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Old 07-04-04, 11:54 AM   #1
Drew Richardson
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Default FWD: Motionfest registration now open

Drum Roll Please!!!


With great pride we announce MotionFest Finale.__Why Finale? the_explanation can be read_by link_from the_MF home page at


MotionFest is a professional development conference for high level variety entertainers._ There have been 6 successful conferences since the first in Nov 2000 both on the east and west coasts.


Not sure if MotionFest is for you?_ Check out the list of previous attendees on our website_and then ask any one of them for their opinion._


Registration is open now!____ so_I will use the rest of the space here to give some highlights of this upcoming MotionFest Finale:



Dates_---Workshops begin November 11-14, 2004 with Video Shoot show and social starting 7pm on Wed. Nov 10


Because we have doubled the number of intensive teachers, we are offering special pre MotionFest workshops during the day on Wed. Nov 10._ Nothing else will be scheduled during the day for Wed...just the chance to take two additional teachers for 3 hour workshops._MF will officially begin as usual with the Video Shoot show Wed evening.


The mix of previous teachers and new teachers recruited for MF Finale include:



Karl Baumann_ - Star Cirque du Soleil character acrobat

Tom Casciero - Movement Artist

Alan Clay - Author, Performer, Director, Physical Comedy and Actor Instructor from New Zealand

Bob Fitch - Broadway Actor/Magician. Consultant to numerous stars

Jay Gilligan - International artistic and innovative juggler/object manipulator

Nikolaus Holz -International Ambassador of European Clowning

Geoff Hoyle - Broadway, Cirque du Soleil, Pickle Family Circus, he's done everything! including teaching at Dell 'Arte School of Physical Theatre

Dominique Jando - Director of S.F. School of the Circus Arts, Founded numerous Circus Schools and competitions in France.

The Jokesters - Performers and professors of makeup application

Dick Monday - Former Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Clown College Director, Founder of NYGoofs, hilarious!

Karen Hurll Montanaro - Mime and movement/dance specialist

Robert Nelson -aka The Butterfly Man, street performer emeritus

Michael Rock - Second City Theatre staff improv instructor

Steve Smith - 10 yr director of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Clown College

Joanie Spina - Performer/Dancer and Choreographer for Magicians including David Copperfield


Most of _their workshop descriptions have been posted._For those that have not, read their bios._ Workshop descriptions will be posted as soon as possible._ You can pick teachers now and change them later if necessary.


Also expected for lectures and general hanging out:_ Daniel Holzman, Scotty Meltzer, Tim Furst, Robert Strong, and_Zeke Peterhoff


While this is the list we are currently expecting, teachers are subject to_change due to circumstances beyond our control.


Why else you need to attend: (besides the comradery, networking, fun and general kick in the butt your_career and performances could use)


Critique sessions with teachers and_ expert performer/attendees,

theatre tech professionals,

makeup professors,__

copyright and trademark attorneys,


insurance professionals


street performing at Harborplace by request,

video sessions,

marketing experts,

costuming issues including 'improving your costume after you thought it was complete.'


Additional things are being added all the time so read our occasional messages and check the website every so often.






See you in Baltimore (one of the cheapest cities to_fly too)



MotionFest committee_


(Please forward this to all of the variety performers you know._ Many have signed up over the years to be on our email list with email addresses that no long work)


(contact us for removal if you do not wish to get an occasional message about MotionFest)

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