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/Jaur├Ęs 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.