Acrobuffos

Madame & Monsieur

...they are the new stars of the circus’s 35th season.
— New York Daily News

MASKED CIRCUS CLOWNING

Madame & Monsieur offer three unique acts that fit easily into a circus or variety show.  Featuring a bouncing butt, a pool noodle sword fight, and a flying head, Madame and Monsieur create big laughs in every country they visit. 

The characters are based on real-life 19th-century clowns painted by Toulouse-Lautrec.  The Acrobuffos are the only circus clowns world-wide using half-masks instead of make-up.

*As seen at the BIG APPLE CIRCUS.





All photography courtesy of Florence Montmare

 

CREDITS:

WRITERS & CREATORS:  Seth Bloom, Christina Gelsone
PERFORMERS:
 Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone
COSTUME DESIGN:
Ashley Dunn Gatterdam
SOUND DESIGN:
 Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone
PROPS: Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone

 
 

TECH:

DURATION: 20 minutes      
AUDIENCE:
Ages 6-106
VENUE SUITABILITY: 
Circus Ring, Stage, Outdoor Stage 
SIZE OF TOURING PARTY:
2 performers
LOAD-IN /TECH TIME:
30 minutes

 
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Their humor totally revolutionizes
your thinking of clowning.
— White Tops (circus fan magazine)

 

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