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Clown! Do some Ballet! title
– World Premiere

Choreographed by Elizabeth Gannon.
Directed by Ilanna Saltzman.

"Clown! Do Some Ballet!" Is a one-woman show, a clown show, and a dance show all at the same time. We follow one flexible clown’s journey through life and dance. She explores joy, defeat, and the spectacular elements of moving. The clown gains an unexpected approach to dance that is relatable and grounded.

Cabaret Theater


Wednesday - August 31 - 6:30pm
Sunday - September 4 - 5pm
Thursday - September 8- 6:30pm
Saturday - September 10 - 2pm
Wednesday - September 14 - 6:30pm

Running time: Clown! Do some Ballet! is 22 Minutes $12.

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Elizabeth Gannon is a theater artist and sketch/improv comedian based in Brooklyn. She earned a BA in Theater and Dance from Denison University and has studied Commedia dell'Arte at the presitigous Accedemia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. She continued her dance training in New York at the Gibney and Perry Dance studios and trained in improv and sketch comedy at the Uptight Citizen's Brigade. She is the founder of Canniballoon Brigade, an Ohio based clown ensemble. She has performed with Indie comedy troupes around the city, most notably "Pepes" and "Dam Science." She has had several original plays preformed in the DITA One Act Play Festival in Granville, Ohio.

Ilanna Saltzman is a Brooklyn theater artist who specializes in physical theater and devised works. Having gotten her BA in acting and directing from Skidmore College, Saltzman continued her training in Commedia dell'Arte at the Accedemia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy, Shakespeare and Company in Western Massachusetts and with the Ume Group in New York City. She has had a fruitful acting career, performing in New York City Guatemala, India, Nepal and Azerbaijan. She stilt-walks in local NYC festivals, is a teaching artist with Urban Stages, and performs puppet shows in New Jersey.


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