Saturday, April 30, 2011

I See MAY DAY On The Horizon!

May Day Is Labor Day In Europe

But before they celebrate the Working Person, Holland throws a nationwide party in honor of their (constitutional) monarch's birthday. Davey Norket played a FUNKY Friday-night gig this year on the occasion:

MD Squared is the group; King's Eye is the name of the place!

No, this event had NOTHING to do with the Royal Wedding in London the day before, but TV announcer Martin Bashears said that the young English couple were "...going to FUNK IT UP!..." at the party after the ceremonies.

Speaking of FUNK:

See Webmaster Michael's review of 004's music!

004 (Double-Oh Four)'s 17-song CD is now on sale -- first-rate Dance Music, with notes by M.E. Buy It HERE!

Speaking of Dancing: Katie Duck -- Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon England

A portion of a photo of Dartington Hall by Katie's associate 'Nigel Weaving,' who knew her in the late 80's.

Sharon Smith, Katie Duck's Friend & Ally:
On the road with Gob Squad, and in England!

See Sharon Smith and Felicity Croydon's amazing site (Updated Flash Required)

More Duck Allies:
May 5 Thursday 21:00 OT301 (In Amsterdam) DANCE SHORTS: An evening of short dance pieces. Works by: Mariangela Tinelli, Kay Patru, Sara Agostini + Manuela Tessi, i.c.w. Colin McLean and Valentina Campora, Raoul Freitas Vale, Caterina Pecchioli i.c.w. Marie Goeminne. Lights: Ellen Knops
Wonderland music and dance for/with kids and family
May 7 Saturday 15:00 start @ Maarten Luter Kerk (Dintelstraat 134) dance/ Silvia Bennett, Manuela Tessi, Sara Agostini, Sayaka Akitsu, Makiko Ito.
music/ Santiago Botero + Alfredo Genovessi + guest
May 5 Sunday Wonderland #48– 16:00 start @ OT301 ( Overtoom 301 1054HW) Entrance 5 euro( kids free) dance/ Manuela Tessi, Silvia Bennett, Sara Agostini, Sayaka Akitsu, Makiko Ito music/ Marcos Baggiani, Santiago Rodriguez Botero, Alfredo Genovessi. Light/ Ellen Knops

Irish Times and Travails:

Another photo of Marlene Delish at Cabaret Express in Dublin -- from a ringside photo by Kevin Brew.

Rachelle Brady says: ... we're looking forward to doing it again!

I'm sad to report a sudden drop-off in Footsbarn Traveling Theatre's audience on the Emerald Isle, and the rest of the run has been canceled. (^%$#@!)

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

Footsbarn/Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe Alumnus Gregg Moore has opened his 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 -- 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!

Karin Pipa Wimmer's Sorcas Quircas Facebook Page See this Nouveau Clown at the Munich Juggler's Festival later this year!

Foolish Is As Foolish Does!

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

Johnny's on his way to Bilbao, Spain, but is also in Madrid on May 2. His son, Cyron Melville, won acting awards in Montral and Marakesh for THIS film:

When In Rome:

June 7 through June 11 Via Casal de Merode 6, Rome Italy. A course in improvisation, spontaneity, and discovering and applying energy using elements of movies, mime and clown techniques, aikido and acrobatics awareness, confrontational theatre games, all designed to push ones limits to achieving the fulfillment of one's potential.

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 Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is in THAILAND through May!

Theater/Cinema/Circus scholar John Towsen's piece about our long-missing friend Mamako Yoneyama in Craft and Art of Physical Comedy. Much-appreciated articles about the amazing Max Linder, and A WHOLE LOT OF GUEST ARTICLES TOO, including old ally and Bindlestiff board member Hovey Burgess.

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

Washington DC's Clown Cabaret Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Washington DC. 2011 SEASON: May 9, June 13 The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW

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

Parliament-Funkadelic & Funky Disciples:

RonKat Spearman's Katdelic in New Orleans on April 30 for Jazzfest!

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; Bernie Worrell; Blackbyrd McKnight; Greg Boyer; Maceo Parker; DJ Soul Sister, in New Orleans; and watch for Lady Miss Kier, and her mysterious band!

Webmaster Michael's E-Portfolio -- Check out NIGHTLIFE!