FOOTLOOSE presents CIRCUS FINELLI in ESCAPADES
Presented by Erling Wold's Fabrications, Footloose Studios and SFIAF
Footloose presents San Francisco's all-women clown troupe, Circus Finelli in Point Reyes Station: at The Old Western Saloon on Friday June 27, 2008 at 9:30 pm. This show contains adult content not suitable for children and is a 21 and over venue. The sweet and dirty rock 'n roll live music of HoneyDust is the headliner. Go to myspace.com/HoneyDust for more information on the band.
The Dance Palace on Saturday June 28 2008 at 7:30 pm is a show and venue for the whole family and is followed by a free workshop for everyone!
Circus Finelli is four zany, hilarious and unpredictable women clowns, winners of 2007 Pt. Reyes parade award for best entertainers, in a spectacle that is fast-paced, interactive, bright fun, filled with slapstick, acrobatics, juggling and live music. Fresh from two sold out runs in San Francisco and heading out on tour, the Finelli's are ready to transform small problems into epic proportions!
"There's a cartoon quality to the sound effects and instruments that texture the string of acts, but it's all dependent on live timing-nothing like you've ever seen on TV or in the movies. There's lots of comical juggling and acrobatics, thrown in with the real thing; humor and excitement are inextricable." -- Ken Bullock, The Berkeley Daily Planet "Fresh"
"Highly Inventive Comic Acts - full of absurd dialogue and physical comedy." -- Joel Schecter, Spectacle Magazine
"Filled with music, slap-stick, acrobatics and the seamless chemistry of the four immaculately trained performers, Circus Finelli has a rare synergy." -- Rashid Zakat, Philadelphia reviewer for Soulaquatics.com
Circus Finelli features four crazy, unruly, and unpredictable women clowns. Under the command of Madame Vinaigrette (Verka Zaskodna), a European bombshell juggler with some dangerous plans, the circus goes awry. Assisting and assaulting her with music is the havoc-wreaking accordionista and one-woman musical wonder, Luz Gaxiola. Exploding from all corners is the sprightly Pepito (Z Smith). And gracing the stage with dazzling samba throughout the show is Molly Shannon in full Carnaval regalia.
Circus Finelli trained at the San Francisco Clown Conservatory, and takes inspiration from the European Clown tradition and the antics of American Vaudeville. The troupe has toured the East Coast and the Czech Republic and performs regularly in the Bay Area where they live and teach. Circus Finelli can perform in English, Spanish, French, Czech, Italian, and Russian, but even when using words, its emphasis remains on physical comedy. Circus Finelli's approach draws from commedia dell'arte, clown, and melodrama.
Please visit their website at www.circusfinelli.com for more information and photos. circus Finelli
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