Mark Gindick: Death Defying Schtick

December 11, 2022 Atlanta Free
CAL_1211 Mark Gindick Death Defying Schtick Nov 30

Mark Gindick gives a highly personal lecture/demonstration about circus and clown life. He traces how a lawyer’s kid in the NY suburbs fell in love with physical comedy and by the end of his teens was touring the country with Ringling Bros (red-nosed, face covered in red and white greasepaint). Rich with humor, honesty, and historical sweep, this lecture/dem showcases a major American clown’s deeply personal journey through all of the major touring circus companies. Mark explains how he got into the circus, thrived, and then after a series of setbacks, almost left the circus forever

Through this presentation, audiences will gain insight into the day-to-day life of the circus, the artistry of high-level physical comedy, and most of all, Mark’s compelling roller-coaster ride of a life story, complete with loss, love, heartbreak, and near magical coincidence. (With a few banana peels and pratfalls thrown in…) From award-winning clown, Mark Gindick, the only clown who achieved featured-performer status in the circus “trifecta” Big Apple Circus, Ringling Bros and Cirque du Soleil, Part masterful and hilarious clown-show, part memoir, part TED-style talk, the lecture targets an audience of who enjoy circus clowning, its history, technique.

The content of this presentation is suitable / appropriate for teens and adults.

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Sunday, December 11, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
1440 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

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