Karen DeSanto talks about life on the Ringling Train during the Chicago Clown Auditions.
Archive for August 31, 2012
Yes, Cirque du Soleil hires clowns… So you’re a clown who wants to perform at Cirque du Soleil! Guess what? We might have job openings for you. Here is a video from Cirque about what they look for in clowns.
Interested candidates must submit:
1. A résumé/CV
2. Two photos (head and body shots)
3. A video demo of their performance (between 3 and 10 mins)
Here are some clown music videos from YouTube… some are better than others.
The Clown Song–Hap Palmer
Stealers Wheels – Stuck In The Middle With You – Offical Video
B. A. Clown – Steve Marshall
Big Red Noses (A Clown Song)
The Clown Song by Kidscamp
Clown Song, the Corbetts
English Time Songs, The Clown Song
Let’s Go To The Circus!- Be A Clown
Blinky the Clown Happy Birthday Song – Denver
Silly Sally the Clown-Loopty Loo Song-Kids fitness
Bertoldo il Clown Magico
I created a video where I discuss the design of a modern clown face. I recommend getting Strutter’s Complete Guide to Clown Makeup.
In the video, I discuss how a clown’s makeup is designed to help the audience see the expressions. The boldness of the makeup design may vary based on how close the clown will perform in front of an audience, from a stadium, to a living room, to a hospital room.
It is also important to understand how the face moves and put the makeup on to let the makeup move with the muscles of the face and carry the emotions and expressions.
Mike Becvar, aka Sir Toony Van Dukes, demonstrates how he puts on his clown makeup.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® and the Funnyatrics Clown Program at Children’s Medical Center were bubbling over with the excitement as they prepared for a soap-endous event…The Biggest Shaving Cream Pie Fight On Earth, which took place on Tuesday, July 31 at AT&T Plaza at American Airlines Center. The ultimate shaving cream chaos set a Guinness World Record, with 714 participants, for the largest shaving cream pie fight ever held!