Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hooray For The Red White And Blues!

Katie Duck's Summer Workshops -- Straight Ahead:

July 18 to August 20 -- Five week Music Dance Summer course Amsterdam Holland at Studio Seven. ... there are places left for those who wish to do one or two weeks (rather than the full five weeks). We will be adding classes and performance weekends to these lists through out the summer course period. The classes are open for anyone who wishes to enroll so keep checking

WEEK ONE Morning Auxiliary "Open Classes"
For anyone from or visiting Amsterdam who wishes to move, play and investigate performing -- July 20 Wednesday 10:00-12:00 Sayaka Akitsu, Kazuma-Glen Motomura; July 22 Friday 10:00-12:00 Sayaka Akitsu, Kazuma-Glen Motomura; July 24 Sunday 17:00-22:00 Melvin Fraenk Improv a'la street
(Some of the open classes lead toward performances on the weekend)
Students in the summer course: 5 euros per class / Students who do less than five weeks in the summer course or are not enrolled in the summer course: 5 euros per hour / Pay on arrival to the teacher.

The MAGPIE improvisation summer course runs for five weeks (July 18-20) with workshops by Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi 13:00-17:00 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. There are spaces for performers and musicians to study with Alfredo and Katie one or two weeks at time (100 euros per week).

List of open classes from July 18 to August 20

List of performance weekends from July 22 to August 20

August 22-27 Five day Collective workshop Orgelpark Amsterdam Holland. To register go to

Katie Has Restarted Magpie Music/Dance!

MAGPIE's Artistic Directors Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi are forming new groups out of a pool of past and present performers, and will continue to have the opportunity to place their work in an international perspective.
Read all about it HERE

Sharon Smith, Katie Duck's Friend & Ally:

Sharon's been on the road with Gob Squad, but she'll also be teaching and performing during Katie's Summer Dance Course.
See Sharon Smith & Felicity Croydon's amazing site (Updated Flash Required)

More by Katie's Allies:
July 6 at 21:00 OT301 Overtoom 301 Amsterdam Lily Kiara's Songs & Poems €6
Whole band: Joost Buis, Michael Moore, Michael Vatcher, Felicity Provan, Julyen Hamilton, Lily Kiara
Lights: Ellen Knops; Sound: Colin McLean

Freakatoni's Messy Weekends July 22 to August 20 -- Live music and performance Amsterdam 5 weekends Studio Seven / Eerste Nassaustraat 7, Doors open 20:00 / 2 sets each evening of 30 to 40 minutes each with a breakentrance 3 euros /Bring your own wine + beer -- we have glasses!

July 22 Friday and July 23 Saturday led by MAGPIE's Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovese 2 sets each evening, including Melvin Fraenk, Miri Lee, and more more more...

July 25 Monday 10:00-12:00 Melvin Fraenk Improv a'la street (toward performance)
July 25 Monday 18:00-22:00 Kenzo Kusuda dance
July 27 Wednesday 10:00-12:00 Melvin Fraenk Improv a'la street (toward performance)
July 29 Friday 10:00-12:00 Lily Kiara Skinner Releasing into making dance
July 30 Saturday 19:30 Melvin Fraenk workshop performance group
July 31 Sunday 17:00-22:00 Or Hakim Mor Shani Emotional Pornography

You do not need to register for these classes. You can pay on arrival / Studio Seven, Eerste Nassaustraat 7, 1052 BD, Amsterdam 5 euros per hour

Via Katie and Chris Torch: European Readers -- Act for culture in Europe and sign the We Are More manifesto now:
Culture Action Europe Rue de la Science 10 B-1000 Brussels

Chris Torch Is Thinking Big:

The CORNERS Project -- Four Xpeditions/Four CORNERS of Europe:
1. North -­ planned and implemented by Umeå 2014 and participating associate Partners. Planned Destinations: Sampi; Västerbotten (Sweden); Norway 8 -­ 21 August, 2011
2.Caucasus -­ planned and implemented by Intercult and participating associate Partners. Destinations: Georgia; Eastern Turkey; Azerbaijan September 27 to October 13, 2011

For more info -- contact INTERCULT (Sweden)

Barsham Faire and Albion Faire, East Anglia UK

Webmaster Michael got an interesting email from someone perusing the Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe Outline and Scrapbook:
We have in recent years collected an archive on the East Anglian Fairs of the 1970s/80s. We have just been donated some pictures from Barsham 1975 including a small series featuring George and his 'little princess' ... are busy creating an exhibition at the moment ...

George-O in a moment of repose at Barsham Fair 1975, from a photo supplied by Warwick Moreton of Friends.

Barsham Faire is where George first met Johnny Melville, which eventually led to Kaboodle and Salatka Balloon Band coming to Amsterdam's Festival of Fools.
There is quite an active group documenting these East Anglian Fairs!
They made an informative Website,
but are collaborating on said exhibition via their blog HERE

The Old Stables Gallery (Corn Hall) 4-26 August 11am-4pm Mon - Sat FREE From Barsham to Albion –- an archive of material from the East Anglian Fairs of the 70s and 80s

Next year marks 40 years since the first of the legendary East Anglian fairs – which ran from 1972 to 1986 – took place. Their spirit of creativity, play and environmentalism was ahead of its time and has left a legacy today. The fairs became renowned for providing extraordinary theatre, music, installation art, artisan stalls and other entertainments, helping to establish the careers of many who have gone on to play an important part in the cultural life of Britain. The Corn Hall is celebrating these great happenings with an exhibition of posters, photographs, film, and assorted memorabilia from the fairs, including the ultimate monthly newspaper of alternative East Anglia, the Waveney Clarion. This exhibition will evoke memories for those who were there and will explain the magic and significance of the fairs to those who missed them.

Speaking of Friends (Roadshow and Mobile): Davey Norket is featuring The Friends Story: 'According to Dave' on his already-fun Website! (Click on the letter "U" to go forward, or the letter "T" to go back.)

Footsbarn Traveling Theatre is still weathering storms.

Daniel Rovai is back in Amsterdam -- check out his movie Silent Sonata. (Slow Loader)

Julie Biereye is performing at Concert Jools on Wheels in St. Germans, Cornwall -- July 22 at 11:00pm & July 23 at 2:00am for the Port Eliot Festival.
(Julie is Daniel Rovai & Margarete Biereye's talented daughter.)

Inter-related company Buchinger's Boot Theatre will be appearing at the festival Villeneuve En Scène in Avignon.
They're developing an adult show called Petrology for next year.

French allies The Improfessionals are on vacation, But Clara McBride is carrying on the role Eavan Brennan and Natalie Portman are playing.

Footsbarn/Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe Alumnus Gregg Moore has opened his musical vaults on the Internet:

(L to R) Start Curtis, Katie Duck, Gregg Moore, and Paul Blackwell.

Look and listen on Relevant Music.
Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe; Friends Big Band; Available Jelly; and even MOORE to come.

Footsbarn Ally Marlene Delish and the Hot Honey Rag Dolls are at it again in Dublin:

Outré Fizz Presents Le Cirque Électronique: Burlesque chanteuse Marlene researches her role as Usherette Polly Popsicle -- she's a COOL one!

Another Dubliner ally, Roseanne Lynch, will soon be doing graduate studies at Drama Centre London.

Nouveau Clowns

Barcelona's Kras Pataklan (in the spotlight above) administrates a Facebook page alerting all and sundry to performances of the Worldwide Baggy Pants Krewe called Clowns On The Road AKA (EN EL CAMÍ/EN EL CAMINO). Get your translating pages ready though -- the posts can be in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Italian, German or even English!

Movement Master Philippe Gaulier will be at Triángulo de Madrid September 19 through 23 2011.

Staring Stefano Iaboni, directed by Jango Edwards. Sound, lights and decor designed by Tony (Murchland) Spumonie.

Starring Gemma Ingles and Ana P. Jimenez; Directed by Jango Edwards. Sound, lights and decor designed by Tony (Murchland) Spumonie

See Nouveau Clown Karin Pipa Wimmer at the European Juggler's Convention this summer!

Pipa is also organizing a Streetperformers' Forum during the EJC ...
Saturday, August 6 at 4:00pm - August 14 at 4:00pm.

EJC Munich 2011 6 -14. Aug. 2001 Munich Olympic Park
Enjoy the best extreme unicyclist Shows and Finals on August 13 -- BMW World.
The EJA is a non-profit association for European jugglers. Its main goal is to promote juggling in Europe, especially by ensuring that, each year, a European Juggling Convention (EJC) takes place in a different European city or town. In 2011 the Convention will take place in Munich - Bavaria.

Pipa was also at the Street Performance World Championship in Portlaoise, Ireland, held during early June.
Karin Pipa Wimmer's Sorcas Quircas Facebook Page

More Nouveau Clowning

BARCA, BARCA, BARCA -- Jango's Summer Clown Workshop in Barcelona: July 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd 2011

Johnny Melville and Jango Edwards continue to fool around the cinema. Check out Parade of Fools for the latest on their movie!

PLANS, PLANS, PLANS -- "I wonder how long I can do this world tour? 4 days here, then 4 days Berlin, then 5 days Trento, then 5 days London, followed by 3 days Amsterdam, 7 days Berlin, 2 weeks Barcelona ... Looks like we might do this boxing film -- me my son ..."

Del 25 al 29 de Julio de 2011 / From July 25th to 29th 2011 Lugar/Place: Barcelona
Precio/Price: 180h (20h) Clases en ingles y español / Classes in English and Spanish
Contact and information:Cristina - - 0034 661 111 127

Across The Blue Horizon ...

ALL the programs from 1976 -- Thanks to Ed Baker!
Program Collection Project -- Festival of Fools 1975 to 1984.

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!

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

Spider-Man, Hold Back The Dark formally opened on Broadway at last, without former LeCoq student Julie Taymor at the helm.

Watch out for more craziness from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus!

The Bindlestiffs' Ringmistress Philomena and Mr. Pennygaff in a spin! (Authorized photo by M.E.)

Nina (Bird Woman) Cheney on the Eagle Optics Blog.
Check out Nina Cheney's Page from the Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe Outline & Scrapbook.

Nina's daughter Callie is on TV in Chile this summer, which is their winter, which shouldn't confuse me ...

Charlie Cheney, a Midwestern singer/songwriter, and Nina's brother, is making the long trek to Andrew & Jeanine Springer's house, 15414 SE Ivy Creek St. Happy Valley, OR (near Portland) Local musician Earl Patrick will play an acoustic set beforehand.
We've arranged a house concert so we can all sit on the lawn in the sun and listen to his great songs.
Check out Charlie's website at

Nouveau Clown/CC regular Mandy Dalton wrote and directed the show Mythplaced in the DC area, and informed me that the Clown's Cabaret performances at Fort Fringe are NOT over:

At THE BALDACCHINO GYPSY TENT BAR - Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. Washington, D.C. Created By Karen Beriss, Rich Potter, Matthew Pauli.
This month all the Clown Cabaret shows are FREE! How much? FREE!! Capital Fringe Festival is sponsoring our show in the tent. There will be drinks. There will be food. ...and of course, there will be CLOWNS!!

Saturday July 9 @ 6:45pm - 8pm
Tuesday July 12 @ 9pm - 10:15pm
Friday July 15 @ 6:30pm - 7:45pm ASL Interpreting!
Sunday July 17 @ 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Tuesday July 19 @ 8:30pm - 9:45pm

Next Fort Fringe Clown Cabaret: Monday, August 8!

A deeper blue lies across the blue horizon: Treat yourself to Justin Hunter Case in Sydney, Australia!

Classic Parliament-Funkadelic & Funky Disciples:

Bootsy hasn't toured much for a decade -- on board are Bernie Worrell and DeWayne McKnight.

Also, keep your eyes open for the Eric McFadden Trio; Kim Manning's band Wanderlust on the West Coast; Richie "Shakin" Nagan out of NYC; Freekbass touring out of Cincinnati; Gabe (420) Gonzales gigging out of Detroit; Greg Boyer; Maceo Parker; DJ Soul Sister in New Orleans, where George Clinton and the P-Funk All-stars began the Essence Festival after a short European tour!

The P-Funk All-Stars also did a series of gigs around San Francisco Bay, especially at Yoshi's. Friends and allies were on hand, including RonKat "Katdelic" Spearman, Gina Hall, and Rasa Vitalia. Speaking of Rasa, here part of her schedule:
7/23/11, 9p. Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA. Dance w/Afrofunk Experience.
7/24/11, 9p. Michaels on Main, Soquel, CA. Dance at Santa Cruz Raks
7/29/11, 7p. Om ShanTea, San Francisco, CA. Temple Dance.
7/29/11, 11p. Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA. Dance w/Katdelic.

8/26/11, 11p Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA w/Katdelic -- Crowning a new Miss Sugar Booty with Special Guest Judge George Clinton!

Redigitized from Kier Kirby's Facebook album(s).

Always keep an eye on Dee-Lite-ful Lady Miss Kier -- DJ'ing in Toronto, Canada lately!!

Webmaster Michael's E-Portfolio -- Check out DANCE HISTORIES!

(This blog continues to be be updated after the initial publication date.)