britton circus- 2013 (brooklyn)
inspired by Andre' Breton's surrealist movement, a circus was constructed in McGolrick Park in Brooklyn. participants were asked to don themselves in white and black: stripes and spots circa 1920 and to perform one aspect of the circus through the lens of the Surrealist Manifesto.
the (us national improv team) strongmen performing feats of 'emotional strength'
the lion tamer taming the crowd using her 'exquisite corpse game'
a poetic medicine man curing the crowd with elixirs
a John Philip Sousa-marching clown
a happening by Captain Hippo
an absurdist play
a sheepherder's song and menagerie
spontaneous group flocking led by Funkle Todd
a surrealist caricature artist
a sinister mime
a juggler who juggled: eating yogurt, eating his own theatre reviews, doing an exercise from a men's health magazine, and reading feminist quotes