Links to some inspirations, influences, and colleagues


Alwin Nikolais, not only one of the greatest of all choreographers, but one of the greatest geniuses in all the arts and one of the greatest theorists of dance.  Also his colleague Murray Louis, on whom Nik developed his technique, and who is a master choreographer and teacher in his own right, and was one of the great dancers of the 20th century.

Clowning and Circus

Bill Irwin, the first performing artist to win a MacArthur Genius Grant.

Avner Eisenberg, not only a master clown but a great teacher and theorist of clowning.

The Circus Center, a world-class school in all the circus arts. Includes The Clown Conservatory.  Graduates of the Circus Center and the Clown Conservatory perform in major circuses around the world, including the spectacularly good San Francisco Circus (The New Pickle Circus).


Gamelan Sekar Jaya, one of the first and finest groups performing Balinese music and dance outside of Bali. The first non-Balinese performing group to win a Dharma Kusuma award from the Indonesian Government for its contribution to the Balinese arts.

Informational websites

Artmedia, an Australian site with all kinds of information about and links to physical theater and circus.

Artmedia Publishing

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