Thursday, May 6, 2010

Chrononaut presents A Steampunk Circus

The circus is an inherently steampunk institution. It is as old Commedia dell'arte yet as new as postmodern performance art. It is a crossroads of skills and technologies both old and new that have always been used to transport us to an alternate reality outside of linear time. So it is with great pleasure that we announce an evening of circus arts featuring performers from the Lindley-Lopez Circus

We also are hosting face and body painting by Skin Tight Body Art. Brianna of Skin Tight asks that if you would like something especially elaborate you contact her in advance through her website. Regarding this we feel we must point out that Chrononaut is at once an all ages club and a forum for creative and alternative culture. With this in mind we ask only that you keep your bodily exposure within the bounds of public legality.

With all this plus the good Professor's musical selections, silent cinema, and vendors we could have a very full night, but there is yet one more factor to be considered in a truly steampunk circus, the DIY ethic of steampunk movement. We have always been impressed with the talent pool in our community and the way the entertainment at Chrononaut comes as much from the floor as the DJ booth or the stage. So we are extending a special invitation to circus-related busking. If you would like to perform on a pass-the-hat basis on the evening, e-mail us at grshado (at) yahoo (dot) com

Please note that the evening goes from 8:00 to midnight in deference to later sunsets of summer. $8 at the door (plus money for buskers) See you there!

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