Evans -- A (Short) Scrapbook of Performances
Routine" at Haarlemersweg.*
Wouldn't you know I'd catch a boot -- two actually!*
the Queen's Birthday, April 30, 1977 Hanneke Bott led Brian the Elephant,
which we had made, and a small group of musicians, around the villages
of North Holland, giving rides to the children who flocked around
That's me, working
the front of the Elephant puppet.
The Elephant's mask, with draw-strings inside.
Here I am (lower
center) at the start of the opening parade for the 1977 Festival of
Fools, with Jango Edwards up front. Gregg and Stuart are in the upper
left corner. I appeared on the local television news, marching through
the city on our way to the Milky Way and De Paradiso.
and me at the Shaffy cafe, with Gerard & Steve.
I was a clown
in the Leidseplein tent for the Bouwes Wat Anders festival
(Poster by Gielijn Escher) -- helping
to save De Paradiso.
When I moved to Amsterdam in 1976, I had the good fortune to perform
with Theatre Slapstique when they expanded their show. It was a delight
to work with Peter Wear (center). They added a Dutch tuba player,
Sharon Landau from Abrakadabra, Joanie Borgman of Blue Rose, and me
-- fresh from Foots Barn. (See Memorabilia HERE)
Gimpel of Slaptique and I performed on and off together through the
early winter of that year, sometimes with Slapstique's David Shortt,
Joanie Borgman, Paul Blackwell, Gerard Globus, or Steve Berger.
(Lower Left) Nico followed us onstage after opening night at the Milky
Way. I met her in the afternoon during rehearsals -- she was a VERY
nice lady, plus I'll never forget seeing her poster on my first visit
to De Melkweg.
Photos and images by
Robb Huisman* (top) and many others (below). Fontyntheater logo drawn by
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