Seattle Times critic Misha Berson suggests The Bobs, Lelavision and other acts at the 2012 Moisture Festival.

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So many clowns, jugglers, burlesque queens. So little time.

Those who attend Seattle’s funky-tastic Moisture Festival have a big batch of shows to choose from at three locations (see box, this page). Each offers a vaudeville-style variety show, so which to see?

Here are some wild, wonderful and weird acts to keep an eye out for:

The Bobs: Still going strong and specializing in a cappella music at its zaniest.

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The Bellini Twins: Spinning plates, crashing plates and all manner of other nonsense is purveyed by this sidesplitting American and Danish clowning duo.

Bronkar Lee: A beatboxing juggler who also cracks wise? We haven’t seen him yet, but he might be just what the world needs.

Cohdi Harrell: Poetic acrobatics from the wilds of New Mexico.

Lelavision: Poetic dance and musical-instrument sculptures from the wilds of Seattle.

Sara Felder: A clever comic trickster, juggler and monologuist from the Bay Area who, in one choice bit, delivers a coming-out monologue while trying to struggle free of a straitjacket.

Duo de Luna: No girlie stuff here — just two tough, punky and limber female aerialists, one trapeze and blasting indie-rock.

Clay Martin Puppet Theatre: A longtime local favorite, Martin uses handheld and rod puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets and children’s toys to bring to life his own little world.

Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic

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