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“Whoa Wednesday” – A Variety Review at Triskelion Arts – May 15th, 2013

Billy Schultz introduces the MCBilly Schultz introduces the MC Tanya Solomon

2013.05.15_WhoaWed.012Tanya Solomon begins the show with some  introductions.

2013.05.15_WhoaWed.035Jessina Jessina impersonating the artist known as ‘Shakira”.

Adina Valerio as Agnes OlmsteadAdina Valerio as Agnes Olmstead performing a new piece for her upcoming show.

Kareem Woods performs a hip-hop danceKareem Woods performs a hip-hop dance.

Adam Torres performs a funny standup routine.Adam Torres performs a funny standup routine.

Audrey Crabtree performs as a abandon baby.Audrey Crabtree performs as a ‘abandon’ baby.

Barbara Como sings an Irving Berlin song.Barbara Como sings an Irving Berlin song.

Zhanna Gomanenko and Bon Provenzano perform a tango.Zhanna Gomanenko and Bon Provenzano perform a tango.

2013.05.15_WhoaWed.244Curtain Call for the Whoa Wednesday cast of performers.

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Performing Arts Year in Review

2012 – The Vaudevisuals Year in Review

Rob Torres performs in the streets of Paris, France

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2013 Promises to be a great year for Variety Arts and especially Vaudevisuals.com

We will have a NEW LAYOUT that will be much easier to peruse and link to other social media.

Here is an partial  list of some of the postings that were done in 2012.

If you want to see more of what happened click on the month you want to explore on the right column where the months are itemized.

THANK YOU FOR READING   VAUDEVISUALS.COM

Hope to see to see you back here in 2013!

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The 5th Annual ‘Cirque Off’ – Triskelion Arts – Jan. 21st, 2012

Bob Greenberg in ‘Accept No Imitations’ – A Vaudephone Presentation

Jan 2012 – New York Downtown Clown Revue at Dixon Place

Scott Baker – A Video Interview and More….

Hilary Chaplain in “Cirque de So What  – A Vaudephone Presentation

Fay Glassman Duo – An Interview with Lisa Fay and Jeff Glassman

2012 Edition of The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – At Dixon Place

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus – Only $10. March 1st Show

Solomon – The Peculiarist – A Vaudephone Presentation

Harley Newman – “Extreme Stunt Master” – A Video Interview

The Loose Caboose – Un Vaudeville Spectacle @ Bowery Poetry Club

Lon Chaney/Tod Browning – A Silent Film Night at Dixon Place

Rebecca Joy Fletcher sings “Oy Madagaskar” – A Vaudephone Presentation

International Mime Festival – London – Opens Jan 11th

Farewell to Grandma (aka Barry Lubin)

Zero Boy – The Crazy Car Driver – A Vaudephone Presentation

LEO – Mind Bending Physical Theatre – An Interview with Tobias Wegner

Shane Bertram Baker – The Lady with the Dog – A Vaudephone Presention

The Clown Un_Mask – Kevin C. Carr

The Clown Un_Mask – Peter Daniel Straus

Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – @ Dixon Place

Mime Artist – Gregg Goldston – Interview and photographs

‘tinydangerousfun’

Jason Trachtenberg sings “You’re a Winner” – A Vaudephone Presention’

March 2012 – New York Downtown Clown Revue at Dixon Place

Mr. Aviner’s Variety Hour – At Dixon Place – April 27th and 28th

Tribute to Tom Murrin – aka The Alien Comic

The Clown Un_Mask – Chris Allison

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret @ Dixon Place

The Clown Un_Mask – Jeff Hess

Al Duval -the Monotone Baritone – A Vaudephone Presenation

‘tinydangerousfun’ Feb 28th

Sweet Soubrette – Singing ‘Petit Souris’ – A Vaudephone Presentation

Tiger Palast – International Variete Theatre – Frankfurt, Germany

Triskelion Arts Presents “Hanukkauction” – A Night of Untamed Revelry

Bouffon Glass Menajoree – at the Brick Theater

The Clown Un_Mask – Helen Donnelly, Toronto Canada

Cirque d’Hiver – Paris, France

MUMMENSCHANZ opens in NYC – Skirball Center for the Arts

 

 

 

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Triskelion Arts presents “Hanukkauction” – A night of untamed revelry to benefit Triskelion.

Over 65 items were auctioned off at this event to raise funds for one of Brooklyn’s most diverse and artistic performance spaces. TRISKELION ARTS! Performers included Sara du Jour, James and JF & Will Shaw. A dance piece with Andy Dickerson and Abby Bender.

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Audrey Crabtree – “One of Us! A Bouffon Emersion” workshop – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

The workshop description read:

“Spend two days embedded in the world of the bouffon! Learn to translate your observations and frustration with society, systems, and stereotypes into playful dynamic theater work. Through pre-table work and physical play you will develop a unique core character from the inside out. Working in packs you will practice the skills, tools, and tactics of bouffon and begin to find your endless voice. Come to birth a new character or deepen an existing bouffon. Be prepared to move, play hard, and become ONE OF US!”

I arrived on the 2nd day of the workshop and the workshop participants were already preparing themselves for an improv. I was able to capture a series of trios and got a wonderful group shot.
Audrey helps a workshop participant get his costume ready.
Two workshop participants help one another get ready for improv.
First group of workshop participants doing their improv.
Audrey  helps the improv out with some direction.
Second group does their improv.
Class photograph taken at workshop space in Triskelion Arts.
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The 5th Annual ‘Cirque Off’ – Triskelion Arts – Jan. 21st, 2012

The last night of the series!

Performers included:

Carol Lee Sirugo and Honey Goodenough

Audrey Crabtree and Billy Dee Bedlam

Hilary Chaplain

Cloris Flap (Tanya Solomon)

James and JF (Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith)

Groundgrippers Dance Company

The Maestrocities

Music by Cirque This: Jason Leinwand, Ethan Leinwand, Andy Dickerson, Lauri Berritta, Perry Gavin

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Carol Lee Sirugo and Honey Goodenough in “Gwendolyn Rosa Lee performs Little Lamb”

Cirque Off performance by Carol Lee SirugoCarol Lee Sirugo performing ‘Little Lamb’ with Honey Goodenough

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Audrey Crabtree and Billy Dee Bedlam in “No Reservations”.

Billy Dee Bedlam (Billy Schultz) and Audrey Crabtree in “No Reservations”

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The Triskelion Cleanup Squad in between Acts

Triskelion ‘Cirque Off’ stage hands prepare stage for next act.

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James and JF

Emily James covers her partner Ishah Janssen-Faith (Channel One) in their new piece.

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Andy Sapora

The remote control cat has Andy Sapora in a frenzy.

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Hilary Chaplain

Hilary Chaplain performs her new piece at Cirque Off.

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Groundgrippers Dance Company

The Groundgrippers Dance Company let loose at the Cirque Off show.

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The Maestrosities

The Maestrosities performing their unique form of comedic music.

The Maestrosities: The Coolest Band Ever!

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Tanya Solomon

Tanya Solomon (Cloris Flap)  performing her pop-break dancing piece.

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Curtain Call

Curtain Call for the Final Night of Cirque Off

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All Photographs © 2012 Jim Moore

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The 5th Annual ‘Cirque Off’ – Triskelion Arts – Jan. 20th, 2012

The evening was filled with surreal imagery provided by some of NY’s very eccentric performers.

The evening started off with a group of stage hands working on cleaning up the stage.

John Leo and Andy Sapora got involved in removing a metal apparatus that was hanging from the middle of the ceiling. YIKES!

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The Bull wants to leave something for Lauri Berrita to pick up.Lauri Berritta gets to clean up after the ‘never sure where’ bull. (Jason Leinwand  as the head and Perry Garvin as the bull Butt)

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Billy Dee Bedlam

Billy Schultz performs as Billy Dee Bedlam at TriskelionBilly Dee Bedlam (Billy Schultz) sings as The Song and Dance Man.

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The Mayonnaise Man (Perry Garvin)

TRiskelion Arts stage hand eats Mayonnaise

Cirque Off stage hand eats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gwendolyn Lee Performs ‘Little Lamb’.

with Carol Lee Sirugo and Honey Goodenough

Carol Lee Sirugo performing at Triskelion Arts

Honey Goodenough escorts Carol Lee Sirugo off the stage at the end of her act.

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Andy Dickerson performs at Triskelion Arts.Andy Dickerson has a ‘moment of fuzzy bliss’ during the show.

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Andy Dickerson get 'bullied off' the stage at Cirque OffAndy Dickerson gets ‘bullied’ off the stage.

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Groundgrippers Dance Company

Groundgrippers Dance Company at Triskelion ArtsWonderful energy in this dance piece by the Groundgrippers Dance Company.

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James and JF

Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith at Triskelion ArtsEmily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith (Channel One) perform in their new piece! Surreal!!!

Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith perform at Triskelion Arts“Does that hurt” was one of the funny lines in the piece by Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith.

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Carol Lee Sirugo and Honey Goodenough in

Gwendolyn Rosa Lee performs ‘Burlesque’.

Honey Goodenough and Carol Lee Sirugo perform at TriskelionOff the ground with a bounce and a swirl! Honey Goodenough cleans up as Carol Lee Sirugo dances.

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Cirque This Ensemble perform at Triskelion ArtsCirque This Ensemble perform for the audience inbetween pieces.

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Jonathan Nosan and Vangeline

Vangeline and Jonathan Nosan perform at Triskelion ArtsBeautiful display of contortion by Jonathan Nosan and Butoh dance by Vangeline.

Vangeline and Jonathan Nosan performing at Triskelion ArtsVangeline and Jonathan Nosan added an exotic flavor to the evenings acts.

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John Leo and Andy Sapora

John Leo and Andy Sapora performing at Cirque OffAndy Sapora tries his cutting skills on John Leo’s metal manliness.

John Leo and Andy Sapora performing at Triskelion ArtsJohn Leo and Andy Sapora wish the audience “Cirque Off”.

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Ethan Leinwand performing at Ciirque OffEthan Leinwand (aka Smokin Billy Slater) kept the evening moving with his wonderful piano.

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Curtain Call for all the Friday night cast at Cirque OffCurtain Call for the Friday night CIRQUE OFF cast.

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“Whoa Wednesday” Finale Dance – July 2011

At Triskelion Arts on July 27th the ‘Whoa Wednesday’ cast finished off the show with a cute dance. Participated in by most of the cast and all having a great time!

Curated by Billy Dee Bedlam

Hosted at Triskelion Arts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Video by Jim Moore
https://vaudevisuals.com

Present were Patrick De Valette, Josh Bisker and Golden Cobras, Billy Dee Bedlam, The Good to Go Girls and Channel One’s Ishah and Emily.

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2011 – Joel Jeske’s I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE – Amuse Bouche

A Clown Experiment  of High Risk and Humiliation

Joel Jeske greeted the audience from behind his suitcase with title cards.

When the audience didn’t respond to his ‘Title Card” vocally he directed them to do so.

Joel handed out clip boards and pens to the audience members (Mask Maker Stanley Allan Sherman) and proceeded to time them.

An audience member (Triskelion Executive Director Abby Bender) helps Joel Jeske gets his balloons in his suit.

He certainly hasn’t done this before!

 

With helmut and glasses he is ready to take to the skies.

Singing a uke song with assistance from the audience holding his song book.

Joel Jeske is certainly a very funny man!

Grabbing another audience member by demonstratively pointing them out.

The show ended on a high note with a ‘pillow fight’ between audience members.

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Here is Joel performing “I Will Survive” at the Amuse Bouche.

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‘WHOA WEDNESDAY’ – A Variety show at Triskelion Arts

I was away for most of the month in July and as such missed one of the most exciting new variety series in town!

I attended the last one of the month and was I happy I did!

It was a wonderful VARIETY of performers from all kinds of disciplines.

Hosted by Billy Dee Bedlam.

Trusty notebook in hand Billy Dee Bedlam brought on the acts charmingly.

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TUBER THE CLOWN – Eric Hoffman

Charming hat juggling act with audience member.

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THE BUBBLE BURSTER – Emily James and Ishah Jannsen-Faith

They performed an excerpt from their wonderfully enchanting show CHANNEL ONE.

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JEFF SEAL

Jeff Seal is charmingly hysterical with a wonderful biting sense of humor.

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XAVIER AND SHAQUANDA COCA MULATTA (were separated at birth)

A off the edge, over the top musical number with a blind sister and Izzy the Dog making a cameo appearance. Raunchy and funny as can be!

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YOUTH AND AGE – Marina Tsaplina

Franz Nicolay on the Accordion and Sarah Zar on the Singing Saw

Surreal, emotional voyage thru a series of characters dancing in a void of attachment.

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PATRICK de VALETTE

One of the funniest clowns performing in the universe today!

Catch his ensemble THE ROTTEN PLANTAINS for one night only – This Monday. Info HERE.

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JOSH BISKER  with COBRA GOLD – THE BAND

Cobra Gold Band includes Cecil Schieber, John Waters and Josh Bisker.

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GOOD TO GO GIRLS – Molly Merkler, Jessy Smith, and Julian Hollis

In one of the delightful surprise of the evening. The Good to Go Girls intreped a Miranda July story about swimming with a pool.

Visually hysterical and beautifully executed choreography.

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BIlly Dee Bedlam does it RIGHT! The audience was rewarded with  a great show!

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Watch the Triskelion Arts Calendar for future WHOA WEDNESDAY shows!


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The Comedy in Dance Festival – Triskelion Arts – April 16th, 2011

Abby Bender

started the show off with a surreal dance offering “excerpt from Zero Sum”

Dressed in a women’s business suit she organized a survey of the audience.

A delightful, modern and absurdist piece on consensus and it’s lack of usefulness!

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After finishing her piece Abby introduced the show and the first duet.

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HANDSHAKE UPPERCUT

John Leo and Jay Dunn

Jay Dunn brings the show alive with a rope pull from off stage.

John Leo is resisting the entrance.

While John chews the apple, Jay gets his shoe tied!

Choreographed and performed by John Leo and Jay Dunn.

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RAIN IS JUST THE CLOUDS GETTING THE BLUES (Working title)

Conceived by Alyson Perry and Mary Cavett

Performed by Alyson Perry, Mary Cavett, Kym Bernazky, Melanie Jones, Clare O’Sheeran and Michaela Lind.

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BIO

Choreographed by Josselyn Levinson

Performed by Josselyn Levinson and Hayley Muth.

Hayley Muth reads the ‘BIO’ as Josselyn Levinson performs in the background.

Hayley and Josselyn take their curtain call.

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An Excerpt from their show

NEON LIGHTS

Performed by Jeff Seal and Chris Manley

Choreographed by Rebecca Bull Ketchum

Chris Manley sets the needle of the victrola on the vinyl record.

Jeff Seal questions the selection he picked.

Jeff and Chris making the audience laugh out loud!

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A PRETTY GIRL IS LIKE…

Choreographed and performed by Tanya Solomon

Directed by Deborah Kaufman

Tanya Solomon dances up a storm in this very cute and funny piece.

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DIRTY UP THE KNUCKLES

Choreographed and performed by Sarah Konner and Austin Selden

A lovely and charming duet by two talented dancers.

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TREES TO REALLY GET THE FEELING OF ROMANCE

Devised and performed by Billy Schultz for The Hollering Motley

Appearing on stage in a ‘lumberjack’ wardrobe.

A very surreal and funny dance piece by Billy Schultz

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The Comedy in Dance Festival is an Annual event at Triskelion and is worth attending.

Friday April 22, Sat. April 23, 2011.

Check here for more information.

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ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © 2011 Jim Moore

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