Sunday, April 13, 2014

More Rubber Legs: Clown Kotini Junior

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Fresh on the heels of my posts on George Campo, comic acrobat and eccentric dancer, comes this clip of the clown Kotini Junior. Born in Ukraine in 1967, he won a break dancing competition there in 1986, and has toured with Cirque du Soleil and Zirkus Roncalli. In this impressive clip, he melds a frantic, madman clown character with eccentric dance—much like Campo—and with break dance, and also like Campo centering it around a stubborn chair. Enjoy!

Thanks for this one goes to Karen Gersch, who I should point out will be teaching "Balancing Bodies: Serious Comedy Partnering" at The (Very) Physical Comedy Institute this June.

Click here for the Kotini Junior web site.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Looks quite reminiscent of Jigalov but I have no idea if they are from the same tradition or who developed this style. Just Jigalov has a clearer 'story telling' structure to his act/s but this guy is clearly skilled. Just slightly less composition to the whole act to my mind.

All great stuff none he less. Thanks John .