2022 Moisture Festival: Opening March 17

2022 Moisture Festival: Opening March 17

COMEDY/VARIETÉ PERFORMERS

These are the artists who appeared in the 2022 Seattle Moisture Festival (March 17 – April 10, 2022).

A Unicycle Built For Two

Nick & Wendy Harden are A Unicycle Built for Two. They bring together the unicycle, acrobatics, and light-hearted romance. The Seattle Met called their act a “can’t-miss.” Time Out New...

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Alan Plotkin

Alan Plotkin is a member of the Moisture family. He is never on stage but he and his video camera have been welcome audience members for many years now and...

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Alex Zerbe

With the energy of 1,000 suns, The Zaniac shines like a comedy beacon as he bounces from one end of the stage to the other like an untamed rubber band....

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Alicia Cutaia

Alicia Cutaia is a celebrated dancer, instructor, choreographer, fire performer, and harness aerialist based in Portland, Oregon. She also is Founder and Artistic Director of ARC in Movement LLC, an innovative...

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Amy Engelhardt

AMY ENGELHARDT fell in love with the Pacific Northwest as the sole female member of Grammy-nominated, Seattle-based vocal quartet The Bobs from 1998-2011. And as Mother Superior of the (satanic)...

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Amy Funbuttons

Amy is an aerial inferno, heating up stages in the Seattle area for over 7 years. She can’t wait to ignite your fire on the Moisture Festival stage to produce...

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Avner the Eccentric

Avner Eisenberg was one of a handful of 1970s street performers who took their acts into theaters and, along with the Flying Karamazov Brothers and others, gave birth to the...

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Benedikt Negro

Benedikt Negro is a pantomime and clown who has starred in Cirque du Soleil’s water show, “O”.  He trained at Die Etage School for the Performing Arts in Berlin. Originally...

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Bill Robison

Bill Robison is a physical comedian. His performances are a synthesis of outlandish comedy, an elastic face, a penchant for the absurd and a reckless sense of abandon. He has...

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Bri Crabtree

Gravity ceases to exist, the “laws” of motion become mere “suggestions,” and the crowd is transported into a world of recaptured wonder with San Francisco performing artist Bri Crabtree. Combining...

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Caela Bailey

Caela Bailey; the Gutter Queen. Born into the infamous vaudeville troupe The Royal Famille DuCaniveaux, she practically sang her first words in front of an audience and has spent much...

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Camille Swift

Camille Swift specializes in the savage and the strange. With each new act, she strives to embody both ferocity and finesse and bring to life a new femme farouche (wild/savage...

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Charly Castors

Charly was born in the heart of Paris to the fifth generation of his family in show business. Charly and his brothers Toly and Eddy make up the acrobatic trio...

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Chicken Sinatra

Principally bred in the remote wilds of Austria for personal pleasure, a few have seen the sights of Paris, and this one never looked back. During an initial tour of...

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Circus Luminescence

Circus Luminescence presents the innovative and gold medal winning duo of Eli March and Scramble James. Their energetic, contemporary vaudeville show includes award-winning partner juggling, breathtaking acrobatics, epic combination tricks,...

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Coventry & Kaluza

Jamie Coventry & Natasha Kaluza were clown school sweethearts and are graduates of both the first and second year programs of the Clown Conservatory at the San Francisco Circus Center....

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Creosote

Creosote is the dynamic accordion duo with renowned Seattle accordionists Jamie Maschler and Gabriel Hall-Rodrigues, together they create original and Brazilian music inspired arrangements with a unique and endearing twist....

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Del Rey

A Seattle treasure. Acoustic Guitar Magazine has said: “Rey is one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar.” Del Rey found her niche early on. Let her...

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Doc Sprinsock & the SANCApators

Doc Sprinsock and the SANCApators are the fabulously eclectic house band for SANCA, the Seattle circus school. When Fabio Sprinsock was born on a cold, gray Seattle morning, he was...

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Dr. Owl

You guys! … Dr. Owl has nearly 100 species of houseplants! Okay, that has nothing to do with the performances that he’ll present at this year’s Moisture Festival. He has...

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Dream Frohe

Dream Frohe is an aerialist with a passion for thoughtful and dynamic movement. In essence, she makes a practice of joyfully hoisting herself into improbable positions for the sake of...

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Duo Emirlo

Duo Emirlo creates aerial duets that invite the audience to experience the joy and connection members Marlo and Emily feel when moving together. Based in Olympia, Washington, Emily and Marlo...

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Electric Bonsai Band

Electric Bonsai Band is neither electric nor a band…it’s actually singer/songwriter Andrew Ratshin, and his acoustic guitar. Best known as a member of, and principal songwriter for, the group Uncle...

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Esther de Monteflores

Esther de Monteflores is an American circus artist, physical performer and choreographer. Esther is one of a tiny handful of circus performers in the USA specializing in slackwire walking. In...

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Faeble Kievman

Faeble Kievman is an internationally recognized clown, circus artist, and all around weirdly wonderful human. He has performed multiple social circus tours with the Big Underwear Social Tour through Mexico...

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Frank Olivier

Frank Olivier developed his unique offbeat humor in San Francisco’s comedy clubs. He was soon sharing the bill with Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and others. New York producers...

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Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra

Originally the Freiberg Philharmonium, the Fremont Philharmonic couldn’t get a gig in town, as everyone in the little Alsatian town was in the band. Neighboring villages suspected with so much...

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Go Janes

The Go Janes feature ukulele, guitar, and generous doses of delicious harmony. Arni Adler, Patrice O’Neill, and Kathleen Tracy (pictured left to right) have decades of experience as performers, visual...

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Godfrey Daniels

Moisture Festival regulars know Godfrey Daniels as one of our own. We’ve met his family and learned his ways. We’ve come to know what frustrates him and what makes him...

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Harry Levine

Harry Levine graduated Clark University with a BA in music and in 1984, he founded the satirical theater and musical group called Citizens Band. They toured the West and by...

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Henrik Bothe

Henrik performs a “Physical Comedy Show” that spans from plate spinning a la the Ed Sullivan Show to comedy magic and juggling such as escaping a straitjacket while riding a...

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Hilary Chaplain

Hilary Chaplain, actress, clown, physical comedian and teacher, has worked with George C. Wolfe & Patrick Stewart, Aitor Basauri, Bill Irwin, Avner Eisenberg, the Big Apple Circus and the American...

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Ivan Dotsenko Hoop Juggling & Manipulation

Ivan Dotsenko has been performing since the age of ten, hailing from a multi-generation circus family, Ivan first travelled to the United States touring with the Moscow Circus. He has...

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Jamy Ian Swiss

According to the post-modern magic duo, Penn & Teller, Jamy Ian Swiss is “James Bond with a deck of cards for a pistol!” An internationally acclaimed sleight-of-hand artist, mentalist and...

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Jes and Heidi

Jes and Heidi both have a strong background in dance and theater, came to the circus later in their adult life, and have been training and performing together since 2016....

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Jessica Perry

My name is Jessica, and I am an artist and creator of multi-genre performance art and coach to my beloved students. I started my circus journey with flying trapeze and...

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Jet Black Pearl

The untamed and inimitable Jet Black Pearl from the port of Amsterdam spent many years in the south of France before settling in Portland in 2014. She has performed on...

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Jill Marissa

Jill Marissa is a Seattle-based performer specialising in hand balancing, aerial arts and dance. Equal parts glitter and grit, she has been dazzling audiences with her unique blend of feminine...

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Jim Page

The great Utah Phillips once said: “Jim Page’s songs get right to the point. He looks at the world clearly and reports what he sees with compassion, humor and a...

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Jody Poth

Jody hails from Seattle and brings years of experience in all aerial forms and duo work. With a background in dance, Butoh, experimental theatre, flow-based movement arts, Jody also pays...

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Joey Pipia

Mind-Bending Wonder. Unforgettable Entertainment. Fast, funny, and amazing, audiences roll with laughter, gasp in stunned surprise, and leave every show feeling elated, inspired, and awed by this magician’s standout performance....

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Jordie Campbell

Jordie Campbell is an interdisciplinary circus performer, coach, and curious explorer of all things movement. She performs and creates original work both on and off the ground specializing in aerial...

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Just Felice

Just Felice is a magician and street performer who can be found most often at Boston’s Faneuil Hall. In the US, she has performed on the streets of Boston and...

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Katie Lynch

Katie is a Pacific Northwest based multidisciplinary circus artist who seeks to inspire through creative movement; both grounded and gravity defying. She opened an aerial studio in Gig Harbor, WA...

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Kevin Joyce

Kevin’s Sylvester Dickey character has been a beloved Moisture Festival host for a decade. An actor, host, show producer and musician, Kevin composed the Festival’s interactive “Moisture Song”, with the...

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Laura Gwendolyn Burch

Laura specializes in athletic and innovative aerial silk. In addition to silk she also performs on sling, dance trapeze, Spanish web and lyra. She has been called a visionary in...

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Laura Schoop

Laura is a lifelong lover of heights and flight – these days, those passions are most often fulfilled by way of aerial straps and flying trapeze. Competing in gymnastics from...

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Louie Foxx

Louie Foxx celebrated his interest in childish pursuits even before the birth of his child gave him “… a valid excuse to go to the zoo once a week and...

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Magical Mystical Michael

Magical Mystical Michael’s illusive and elusive logic still has some of his closest friends scratching their heads and laughing. You’ll see many of Michael’s friends at the Moisture Festival, he’s...

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Marina Ovsyannikova

On Russia’s Channel 1 NOWAR Stop the war Don’t believe the propaganda  They are lying to you here  

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Mark Hayward

Mark Hayward has been a variety arts performer since 1990. He is a World Yo-yo Champion, a member of a World Champion Juggling Team, and a Spin Top Champion. His...

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Master Payne

Master Payne once again has made the long and arduous journey from the mysterious realm of Wallingford so that he can grace the stage at the Moisture Festival and entertain...

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Matt Baker

Matt Baker is a Guinness World Record holder, was voted Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic and has performed his comedy stunt show in over 14 different countries. He’s appeared on numerous...

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Matthew “Poki” McCorkle

Matthew “Poki” McCorkle is a circus artist of many disciplines. Poki has performed in Europe’s finest Spiegeltents (PALAZZO Dinner Show), in Dubai with Cirque Éloize, in Palestine West Bank with...

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Mike Caveney

Mike Caveney has performed professionally for over forty years and each of his original routines is perfectly suited to his dry comedic wit. He is a member of the most...

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Mister YooWho

Moshe Cohen (Mr YooWho) creates, performs and teaches in the world of ‘the funny.’  For 40+ years now, he has pursued excellence in the elusive art form called Clown, seeking...

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Naked Truth

The Naked Truth show band. Their name? We looked up Naked Truth on the internet and found this story explaining the source of that idiom since the late 1500s: Truth...

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Nick Ng

Nick is a pirate captain, space tiger, and aerialist that prides himself on gravity-defying technique that some would call “falling with style”. He loves balancing dynamic sequences with still moments,...

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Noa

Noa is an American – Israeli performer. An opinionated contact improviser, skilled aerialist, devoted mover and clown. Noa has been making work in the air and on the ground since...

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Pam Severns

Pam Severns is an LA-based comedian and puppeteer praised by the LA Times as being “renowned for her unorthodox take on classic puppetry.” A Jim Henson Foundation grant recipient, she...

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Pas de Deux Straps

Professional aerialists and dancers Ernesto Lea Place and Caitlin Quinn, performing as the duo Pas de Deux Straps, are based in Boston. We are delighted to have them come to...

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Pipia Sisters

The Pipia Sisters performances have been hailed as “charming as hell” by the Montreal Gazette, “prolific, inventive, and magical” by The Leader, and “terrific” by the New York Times. Real-life...

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Rhys Thomas

Whether walking up a stairway of blades, gliding along a slack rope, juggling pins, spinning crockery on sticks (for no known reason) or offering other circus-style feats Rhys Thomas’ climb-up,...

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Rhys Thomas & Charlie Brown

We’re fortunate this year to have Charlie and Rhys coming up from Oregon together to host some of our shows in addition to the solo performance spots they’ll bring to...

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Richard Hartnell

A pivotal juggler, event producer, and teacher from the west coast of the US, Richard Hartnell is best known as one of the world’s eminent practitioners of contact juggling. Richard...

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Rick Ruskin

Rick Ruskin started playing guitar in 1962 and in just one year became a respected professional musician in his native Detroit, Michigan. In 1964, while still in Jr. High School,...

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Ron W. Bailey

This Cheshire cat grin comes to my face when I watch the artists in the shows at the Moisture Festival. Seems like I was always drawn to skills, skits and...

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Ropeworks Interactive Jump Rope

One’s a local business, owner, another’s a teacher, and the third practices environmental law. But they never grew up! These three rope jumping enthusiasts include Tarilyn Greenfield, Mere Crafton and...

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Rose City Circus

The Rose City Circus features premier acrobats from Portland Oregon. Always looking to expand and defy expectations of what acrobatic circus can be. They been seen on at Fairs and...

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Sadye Osterloh

Sadye Osterloh has been a giant ham since the moment she was born. Or was it a turkey? As a nationally and internationally touring circus artist, she has a passion for...

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Sandy

Sandy was one of Moisture Festival’s founding members and she continues to find ways to contribute despite the fact that she moved to Denmark several years back. We are so...

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Scotty and Trink

Comedy and Juggling, Unicycling and Bad Judgment. That’s the motto that propels this powerful duo. Scott Meltzer and Katrine Spang-Hanssen specialize in custom scripted presentations for tradeshows, sales meetings and training sessions. Scotty &...

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Shannon Gray

Shannon Gray can be found passing the time doing what many would consider rolling, climbing, releasing, gliding and exploring. She enjoys things which consist of water, mud, trapeze bars, sand,...

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Skilldini

Skilldini is an award winning and highly accomplished sleight of hand performer with one problem, he’s often not in control. The act, featured on NBC’s Real People and the HBO World...

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Snubby J

Snubby J is a multi-talented entertainer known for his highly-energetic performances playing the RimbaTubes, a homemade PVC Pipe instrument built with his father. What started as a hobby making YouTube...

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Soap Bubble Circus

The Soap Bubble Circus from North Carolina will join us this year. Bubbleologist, Steve Langley was/is a skilled juggler yo-yo and paddleball performer and when he then found soap bubbles...

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Splinter Dance Company

Splinter Dance Company, under the umbrella of ajusticenetwork and the fiscal sponsorship of Shunpike, is composed of a diverse group of professional dancers from Seattle who have come together to...

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Steve James

Steve James is a musician, a notable songwriter, one of the best modern bottleneck slide players, a storyteller and a compendium of interesting facts. In the world of contemporary acoustic...

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Steve Owens

14-Time Award Winning magician Steve Owens has appeared on National TV around the World in places like China, Egypt, Thailand, and NBC Prime time in the USA..  He also represented...

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Steve The Pretty Good

Steve is a full time professional entertainer with impressive references from around the world. He is well known in the variety arts community and has won awards as a creative innovator and...

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Stevie Coyle

Stevie Coyle’s dear Granny was a pianist in the heyday of vaudeville, his mother played in mandolin orchestras during the 1930s and his father ran a radio station in southern...

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Tempo Turn

‘Tempo Turn’ was created by Carly Sheridan and Ivan Dotsenko, it skillfully blends Chinese Pole skills with adagio fluidity. The pole rotates as Carly and Ivan intertwine themselves in unbelievable...

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Tina Lenert

Tina Lenert was born in Caracas, Venezuela. At age twelve she moved with her family to Malibu, California and took an interest in performing, first by playing electric guitar in...

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Uncle Bonsai

Seattle super-harmonizers UNCLE BONSAI are the Tim Burtons of folk music – dark and hilarious, but with moments of great insight and beauty. With three strong voices and a guitar,...

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Unique Derique

Unique Derique is a longtime San Francisco Bay Area favorite whose dual careers merge the performing arts and healing with the belief that the world can be a brighter place,...

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Zero Boy

Zero Boy is an East Village icon and vocal acrobat. His solo comedic routines have been featured throughout the U.S. and Europe in theater, vaudeville, burlesque, television and radio. Known...

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