The Comedy/Varietè Artists

We are in the process of booking the 2015 festival. Follow this page to see which acts will appear at Moisture Festival 2015.

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Aileen Wilkie

Aileen has been described as one of the most experienced street performers in the world. She's also been described as gentle and charming as well as amazing and anarchic. Another writer used this phrase...

AJ Silver

Angelo “AJ Silver” Iodice, combines his world class trick roping with bullwhip artistry and boleadoras to create a unique high energy variety act. With his ropes, whips and bolas flying through the air...

Ariele Ebacher

Artist Ariele Ebacher is from Chicago. After getting her Bachelors degree in dance, she fell in love with the circus and tightwire at Circus Smirkus, where she trained with high wire walker Jade Kindar-Martin...

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 performed on cruise ships,...

Bob Malone

Los Angeles based BOB MALONE plays keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty, and continues a long running and successful solo career. His sound is a one-of-a-kind hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans...

Bobs

The Bobs return to the Moisture Festival this year. Angie Bob Doctor joins Richard Bob Greene, Matthew Bob Stull and Dan Bob Schumacher. This is not your run-of-the-mill a cappella quartet -- not by a...

Christine Lavin

People in the folk music world don't need to be told who Christine Lavin is. Her most famous songs include Sensitive New Age Guys and Bald Headed Men and she is generally known for her musical comedy pieces....

Cirque en Déroute

Company Cirque en Déroute are clowns specializing in a wide range of eccentric skills including contemporary jar manipulation, tap dance juggling, and high level comedy acrobatics. Using a unique blend...

Dan Holzman

Through the years the Raspyni Brothers have become Moisture Festival favorites. Dan Holzman will perform this year solo. He is variously known as "the funny one" and "the other one". We're thrilled to...

Del Rey

Acoustic Guitar Magazine has said of her: “Rey is one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar.” ***************************************** After that, let me let her tell...

Doc Sprinsock and 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 so surprised he didn't...

Don White

Singer/Songwriter/Comedy Storyteller Don White is from Lynn, Massachusetts, "a working class town with an attitude problem". If you didn't already know that, he would have let you know when you saw him...

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 talent in...

Gentile5

Carlo and Orlene Gentile have trained with the Hebei Acrobatic Troupe, Wuqial School in China, with San Francisco’s famed Clown Conservatory and with The Castors (antipodists/comedians well known to Seattle...

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 happy. We’ve seen him struggle and...

Gregor and Kelly

Grzegorz “Gregor” Ros, a native of Poland, came to America in 2004 with a Masters degree in Pysiotherapy and an engagement as an acrobat in the Las Vegas show Le Rêve at the Wynn Hotel. He continued his...

Hacki Ginda

Hacki was living in West Berlin on the day that the Berlin Wall came down. He went, as soon as he could, into the East looking for a place to open a Varieté theater. Working with partners he created...

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 the late '80s Harry added work...

Henrik Bothe

Born in Denmark, Henrik Bothe took a turn from the road to becoming an engineer and strayed down the performing lane in 1980. He now engineers clever and unusual ways of entertaining audiences all over...

Iman Lizarazu

Iman Lizarazu was born in a small village in the Basque region of France, where her family has lived for over 800 years. ************************************* Iman’s early years were spent in both the...

IMPulse Circus Collective

The IMPulse Circus Collective was formed in 2013 by six young performers with art on their minds and circus in their hearts. Their self-titled show IMPulse is a blend of vaudevillian humor, contemporary...

Jason Victor Serinus

Once you hear Jason, you’ll understand why this freelance classical music critic for the Seattle Times chose his name, Serinus, for the genus of songbirds that includes canaries. In the world of musical...

Jay Gilligan

Jay Gilligan has performed in 29 different countries, touring solo work and collaborating with companies such as The Gandini Juggling Project, Cie Jérôme Thomas, Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirkus Cirkör,...

Jen Kramer

Jen Kramer is magic. She turns the impossible into the impossible-to-ignore and always does it with a smile. Jen currently headlines a regular show at the Wyndham Grand Desert Resort in Las Vegas. From...

Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose’s interest in circus arts began in Mexico, where he was a roustabout in a small, family-owned circus. For several months he served as caretaker of the many exotic animals, including Maurice,...

Jordan McKnight

Jordan Knight, a resident of Las Vegas, started performing as a rhythmic gymnast in New York City, and became a member of the Youth National Team. She has trained with renowned Cirque du Soliel performers...

Kamikaze Fireflies

Sexy meets circus! Bludgeoning audiences with wit, crushing them with whimsey, and tearing them a new laugh hole ... It's the Kamikaze Fireflies! Rob Williams is a Moisture Festival favorite. He joined...

Lindsay Benner

"The joy and wonder of the present moment", that's the phrase that refers, in much of her publicity, to Lindsay Benner's greatest talent ... bringing her audiences to that place. That's a great gift. Lindsay's...

Majinga the Magician

…You'll be "Wowed" by the Magical World of Michael Stroud, aka Majinga the Magician. Michael is a best-selling magic author, a twelve-time award winning magician and performance artist, and has been featured...

Michael Davis

A third-generation San Franciscan, Michael's creative efforts began early. In high school, he was a published poet and won the school acting award. In the early ‘70's, Michael was intrigued with the art...

Michael Trautman

What happens when you put a clown in a room with 1000 ping pong balls? KING PONG! Michael, aka KING PONG, performs Magic, Juggling, Audience Participation, and the only target-shooting, ping pong-spitting...

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 and Falsehood went bathing, Falsehood...

Ngaio Bealum

Starting out as a juggler in San Francisco, and now a well-known travelling entertainer, Ngaio Bealum uses his great storytelling ability, his razor sharp wit and engaging stage presence leave audiences...

Niels Duinker

Niels Duinker first thought of becoming a successful international performer when he was 12 years old, and well before the end of his teenage years his dream had become a reality. Niels won a Gold Medal...

Pamela Donohoo

Choreographer, dancer, aerial artist Pamela Donohoo comes to us from Los Angeles. Her work in the dance community there has included “Women, War and Peace” where she improvised dance movements inspired...

Patrick McGuire

Patrick McGuire grew up in the Pittsburgh, PA area but came to the NorthWest sometime around the turn of the century when he was invited to perform at the first ever Portland Juggling Festival at Reed...
PJ

PJ

PJ, (known to some as Jennifer Perry) is an aerial artist, a Pilates instructor, a Kinesiologist and a lifelong student of human movement and performance (as well as a graduate from Western Washington...

Rachel Karabenick

Rachel Karabenick is a Chicago-based aerial artist. She has a strong background in modern dance and ballet, which she translates to multiple aerial apparatus, including Chinese/Dance Pole, Single-point...

Raspyni Brothers

As one of the most sought after acts on the corporate entertainment scene, they appear annually at over 100 events across America and internationally. Since 1982 their intelligent mayhem has earned them...

Rob Williams

No telling what he has planned this time but the last time we saw this character perform solo at the Moisture Festival his act consisted of removing meat from plastic packages, peeling plastic wrap off...

Ron W. Bailey

There are many people whose hard work and creativity makes the Moisture Festival happen but there is one without whom it wouldn't have been an option. Ron W. Bailey is an entertainer, band leader, singer,...

Royal Famille du Caniveaux

Okay, the first thing to know is that the Royal Famillie du Caniveaux may not include all of the people pictured here. The second thing to know is that it might. Ron W. Bailey and Cathy Sutherland, two...

sara sparrow

sara sparrow came to circus through a background as a gymnast, an actor and performer in musical theater, and as a classically-trained singer and musician. she has a distinctive awkward grace that permeates...

Shayna Swanson

Shayna Swanson has been creating and performing aerial works that have been described by the Chicago Reader as “truly heart-felt and creative” for over 12 years. Renowned for her cyr wheel and aerial rope...

Simon Neale

Simon Neale- One of the founders of the Festival, gained his sense of humor studying the art of English Music Halls. In his teens working at the Holiday camps, along the British coast, honing his skills...

Snake Suspenderz

Snake Suspenderz, a quartet featuring vocals, ukulele, trombone, guitar, tuba and drums, call their music "cartoon jazz." They play a relentlessly quirky blend of novelty songs and hits of the 1920's...

Steven Ragatz

Hailed by the San Francisco Examiner as "impressive," Steven Ragatz has been entertaining audiences with his juggling, physical comedy, circus arts and general antics for the past three decades. As a ten...

Stoil & Ekaterina

An award-winning magic act from Europe, Stoil & Ekaterina have performed on a number of TV shows, cruise lines, hotels and theaters all over the world. They present a fast-paced, high energy performance...

The Innamorati

The Innamorati is the creative collaboration of Quynbi and Eric Esteb. They have been poetically described by Edward S. Koizumi as "abiding in a dimension of dramatic radiance and diminished gravity."...

Tom Noddy

Tom has done something unique in show business ... he created a new kind of act. When Tom Noddy first took his performance of Bubble Magic onto the Tonight Show in the early '80s (the first of 3 such performances...

Uncle Bonsai

Speaking of Uncle Bonsai in the Seattle Times, Michael Upchurch said "... if there were an Ella Fitzgerald Award for Exquisite Elocution in Song, they would surely get it." and "These are nicely edgy,...

Velone Sisters

An aerial affair presented by Martha Enson of the UMO Ensemble and Cathy Sutherland of the Aerialistas and Du Caniveaux. They mix beauty, poetry, and strength in their stunning act on the vertical rope....

zoom ----- Moisture Festival Volunteer Staff

This is a cropped photo of a fraction of the many volunteers that worked together to staff a recent Moisture Festival. Many of these hard working happy folk will be back to work for the pleasure of being...