I have to admit I don’t remember when I met Carlo but it was before 1983. That was the year I convinced him to visit my studio to do some photographs. He was playful and not too prepared. He came with a couple of great Commedia masks and found objects in the studio to improvise with for the camera. It was great fun! I have decided to make this tribute since many movement-based performers don’t know about Carlo. I contacted a few friends that knew him well ask them to contribute to this post. They knew him better and have stories to tell!
Here is an interview with his friend Hovey Burgess
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Silent film historian/author Steve Massa talks about Alice Howell. She is featured in his new book ‘Slapstick Divas‘. He also ponders other silent film actors in this in-depth interview including Lon Chaney.
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Even though the play ‘Critical Mass’ has been performed at Dixon Place this timely interview with playwright/performer Deb Margolin is really wonderful.
She touches on some insightful points about her work and history as a playwright and outsider. Interviewed by Vaudevisuals’ Karen Jenson.
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Someone murdered Dr. Harvey Burdell on January 30th, 1857 in his New York City home on Bond Street. It was the most scandalous crime to occur in the city primarily because all evidence pointed at his rejected lover, a petite but conniving widower named Emma Cunningham. But the jury didn’t believe a woman could commit such a violent act. Officially, the case remains unsolved and has left restless ghosts behind to battle for eternity. Journey with us into another dimension on an immersive experience into the past. Our spirits now reside in a secret, 1833 parlor in the landmarked Colonnade Row where historic documents and actual witness testimony help to bring the truth to light.
Performances are at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays ~ March 2nd through March 24th. The audience is limited to 25 seats and ticket prices start at $30. The exact location will be provided upon purchase. For more details and tickets please visit bloodydeed1857.com.
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Built in 1832-33, this historic row of landmarked townhouses were the first conspicuously extravagant homes in New York pre-Civil War. Inspired by palatial row houses in London and Paris as well as classic Greek architecture, the homes quickly sold out to New York’s most elite families. Astors, Delanos, Roosevelts, & Gardiners lived here as well as Washington Irving and other writers. The salon now presents historic lectures
and is used as a development space for a variety of creative projects, both artistic & commercial. Special events also happen regularly and can be seen on Instagram and Facebook @colonnaderow
James Rana interviews juggler, comedian Michael Davis.
The New York Theatre Workshop was packed ‘wall-to-wall’ with boxes and other storage unit items. I had read about “The Object Lesson” when Geoff Sobelle had performed it at BAM a few years ago, and the reviewer’s description of it resonated with me until today.
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Geoff Sobelle’s new show HOME opens tonight at the
Harvey Theatre/BAM – Wed 12/6
Karen Jenson interviews Big Apple Circus‘s director Mark Lonergan and clown Joel Jeske for Vaudevisuals.com. Great fun hearing about the new show and history of Big Apple Circus.
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Radio Vaudeville interview with Producer/Performer
James Habacker – Proprietor of The Slipper Room
in New York City.