1. Circus Amok--political theater in circus clothes, with back flips, stilts, juggling, a live brass band and a real bearded lady, Jennifer Miller--one of my sheroes.
2. Live improv jazz in celebration of John Coltrane's birthday in a community garden.
3. The Luddites--an improv jazz group of students and grads from my kid's high school. Tonight they performed at John Zorn's club, The Stone.
Circus Amok's show--after a three-year hiatus--was about the issue of Stop and Frisk and also how upstate New York's economy is all about the prison industry. Through this, I got introduced to the org Milk Not Jails--which is all about reviving dairy the dying dairy farm industry. Not very vegan for the vegans in the audience.
It did make me wonder if there was anything I could do on a grand scale, Lara. I would like to change the world.
|Jennifer Miller wields an amp|
|The young Luddites at The Stone|