3/19/09

Sign of the times?


I believe the year was 1976 when Clowns of America held their national convention in Denver. I was asked to teach a ventriloquism workshop to the kids in attendance and what an amazing group I had, some of whom are pictured here. They were eager to learn - it was an amazing experience, quite a contrast to what we might observe with similar conventions today where the presence and involvement of youth is more sparse ... sign of the times?

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  1. If it doesn't have batteries, or an internet hook up they don't seem to be interested. I see it with my own kids, they will stay inside on a nice day rather than go out and play. I took my kids out to a park on spring break last year, it was a beautiful day, schools were closed , and the park was empty. I have done shows in camps, and see kids in the audience with earphones listening to their ipod, or playing with a Gameboy during a show. Different world.

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  2. I find that the kids are often fascinated when they find out my puppets DON'T run on batteries or power.
    You want to see some real fun - just give a few kids some peepers and teach them some basic vent.

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