I had a blast enjoying the Santa Cruz Juggling Convention this weekend; mostly practicing juggling while on my giraffe unicycle, and also performing in the gala show on Saturday night. I also won the raffle prize donated by Western Stage Props, which included 3 roping instructional DVDs and 3 lasso ropes!!!
These tips are useful for anyone using mobile phones to play music for a show. Circus performers, burlesque performers, silent comedians, break dancers, we all share the use of music to enhance our acts. At some point, you may find yourself in a show run by volunteers and people with little experience running the sound. All too often, performers are asked to bring their music on an ipod, and a volunteer is picked last minute to run the sound. There’s nothing wrong with th
Pleasantly surprised to see my image on the Moisture Festival handbill! I have just returned from Moisture Festival in Seattle, WA. The Moisture Festival is the world’s largest Comedy/Variete festival, running for four weeks and featuring world class talent and novelty acts galore! I had the most wonderful time and met so many interesting folks. The Moisture Festival family pulls out all the stops for their performers, and one of the best parts was that I got to perform w
One of the challenges of being a new performer is finding a place to perform. Even more valuable? Getting to perform 3 nights in a row! I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and this might sound crazy, but having an outlet to take risks and tweak my acts one night after the other is valuable and cherished. Is it the current live entertainment scene? Is it the lack of communication between performance genres? I don’t know why it is so hard to find a “live playground”, i