WEIRDO 101: Harley Newman's Foundational Four Sideshow Skills
WHO IS HARLEY NEWMAN? Harley is an award-winning storyteller who always involves the audience. Since the mid-1980s, Harley has focused on stunts and escapes, discarding traditional presentation styles, adding verbal, physical, and prop comedy. He’s been widely emulated.
Harley’s appeared on over 200 television shows worldwide, and viewed by approximately a billion people. His television credits include The Today Show, The Tonight Show, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular. He’s appeared on hundreds of college campuses, and has been a featured entertainer at theme parks. Harley’s newest show, Dancing With Ghosts, was featured in the 2009 NY International Fringe Festival.
Harley eats fire, spits fire, and blows up fireworks taped to his body! He walks barefoot on sharp swords, and dances in broken glass! He stops a fan with his tongue, and clears his sinuses with a high-heeled shoe! He swallows swords, and has two world records on beds of nails!
To learn more about Harley, visit http://www.bladewalker.com
I'M NEW AT THIS. IS THIS CLASS FOR ME? This is a beginner's class, designed for performers looking to expand their acts, sideshow fans, curious weirdos and daredevils who enjoy trying new stuff. NO prior experience is necessary.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
• Background, history and technique for four foundational sideshow skills:
◦ LYING ON A BED OF NAILS
◦ WALKING ON BROKEN GLASS
◦ ROPE ESCAPE
• Practice time with motivational coaching from Harley
• Presentation, structure and storytelling performance approaches to make your new skills effective, engaging and entertaining on stage
• Instruction on acquiring/building sideshow stage equipment for your new stunts
• Instruction on physical acting...ways to use your body to establish the reality of your performance.
• Get the basics of stage direction, how to create memorable pictures that will enhance the experience of your audience.
WHAT DO I GET?
• Reserved front row student seating at the Bier Baron on Friday April 15 DC Weirdo Show featuring Harley Newman
• Meet n Greet with Harley before the show
• Three hour sideshow skills workshop at the Bier Baron on Saturday April 16 from 1-4pm
• Access to special pricing for Harley's three-day Oddity U sideshow stunt class (next class: June 17-19 2016)
TOTAL INTRO TO SIDESHOW SKILL PACKAGE: $125