Elizabeth Gannon '11 "clowning" in New York
Elizabeth Gannon ‘11 will present “Clown! Do Some Ballet!,” a one-woman show that follows the character Clown through her daily life, as part of the New City’s Dream Up Festival, on Aug. 31, and Sept. 4, 8, 10 and 14, at the Cabaret Theater, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (at East 10th Street) www.dreamupfestival.org
Gannon, as Clown, experiences many emotions, ranging from joy to defeat, happiness to sorrow, and discovers a new way of expression through her dance. The story is explored in a series of dance vignettes. The music encompasses a variety of genres, ranging from jazz to pop-dance music. Gannon is also the costume designer.
Gannon is a theater artist and sketch/improv comedian based in Brooklyn. She earned a BA in theater and minored in dance from Denison University and has studied Commedia dell’Arte at the prestigious Accedemia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. She continued her dance training in New York at the Gibney and Perry Dance studios and trained in improv and sketch comedy at the Uptight Citizen’s Brigade.
Gannon is the founder of Canniballoon Brigade, an Ohio based clown ensemble. She has performed with Indie comedy troupes around the city, most notably “Pepes” and “Dam Science.” She has had several original plays preformed in the DITA One Act Play Festival in Granville, Ohio.