Movement Workshop for Professional Performers

October 10th @ 7-9 p.m.

What do you get when you cross Marcel Marceau and Anna Pavlova? Answer: Karen Montanaro – The Aragon Herold-Spain

This workshop explores movement as a universal language; a way of communicating with an audience and also a way of communicating with oneself. Movement is visible, whereas the experience of moving is invisible. In this way, movement may be used to integrate ourselves — to harmonize our public and private sides so that the inner world of experience and the outer world of expression work optimally together.

Ultimately, this workshop is about knowing what you want to convey, sensing what your audience “sees” and bringing the two together with eloquence and personal style.

About Karen:
Karen is a solo performer, an award-winning choreographer, and the innovator of “mimedance” (the fusion of two classical art forms). Karen studied ballet at the Cantarella School of Dance, the Ram Island Dance Center and on scholarship with the Joffrey Ballet School. She danced professionally with the Ohio Ballet and the Darmstadt Opera Ballet in Germany. Upon moving back to the Unites States, Karen also danced principal roles with the Portland Ballet Company. For more than a decade, Karen toured and taught internationally with mime master, Tony Montanaro. She currently tours the world with her one-woman show entitled “Tanzspiel.”

Ms. Montanaro is a teaching artist and offers residencies in movement, mime and dance in public and private schools throughout the United States. www.mimedance.com

REGISTER HERE: paypal.me/paywendynow/60

Silver Spring Black Box
8641 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Clown Cabaret — The 7th Anniversary Show

October 9th @ 8 p.m.

Join the occasionally ebullient, sometimes sinister, but always elation-inspiring cast of D.C.’s longstanding Clown Cabaret as they celebrate 7 YEARS of laughter and what the locals like to call ‘character development.’

The sizzling line-up includes Rich Potter, Sabrina Mandell, Karen Montanaro, Graham Pilato, Gwendolyn, Wendy Burch and many more surprises!

If you never been to a Clown Cabaret, lucky number seven is not to be missed. You’ll see veterans, newcomers and in-betweeners experimenting with the multidisciplinary (and gloriously ludicrous) craft of clowning for your laughing pleasure.

And if you’re one of those ‘I don’t do clowns’ people, step out of your joyless bubble and stop being such a stick in the mud! From the Clown Cabaret web site: “Drawing from modern, theatrical, circus, commedia, verbal, silent, knockabout, musical and other disciplines, you will see a great variety under the umbrella of Clown.”

Buy tickets at this link.

Logan Fringe Arts Space
1358 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

CIRCUS! the puppet show

Thursday/Friday @ 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Saturday/Sunday @ 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. through August 27th

In grand circus tradition, CIRCUS! (aka the “Greatest Show on Strings”) features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe.  Many of the acts were built more than 50 years ago by Christopher’s parents for “Len Piper’s International Marionette Circus.”

Buy tickets at this link.

The Puppet Co.
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Cirque du Soleil: OVO

August 16th-20th @ Eagle Bank Arena and August 23rd-27th @ Royal Farms Arena

Dive into a world of fabulously bendy and acrobatic bugs in OVO, Cirque du Soleil’s show about ‘biodiversity, beauty, action and moments of quiet emotion.’ The cast of characters takes a wild turn when they discover a mysterious egg and must divine what it means about the cycle of their lives. Crickets, fleas, spiders and ants will astound you like never before.

Get tickets to either location at this link.

Eagle Bank Arena
4500 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, VA 22030

Royal Farms Arena
201 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Clown Cabaret

June 12th @ 8 p.m.

Discover a world of funny, eccentric and downright incomprehensible shenanigans at the Logan Fringe Arts Space. Clown Cabaret is a place for clown, variety, circus and unclassifiable acts to workshop their material to the delight and comedic enrichment of the crowd. Expect a mesmerizing hodgepodge of music, magic, physical feats and potential pies in the face.

Confirmed acts include Drew the Dramatic Fool, Wendy Burch, Matthew Pauli and emcee Karen Beriss.

Tickets: $15 ($12 with a Fringe button) Visit the FB Event Page and select ‘Find Tickets’

Logan Fringe Arts Space
1358 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

The farewell tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is reaching its conclusion in the DMV region. Catch their show Out of This World one last time in Fairfax, Va., or Baltimore, Md., before this iconic circus leaves town forever!

Dates: April 7th to April 16th @ Eagle Bank Arena — Tickets available at this link.

Address:
Eagle Bank Arena
4500 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, VA 22030

Dates: April 20th to April 30th @ Royal Farms Arena — Tickets available at this link.

Address:
Royal Farms Arena
201 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Clown Cabaret

April 10th @ 8 p.m.

Discover a world of funny, eccentric and downright incomprehensible shenanigans at the Logan Fringe Artspace. Clown Cabaret is a place for clown, variety, circus and unclassifiable acts to workshop their material to the delight and comedic enrichment of the crowd. Expect a mesmerizing hodgepodge of music, magic, physical feats and potential pies in the face.

Featured performers this time around include multi-talented musical and comedic dynamo Mab Just Mab and clowning veteran Mandy Dalton. For a full line-up and future show schedule, visit http://www.clowncabaret.com.

Logan Fringe Artspace

Trinidad Theatre

1358 Florida Ave. NE

Washington, D.C. 20002

Laughs for the Left Behind: A Tribute to Patrick Cashin

April 8th @ 7 p.m.

Laughs for the Left Behind: A Tribute to Patrick Cashin
Join family, friends, and his fellow entertainers as we celebrate Patrick Cashin during this benefit show. The growing list of performers so far includes: Kevin Carr (Los Angeles, New Jersey) Hilary Chaplin (NYC) , Greg DeSanto (Wisconsin),  Eepybird (the original Coke and Mentos guys from Maine) Jeff Gordon (Pittsburgh) , Bill Irwin (Broadway, Hollywood, etc) , Dick Monday & Tiffany Riley (The NYGoofs from Dallas Texas)  Michael Rosman, Circus Stella (aerial stunts and trained DOGS!  from North Carolina) plus strolling entertainment during come in and intermission. Intermission to feature voluntary audience PIE IN THE FACE activities.
Seashore Day Camp and School
404 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Clowns Without Borders

April 15th @ 7:30 p.m.

And, this just in: Clowns Without Borders (CWB) is hosting a benefit show on Saturday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m. at Joe’s Movement Emporium, a short trek up Rhode Island Avenue into Maryland. Grab drinks and food at Bird Kitchen + Cocktails before the show. Now I’m reading their menu and craving pancakes. Time for breakfast!

 

Take Laughter With You is a family-friendly show benefiting Clowns Without Borders, a non-profit that uses laughter as a healing tool for areas in crisis across the globe. You’ll see acrobatics, juggling, aerial arts and (of course) clowning. You’ll hear artists’ stories from their performances in refugee camps and conflict zones worldwide. You’ll be glad you came. Tickets

Joe’s Movement Emporium

3309 Bunker Hill Rd

Mt. Rainier, MD 20712