Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Two Thousand Teens Beckon This Weekend



Program Collection Project -- Festival of Fools 1975 to 1984:

Image by Gielijn Escher

An online collection of the programs from the Festival of Fools -- searchable, downloadable PDFs. Do YOU know where any of the missing programs are?
Contact Webmaster Michael from the link above!


Clownschool A.A.P. & Co, Proudly presents... JANGO EDWARDS! Thursday, December 30 · 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Belcanto Stage, Haarlem (Theatre Clownschool A.A.P.)
Created By: Joscha de Boever
More Info: Belcanto Surinameweg 2, 2035 VA Haarlem
Info@clownschoolaap.nl Joscha de Boever 06 42493428 € 12.50 entree

Jango says: I WILL BE VISITING AMSTERDAM, MY HOME FOR OVER 30 YEARS FROM DEC. 28TH UNTIL JAN. 4TH AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU ON THE 30TH IN HAARLEM WHEN I PRESENT JANGO UNPLUGED-COMIC FORMULAS.

The Light Shines:

January 20 Thursday OT301 Amsterdam Dance: Katie Duck , Julyen Hamilton; Music: Alfredo Genovesi (electric guitar and electronics); Lights: Makiko Ito.

Workshop by Katie Duck -- January 14, 15, 16 Utrecht, the Netherlands -- To register - info@dansimprovisatie.com

A Darker Shade Of Pale:

Katie's Dance Noir Series: Happy Homicide, along with Criminal Mind, Kidnap, Profile, and UnSub. Read more about it! plus Read about the artists! Better yet -- BOOK IT!

Nouveau Clown Karin Pipa Wimmer will be presenting her black-light show in Galway, Ireland next month. Her Halloween premiere sold out!



Across The Blue Horizon:

Stuart Curtis' satellite page about the Hamburg production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats are LINKED on the Outline and Scrapbook page of the Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe Saga-- plus the Handy Table of Contents. Stuart is playing in various musical ensembles around Corvallis, Oregon USA during the holiday season.

Theater/Cinema/Circus scholar John Towsen's piece about our long-missing friend Mamako Yoneyama in Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. Plus recent articles about the fateful life of Max Linder. He's also got some fine things queuing up for future publication!

Nina (Out of Africa) Cheney on the Eagle Optics Blog!

Washington DC's only Clown Cabaret Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. ... we ain't twistin' no ^%$#@! balloons!
2011 SEASON: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW
Nouveau Clown Institute ambassador Mandy Dalton said: Many thanks to Karen Berris, Matt Pauli, and Rich Potter for making it happen. See you next month!

Speaking of N.C.I: CLOWN THEORY WORKSHOP WITH JANGO EDWARDS IN BARCELONA The art of the clown is not just a profession, but a lifestyle ... January 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 2011 From 4pm to 8pm 180€ Contact: Cristina (cristigarbo@gmail.com)

Johnny Melville in Valparaiso, Chile -- From December 29: Today the last day of the festival in Valparaiso - full house already and maybe with a video transmission outside as they expect hundreds ...
The following is not a joke, just an Internet translation. Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference: Además, Johnny Melville impartirá, como parte de la II Invasión Callejera, un Taller Seminario llamado "Improvisación, energía y manejo de le espontaneidad". Para más info sobre el seminario pulse aquí (link a noticia sobre Seminario)
Also, Johnny Melville will give, as part of the Invasion II Street, a Workshop so-called Seminar " Improvisation, energy and handling of him spontaneity ". For more info on the seminar pulsate here (link to news on Seminar)

P-Funk On The Road: Some Funk Mob Holiday Action:

Mary Griffin of Parliament/Funkadelic sang at De Melkweg on December 27 with the GOTCHA All-Stars! LINK

Gabe Gonzales wrote about the night of December 28 in Detroit: The Funk Loft where Legends Kick it! Last night was beyond deep & Funky wsg Yaminah, Artie, Ronnie Rushing, Ricky Rouse (P-Funk's co-lead guitarist), Misty Love, & Martha Reeves!!!!!!!!!! If you missed it hahahaha silly sucka your a** missed one for the History books!

Kim Manning Hari Kartar and P-Funks Own Steve Boyd will be rocking the house this New Years in Atlanta -- Kim's Wahnderlust will be opening. -- Five Spot: 1123 Euclid Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307. Phone: 404.223.1100 www.fivespot-atl.com

Katdelic at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco One, One, One-One
This show will REALLY be "On the One!"
RonKat's THE ONE Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vavpkTi7PI&feature=player_embedded

Watch for Richie "Shakin" Nagan gigging out of NYC, Gabe Gonzales gigging out of Detroit, and DJ Soul Sister spinning in New Orleans (Soul Train Party on New Year's Eve).
Lady Miss Kier Kirby just finished a music video, then went to Germany -- she will be jamming in the high plains of Red Deer, Alberta -- between Calgary and Edmonton, January 21, 2011. I'm tempted, but it's ten hours hard driving in GOOD weather, and the weather ain't going to be good!

Parliament/Funkadelic tours Japan during early 2011!


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Still Feeling Punchy From Boxing Day?



Program Collection Project -- Festival of Fools 1975 to 1984:

Image by Gielijn Escher

An online collection of the programs from the Festival of Fools -- searchable, downloadable PDFs. Do YOU know where any of the missing programs are?
Contact Webmaster Michael!


Clownschool A.A.P. & Co, Proudly presents... JANGO EDWARDS! Thursday, December 30 · 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Belcanto Stage, Haarlem (Theatre Clownschool A.A.P.)
Created By: Joscha de Boever
More Info: Belcanto Surinameweg 2, 2035 VA Haarlem
Info@clownschoolaap.nl Joscha de Boever 06 42493428 € 12.50 entree

Jango says: I WILL BE VISITING AMSTERDAM, MY HOME FOR OVER 30 YEARS FROM DEC. 28TH UNTIL JAN. 4TH AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU ON THE 30TH IN HAARLEM WHEN I PRESENT JANGO UNPLUGED-COMIC FORMULAS.

A Darker Shade Of Pale:

Katie's Dance Noir Series: Happy Homicide, along with Criminal Mind, Kidnap, Profile, and UnSub. Read more about it! plus Read about the artists! Better yet -- BOOK IT!

The Light Shines:

January 20 Thursday OT301 Amsterdam Dance: Katie Duck , Julyen Hamilton; Music: Alfredo Genovesi (electric guitar and electronics); Lights: Makiko Ito.

Workshop by Katie Duck -- January 14, 15, 16 Utrecht, the Netherlands -- To register - info@dansimprovisatie.com

Nouveau Clown Karin Pipa Wimmer will be presenting her black-light show in Galway, Ireland next month. Her Halloween premiere sold out!



Across The Blue Horizon:

Stuart Curtis' satellite page about the Hamburg production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats are LINKED on the Outline and Scrapbook page of the Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe Saga-- plus the Handy Table of Contents. Stuart is playing in various musical ensembles around Corvallis, Oregon USA during the season.

Theater/Cinema/Circus scholar John Towsen's piece about our long-missing friend Mamako Yoneyama in Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. Plus recent articles about the fateful life of Max Linder. He's also got some fine things queuing up for future publication!

Nina (Out of Africa) Cheney on the Eagle Optics Blog!

Washington DC's only Clown Cabaret Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. ... we ain't twistin' no ^%$#@! balloons!
2011 SEASON: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW
Nouveau Clown Institute ambassador Mandy Dalton said: Many thanks to Karen Berris, Matt Pauli, and Rich Potter for making it happen. See you next month!

Speaking of N.C.I: CLOWN THEORY WORKSHOP WITH JANGO EDWARDS IN BARCELONA The art of the clown is not just a profession, but a lifestyle ... January 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 2011 From 4pm to 8pm 180€ Contact: Cristina (cristigarbo@gmail.com)

Johnny Melville in Valparaiso, Chile -- 4 days, 40 students, street gigs, and a performance on December 29:



P-Funk On The Road: Some Funk Mob Holiday Action:

Mary Griffin of Parliament/Funkadelic sang at De Melkweg on December 27 with the GOTCHA All-Stars! LINK

Gabe Gonzales wrote about the night of December 28 in Detroit: The Funk Loft where Legends Kick it! Last night was beyond deep & Funky wsg Yaminah, Artie, Ronnie Rushing, Ricky Rouse (P-Funk's co-lead guitarist), Misty Love, & Martha Reeves!!!!!!!!!! If you missed it hahahaha silly sucka your a** missed one for the History books!

Kim Manning Hari Kartar and P-Funks Own Steve Boyd will be rocking the house this New Years in Atlanta -- Kim's Wahnderlust will be opening. -- Five Spot: 1123 Euclid Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307. Phone: 404.223.1100 www.fivespot-atl.com

Katdelic at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco One, One, One-One
This show will REALLY be "On the One!"
RonKat's THE ONE Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vavpkTi7PI&feature=player_embedded

(Watch for Richie "Shakin" Nagan gigging out of NYC, Gabe Gonzales gigging out of Detroit, and DJ Soul Sister spinning in New Orleans (Soul Train Party on New Year's Eve). Lady Miss Kier Kirby just finished a music video, then went to Germany -- she will be jamming in the high plains of Red Deer, Alberta -- between Calgary and Edmonton, January 21, 2011. I'm tempted, but it's ten hours hard driving in GOOD weather, and the weather ain't going to be good!)

Parliament/Funkadelic tours Japan during early 2011!


Monday, December 27, 2010

We Made It Through Christmas -- New Year's Ahead!



Jango Edwards in North Holland!

Did Man of the Year Zuckerberg really visualize
faces like THIS face on Facebook?

Clownschool A.A.P. & Co, Proudly presents... JANGO EDWARDS! Thursday, December 30 · 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Belcanto Stage, Haarlem (Theatre Clownschool A.A.P.)
Created By: Joscha de Boever
More Info: Belcanto Surinameweg 2, 2035 VA Haarlem
Info@clownschoolaap.nl Joscha de Boever 06 42493428 € 12.50 entree

Jango says: I WILL BE VISITING AMSTERDAM, MY HOME FOR OVER 30 YEARS FROM DEC. 28TH UNTIL JAN. 4TH AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU ON THE 30TH IN HAARLEM WHEN I PRESENT JANGO UNPLUGED-COMIC FORMULAS.

Darker Shades Of Pale:

Katie's Dance Noir Series: Happy Homicide, along with Criminal Mind, Kidnap, Profile, and UnSub. Read more about it! plus Read about the artists! Better yet -- BOOK IT!

Across The Blue Horizon:

Stuart Curtis' satellite page about the Hamburg production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats are LINKED on the Outline and Scrapbook page of the Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe Saga-- plus the Handy Table of Contents. Stuart is playing in various musical ensembles around Corvallis, Oregon USA during the season.

Theater/Cinema/Circus scholar John Towsen's piece about our long-missing friend Mamako Yoneyama in Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. Plus recent articles about the fateful life of Max Linder. He's also got some fine things queuing up for future publication!

Nina (Out of Africa) Cheney on the Eagle Optics Blog!

The lame ducks waddled home from Washington DC -- will the Caped Crusader cave next time?

Heck Yeah -- I like this graphic!

Washington DC's only Clown Cabaret Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. ... we ain't twistin' no ^%$#@! balloons!
2011 SEASON: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW
Nouveau Clown Institute ambassador Mandy Dalton said: Many thanks to Karen Berris, Matt Pauli, and Rich Potter for making it happen. See you next month!

Speaking of N.C.I: CLOWN THEORY WORKSHOP WITH JANGO EDWARDS IN BARCELONA The art of the clown is not just a profession, but a lifestyle ... January 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 2011 From 4pm to 8pm 180€ Contact: Cristina (cristigarbo@gmail.com)

Johnny Melville is alive, well, and touring South America! Valparaiso, Chile -- 4 days, 40 students, street gigs "Then I play my gig on Wednesday next week."

P-Funk On The Road: Some Funk Mob Holiday Action:

Kim Manning Hari Kartar and P-Funks Own Steve Boyd will be rocking the house this New Years in Atlanta -- Wahnderlust will be opening! yippee -- Five Spot: 1123 Euclid Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307. Phone: 404.223.1100 www.fivespot-atl.com

Katdelic at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco One, One, One-One
This show will REALLY be "On the One!"
RonKat's THE ONE Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vavpkTi7PI&feature=player_embedded

(Watch for Richie "Shakin" Nagan gigging out of NYC, Gabe Gonzales gigging out of Detroit, and DJ Soul Sister spinning in New Orleans. Lady Miss Kier Kirby just finished a music video, and will be jamming in the high plains of Red Deer, Alberta -- between Calgary and Edmonton, January 21, 2011. I'm tempted, but it's ten hours hard driving in GOOD weather!)

Parliament/Funkadelic tours Japan during early 2011!

Kier Kirby is enroute to Dusseldorf, Germany -- let's hope winter lightens up a little for her and her fans!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Outlaws & Friends -- In Christmas Cabaret



Snowy Red Brick Streets and Sidewalks; A Cafe With A Mood For The Past; Red Light District White Christmas Cabaret:

Daniel Rovai says: And if you happen to pass by "De Paleis van de Weemoed", in the heart of the red light district of Amsterdam on the 25th or 26th of December, don't hesitate to drop by. There'll always be a spare seat and a drink for friends.

A Darker Shade Of Red:

Katie's Dance Noir Series: Happy Homicide, along with Criminal Mind, Kidnap, Profile, and UnSub. Read more about it! plus Read about the artists! Better yet -- BOOK IT!

Across Those Blue Horizons:

Stuart Curtis' satellite page about the Hamburg production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats are LINKED on the Outline and Scrapbook page of the Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe Saga-- plus the Handy Table of Contents. Stuart is playing in various musical ensembles around Corvallis, Oregon USA during the season.

Theater/Cinema/Circus scholar John Towsen's piece about our long-missing friend Mamako Yoneyama in Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. Plus recent articles about the fateful life of Max Linder. He's also got some fine things queuing up for future publication!

Nina (Out of Africa) Cheney on the Eagle Optics Blog!

As the lame ducks waddle home from Washington DC, it's a Silent Night and Holy (Dark) Night, Batman!

Heck Yeah! I like this graphic -- why do you ask?

Washington DC's only Clown Cabaret Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. ... we ain't twistin' no ^%$#@! balloons!
2011 SEASON: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW
Nouveau Clown Institute ambassador Mandy Dalton said: Many thanks to Karen Berris, Matt Pauli, and Rich Potter for making it happen. See you next month!

Speaking of N.C.I: CLOWN THEORY WORKSHOP WITH JANGO EDWARDS IN BARCELONA The art of the clown is not just a profession, but a lifestyle ... January 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 2011 From 4pm to 8pm 180€ Contact: Cristina (cristigarbo@gmail.com)

Johnny Melville is alive, well, and touring South America! Valparaiso, Chile -- 4 days, 40 students, street gigs "Then I play my gig on Wednesday next week."

P-Funk On The Road: Some Funk Mob Holiday Action:

The great synthmaster Bernie Worrell, with guitarist supreme DeWayne McKnight! Sunday, December 26 2010 07:30pm -- SociaLybrium at Joe's Pub, NYC 12-26-2010

Kim Manning Hari Kartar and P-Funks Own Steve Boyd will be rocking the house this New Years in Atlanta -- Wahnderlust will be opening! yippee -- Five Spot: 1123 Euclid Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307. Phone: 404.223.1100 www.fivespot-atl.com

Katdelic at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco One, One, One-One
This show will REALLY be "On the One!"
RonKat's THE ONE Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vavpkTi7PI&feature=player_embedded

(Watch for Richie "Shakin" Nagan gigging out of NYC, Gabe Gonzales gigging out of Detroit, and DJ Soul Sister spinning in New Orleans. Lady Miss Kier Kirby just finished a music video, and will be jamming in the high plains of Red Deer, Alberta -- between Calgary and Edmonton, January 21, 2011. I'm tempted, but it's ten hours hard driving in GOOD weather!)

Parliament/Funkadelic tours Japan during early 2011!

Avast Me 'Arties!


Ringmistress Philomena and Kinko the Clown are taking their sideshow antics aloft to the high seas of Rocking Horse Ranch this Christmas.

In a timeless moment: Our Rhode Island/NYC pal Joan Merwyn doing "Decodance" with Margolis Brown Adaptors Company:

Unleash the Dance!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Quantum Of Post Solstice Post



Sing Along -- Isn't She Lovely ...?


The Players: Patsy, Woody, and Gary have been carrying on their 30 year tradition of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas up and down the Wasatch Front, including Park City, Utah and the Solitude ski resort. They're busy all this week, according to Patsy. (I wonder if The Players will do Horton Hatches An Egg again for the resorts this spring?)

In a Darker Hue:

Katie's Dance Noir Series: Happy Homicide, along with Criminal Mind, Kidnap, Profile, and UnSub. Read more about it! plus Read about the artists! Better yet -- BOOK IT!

Brightening Up:

Stuart Curtis' satellite page about the Hamburg production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats are LINKED on the Outline and Scrapbook page of the Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe Saga-- plus the Handy Table of Contents. Stuart is playing in various musical ensembles around Corvallis, Oregon USA during the season.

Theater/Cinema/Circus scholar John Towsen's piece about our long-missing friend Mamako Yoneyama in Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. Plus recent articles about the fateful life of Max Linder. He's also got some fine things queuing up for future publication!

Nina (Out of Africa) Cheney on the Eagle Optics Blog!

Silent Night? Holy Night, Batman!


Washington DC's only Clown Cabaret Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. ... we ain't twistin' no ^%$#@! balloons!
2011 SEASON: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW
Nouveau Clown Institute ambassador Mandy Dalton said: Many thanks to Karen Berris, Matt Pauli, and Rich Potter for making it happen. See you next month!

Speaking of N.C.I: CLOWN THEORY WORKSHOP WITH JANGO EDWARDS IN BARCELONA The art of the clown is not just a profession, but a lifestyle ... January 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 2011 From 4pm to 8pm 180€ Contact: Cristina (cristigarbo@gmail.com)

Johnny Melville is alive, well, and touring South America! Valparaiso, Chile -- 4 days, 40 students, street gigs "Then I play my gig on Wednesday next week."


P-Funk On The Road: Some Funk Mob Holiday Action:

The great synthmaster Bernie Worrell, with guitarist supreme DeWayne McKnight! Sunday, December 26 2010 07:30pm -- SociaLybrium at Joe's Pub, NYC 12-26-2010

Kim Manning Hari Kartar and P-Funks Own Steve Boyd will be rocking the house this New Years in Atlanta -- Wahnderlust will be opening! yippee -- Five Spot: 1123 Euclid Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307. Phone: 404.223.1100 www.fivespot-atl.com

Katdelic at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco One, One, One-One
This show will REALLY be "On the One!"
RonKat's THE ONE Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vavpkTi7PI&feature=player_embedded

(Watch for Richie "Shakin" Nagan gigging out of NYC, Gabe Gonzales gigging out of Detroit, and DJ Soul Sister spinning in New Orleans. Lady Miss Kier Kirby just finished a music video.)

Parliament/Funkadelic tours Japan during early 2011!

BTW -- I'm listening to Bongo Fury (1975) as I compose this little post -- Frank Zappa – vocals, guitar; Denny Walley – vocals, slide guitar; Tom Fowler – bass; Terry Bozzio or Chester Thompson – drums; Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) – vocals, soprano saxophone, harmonica; George Duke – keyboards, vocals; Napoleon Murphy Brock – saxophone, vocals; Bruce Fowler – trombone.


Side one: Debra Kadabra (live); Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy (live); Sam With the Showing Scalp Flat Top (live); Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead (live); 200 Years Old; Side two: Cucamonga; Advance Romance (live); Man With the Woman Head (live); Muffin Man (live).

Redigitized from artwork by Don Vliet (1989)

Hmm -- Quite a few people are reading the Captain Beefheart entry at my personal blog!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Dark Shadow Over The Moon



Check out the lunar eclipse on the Winter Solstice!

Composite photo by Richard Drumm c)2007


Katie's Dance Noir Series: Happy Homicide, along with Criminal Mind, Kidnap, Profile, and UnSub. Read more about it! plus Read about the artists! Better yet -- BOOK IT!

Moonlight becomes you -- or is it the other way around?

Stuart Curtis' new satellite page: Some details about the Hamburg production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats are LINKED on the Outline and Scrapbook page of the Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe Saga-- plus the Handy Table of Contents.

Stuart is playing in various musical ensembles around Corvallis, Oregon USA during the season.

Theater/Cinema/Circus scholar John Towsen's piece about our long-missing friend Mamako Yoneyama in Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. Plus recent articles about the fateful life of Max Linder. He's got some fine things queuing up for future publication too.

Nina (Out of Africa) Cheney on the Eagle Optics Blog!

What's All This S(tuff) About Washington DC !?!



Washington DC's only Clown Cabaret Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. ... we ain't twistin' no ^%$#@! balloons!
2011 SEASON: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW

Nouveau Clown Institute ambassador Mandy Dalton said: Many thanks to Karen Berris, Matt Pauli, and Rich Potter for making it happen. See you next month!

Speaking of which: CLOWN THEORY WORKSHOP WITH JANGO EDWARDS IN BARCELONA The art of the clown is not just a profession, but a lifestyle ... January 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 2011 From 4pm to 8pm 180€ Contact: Cristina (cristigarbo@gmail.com)

P-Funk On The Road: Some Funk Mob New Year Action:

Kim Manning Hari Kartar and P-Funks Own Steve Boyd will be rocking the house this New Years in Atlanta -- Wahnderlust will be opening! yippee -- Five Spot: 1123 Euclid Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307. Phone: 404.223.1100 www.fivespot-atl.com

Katdelic at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco One, One, One-One
This show will REALLY be "On the One!"
RonKat's THE ONE Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vavpkTi7PI&feature=player_embedded

Watch for Parliament/Funkadelic in Japan during early 2011!

Ch-ch-changes: The world lost a great artist this week with the passing of Don Vliet AKA Captain Beefheart -- Here's the entry on my own personal blog. That "friend in California" was Matthew Child. I will always remember Henk Targowski playing Clear Spot in Amsterdam while we were setting up the first Festival of Fools!

"Miss Christine" of the GTOs invites us in for another listen to Willie the Pimp with Captain Beefheart, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Ian Underwood, and others. Matthew and I listened to this thing a lot -- in fact, I'm listening to it as I compose this blog!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dance Noir and DC Follies



NOTE: Updated on December 14, 2010

Digital reinterpretaion of Katie Duck's choreography featuring Alfredo Genovese, Manuela Tessi, and the Spirit of Noir in the smoke!

Katie's Dance Noir Series: Happy Homicide, along with Criminal Mind, Kidnap, Profile, and UnSub. Read more about it! plus Read about the artists! Better yet -- BOOK IT!

Gefilte Joe and the Fish sing: Chanukah comes one a year, and when it comes you know it's here! That celebration is over, but the Holiday Season continues!

In Barcelona: CABARET CABRON PRESENTS: "JESUS CHRIST CHRISTMAS SALE." A VERY FUNNY "NON CONVENTIONAL" CHRISTMAS NIGHT! 16 DECEMBER AT 22,00 FREEDONIA. With KRAS KATAPLAN, NICO QUERALTO, DANIEL HERNANDEZ, JOAN MESTRES, GLORIA VIGORITA, ELSABETH ZENZ, CLAUDIA CANTONE and STEFANO IABONI. DIRECTED BY JANGO EDWARDS.
(The ALL-CAPS alone should clue ya' in that Jango's gotta hand in it.)

Stuart Curtis' new satellite page: Some details about the Hamburg production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats are LINKED on the Outline and Scrapbook page of the Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe Saga-- plus the Handy Table of Contents.

Stuart will be sitting-in at the Svens Christmas celebration near Corvallis, Oregon this weekend.
Stuart Curtis will also be performing with the Salem Big Band at Mission Mill Museum in Salem, Oregon -- Friday 12/17 from 8-10 pm.

Theater/Cinema/Circus scholar John Towsen's piece about our long-missing friend Mamako Yoneyama in Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. Plus a NEW article about the fateful life of Max Linder.

Nina (Out of Africa) Cheney has an even NEWER post on the Eagle Optics Blog!

What's All This S(tuff) About Washington DC !?!



Washington DC's only Clown Cabaret December 13th at Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. ... we ain't twistin' no ^%$#@! balloons!


Straight from Barcelona's Nouveau Clown Institute, Mandy Dalton will appear at this event -- 2011 SEASON: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW

Mandy said: DC Clown cabaret was another smashing success. I met a lot of cool people and saw some old friends that I had not seen in along time. Many thanks to Karen Berris, Matt Pauli, and Rich Potter for making it happen. See you next Month.

P-Funk On The Road 2010:
Look's like P-Funk picked up a gig in Baltimore -- my acquaintance Rodney "Skeet" Curtis, of Maceo Parker's band, was expected to JAM -- one fine bass soloist!
Dec 3 2010 8:00P -- B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY
Dec 4 2010 8:30P -- State Theater Portland, ME , US
Niagara Falls with Andre Foxxe Williams too!
Dec 9 2010 8:30P -- L.C. Pavilion Columbus, Ohio
Dec 10 2010 9:00P -- Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
Michael (Kidd Funkadelic) Hampton plays Washington DC
with P-Funk at the 920 Club near Howard University Saturday Night.

West Coast Contingent: RonKat Spearman's Katdelic -- KATDELIC KRISTMAS PARTY on 12/16 Supperclub San Francisco with Black Kat Kabaret.

Reinterpreted from a poster by Cyril Noir

Katdelic @ 10pm sharp; Black Kat Kabaret @ 11pm; Katdelic takes it to the stage again at 1 AM -- and the party goes on till it stops!

Some Funk Mob New Year Action:

Kim Manning Hari Kartar and P-Funks Own Steve Boyd will be rocking the house this New Years in Atlanta -- Wahnderlust will be opening! yippee -- Five Spot: 1123 Euclid Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307. Phone: 404.223.1100 www.fivespot-atl.com

Katdelic at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco One, One, One-One
This show will REALLY be "On the One!"
RonKat's THE ONE Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vavpkTi7PI&feature=player_embedded

Watch for the Funk Mob in Japan during early 2011!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sinter Klaus Brought Me THIS !?!?



Mommie Dearest will be giving something back!
Independent, unaffiliated graphic by M.E.

Happy Homicide December 10 Duck Projects Zaal 100 Amsterdam 21:00 Direction: Katie Duck Performance: Katie Duck; Film: Ilaria Honsinger; Music: Alfredo Genovesi and Andy Keep Plus a musical surprise! Set 2 - Music Gig with Alfredo Genovesi (guitar/electronics), Andy Keep (electronics), Raphael Vanoli (guitar/electronics)

Part of Katie's Dance Noir Series: Along with Criminal Mind, Kidnap, Profile, and UnSub.
Read more about it! plus Read about the artists! Better yet -- BOOK IT!

A New Satellite Page Featuring Stuart Curtis:

Click to Enlarge

Some details about the Hamburg production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats are LINKED on the Outline and Scrapbook page of the Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe Saga-- plus the Handy Table of Contents.

Stuart will be sitting-in at the Svens Christmas celebration near Corvallis, Oregon this weekend.

Theater/Cinema/Circus scholar John Towsen's piece about our long-missing friend Mamako Yoneyama in Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. Plus a NEW article about the fateful life of Max Linder.

Nina (Out of Africa) Cheney has a new post on the Eagle Optics Blog!

Washington DC's only Clown Cabaret December 13th at Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. ... we ain't twistin' no ^%$#@! balloons!


Former inmates from the Nouveau Clown Institute Mandy Dalton (L) and Pat Cashin (R) will appear this monthly event -- 2011 SEASON: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW

P-Funk On The Road 2010:
Look's like P-Funk picked up a gig in Baltimore -- my acquaintance Rodney "Skeet" Curtis, of Maceo Parker's band, was expected to JAM -- one fine bass soloist!
Dec 3 2010 8:00P -- B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY
Dec 4 2010 8:30P -- State Theater Portland, ME , US
Niagara Falls with Andre Foxxe Williams too!

Dec 9 2010 8:30P -- L.C. Pavilion Columbus, Ohio
Dec 10 2010 9:00P -- Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA

West Coast Contingent: RonKat Spearman's Katdelic -- KATDELIC KRISTMAS PARTY on 12/16 Supperclub San Francisco with Black Kat Kabaret.

Reinterpreted from a poster by Cyril Noir

Katdelic @ 10pm sharp; Black Kat Kabaret @ 11pm -- the party goes on till it stops!

Watch for the Funk Mob in Japan during early 2011!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's The MOST Wonderful Time Of The Year ...



Luciana Paluzzi contemplates -- WHAT?
Independent, unaffiliated graphic by M.E.

Happy Homicide December 10 Duck Projects Zaal 100 Amsterdam 21:00 Direction: Katie Duck Performance: Katie Duck Film: Ilaria Honsinger Music: Alfredo Genovesi and Andy Keep (plus surprises)

Read more about it! plus Read about the artists and MORE!

Theater/Cinema/Circus scholar John Towsen's piece about our long-missing friend Mamako Yoneyama in Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. NEW article about the fateful life of Max Linder.

Nina (Out of Africa) Cheney has a new post on the Eagle Optics Blog!

Nouveau Clown Pipa performs in Galway, Ireland.
(Photo by Martina Regan)


Coffee, created By The Improfessionals Wednesday, December 8 · 8:30pm - 11:30pm Peniche Antipode face au 55 quai de la Seine, 19° arr, M° Riquet/Jaurès Paris, France (Last performance of 2010)

Coffee is an improvised show about people watching. The audience discovers a coffee bar frequented by a myriad of characters. Every character is created from a face drawn by an audience member before the show. A director guides the show and pulls characters out of the coffee bar to discover more about them and their personal story. Coffee is an original Improfessionals format created by Mark Jane. "It's a taste, an odour, a culture, a philosophy, a way of life, a feeling... but above all, it's people like you and me."

Washington DC's only Clown Cabaret December 13th at Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. ... we ain't twistin' no ^%$#@! balloons!


Former inmates from the Nouveau Clown Institute Mandy Dalton (L) and Pat Cashin (R) will appear this monthly event -- 2011 SEASON: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW

P-Funk On The Road 2010:
Look's like P-Funk picked up a gig in Baltimore -- my acquaintance Rodney "Skeet" Curtis, of Maceo Parker's band, is expected to JAM -- one fine bass soloist!
Dec 3 2010 8:00P -- B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY
Dec 4 2010 8:30P -- State Theater Portland, ME , US
Picked up another gig in Niagara Falls with Andre Foxxe Williams last weekend!

Dec 9 2010 8:30P -- L.C. Pavilion Columbus, Ohio
Dec 10 2010 9:00P -- Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA

Watch for the Funk Mob in Japan during early 2011!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

That's the Spirit -- Traditions Recreated!



"The Players" performing Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas in pantomime.


Woody Whitney -- violin, Gary McDonough -- narration, and Patsy Droubay -- ALL the characters. They've performed this show during the Holiday Season for thirty years in the Salt Lake County Library system, and various schools. In fact there's a production going on as I write this!

I remember the winter of 2nd Grade when Grinch was brand-new (1957). Time has been good to this book!

In other news, Johnny Melville FINALLY got on a plane to South America!


John Towsen has a new chapter in All Fall Down: The Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. He tells about the legacy of Max Linder -- the first major comic acting star of Cinema. There will be further information in upcoming episodes.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

LOL The Ancient Yuletide Chorus -- Fa La La La La



No bones about it, Joan Blondell says don't sleep on this show! -- unaffiliated digitized interpretation by M.E.

Happy Homicide December 10 Duck Projects Zaal 100 Amsterdam 21:00 Direction: Katie Duck Performance: Katie Duck Film: Ilaria Honsinger Music: Alfredo Genovesi and Andy Keep (plus surprises)

Read more about it! plus Read about the artists and MORE!

Theater/Cinema/Circus scholar John Towsen's piece about our long-separated friend Mamako Yoneyama in Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. Even more GREAT articles there!

Nina (Out of Africa) Cheney has a new post on the Eagle Optics Blog!

Coffee, created By The Improfessionals Wednesday, December 8 · 8:30pm - 11:30pm Peniche Antipode face au 55 quai de la Seine, 19° arr, M° Riquet/Jaurès Paris, France

Coffee is an improvised show about people watching. The audience discovers a coffee bar frequented by a myriad of characters. Every character is created from a face drawn by an audience member before the show. A director guides the show and pulls characters out of the coffee bar to discover more about them and their personal story. Coffee is an original Improfessionals format created by Mark Jane. "It's a taste, an odour, a culture, a philosophy, a way of life, a feeling... but above all, it's people like you and me."

Washington DC's only Clown Cabaret December 13th at Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. ... we ain't twistin' no ^%$#@! balloons!
Jango's American allies Pat Cashin and Mandy Dalton are part of this monthly event.
2011 SEASON: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW

Look's like P-Funk picked up a gig in Baltimore -- my acquaintance Rodney "Skeet" Curtis, of Maceo Parker's band, is expected to JAM -- one fine bass soloist!

The rest of P-Funk's 2010 schedule:

Dec 3 2010 8:00P -- B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY
Dec 4 2010 8:30P -- State Theater Portland, ME , US
Dec 9 2010 8:30P -- L.C. Pavilion Columbus, Ohio
Dec 10 2010 9:00P -- Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA

It's Japan for the Funk Mob in early 2011!

One Wheel or One and a Half?

Unicycle fanatic, Keith "Bindlestiff" Nelson and a "Pennyfarthing" bicycle -- watch for both Bindlestiffs in old New Holland, along the Hudson Valley, riding these things!

Digitized from a photo by Raymond Haddad


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Where Did November Go?



Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

The Holly and the Ivy -- digitized interpretation by M.E.

Happy Homicide December 10 Duck Projects Zaal 100 Amsterdam 21:00 Direction: Katie Duck Performance: Sharon Smith Film: Ilaria Honsinger Music: Alfredo Genovesi and Andy Keep

Read more about it! plus Read about the artists and MORE!

Theater/Cinema/Circus scholar John Towsen's piece about our long-separated friend Mamako Yoneyama in Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. More GREAT articles there!

Coffee, created By The Improfessionals Wednesday, December 8 · 8:30pm - 11:30pm Peniche Antipode face au 55 quai de la Seine, 19° arr, M° Riquet/Jaurès Paris, France

"She looks like someone just left her... Who's that old man over there waiting for?... How did that couple pay for those expensive clothes?... They're probably not married. I bet he's cheating on his wife... What is that pretty girl smiling at?... etc... etc..."

Coffee is an improvised show about people watching. The audience discovers a coffee bar frequented by a myriad of characters. Every character is created from a face drawn by an audience member before the show. A director guides the show and pulls characters out of the coffee bar to discover more about them and their personal story. Coffee is an original Improfessionals format created by Mark Jane. "It's a taste, an odour, a culture, a philosophy, a way of life, a feeling... but above all, it's people like you and me."

Washington DC's only Clown Cabaret December 13th at Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. ... we ain't twistin' no ^%$#@! balloons!


Jango's American allies Pat Cashin and Mandy Dalton are part of this monthly event.
2011 SEASON: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW

The rest of P-Funk's 2010 schedule:

Dec 3 2010 8:00P -- B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY
Dec 4 2010 8:30P -- State Theater Portland, ME , US
Dec 9 2010 8:30P -- L.C. Pavilion Columbus, Ohio
Dec 10 2010 9:00P -- Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA

It's Japan for the Funk Mob in early 2011!

Trouper Allies Making GOOD:


While watching the new movie Burlesque on my birthday, I wondered what my distant friend Keith (Bindlestiff) Nelson might think of this flick. He was raised on Coney Island, experienced the “old” Times Square, and worked with actual practitioners of Burlesque. Oddly enough, he wrote on Facebook the same night I got back from seeing this movie, and mentioned that one of his co-workers was in the film:

(Center) Digitized Viktoria Shvartsman, introduced by (Left) Kinko the Clown and (Right) Ringmistress Philomena of New York's Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.

Viktoria Shvartsman … imagine, the first time she performed with Bindlestiff was with our Cavalcade of Youth, and now she is doing “Burlesque” with Cher.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Funk, Winter, and Fun!



There is so much happening as Autumn turns into Winter!

Davey Norket playing Gumbo Night in Amsterdam with drummer Toon Omen earlier in November.

Theater/Cinema/Circus scholar John Towsen wrote a piece about the Great SL Mime Troupe's long-separated friend Mamako Yoneyama on his blog John Towsen's Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. There are a number of eye-poppingly GREAT articles there -- especially an eyewitness account of Charlie Chaplin's grandson James Thiérrée in performance.
I will regularly direct your attention to that wonderful site!

Mamako Yoneyama -- each movement has meaning!

Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi Barcelona, Spain La Poderosa November 22-26

Jango Edwards -- Cabaret Cabron at Freedonia in Barcelona on November 27

Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

Happy Homicide December 10 Duck Projects Zaal 100 Amsterdam 21:00 Direction: Katie Duck Performance: Sharon Smith Film: Ilaria Honsinger Music: Alfredo Genovesi and Andy Keep

Washington DC's only Clown Cabaret (Yes, clowns who use naughty language) on December 13th at Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. ... and watch out out folks ... it's full on. Let's just put it this way -- we ain't twistin' no ^%$#@! balloons!


Jango's American allies Pat Cashin and Mandy Dalton are part of this monthly event.
2011 SEASON: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW

We Want The Funk! Gotta Have That Funk!

FIELD REPORTS
From Funkateer Extraordinaire Gina Hall: Thank you San Francisco for funking up Yoshi's right and proper. You dropped a funk bomb so PHAT that you set off the fire alarm. When the fire dept arrived at the club, the first man in called it a "Code 4 - there's a SKUNK LOOSE IN THE BUILDING!! Nice!"
From P-Funk guitarist Shaunna Hall: Extra thanks to the local crew: Kevin & John from Tone Tubby, Alex Studer, Phil Milner & Jordan for helping us fly right! If you missed all the fun, don't worry, we'll be back in January (27)!

Kim Manning Hari Kartar on roller skates -- she specializes in singing Red Hot Mama with the P-Funk All-Stars

Singer Kim Manning Hari Kartar: Singing with pfunk (Saturday night) at Yoshis in SF -- upcoming tour for January -- plus I'll be out with George Clinton in Japan.

More from Gina: Nov. 19 -- members of Parliament Funkadelic sitting in with Stax Bros at the boom boom room after the p Funk show @ yoshi's...What a night
Who sat in last night Gina? RonKat (Spearman), Michael Hampton, Eric McFadden, Shaunna Hall, a flock of funkateers let by Dr. Illinstein they did Cosmic Slop, Red Hot Mama and We Want The Funk...props to the Stax Bros also, they get down. The audience went nutz ...

The rest of Funky 2010:
Dec 3 2010 8:00P -- B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY
Dec 4 2010 8:30P -- State Theater Portland, ME , US
Dec 9 2010 8:30P -- L.C. Pavilion Columbus, Ohio
Dec 10 2010 9:00P -- Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA

NEXT it's Japan for the Funk Mob!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Footsbarn , India, Katie, Madrid, P-Funk & San Francisco



'Way over there and back again -- in a week (!!!)



From Asian Age Nov 16, 2010 by Neha Jain:

The circular stage at the Lotus Temple has been turned into a barn and glints with lights to welcome Victor Hugo, with a leading English theatre group ... having opened its doors to stage its masterpiece, The Man Who Laughs, in New Delhi on November 14 and 16.

All things are in this laugh of mine, at which you laugh today!


...set in England in 1690. A nobleman, who has offended the King, is put to death and his son is punished with a permanent scar across his face: A grin that will remind him “to laugh forever at his fool of a father”. As he grows to manhood, the scarred boy journeys through our bizarre world, always half-sad and half-smiling.
The adventure of the play begins on the coast of Cornwall in a stormy night, where Footsbarn began its own epic journey 35 years ago and the protagonists are traveling clowns. Set against the background of a Shakespearean world, they travel ...

Renowned for their visually acrobatic adaptations of classics — Shakespeare and Molière, for example — that transcend the barrier of language with a unique blend of visual theatre, music and magic, the group will play in a mixed version of French and English ... our adaptation of the story has been appreciated by the audiences wherever we have performed, informed Paddy Haytor, artistic director of the group.

Footsbarn gets its name from the barn ... in Cornwall where the group began its rehearsals in 1971. The idea to set up the company was to take theatre to people who didn’t have access to it. We used to perform on the beaches, in villages and on streets ... In 1975, we started performing in a tent that could accommodate around 200 people.
(I was there, setting up that SAME tent!)
... During the late ’70s, we had to leave our country but we chose to be around Europe. The times were changing, theatre was evolving and so was the company. What began as an English theatre group started turning into an international group with Polish, French and Greek artistes joining it. Since then, we have been touring countries like France, Germany and India, conducting workshops and performing at various places. The language barrier no more exists and we perform in Greek, French and other languages as well, said Haytor.
The group first came to India in 1995 ... he has seen the Indian audience evolving and youngsters getting more and more interested in English theatre. The most amazing experience was when five Indians joined us when we did a workshop in Kerala. Though not all of them are with us ... Indian musicians are great to work with ... I find them eager to work with them for some good English productions. They are always open for cultural exchange and they love to talk. We are looking forward to building a theatre tent in India with Indian architects. This will open up the exchange of theatrical activities which will encourage more theatre tours to India, said Haytor.
After completing their Indian tour, the group is looking forward to work with Indian actors and musicians for their next production, The Tempest by Shakespeare, concluded Haytor.

On the Iberian Peninsula:

Workshop Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi Estudio tres Madrid Spain workshop November 19, 20, 21

Performance Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi plus student group Estudio tres Madrid Spain November 22

Workshop Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi Barcelona, Spain La Poderosa November 22-26

(Jango will be doing a Cabaret Cabron at Freedonia in Barcelona on November 27.)

Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

This ought to be GOOD:

December 10 Duck Projects Happy Homicide Zaal 100 Amsterdam 21:00 Direction: Katie Duck Performance: Sharon Smith Film: Ilaria Honsinger Music: Alfredo Genovesi and Andy Keep


George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars are starting a winter tour:


Nov 19 and 20 2010 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Yoshi’s San Francisco, California, US

This is an unusual type of gig for Parliament/Funkadelic -- two sets a night are almost unheard-of for the Funk Mob, and they RARELY book back-to-back venues.

Gentleman saxophonist and personable scat-singer, Greg Thomas of the P-Funk All-Stars -- Knee Deep maestro!

I bet they'll be some AMAZING jams with the talent on hand by The Bay!

The rest of Funky 2010:
Dec 3 2010 8:00P -- B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY
Dec 4 2010 8:30P -- State Theater Portland, ME , US
Dec 9 2010 8:30P -- L.C. Pavilion Columbus, Ohio
Dec 10 2010 9:00P -- Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, November 12, 2010

Doing the "Second Line," with an Umbrella ...



Henry Roeland Byrd AKA "Professor Longhair," the architect of New Orleans' distinctive polyrhythmic music after WWII. The legends vary, but I first read that his nickname was ironically associated with his first hit Bald Head in 1950.


Swampy Davey Funk-ifies Amsterdam!

Davey Norket showed his unique "swampy" rhythmic piano stylings to an appreciative public during a special New Orleans Gumbo Night in Amsterdam. He traded knowledge back and forth with musicians who had studied the bag of tricks known as "second line," the foundation of New Orleans Soul. The term comes from marching bands who lead street parades -- the big bass drum not only powers the professional musicians up front, but leads the clapping, singing, beating, rattling, dancing crowd in back as well. The shifting, back-and-forth interplay of rhythms mutated into a sound of its own, and showed up in great dance records the whole world still imitates.

Check out Davey's new music on his website.

November 8 - 14, 2010
Workshop
Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi Bilboa, Spain
(In Basque country, on the north end of the Iberian Peninsula.)
Performances Katie Duck Alfredo Genovesi and groups 21:00 Bilboa, Spain L'Mono Fim

November 13 Saturday 15:00 Wonderland MLK music and dance for/with kids and family Maarten Luter Kerk (Dintelstraat 134) Amsterdam Dance/ Anna van Balen, Malgorzata Haduch, Makiko Ito Music/ Michael Moore, Mary Oliver, Natalio Suedo

November 14 Sunday 16:00 Wonderland #42– music and dance for/with kids and family OT301(Overtoom 301 1054HW)
Entrance 5-euro (kids free) Dance/ Leela Stokholm, Sayaka Akitsu, Or Hakami, Makiko Ito Music/ Michael Moore, Oscar Hoogland, Dana Jessen Lights/ Ellen Knops

Stuart Curtis continued to play in Corvallis, Oregon USA.
Gregg Moore wrote about Buster Keaton's masterpiece The General running in a 100 year old church in Northern California with a live band accompanying the action.

Barcelona Calling!

The Nouveau Clown Institute sponsors Cabaret Cabron every weekend at the club Freedonia.

Friday, November 5, 2010

NOW -- vember!



(L) Alfredo Genovese, (C) Katie Duck, and (R) Manuela Tessi,
digitally manipulated by M.E.

November 7 Sunday 16:00 Wonderland – music and dance for and with kids and family ” Dream Factory” Pleintheater (Sajetplein 39) Amsterdam Dance: Manuela Tessi, Sylvain Meret, Makiko Ito Music: Mary Oliver, Felicity Provan, Robert van Helzen

November 8 - 14, 2010
Workshop Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi Bilboa, Spain
(In Basque country, on the north end of the Iberian Peninsula.)
Performances Katie Duck Alfredo Genovesi and groups 21:00 Bilboa, Spain L'Mono Fim

From L'Mono's (English) Website: L´mono is a project in Bilbao that creates a place where artists of different disciplines can work and develop a space of meeting, exhibition and get-together. The project is financed by studio rent and the proceeds from events such as concerts, dance performances or audiovisual expositions... L’mono seeks to be a place in motion; open to various, long- or short-term, innovative work propositions. It is changing constantly.

Mechanical translation from L'Mono's Spanish Website: The work of Katie Duck is an international reference point in the framework of the dance-improvisation. In addition to dance, this American based in the Netherlands creates its own choreographies ... Its aim is to teach discover through improvisación the logic of the existence, the way in which operates the human being.

On the south end of the Iberian Peninsula:



Monday, November 1, 2010

All Saints Day Fell On A Monday in 2010



Alfredo Genovese (guitar) and Manuela Tessi (dance) in Profile by Katie Duck & Ilaria Honsinger. (Click to enlarge the image, or go to the Hockaday Museum of Art to see it on the wall.)

November 8- 14 workshop Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi Bilboa, Spain L'Mono Fim

November 19, 20, 21 workshop Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi Estudio tres Madrid Spain workshop

November 22-26 workshop Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi Barcelona, Spain La Poderosa

Re:Imagining Cultural Space 17-19 November, Orionteatern, Stockholm (Website)

Chris Torch asks:


How do we establish creative spaces for culture? How do they grow? How are they organised? How can they be financed, given reduced political will to support Arts and Culture?

Is cultural policy out of sync with the needs of the culture sector and the audiences? If so, what needs to be done to bring policy and practice closer?

Chris Torch, as emissary for the Living Theater
circa 1976, and today.

Chris Torch is founder and Artistic Director of Intercult and an outspoken advocate for intercultural action. While active as a director, producer and actor he founded Jordcirkus in 1977, an independent and international theatre company based in Stockholm, and Shikasta in 1993 ... Chris currently holds the post as vice president for CAE (Culture Action Europe) and is on the steering group of Platform for Intercultural Europe.

Stuart Curtis performs with Corvallis' Hilltop Big Band Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30-9:30 pm at the Old World Deli ...
Special note to opera buffs: this will be your only chance this year to experience a live performance of Bill Holman's swing arrangement of the "... Anvil Chorus" from La Traviata. (That's Oregon, USA)