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Spiegelworld Festival This Summer!

posted Jul 24, 2008, 3:21 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Jul 25, 2008, 8:05 AM ]
From Girlie Action

 

Spiegelworld Returns!

Twelve Weeks, 50 Bands and 60+DJs on the Waterfront

Extend Summer Vibe Into Early November


Featuring Martha Wainwright Sings Edith Piaf!, Justin Bond & Meow Meow, Amanda Palmer, Antibalas!, Tortured Soul, Laura Cantrell, Nelly McKay, DJ Logic, Ute Lemper, The Citizen’s Band, Planet Circus, The Bird and the Bee and more…

Plus the U.S. Debut of Headphone Disco!

“… home to outdoor parties that take full advantage of Pier 17 in the Shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge overlooking the East River… Big Top meets Weimer meets Miami.”

– New York Times, August 2007

“Spiegeltent is a beer garden, art deco dreamland, and quite the summertime spot for live performances of all stripes.” – Pitchfork, July 2007

“A sexy, cabaret-punk Weimar vibe percolates beneath the vintage circus tent …The best thing to happen to the terminally cheesy South Street Seaport in years.”

– New York, August 13, 2007

New York City, June 26, 2008 - Impresario Ross Mollison today announced that Spiegelworld will return to Pier 17 on the South Street Seaport for its third annual Summer carnival, running from August 6 - November 2nd 2008. Once again, Spiegelworld will deliver a non-stop program of ground-breaking theater, intimate concerts, brazen burlesque, the city’s top DJs and superb dining, and dancing under the stars, all at the one stunning waterfront location.

For its third, expanded season, Spiegelworld will feature not one but two tents. The Salon Perdu, the company’s much-loved vintage spiegeltent, will once again be at the heart of Spiegelworld. This year she will be joined by another beautiful hand-hewn historic venue, The Deluxe, marking the first time America has seen two Belgian traveling venues, side by side.”

Tens of thousands of people came out last summer to enjoy dancing under the stars for one of NY's best outdoor DJ events. Spiegel will once again host the largest outdoor dance party in Manhattan this summer, bringing over 60 of the best underground dance DJ's together under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Spiegelworld is also pleased to host the North American launch of the highly anticipated Headphone Disco this summer, direct from Europe. “Imagine two DJs, two separate channels on wireless headphones, 1,000 people dancing, and absolutely no sound apart from the crowd singing along,” noted Mollison. “It’s hilarious to watch and fantastically fun to participate in.”

In addition to dozens of live concerts and dance parties being presented this year, Spiegelworld New York will present the world premiere of Desir, a daring new theatrical circus experience. Inspired by the sexual, intellectual and artistic adventurers of early 20th century Paris, Desir will take audiences backstage at the greatest nightclub the world has known. Working with the circular design of the spiegeltent, the creative team, including former Sydney Theater Company director Wayne Harrison, choreographer John “Cha Cha” O’Connell (Enchanted, Moulin Rouge, 2008 Academy Awards) and music director Josh Abrahams(Moulin Rouge), have created an acrobatic interpretation of La Ronde (The Blue Room) where one fleeting love affair is merely an entrée to the next encounter.

Absinthe, the number one NYC summer event since 2006, will once again take New York by storm with a brand new line up of talent from the seediest and sexiest cabaret dens of the world. The 2008 season will also present the filthy-rich host of Absinthe, The Gazillionaire, in the premiere of his very own fully staged variety show of questionable entertainment. The Gazillionaire’s Late Nite Lounge will play six nights a week in The Deluxe, with his band Fish Circus.

More details regarding the live music and DJ programs can be found below.

For more information about Spiegelworld or the performances, or for tickets to any of the shows, please contact Girlie Action:

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Spiegelworld’s Live Concert Series

* OPENING NIGHT *
August 10 @ 10 pm

Meow Meow & Justin Bond: Heavy Petting

A Spiegelworld Exclusive!

Celebrating the opening of the third annual Spiegelworld Concert Series, Meow Meow & Justin Bond take the stage together for the first time. Get your inoculations against Cat Scratch Fever and prepare yourself for some Pet Sounds as Tony-nominated performer Justin Bond and international cabaret diva Meow Meow set off a feline frenzy at the Spiegeltent inaugurating the "Heavy Petting" sessions led by Emmy-Award winning Lance Horne.

Join two of the most infamous darlings of the cabaret cogniscenti as they join forces to disgrace the stage together for the first time in an evening of claws out caterwauling -an outpouring of lust and love gone wrong. This will be a love-fest of explosive vocal pyrotechnics and surreptitious fondling -- a hot and heaving one night only not to be missed affair!

August 11 @ 10 pm
Amanda Palmer

w/ Special Guests Vermillion Lies & Reggie Watts
Spiegelworld Exclusive!

Amanda Palmer of the "Brechtian punk cabaret" duo The Dresden Dolls, brings her electrifying solo repertoire in a reprise of her legendary Spiegeltent engagements across Europe and in celebration of her forthcoming album, “Who Killed Amanda Palmer” produced by Ben Folds.

August 12, 8 pm – 1 am

BUST Magazine 15th Anniversary Celebration!

The magazine for women with something to get off their chests is celebrating its 15-year anniversary in publication. "BUST has the same qualities as found in all great women: it's smart, honest, funny, and dirty," says SNL's Amy Poehler.  Over the years, the magazine has helped redefine feminism with its punk-rock ethos and fierce and funny contribution to women's media. To celebrate its quinceañera the birthday girls of BUST are hosting a blow out bash, sponsored by Dr. Martens. Funny lady Amy Sedaris will emcee and featured performers will include Leslie Hall, Free Blood, Murray Hill, the Pontani Sisters, The World Famous BOB, Morningwood and the aerial acrobatics of Lady Circus. JD Samson of Le Tigre/MEN will be DJing!



*Exclusive pre-party area from 8pm - 9:45pm to be hosted in the DJ Tent, East Wing of the Garden and surrounding booth areas. First 500 attendees will receive a BUST goodie bag! Salon Perdu, is where the main performance will take place from 10pm-1am.

August 19 @ 10 pm

Laura Cantrell plus Very Special Guests presents 
"Now Let Us Praise Famous Women"

A Spiegelworld Exclusive!

Laura Cantrell leads an impressive crew of musicians and featured vocalists presenting an evening celebrating "lost" heroines of American Music.  Having made an art form of finding and re-presenting forgotten gems with her band or on the radio, Cantrell now turns her attention to some of the most inspiring yet obscure, misunderstood, or disregarded female artists of the 20th Century.  Laura will be joined by guests performing celebratory interpretations of songs from across the landscape of American music, conjuring the gingham, glitter and greasepaint of yore.

August 24 @ 10 pm

STEAL THIS TICKET! A Musical Tribute to Abbie Hoffman

with Steve Molitz (Phil Lesh & Friends, Particle), Jon Gutwillig (the Disco Biscuits), Michael Travis and Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident, EOTO), DJ Logic (MMW), and very special guests.

Spiegelworld Exclusive!

Making his Spiegelworld debut, Molitz leads an all-star cast in celebration of the anniversary of Hoffman's crashing of the New York Stock Exchange in 1967, creating a frenzy by throwing dollar bills onto the trading room floor from the viewing deck above, considered one of Hoffman's greatest social commentaries on America's insatiable obsession with excess. This Counter Culture celebration, promising a Late Night of live improvised dance music, performance art, mischief and mayhem. The festivities kick off with a set from EOTO, followed by DJ Logic, and closing with the Agents of Mayhem (Molitz, Gutwillig, Travis, Hann, DJ Logic, and very special guests).

August 26 @ 10 pm

Ute Lemper “Angels Over Berlin”
By Popular Demand!

Ute Lemper and band returns to the venue that best suits the visionary worlds of this acclaimed singer. If you missed her unforgettable sold-out 2007 Spiegelworld premiere engagement – do not miss your chance!

August 31 @ 10 pm
Tortured Soul

Making their return Spiegelworld engagement in celebration of their highly anticipated new album, Tortured Soul is music that will move you. It's a new concept in the world of house music that has achieved international acclaim: it's live. The instrumentation is simple and organic ­ drums, electric bass, vintage keys, and soulful vocals. Tortured Soul filters club sounds like Afro Beat and Samba through a lens of jazzy House and American Soul to reflect intense grooves evocative of Jamiroquai, Stevie Wonder, the New Deal, and Fela Kuti

September 7-9 @ 10 pm
The Citizens Band presents “The Panic is On”

Spiegelworld Premiere!

Spiegelworld is proud to welcome visionary cabaret cohorts The Citizens Band for a three-night blow-out residency. The Citizens Band is a sexy, ribald musical troupe renowned for their dazzling song and dance performances. “The Panic Is On,” their sixth original show, finds the troupe trapped in makeshift bomb shelter where they're forced to find common ground and hope in a terror filled world. Performing a spirited mix of classic songs and original compositions they ponder such issues as fear mongering, war, immigration, xenophobia, poverty and their own dreams for political change.

Sept. 11-13 @ 8PM, Sept. 13 @ 10PM
New Orleans Bingo! Show

NYC Premiere! Dressed in black, white and red like the leering faces on a good poker hand, the Bingo! Show is a multimedia stage experience that includes original black-and-white silent films, aerialists, dancers, ingénues, clowns, audience interaction, bingo games, slapstick comedy and shady characters who remind you that every stage door opens into a dark alley. Ringleader Clint Maedgen, a Louisiana native and sixteen-year New Orleans resident, writes love songs to the bohemian beauty of downtown New Orleans with heartbreaking purity and unimpeachable chops; The band is a Brechtian cabaret funneled through New Orleans' Ninth Ward via the noir surrealism of Twin Peaks. In recent years, Bingo! Show has toured with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, aiming to update, twist and preserve the unique quality that is New Orleans style showmanship. But as in the finest dime museums, sideshows and collections of oddities since the dawn of vaudeville, seeing is believing. So step up to the ticket booth, surrender a nominal sum and allow yourself to be astonished, amazed and amused by America's best-loved musical gameshow cabaret – The New Orleans Bingo! Show.

September 14 @ 10 pm

WAU WAU SISTERS in All U Can Eat!        

Spiegelworld Exclusive!

They made Princes William and Harry squirm (TWICE!), played the Grammy red carpet, WON Fringe Report's BEST CABARET EDINBURGH FRINGE 2004, BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT 2008 at Brighton Fringe and set the BRITISH TABLOIDS abuzz (google wau waus + princes!) and now this charming but daring and utterly hilarious duo, returns to NYC’s South Street Seaport Spiegeltent after two years of sold out international shows to perform a brand new show, ALL U CAN EAT!!

With a 20-piece hare-brained orchestra and special guests and music from their appearance in John Cameron Mitchell’s groundbreaking film “SHORTBUS”, The Wau Wau Sisters deliver an hour of mishaps and mayhem in an all-new show. Straddling the hilarious gap between performance art and burlesque, comedy and camp the show starts at a pitch, boasts a smorgasbord of downtown's finest performers, including NEAL MEDLYN and PETE KOHL of TRAGEDY - 12 waiter/disciples in all, and builds to a bacchnallian finale, A LAST SUPPER that will send every preacher who’s ever preached running for cover 6 ft under!! The act that the New York Times calls “irreverent, sacrilegious, lascivious, foulmouthed, and uninhibited” this delicious show in this divine venue may be the only hope for keeping NYC down, dirty, and delirious!!! DON'T MISS THEIR LAST NYC APPEARANCE BEFORE THEY HIT THE ROAD FOR ANOTHER YEAR!! With music by special guest SCOTT MATTHEWS (Shortbus soundtrack ) AND THE AMBITIOUS ORCHESTRA; Italian rogue performer CARMINE COVELLI; Unnervingly handsome acrobat AIDAN O'SHEA.

September 15 @ 9:30 pm

David Yazbek and His Warmest Regards – An Evening with the Monkey Man

Spiegelworld Debut!

"The songwriter David Yazbek is a daredevil juggler catching spiked pins in the traveling carnival of his imagination. The nihilism in his deceptively rollicking songs is sometimes so pungent that you wonder how much of his own bile he can stomach before he shrugs and allows those pins to bop him on the head." – Stephen Holden, NY Times

Making his highly anticipated Spiegelworld debut, David Yazbek is a long-time cult favorite—a recording artist, vocalist and pianist known for his thrilling live performances and irreverent style. He is a two-time Tony Award nominee, whose shows The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels have played in over 20 countries. His first album, The Laughing Man, won the N.A.I.R.D. Award for Best Pop Album of the Year. He is also a Grammy-nominated record producer and an Emmy-Award winning TV writer (for Late Night with David Letterman).

September 16 @ 10 pm

Martha Wainwright Sings Edith Piaf!                       

Spiegelworld Exclusive!

A rare, intimate evening with one of contemporary rock’s most endearing artists. Interpreting the music and spirit of Piaf, Martha brings the house to its knees, proving the seemingly endless facets of this treasured folk-pop artist’s many talents.

FAMILY CONCERT!
September 20 @ 12 & 3 pm

The Sippy Cups LIVE

Celebrate Music Together

featuring NYC performer/teachers from the most loved early childhood music program.

A high-energy rock and roll experience for families! Imagine a show where Blue Man Group meets the Flaming Lips. The Sippy Cups were born in 2004 at a community fundraiser for a playground in a coastal town just south of San Francisco. Early childhood music teacher and lead singer Paul Godwin invited two other neighborhood dads - guitarist Mark Verlander and juggler Doug Nolan - to help raise the spirit for the park. They found themselves morphing Nirvana's disillusioned tirade "Smells like Teen Spirit" and Syd Barrett's "Bike" into a hilarious rallying cry for a freewheeling tricycle playground mash-up. The concept caught on quickly with sold-out shows at local clubs and enthusiastic press coverage. Parents as well as their kids can go nuts enjoying the Sippy Cups playing their distinct brand of real rock and roll!

September 21 @ 10pm & Monday, September 22 @ 10 pm
Yard Dogs Road Show w/ Special Guest Indigo

By Popular Demand!

A Spiegelworld return engagement following last year’s unforgettable sold-out performance and featuring belly dancing phenomenon Indigo, The Yard Dogs Road Show is a hobo cabaret, a living patchwork of vaudeville and rock and roll. They lead the modern hobohemian on a visual and sonic journey through part of history that may or may not have existed – followed by an ambitious return to the emotional challenges of our punch-drunk contemporary world. It’s a true story on stage: sword swallowers, dancing dolls, fire eaters and sunset hobo poetry - all animated by the live sounds of the Yard Dogs cartoon heavy band.

September 23 @ 10 pm

Benevento-Russo Duo

w/ Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra

Spiegelworld Premiere!

An evening of music not to be missed! The acclaimed organ and drum pioneers Benevento-Russo Duo take the stage at Spiegelworld with Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra for an unforgettable evening of instrumental music plus very special guests. The Benevento/Russo Duo formed in 2002 when Russo and childhood chum Marco Benevento combined forces in NYC’s underground club scene. With hardly any written material at first, the band made a virtue out of necessity by converting loose sketches into improvisations. They are an indie-rock band that jams - a jazz-combo that rocks. Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra is an 18-piece, genre-bending jazz orchestra that has successfully fused the pop music world with the stylistic and improvisatory concepts of modern jazz. Arranged and conducted by the saxophonist Travis Sullivan, The Bjorkestra performs the music of visionary pop artist Bjork, spanning her entire catalogue as a solo artist, truly creating a big band sound for the 21st Century.

September 28 @ 2:30 pm

Mor Karbasi

Presented in Association with World Music Institute
Spiegelworld Premiere!

Described by London’s Jewish Chronicle as a purveyor of “Spine tingling Gypsy Music”, young London-based Israeli singer and pianist Mor Karbasi sings in Ladino, Spanish, Hebrew and on rarer occasions, English. Mor is single-handedly bringing Ladino songs from as far back as 1492 to a wider public. Her writing has been considerably assisted by her interesting lineage. She is directly descended from both Moroccan and Persian Jews. She has been and indeed is, an avid supporter of Flamenco which provides a strong flavour throughout all her songs

September 29 @ 10 pm

The Dodos

with Special Guest AU

Spiegelworld Premiere!

Throw together a country-blues-loving guitarist and a metalhead drummer and you get the Dodos, a fascinating psych-folktronic duo. Following an appearance at this year’s Siren Festival and the release of their second album Visiter, San Francisco’s The Dodos band bring their ecelctic sound influenced by West African Ewe drumming, progressive metal and country blues fingerpicking enhancing the syncopated rhythms coming from the acoustic guitar to create one of today’s most unique sounds.

September 30 @ 10 pm

The Bird & The Bee
Spiegelworld NYC Exclusive!

Making their Spiegelworld debut, The Bird and the Bee are an indie-pop/electronica duo from Los Angeles, CA comprised of Inara George on vocals and Greg Kurstin, who have carefully built a musical concept that hides new surprises within every nook of Tropicalia, Shibuya-kei and French Pop. The Bird and the Bee have bravely managed to break the aging mold of indie-pop while beckoning enticingly from the genre’s periphery.

October 4 @ 10 pm

Midnight Milonga

Spiegelworld Premiere!

Tine Herreman, one of NYC’s best tango DJs’ will spin uplifting tangos, soaring valses and irresistible milongas, each a different dance form within the family of Argentine tango. Part of the NY Tango Festival, this all-night party will start with a dance lesson. Milongas were banned in Argentina throughout the 60s and 70s, and had a resurgence in the 1990s; today they have become one of the world’s great dance party experiences!

October 5 @ 10 pm

Antibalas!

Spiegelworld Premiere!

True, some bands are simply meant to lead, and Brooklyn’s Antibalas -- as tough and diverse as the city that birthed them nearly a decade ago -- has continued to do just that. The group, whose name means “bulletproof” in Spanish, has indeed proved they possess the mettle to not only survive but also thrive by employing a musical arsenal that has become known worldwide. Initially using the revolutionary blueprint of afrobeat as a launching pad, the dozen-strong members of Antibalas weave a rich tapestry of latin, jazz, classical, funk and soul into their horn-driven mix.

October 7 @ 10 pm

Tim Fite & Mike Relm

A Spiegelworld Exclusive!

Spiegelworld is proud to present two of today’s most unique and progressive music and multi-media performers. The singular skratch musician phenomenon Mike Relm continues on the road much less traveled. Sharing the stage with nothing more than two turntables, a DVJ, a mixer, and a microphone, Mike Relm defies any preconceived notions of what a solo DJ can achieve musically and visually. Making his Speigelworld return, Tim Fite is a lo-fi lone wolf from Brooklyn, living somewhere between folk and hip-hop, and with his latest album — a harsh indictment of consumerism and the American dream of selling out — he has made himself into a cultural gadfly.

October 12 @ 10 pm

Nellie McKay
“Songs of Fear and Longing: Nellie McKay Covers the Classics!”
Spiegelworld Debut!

Making her long awaited Spiegelworld debut, Nellie McKay has become one of downtown’s most eclectic favorites. Critics and audiences aren't the only ones struggling to describe Nellie McKay's music. The accomplished singer, songwriter, actor and activist struggles with labels as well, calling her approach 'schizophrenic voodoo.' Schizophrenic because she jumps genres – from Tin Pan Alley pop and cabaret to reggae, rap and jazz - voodoo because these elements mysteriously gel with her evocative, playful, and bold lyrics.

October 13 @ 10 pm

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club plus very Special Guest

Spiegelworld Debut!

Engaging, riveting, sad and humorous; demanding the audience to participate both live and while listening to their albums; Slim Cessna's Auto Club has been branded with every musical description possible. This seems fitting, as SCAC describes their music as American (Is that not what America is and has been, a mixture of every one and thing resulting in something new?); and after a decade of working and living as SCAC, they have created their own genre.

Saturday, October 18 @ 8PM

Amy G in ‘Round She Goes

NY’s slapstick sweetheart from 2006 Absinthe, called “a comic powerhouse” (The Australian), returns with a solo expose. Once a serious artiste, this world tour sees Amy G tearing up the stage on roller skates, with a ukulele (it’s all the rage) and doing her best to keep it together while letting it all hang out.  With so much spin, where she stops nobody knows.  Some explicit material with mild to seething cultural significance. “Expert and inspired” – (New York Times)

October 19 @ 10 pm
John Kelly & Dargelos

In a Spiegelworld premiere concert comprised of German cabaret songs, French chanson, art song, and original video, John Kelly explores his vocal ID through Dargelos, the brother of Kelly’s muse (and former alter-ego) the Greek-American contralto Dagmar Onassis. This performance follows Kelly’s recent appearance in London’s Tate Modern, where he collaborated with and performed live for the photographer Nan Goldin’s “The Other Side” slide show. John Kelly’s Spiegelworld debut brings a new collection of work by Kurt Weill and other Weimar composers to the fore following his now legendary interpretations of the music of Joni Mitchell.

October 20 @ 10 pm           

Jollyship the Whizbang

Spiegelworld Return Engagement!

The return of one the most notorious and naughty pirate puppet rock band in the world. No other pirate puppet rock band is quite like this. They are the true leaders of the phenomenal movement of pirate puppet rock bands worldwide. Brooklyn’s nautical rock wunderkind Jollyship the Whiz-Bang is (alternately or simultaneously) a puppet troupe, rock band, and theater production company. They have performed in festivals the world over, invited on the renown of their legendary live shows, which incorporate music, puppetry, video and comedy in elaborate spectacles.

Spiegelworld’s DJ Series

Wednesdays – La Rumba (7:30 pm)

This long running NYC salsa party will present live salsa dance performances, special guest DJs and salsa lessons.

Thursdays - Headphone Disco (9pm)

DJ Bruce Tantum  (Nightlife Editor of Time Out NY) will join UK Headphone Disco DJ's Cameron Craig, Bryan Roseman and Grahame Ferguson to kick off the opening night of this U.S. debut. Danish DJ Peter Munch will maintain the flow on Channel A as the resident DJ, with special guest DJs on Channel B throughout the season.

Fridays - Planet Circus  (9pm)

Featuring a variety of locally and internationally known DJs including Ursula 1000, Kervyn Marks, Fabian Alsultany and DJ Haj from GlobeSonic , the new all female DJ party SHAKTI (produced by Turntables on the Hudson), and special live performances on the Pier by Lady Circus and LED Hooping sensation Groove Hoops all summer long. 

Saturdays – RainDanceNYC  (9pm)

AfroBrazilian House Music at its very best, featuring resident DJ Sid LVaga with many special guests, including  Chris Anibell of Afrokinetics,  DJ True of ALMA, The Melting Pot, Rich Medina, Wise Acre from Los Angeles, DJ Cato, Captain Planet, the all female sensation UBIQUITA, Nightshade, and many more!

Sundays – PLAYA (3 pm)

Featuring some of NY's best classic soulful dance parties including The Melting Pot, Benny Soto, Rob Fernandez, Sleepy and Boo of Basic NYC and Joann Jimenez.

 

The DELUXE Series (Featured Acts)

Sunday, September 7 @ 8 pm

HUMOR ABUSE

What happens to a boy whose Dad is a clown ? Humor Abuse. Created by Lorenzo Pisoni (Pickle Family Circus, Cirque Du Soleil, now in Equus on Broadway with Daniel Radcliff) and Erica Schmidt (As You Like It at The Public, Debbie Does Dallas at the Jane Street) , this solo performance tour-de-force is about coming of age in the circus; learning the tricks of the trade -- literally -- and surviving the relationship between father and son.

September 15 – Saturday, September 27

Susan Marshall & Company “Sawdust Palace”

in THE DELUXE!

NYC Premiere!

Elegance and humanity balance the unexpected in Susan Marshall & Company’s surprising Sawdust Palace, a 90-minute suite of 20 “acts” created to be performed in a spiegeltent but suitable for any thrust or theater in the round. In this mix of tender and entertaining dances, the sensuality and sexual tension always present in Susan Marshall & Company’s work gets blended with a heavy dose of vaudeville, cabaret and humor. The music for the show ranges from live piano selections to popular cabaret and contemporary electronic, while the acts include aerial dances, feather plucking, and intricate waltzes all articulating a contemporary viewpoint in a music hall setting. Despite the absurd and sometimes feverish proceedings, these dances possess the same rich emotional subtext for which the company’s work is best known.

September 14 @ 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Norvak Poderoso DeMente: A Hypnotelekineticparanormal Show
Presented by Celebrate México Now 08 Festival

A delightfully wacky fusion of pantomime, clowning, and theatrical cabaret, Norvak Poderoso DeMente (Norvak, The Powerful Mind Reader) is the creation of Andrés Aguilar and Artús Chávez, graduates of the Clown College of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus. In his Hypnotelekineticparanormal Show, Norvak Poderoso DeMente demonstrates his hypnotic, telepathic, clairvoyant and telekinetic capabilities, but he is constantly interrupted by a volunteer from the audience, Don Domingo, who resists being hypnotized and ultimately reveals a life-changing secret. Since its premiere in 2006, the show has enjoyed month-long runs at ‘El Péndulo’ and Centro Cultural Helénico in México City, and has been presented at the 9th Festival of Pantomime, Circus and Clown RODARA (Puebla, Mexico), Festival of Tenerife Clownbaret (Canary Islands, Spain), and Apallasa’t (Barcelona, Spain).

September 15 @ 8:00 pm

Mike Edison Presents

No-Holds-Barred Literary Battle Royale

Author Mike Edison (I Have Fun Everywhere I Go) referees an unprecedented spoken word battle among some of New York’s most dangerous authors including Adam Rapp and a host of others. Backed by a dangerous A Team of rock’n’roll and jazz musicians, each reader will tell stories or read from their work in a mano a mano face-off, the winner to be decided by the audience.

 

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