Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A lesson in showmanship

Eric Brenn, or the mastering of porcelaine for entertainment purpose

Plate spinning is one of the most widely replied standards in showbiz, from small country circuses to far-east night club. But the act itself is an insidious and marvellous machine for thrill, timing, skills, comedy, audience involvement and all that makes great an act.
It is a lesson for the eternal adagio: no matter what you does in front of footlight, yourself is what really matters. Personality will always be the eternal secret.
Now, is difficult to find in the history a man better than Eric Brenn to make of this specialty a masterpiece of pure art.
Here is Eric Brenn in action at Ed Sullivan's in 1969:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello rafe, You posted a video clip on the you tube ,which also appeared on the yesterdaystown website. It was of the 3 rebertes/reberte trio..Luciano,Ricardo and papa Reberte. Did you know them? Do you know whatever happend to them? Last saw them in 1970. Do you know where I might find more info on them..like a biography?

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