Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Feverishness

Long-anticipated warming-up in the Northern Hemisphere.

Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi are in Asia for most of April!

Katie & Alfredo at Studio 7 -- Summer 2011. (Redigitized from a photo by Shobitha Yeluri.)

April 3-18 Korea -- Seoul and Busan; April 19-26 Japan -- Fukouka and Tokyo

ALL the Programs from the Festival of Fools -- 1975 to 1984.
An online collection of the programs from the Festival of Fools -- searchable, downloadable PDFs. (Thanks to Ed Baker, Marion Onnekink, Cor Schlösser, Sherif El Safourny, and T.I.N.)

Scene from the Museumsplein Pond.

Write your OWN memories: On the BLOG or at the dedicated page on FACEBOOK !

Duck Allies

"Rockin" Robbert, Singer Smith, and Slender Webb
in Magpie's "Rock Casualties."

Sharon was studying German -- Here is Mark Twain's comic essay: The Awful German Language.
See Sharon Smith & Felicity Croydon's amazing site maxfactory.org (Updated Flash Required)
Here's a link to her Recent Work with Tom Parkinson.

Weekly class with: Silvia Bennett (It), dancer and choreographer Monika Stepak, Shiatsu therapist and Okido Yoga docent.
Every Wednesday -- Overtoom 301 Amsterdam
Starts: 18:00 h - 20.00 h Entrance: 12.00 euro or 4 x 40.00 euro

WONDERLAND in Maarten Luther Kerk -- 14 April Dintelstraat 134, Amsterdam
Dance/ Manuela Tessi, Makiko Ito Music/ Yedo Gibson-Reeds, Nora Mulders-Piano, Renato Ferreira-Double Bass

ARTHUUR: April 22 -- Kulter gallery, Sanderijnstraat 21, 1055 BN Amsterdam

A performance and a work in progress. Arthuur is dance-music-visual meeting in improvisation, where the instant happening on the stage materializes on three levels – by sound, movement and drawn line. This project was created in collaboration between two dancers, two graphic designers and two musicians. Together they focus on the research of how to capture “a moment” happening on the stage while shared with an audience ...

Graphic Designers: Deimion van der Sloot [NL] & Hidde Meulenbeek [NL]
Dancers: Kateřina Dietzová (CZ/NL) & Manuela Tessi (IT/NL)
Various musicians involved have included Alfredo Genovesi (UK, NL), Kim Josephine Bode (DE/NL), George Cremaschi (US/CZ), Petr Vrba (CZ)

studiozijspan.nl/arthuur.html contact: lunamatisse@yahoo.it vimeo.com/27689929

Cosmic Dance by Sylvain Meret
Full Course: 18 January 2012 until 28 of June 2012
Global Dans Lab Amsterdam
Contact: sylvainmeret21@gmail.com / 06-14 10 23 37

Take a look at Sylvan's website too!

Every Thursday -- Sylvain Meret Cosmic dance class Studio Seven Amsterdam.

Melvin Fraenk is teaching regular Hip Hop classes at Amsterdam Dance Center too!

Contemporary Dance Classes (Advance Level) by Rakesh MPS Continuing at Latin Dance India -- 80 feet rd, Koramangala Bangalore, India Visit www.latindance.co.in.

Violist Noortje Köhne, Abhilash Ningappa, and Rakesh !
(Photo by S.Y.)

What is Guido Van Hout Doing?

From the North Sea to the Mediterranean:

Carla Behal & Co. in Utrecht, Holland -- March 2012.

Chris Torch is in motion!
For more info about CORNERS et cetera -- see INTERCULT (Sweden)

Barsham Fair and Albion Fair, East Anglia UK

George-O at Barsham Fair 1975
(From a photo supplied by Johnny Melville)

CONTEXT: Barsham Faire is where George-O 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

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 "T" to go back.)

Friends Roadshow veteran Ted Van Zetphen published a book of poetry by him, and the late Svetlana Marisova:

Ordering information from Karaoke Press HERE.

Footsbarn Theatre & Fellow Travelers:


Footsbarn in Guimaraes Portugal-- 2012

Indian Tempest, a show combining actors and musicians from Europe and India, has already begun to emerge. After three weeks in January of residence in Abhinaya Theatre Village, Trivandrum (Kerala), all actors, musicians, technicians and administrators Footsbarn are in Guimarães, Potugal for a three-months-long residence as part of the European Capital of Culture 2012.
The show will be created late May in Guimarães, then go on the roads of France, England, and the Netherlands before going to India, where it will tour for nearly four months. If all goes as planned, the tour will see the achievement of Dream To Tour India In A Tent.

GREAT Historical Photos of Footsbarn by Jean-Pierre Estournet

Footsbarn's extended family/relatives Ton and Kirschen toured in Colombia:

Ton und Kirschen at Simon Bolivar Plaza, Bogota, Colombia -- April 2012. (Photo by John Kilby)

John Kilby has organized another Festival of Itinerant Theatre
(Only in French I'm afraid)
It's 5 kilometres from Avignon - definitely disreputable, says John.

Footsbarn veteran Daniel Rovai is "Down Under" -- check out his movie Silent Sonata. (Slow Loader)

French allies The Improfessionals are starting their new season -- Clara McBride is carrying on the role Eavan Brennan and Natalie Portman are playing. They are performing at the Antipode: Wednesdays: Apr 25, May 30.

The formidable ladies of Dublin, Ireland are still performing around the capitol city, while Roseanne Lynch studies in London!

"Marlene Delish," pictured when Roxy Hart was a new stage play.

Christine Beep Beep is DJ'ing at Dice Bar. Rachel Brady is scheduled to dance, act, and sing in Bob Fosse's Burlesque-inspired Chicago.

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

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

Nouveau Clowns

Barcelona's Kras Pataklan 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!

Karin "Pipa" Wimmer and Sorcas Quircas are de-winterizing near Munich.

Sorcas Quircas Facebook Page

Clown Cabaret -- Monthly at The Shop at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave, NW Washington, District of Columbia

Created By: Karen Beriss, Rich Potter, Matthew Paul, with appearances by Nouveau Clown Mandy Dalton.

More Nouveau Clowning

ONE LIFETIME - 40 Years of Entertainment
Jango Edwards' career retrospective is running through the end of June.


Upcoming in the series: The Comic Formulas; The Bust of Jango;

Sunday, April 15 at 12:00pm at Rai Art
(Jango never ceased to remind me that HE was a DOUBLE Aries.)

The Snitzel Family with Jango Edwards, King of Fools 2 new shows ... Circus & Clown Museum - Vienna, Austria Ilgplatz 7, 1020 Vienna

2012 - The Clown Tribe of a New Paradigm is a unique opportunity to train for 10 days with two of the leading teachers of the N.C.I., Johnny Melville & Jango Edwards - who are veterans of stage and screen with thousands of hours of performing experience and success, and who still perform around the globe as comedy surges through their blood and love through their hearts.
Late July and Early August!
Barcelona (Spain) C/Tallers, 55 http://workshopwall.com/
Info and reservations: Cristina -- nouveauclown@gmail.com
T-0034 661111127

More Nouveau Clown Institute Classes:

Clown Master Class -- April 9th to 14th Steve Smith
(Co-writer & Guest Director of the 2005, 2006, 2008 & 2009 editions of The Big Apple Circus)

The Clown Theory -- May 14th to 18th Jango Edwards
(Friends Roadshow veteran and N.C.I. Founder)

Physical Comedy -- June 12th to 17th John Towsend (Co-founder, with Audrey Crabtree, of the NYC Physical Comedy Lab)

Info and reservations Cristina nouveauclown@gmail.com T-0034 661111127

THE NEVER ENDING JANGO -- A film by Nortik Studios (Switzerland)
Check out their Website !

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

Johnny's performance clinic in Milan, Italy -- March 2012.

Across The Blue Horizon ...

Percussionist Linda Anton Curtis continues to play Salsa Music every month, and goes dancing at the Gold Coast in Florida USA.

Linda also goes country dancing at the Round Up!

Linda's friend and fellow Festival of Fools artist Ellen Beier illustrated a book titled The Christmas Coat. Look at her work HERE!

Stuart Curtis performs regularly with the Hilltop Band and others in Corvallis, Oregon USA.

Paul Blackwell completed a series of Singalong Concerts in the San Francisco area, and is rehearsing with a Blues-Rock band.

Stuart's 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 -- See the
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Trouper Friend & Ally Joan Merwin recommends:

NEW from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus:

From the Bindlestiff's Website

Ringmistress Philomena says: We are headed to Seattle ... for multiple shows at Moisture Festival ... Hale's Palladium. Exciting... we're there Thursday - Sunday, then heading to LA for a show on Wednesday the 11th at a place called California Institute of Abnormal Arts. Right up our alley!

Nina (Bird Woman) Cheney on the Eagle Optics Blog.

Check out Nina Cheney's Page from the Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe Outline & Scrapbook.

A deeper blue lies across the blue horizon:

Treat yourself to Justin Hunter Case in Sydney, Australia!

Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams, features music by friends Sean Bergin and Ernst Reiseger! MORE INFO HERE

Classic Parliament-Funkadelic & Funky Disciples:

Shaunna Hall's Electrofunkadelica -- Tune in and listen while you surf the 'Net!

Besides the P-Funk All-Stars, keep your eyes open for the Eric McFadden Trio and RonKat Spearman's Katdelic from San Francisco; Graceful dancer Rasa Vitalia around The 'Bay; Kim Manning from the West Coast; Richie "Shakin" Nagan and the 420 Funk Mob out of New York:

Freekbass touring out of Cincinnati, home of community activist William (Bootsy) Collins; PFAS lead singer Steve Boyd's solo work; Caddy Carol & Gabe (420) Gonzales gigging out of Detroit; Greg Boyer (Working quite a bit with Chuck Brown in Washington DC); Maceo Parker (Everywhere); DJ Soul Sister in New Orleans; Lady Miss Kier Kirby out of NYC -- touring in Europe this spring!

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

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