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Brian Patrick Cork is living the Authentic Life
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Cirque du Soleil’s – Banana Shpeel: The Visual


Let us never neglect an opportunity to take a peek, only a peek mind you, of the genuinely thrilling, and certainly visually stunning Cirque du Soleil’s newest show: Vaudeville. Today we’re featuring: “The Visual”.

Be amongst the first to see it right here, on this very Blog.

And, as avid,  loyal and ferocious readers are fully aware, Cirque du Soleil has chosen to partner with Unsinkable brian cork to prepare North America for this new twist on Vaudeville.

Do it! Learn more here:

Peace be to my Brother’s and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork


Cirque Du Soleil unveils – Banana Shpeel: A New Twist on Vaudeville (and honors brian cork)


You were warned…

And, I must admit that I am rather proud of this distinction. Here is the link to Cirque du Soleil’s page where Unsinkable brian cork is now featured:

And, as promised in earlier posts (for example, here), we can now reveal the official name of Cirque du Soleil’s new show:

Banana Shpeel:  A New Twist on Vaudeville.

The name was officially unveiled Wednesday in a press conference hosted by Cirque Du Soleil and The Chicago Theatre.

Here is, yet another exclusive advance look at the show:

BANANA SHPEEL – Chess In The Park | Echec et paf!

Continue the exploration here:

“See” you there.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork


Cirque du Soleil: Interview with David Shiner and Serge Roy


As promised…

A New Twist on Vaudeville: Interview with David Shiner and Serge Roy: This week, writer and director David Shiner and director of creation Serge Roy will be launching an entirely new genre of show for Cirque du Soleil. Click below for a sneak peek at this production, which features a new take on the art of Vaudeville.

By the way, and as intimated in my post last Saturday: Introducing Cirque du Soleil’s (code name) Vaudeville, Vaudeville is naught but a code name. The productions true title will be released to a limited group of invitees (100 in all) in Chicago Wednesday September 9th. And, you have likely already guessed it – I will be there.

Investigate further by venturing here:

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork


Introducing Cirque du Soleil's (code name) Vaudeville


Cirque du Soleil is an industry unto itself.

And, from a cultural architect’s perspective, I am fascinated that, according to our family accountant, the show, since 1990, is recession-proof.

Also, my own personal history with “the company” goes back to my early days in Los Angeles working for the Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil at the 1987 Los Angeles Arts Festival (there were tights involved – and, all the rumors are mostly true).

So… I was quite pleased when promotors of the new show selected this Blog to announce, discuss and track the build-up around the new Cirque du Soleil show, currently code named vaudeville, that is currently rehearsing, and will premiere in Chicago at the Chicago Theatre November 19th, 2009.

cirque_vaudevilleYou will learn, and first see evidence of it here, that Cirque du Soleil is preparing a major new proscenium (hint) – style show under the direction of David Shiner (“Kooza”) and written by Larry O’Keefe (“Bat Boy” and “Legally Blonde”).

The choreographer is Jared Grimes, known for his tap and hip-hop work. That makes this show, decidedly, different from it’s predecessors.

Admittedly, none of this is particularly new information.

Okay… So, the proscenium and dance elements just might be news.

However… Each week, I will be posting a “sneak-a-peek” (this is what occurs when you attempt to literally translate something Quebec-French into English) behind the scenes running story of this brand new genre for Cirque du Soleil. From the arrival of the artists in Montreal until its premiere at The Chicago Theatre.

It’s all rather exciting, really. Possibly thrilling. And, I will be there, in Chicago, come November, for that first show.

Meanwhile, and this very weekend, I will begin to share with you (some times) exclusive, news, pictures and behind-the-scenes video footage!

First up – A New Twist on Vaudeville, a brand new genre for Cirque du Soleil:

You can learn more – but, only if you dare, by visiting the official Cirque du Soleil website at:

…and, here, for a better understanding of how Blogs, like this very example, and social media, in general, are now playing a vital role in this exciting event.

More later. Beg, if you will.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork


What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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