Dance, Vaudeville and Hula Hoops: Mental Head Circus and Hoopdawgz from Actors' Gang
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The last date listed for Mental Head Circus and Hoopdawgz was Thursday November 5, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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Throw on your ugliest holiday sweater, grab a hot toddy and join the Actors' Gang at Ivy Substation for the annual Queen Family telethon, known as the toast of the holiday season. Each year is bustling with magicians, aerialists, tap dancers and more live entertainers. And this year, the Queens have decided to celebrate diversity (in accordance with a court-ordered mandate), and everyone from atheists to Amish have been invited to The Queen Family's Very Special Holiday Special. Learn More
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Most of the time, we felt like we were at a talent competition or a post Burning Man party. Silk scarf twirling? Really? If the producers happen to read this, the first hoop act should really be cut. She's good for a girl in the park or "look what my sister can do", but for a stage, its very disappointing to see someone do hoop tricks that are on my intro to hooping dvd. Having hula hoops in the title, I was expecting something more. Kept waiting for someone to spin 20 hoops, or fire, or something I haven't seen a young girl on youtube do before.
Had a few good acts, a lot of dance numbers (and we're not dance number fans, you might be), I guess I've just seen too many spot on circusy events where I'm not afraid the hoop girl is gonna drop the hoop.
Tim Robins introducing the show was a cool surprise. The venue is great - back yard with a bar and seats is really nice in a theater.
Quotes & Highlights
- "An abstract fusion of body and spirit." --The Los Angeles Times
- Visit Hoopdawg's web site for more information on their high energy hula hooping.
Dance troupe Mental Head Circus and Hoopdawgz, create an intoxicating vaudeville circus that pulses with dance, humor, hula hoops and bawdy allure. The alluring visual masterpiece integrates extensive knowledge of movement and the human body. The avant-garde style fused with intricate movement and transitions make for unparalleled aerial performances.
About the Ticket Supplier: Actors' Gang
The Actors' Gang is one of Los Angeles' most enduring theatre ensembles. Founded in 1981 by a group of renegade theatre artists, the Gang's mission is to create bold, original works for the stage and daring reinterpretations of the classics. Our work is raw, immediate, socially minded, and crafted with the highest artistic standards.
Over the course of our first 20 years we have produced 68 plays and won over 100 awards, winning acclaim for our interpretations of Shakespeare, Bruchner, Brecht, Moliere, Aeschylus, Ibsen and Chekhov, while developing in workshop new plays that address the world today through a prism of satire, popular culture and raucous stagecraft.
Through co-productions, The Actors' Gang presented the West Coast Premiere of Eric Bogosian's "Suburbia" with the Namaste Theatre Company, Roger Guenver Smith's "A Huey P. Newton Story," Danny Hoch's "Jails, Hospitals, Hip Hop" with Center Theatre Group, and "Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella" with The Cornerstone Theatre Company. The Actors' Gang has toured with productions as the US representative at the Edinburgh Festival and to New York's Public Theatre with "Carnage, A Comedy"; with "The Imaginary Invalid" to the Rushmore Festival in New York, and in 2001 saw "Bat Boy, A Musical," developed at the Actors' Gang, won the Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics award for best new musical Off-Broadway in New York.