Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer, Solstice, Dancers, and Clowns

Katie Duck is looking forward to her Summer Workshops:

July 18 to August 20 -- Five week Music Dance Summer course Amsterdam Holland (Space for musicians still available. Waiting list for dancers)

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

Music / Dance / Clubnight Amsterdam

June 17 Friday 21:00 OT301 (Overtoom 301) Stompin Jive Art Rock + DJ's

PUMPORGAN Jasper Stadhouders - guitar, bass guitar, Andrea Taeggi - keyboards, John Dikeman - tenor and bariton sax, Dirk Bruinsma - alto sax, bass guitar, compositions, Onno Govaert - drums, percussion.

DIATONIC PEAHEN PART 2 Music: Alfredo Genovesi - Guitar; Robbert van Hulzen - Percussion; Santiago Botero - double bass;
Dance: Katie Duck, Makiko Ito, Miri Lee, Sylvain Meret, Manuela Tessi

Katie also performed at Warka Festival, a fundraising event for Ethiopia at Plantagedokplaan with Manuela Tessi, Sylvain Meret, Lee Miri, Makiko Ito, and musician Alfredo Genovesi.

June 23 Thursday 21:00 OT301 (overtoom 301) Michael Schumacher HEADLINERS IV:
Trios Music: Alfredo Genovesi - guitar Oscar Jan Hoogland - piano, clavichord; Dance: Makiko Ito, Michael Schumacher

Sharon Smith, Katie Duck's Friend & Ally:

Sharon's been on the road with Gob Squad. See Sharon Smith & Felicity Croydon's amazing site (Updated Flash Required)

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 Always Thinks 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)

Party time … Amsterdam! MD (Squared)
(L to R) Davey and Marcel (Daniel is off to the right side)
Returning @ The Schuim,
26th June Sunday afternoon (4 – 8 pm)

Footsbarn Traveling Theatre is still raising HECK!

Daniel Rovai, a Footsbarn alumnus, was "down under" for some R&R -- check out his movie Silent Sonata. (Slow Loader)

Inter-related company Buchinger's Boot Theatre is appearing at Glastonbury Festival 22nd to the 26th June. Glastonbury reportedly sold 150,000 tickets at €200 in four hours without announcing the line-up -- plus 35,000 people are working there. That's something in THIS economy!
My friend John Kilby will linger in England until July -- then on to the festival Villeneuve En Scène with BBT. They're developing an adult show called Petrology for next year.

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.

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, Italian, German or even English!

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

Former LeCoq student Julie (Frida, Lion King) Taymor was released from her contract to direct Spider-Man, Hold Back The Dark -- it has been on Broadway for nearly a year without a formal opening, to the delight of joke-writers at the Tony Awards.

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

Foolishness On The Hoof!

From June 16th, 15°° to June 19th, 17°°, 2011 in Haus am Feld, near Vienna
Contact: Helen Brugat, email to, Mobil: +43 (0) 6642141477

Jango's Classics are being performed in Vienna on June 21, 2001!

BARCA, BARCA, BARCA -- Jango's Summer Clown Workshop in Barcelona: July 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd 2011 20h - 180€ Contact and information:

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 -- Johnny Melville and his son Cyron shot a movie trailer in Denmark during early June.

Note: For accuracy's sake, I'm reporting that Johnny's workshops in Rome this month were cancelled.

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!

Digitized photo of ace musician Linda Anton Curtis -- playing Salsa Music at a recent gig in Miami.

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.

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is coming to the Myrna Loy Center in Helena, Montana, and I'm planning to see them Monday, June 27!

Prolific Hollywood movie actor Myrna Loy was originally from Montana.

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

The last Washington DC Clown Cabaret Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. 2011 SEASON: June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW

The initial GOP presidential candidates' debate is that same night, Mrs. Robinson-- supplying some raw meat for the DC Clowns!

Nouveau Clown/CC regular Mandy Dalton is writing and directing the show Mythplaced in the DC area!

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.

Ronkat Spearman's Katdelic, Sugar Booty Dancers (including Gemini birthday lady Rasa Vitalia) put more BOOM in The Boom Boom Room on June 12.

Katdelic BEGINS! -- from a live video by Gina Hall.

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 -- spinning ahead of Bootsy Collins, in New Orleans.;

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

Always keep an eye on Dee-Lite-ful Lady Miss Kier -- DJ'ing in Toronto, Canada on June 23, and still rehearsing with her as-yet-mysterious band!!

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

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