Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
Emily began her circus career on the Ringling Red Unit in 2006, and also toured with Fossett's Circus in Ireland before taking over the role Mooky Cornish originated in Cirque Du Soliel's Varekai.
She will soon be resuming rehearsals for Soliel's new Orlando based show, Drawn To Life.
This is an interview Emily did in 2015 to promote Varekai's engagement in Fairfax, VA.
Emily Carragher: A clown guide through ‘Varekai’ by Cirque Du Soleil
Monday, May 03, 2021
Photo shared by Tiffany Riley.
Bob Zraick, Danise Payne, and Dick Monday performing on the L.A. Circus in the 1990s.
All three are Ringling Clown College graduates and have had long and varied careers in the circus and entertainment worlds.
I would love to see video of the three of them working together if any exists!
Friday, April 30, 2021
Thursday, April 29, 2021
This past weekend I signed up for the Criterion Channel, and one of the pleasant surprises I found was this short film from 1946 about a day in the life of Aristodemo Frediani, better known as Beby.
Beby was partnered for many years with Antonet.
At the time of the filming he is seen performing with his new partner, Maïss, at the Cirque Medrano in Paris, which was a filming location for Fellini's, I Clowns, and also where Buster Keaton performed in the 1940s.
It isn't ground breaking cinema, but it was a fun look at two real clowns of that era. The Criterion Channel offers a two week free trial, and the film is only 18 minutes long, so......
(Also, the film has English subtitles even though the trailer does not)
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021
One thing I love about clowns and comics that came out of vaudeville and burlesque (and also older European clowns) is how polished yet natural their material is.
The Golf Specialist is a perfect example of an act that has been honed night after night on the road until every laugh is milked from the situation.