Thursday, February 17, 2011

Is It A Month Until Saint Patrick's Day ?

Available Jelly On Tour In The USA!
(Click on any image below to enlarge.)

Available Jelly in 1978: (L to R) Gregg Moore, Jimmy Serensky, Stuart Curtis.

Michael Moore - alto sax and clarinets
Eric Boeren - cornet
Wolter Wierbos - trombone
Michael Vatcher - percussion
and co-founder Gregg Moore -- tuba etc.

Feb 17
Perspective 2 Lansing, MI

Feb 18
Kerrytown Concert House Ann Arbor, Michigan

Feb 19
The Bishop Bloomington, IN

Feb 20
The Hungry Brain, Chicago, IL

Feb 22
The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Feb 23
The Hungry Brain, Chicago, IL

Available Jelly emerged from the Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe when this American group of clowns, dancers, mimes and musicians visited Amsterdam in the mid-seventies to perform at the ‘Festival of Fools’. The musicians stayed on, and a number of line-up changes later the group has developed into a constant feature of the Dutch improvised music scene ... The current Available Jelly has been together since 1995 and brings together an all-star line-up ... The group has recorded five CDs so far.

Katie Duck At Home and the Road:
Duck Projects -- Crime + Rock Casualties
Once a month, February to June 2011 in Zaal 100.
Read Her Announcements HERE

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!

Sharon Smith, Katie Duck's ally in London:

See Sharon Smith and Felicity Croydon at their amazing site (Updated Flash Required)

Katie Duck's Gruppo, photographed by Anneliese Wolf.

Karin Pipa Wimmer's Sorcas Quircas Facebook Page Try out this Nouveau Clown''s WEBPAGE too!

The Nouveau Clown Institute -- February 2011:

Master classes by Jango Edwards, Steve Smith, Lucas Trapaza, Claudo Fois, Michael Swatosch, Angel Amieva, Grada Peskens, David Berga, Virginia Imaz, Tom Greder, Merche Ochoa, Claudia Cantone, Stefano Iaboni, Sean Edwards, and Andreas Squaretoes.
Read All About It HERE:

Nouveau Clowns In Concert:

Jango Edwards and the Fools Militia in collaboration with The Nouveau Clown Institute and Rai-art present a special limited engagement of “THE CABARET CABRON”. Each Saturday evening of the first 3 weekends in February at Roca Umbert Fabrica de les Arts in Granollers and the last weekend of February in Rai art, C/ Carders 12, principle, Barcelona the N.C.I. under the supervision of Jango Edwards will present 6 unique cabaret productions featuring a cast selected from over 15 international artists attending the “N.C.I. Comic Formulas Master Class.”

The Nouveau Clown Institute presents "Tips and Tools for Accessing the International Performing Art -- a unique seminar presented by David Berga
WHO: The seminar is designed as a catalyst to assist emerging artists/companies in developing or expanding their global foundation and international marketing. Aspiring young artists, new companies and established ones encountering recurrent problems finding their way out there will benefit from his shared experience and the advice Mr. Berge offers.
WHEN: Monday February 21, 2011
WHERE:The Nouveau Clown Institute (C/ Mare de Déu de Montserrat 36, 08401 Granollers, Catalonia)
TIME: 18:00 to 20:00 COST: 50 Euros LANGUAGE: English only

David Berga -- professional actor/clown artist and as an international theatrical producer. Over the past 5 years he has toured and managed numerous shows and in collaboration presented their shows at festivals in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America and South America. During the second hour of the seminar there will be an open forum to provide guests the possibility to ask questions specific to your situation/company. This will give Mr. Berga an opportunity to address your specific concerns more thoroughly.

Speaking/Reading of Nouveau Clowns -- there's a Facebook page that alerts all and sundry about 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, or even English!

After The N.C.I. Flood:

NUMBERS DIRECTION WORKSHOP -- Focused specially and specifically to work in the creation of new numbers and in the improvement or development of the numbers or ideas you already have. 20 hours of work from March 17th to 20th 2011 + 1 individual hour of work with Jango during that week. On 19th we will present a cabaret ...
Place: Barcelona Maximum 6 students Price: 250€
If you are interested contact Cristina (

JANGO EDWARDS is in Austria during April !!!

April 6 "Classics" in Vienna; On April 7 "Special" in the small, but fine Theater Olé (Beatrixgasse Vienna 3); On April 8 at Kleinen Theater in Salzburg!

Am 6.4. präsentieret er "Classics" in der ((szene)) Wien; am 7.4. zeigt er ein "Special" im kleinen aber feinen Theater Olé (Beatrixgasse/Wien 3) und am 8.4. ist er im Kleinen Theater in Salzburg zu sehen!


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.

The Bindlestiffs Open Stage -- First Monday of each month at Galapagos Art Space 16 Main St. (at Water St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn

Theater/Cinema/Circus scholar John Towsen's piece about our long-missing friend Mamako Yoneyama in Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. Mmch-appreciated articles about the amazing Max Linder in this great series -- take a look!

Nina (Out of Africa) Cheney on the Eagle Optics Blog -- You Bet Your Bird!

Washington DC's only Clown Cabaret Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. 2011 SEASON: March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW (Nouveau Clown Mandy Dalton was performing on Valentine's day, and is also shooting video and editing in the Washington D.C. / Baltimore area.)

A deeper blue lies across the blue horizon: Johnny Melville visited Lake Titicaca in Bolivia before flying back to Europe. He's scheduled to do some film work soon -- including Parade of Fools with Jango. (Below) From his Facebook photo album (Let's leave it here for another cycle -- so fine!):

Speaking of film -- treat yourself to Justin Hunter Case in Sydney, Australia!

Footsbarn Traveling Theatre: 2011 - Footsbarn's 40th Anniversary - a year of celebrations including our Spring Festival at La Chaussée - March 18-26 - and an exceptional summer workshop in August.
2011 - five countries and three productions - including "Sorry!" our UFO of a show as full of surprises as ever. Our travels and revels will begin in Dublin. 2011 is also a year of preparation for our grand project of 2012: "The Dream" to tour India in a new theatre tent built over there... But that's another story you'll soon hear about!

Daniel Rovai and Margaret Biereye in a Footsbarn spinoff called The Barneys. Daniel acts in a new movie called Silent Sonata. (slow loader)

P-Funk -- Uncle Jam's Army In The USA:

Watch for -- Kim Manning's band Wanderlust is on tour; Freekbass touring out of Cincinnati; Richie "Shakin" Nagan gigging out of NYC, and sitting in with the Funk Mob; Gabe Gonzales gigging out of Detroit; Bernie Worrell, Blackbyrd McKnight, Greg Boyer, Maceo Parker, Lady Miss Kier, and DJ Soul Sister in New Orleans, winning her second OffBeat Magazine Best of the Beat Award for "Best DJ."

Parliament/Funkadelic On Tour:

Feb 17 -- Toad’s Place New Haven, Connecticutt, US
Feb 18 -- House of Blues Boston, Boston, MA, US
Feb 19 -- Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA, US

Webmaster Michael's E-Portfolio -- Check out the mask show in ARTWORK!