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