2 posts published in July 2018


July 12, 2018

The idea of an underwater puppet show appealed to me. I was mesmerized at the continuous motion of objects floating, darting, swirling and dancing to live music. My focus was taking in the staging and accepting that how it was accomplished was a mystery.

Post show the audience went back stage to view the 1000 gallon tank  We saw the props, puppeteers in black wetsuits and the pulley system that held puppeteers suspended above the tank, invisible from the audience view. The complexity of the...

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Cemetery Circus

July 15, 2018

An uncommon location for a circus, but it was perfect. A mile trolley car ride into the cemetery I discovered a tree shaded lake which became the stage for acrobats, musicians, unicyclists and show girls. In the backdrop was the Niblo family Mausoleum. The Niblos were originators of a Brooklyn Circus in the 1800s.

There was wonder, smiles and parades of performers in the first hour. The second hour brought performances on lakeside stages and on the lake in boats . There was an  organist, an...

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