok performs an amazing handstand on 3 stacked chairs.

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PARIS

Paris (The Hip-Hop Juggler) spinning the red rings on his foot and hands.

Paris juggles five rings while kneeling on the floor. (Not enough ceiling height?)

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JOSH BISKER

Josh Bisker sings a lovely funny song for the audience at Superfun Variety Show

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DAVID BOYD

David Boyd performs card magic for the audience at Superfun Variety Show

David Boyd performs magic for onlooker Tanya Solomon who looks amazed.

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CARLA RHODES

Ventriloquist Carla Rhodes and Cecil Sinclair perform a hysterical set for the audience.

Cecil Sinclair sings a very funny song about Salt Water Toffee for the audience.

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ADAM KUCHLER

Adam Kuchler performs his wilding funny act for the audience.

While performing his wild act one of his swinging props lands in a precarious place.

Adam Kuchler realizes about his little mistake and feels the pain.

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BAD ADVICE

Right after the intermission the audience had a chance to ask questions which a select group of panelist would answer wtih “bad advice”.

Ellia Bisker sets up the table for the “Bad Advice” section of the show.

With Josh Bisker looking on, Cecil warms up to audience member panelist Mary Kelly Rayel.

Cecil loses his head during a heated fight between himself and Mary Kelly. Carla looks on!

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ELLIA BISKER

Ellie Bisker sings an original song from her Sweet Soubrette album.

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CHRIS GETHARD

Author of a new book titled A BAD IDEA I’M ABOUT TO DO. Chris invited an audience member (Austin Horse) onstage to liven up what he thought might be a slow performacne.

With Tazer in hand audience member Austin Horse proceeded to terrorize Chris.

(It was indeed a ‘bad idea that he did’)

While Chris Gethard reads his book he is constantly on the watch for Austin with the Tazer in his hand.

Chris Gethard almost gets ‘tazered’ by the hand picked Austin Horse.

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JEFF SEAL AND CHRIS MANLEY (BUTTONS)

Jeff Seal and Chris Manley pointing at me during the performance.

Jeff Seal and Chris Manley performing some rudimentary but hysterical acrobatics.

Chris Manley and Jeff Seal leave the audience with a sense of ‘being lifted off the ground’ by their antics.

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To keep up with Josh Bisker and what is going on and when the next Superfun Superfund Variety show is go here!

To keep up with Ellia Bisker and Sweet Soubrette go here!

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NY Goofs – WATER FOR CLOWNS show – At The Flea Theatre

The press release for this show reads as follows:

WATER FOR CLOWNS is the yet untold story of a troupe of traveling clowns during the depression who endure the harsh reality of show business when a drought prohibits the use of water in their routines. Our story follows a young meteorologist who is just about to graduate from MIT when he learns his dog Biscuit has been hit by a car driven by the parents of a guy who was about to graduate from veterinarian school.

The story of the veterinarian was told in Water For Elephants. Our meteorologist, Dusty Hinkle, gets his turn in the spotlight when he jumps on a train that leads him to the Martini Brothers Circus.

Combining the skills and spills of eight professional loonies, WATER FOR CLOWNS guarantees a night of surprises and visual delights performed by some of America’s greatest clowns. Perfect for all ages, this group of professional clowns and clown teachers gather at the end of the NY Goofs Ultimate Clown School and put together a riotous night of pure insanity and laughter.

Led by Dick Monday, the Goofs received the 2009 Golden Nose Award for Best Clowns, and have appeared worldwide in festivals, theaters and circuses, including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

The cast includes some of America’s most accomplished physical comedians: Hilary Chaplain, Jay Stewart, Joel Jeske (2011 Drama Desk nominated for Room 17B with Parallel Exit; Live! with Regis and Kelly), Tom Doughterty (Big Apple Circus, Ringling Bros. Circus) Evelyn Tuths, Rob Lok, Mark Gindick(Big Apple Circus), Tiffany Riley and Dick Monday (Late Show with David Letterman; The Tonight Show; Sweet & Lowdown).

 

The show on OPENING NIGHT was hysterically funny, touching and full of heart felt moments.

Jay Stewart, Mark Gindick, Hilary Chaplain and Evelyn Tuths.

Tom Dougherty and his dog Lucy.

Jay Stewart(l) and Joel Jeske passing some ‘bucks’!

Jay Stewart and Tiffany Riley wash the dishes together.

Tiffany Riley and Dick Monday making moves.

Joel Jeske and Tom Dougherty making funny music.

Hilary Chaplain performing her piece FRANK.

Dick Monday a little ticked off at the failure of his juggling trick.

Tiffany Riley provides the Water for Clowns

Tom Dougherty and his companion Lucy on stage relaxing.

Chet Monday showing off his technical skills with charm.

Hilary Chaplain helps close out the show with some juggling skills.

Rob Lok preparing for the jump rope routine on stilts! He is crazy.

After jumping rope on stilts he proceeds to do a handstand on top of 3 chairs on stilts.

The cast all together ends the show on a high note of dancing and music. (Not visible is Tom Dougherty and Rob Lok)

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Here is a video excerpt from the show.

 

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Feb. 2010 New York Downtown Clown Revue Photo Album

The February NY Downtown Clown Revue was GREAT! Lots of variety and enormous talent on stage.

We had Dave McKay from Toronto, Summer Shapiro from San Francisco and Peter Musante from the Blue Man Group. We had Claire Wedemeyer from Chicago and Rob Lok with his two estranged partners Christina Gelsome from Acrobuffos and Erin Schmahl.

If you click on the picture of the MC Christopher Lueck you can see all the photographs from the show.

Click on image for Gallery Launch!

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © 2010 Jim Moore / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED