AT THE FLOATING LOTUS
JUGGLING FOR EVERYONE 6-7pm $10 per person
Juggling for Everyone! Paolo Garbanzo, jester of Muncaster castle in England, will astound and entertain you with his juggling skills He will also demonstrate the basics of juggling and give you a chance to get hands on! No experience necessary.
Madame Onça O'Leary Lauren ‘Onça’ O’Leary is from Lanesville, a career entertainer, event producer, internationally touring performer, and published author and artist with twenty years in the arts business. She has taught and performed in Germany, the UK and Czech Republic, as well as across the US, and in international waters. She was the first in the world to be certified by master dancer Carolena Nerriccio in General Skills, and has worked with thousands of students of all ages in competitions, colleges, festivals, and everywhere in between. Onça has a background in visual, movement and music arts, co-founding and directing the Future of Tradition Center for Folkloric Arts from 1999 to 2006. She stages several festivals and events annually. Produced in Asheville, NC, her award-winning ABSfest: the Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival, is now is in its eleventh year of bringing together artists from around the world to perform, study and network. Onça traveled steadily for five years with the Balkan fusion project the Mezmer Society, and for over ten years with the Accidental Circus, directed by Jester of England’s Muncaster Castle, Paolo Garbanzo. Under her legal name, Lauren O’Leary, she also co-authored The World Spirit Tarot, and illustrated it entirely in Lanesville style with 79 original block-prints. This work was hailed as an instant classic, and has been translated into Spanish. The revised Second Edition WST comes out mid-June 2106. it is her stalwart belief is that “The greatest expression of Rebellion is Joy.”
INTRO TO BELLYDANCE 7-8pm $20 per person
Madame Onca (Lauren) O'Leary will share her skills with us all. Bellydance is a fun way to cultivate both personal fitness and community. Come and learn some moves from international instructor Onca, originally from lanesville. All levels of fitness welcome
Paul Garbanzo Paul "Garbanzo" Hudert grew up in Richmond VA and juggled up and down the east coast for several years until he went to live in San Francisco in 1999. He quickly joined the juggling scene at Pier 39 and auditioned for an opening with his juggling heroes The Flying Karamazov Brothers. Getting the role as "Misha Karamazov" he toured with them for two years before returning to his own works and collaborations. In 2003 he taught at FLIC, the circus school in Turin, Italy, which started him touring throughout Europe. in 2007 he won the International Jester Competition in Muncaster, England, making him the only American to win, thus being the only American Jester of a European castle. Traveling on the renaissance festival circuit, the European festival circuit, and performing in the cabaret and burlesque world, Paul has years of performance experience and showmanship to add to his juggling abilities. In 2012 he married a Lanesville girl and is happy to be visiting Gloucester.