Hinge Arts at the Kirkbride is hosting a meet and greet for Benjamin Domask on Tuesday, May 1st at Springboard for the Arts, 4:30 - 5:30PM. Located at 201 West Lincoln Ave., Fergus Falls, MN. We will provide beverages and appetizers and Benjamin will share his work and maybe give us a performance?!. This event is FREE, open to the public and kid friendly. Please share and invite family and friends. Benjamin will be in residence through our Career Development residency Monday, April 30th - Saturday, May 19th, 2018.
Benjamin Domask is a Psychology major turned Clown, Juggler, Mime, and Musician living as a performer, director and teacher. He determinedly works alongside Thom Wall in a collaborative circus duo named 'The 'Dinner and a Show' Show.' He also creates staged mischief with Joshua Palmer in their two-man act 'Juggler and Mime.' All while creating newly devised theatrical experiments with Vlad Messing through 'Curiousita,' in the Twin Cities. He is proud to be a Teaching Artist with COMPAS, visiting schools all throughout Minnesota. He ardently traverses the world over in search of examples of and opportunities to exemplify love.
Benjamin’s current work centers around engaging people in play, laughter, and celebrating the traits that make people who they are. These ideas are presented through the world of a clown. Historically, clown has encapsulated a variety of art forms including: dance, theatre, music, and circus. He has studied all of these to diversify his ability to understand and connect with his audiences. He studied classical ballet and modern dance to understand the historical developments of how humans move. He believes humans need to move, in the same vein as a shark must constantly be moving. From improvisation to classic stage theatre, all theatrical forms allow him to turn daily interactions into small scenes. He uses these to encourage people to play and step outside of their daily routines. Music has affected human life in every way imaginable: political, spiritual, artistic and for entertainment. Through his growing knowledge of music theory, he is able to take the variety of instruments he has learned (piano, guitar, violin, penny whistle, and percussion) and create on the spot soundtracks to lift the spirits of those around him. Circus has been a mysterious gathering place of entertainers that have not had a home in the structured artistic world. This is a world in which he fits in. His extensive knowledge of juggling and corporeal mime gives audiences a unique performance of young art forms that are rapidly developing. Circus shares impossible feats which humans are able to make possible.