Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Blingling Brothers the Kings of the Carnies!

MEDIA RELEASE: For Immediate Release

Blingling Brothers the Kings of the Carnies!

The New Zealand Development Cooperative with support from FUSE Circus & Footnote Dance presents:
THE GOLDEN CARNIE AWARDS
Celebrating Circus Excellence in Aotearoa

Close to 800 people witnessed West Auckland’s The Blingling Brothers earn the 2013 Overall Grand Winner as The Golden Carnie Awards rolled into Wellington on Saturday evening.

“The Golden Carnies provided for us what is our career highlight to date,” Paul Klaassen from The Blingling Brothers spoke after the win, “and a tangible validation for a lot of years of hard work. I can't tell you how much that meant and will continue to mean to us for the rest of our lives."

The audience at the Opera House were promised a night of incredible performances from some of the leading lights of NZ Circus, and they weren’t disappointed: an incredible array of performances from the finalists including The Blingling Brothers, Mim Conyers, Tanya Drewery, Eve Gordon, Sam and Madeleine Coad and Aaron Burr.

Even MC, Shay Horay, tried his hand at some circus skills – flying on a unicycle to start the adult section. He later embodied “The Golden Carnie” by leading the Opera House in a close Harlem Shake, dressed in a gold onesie. Flanked by Footnote Dance, the group dressed as clowns and made sure the show ran effortlessly smooth throughout the night; it was just one of the incredible sights to behold throughout the evening.

Director of The Golden Carnie Awards Tom Beauchamp revealed his joy with just how well the inaugural event captivated The Opera House crowd; “The space between the stage and the audience was totally electric and it was a night that will go down in (circus) History!”

“It was absolutely magic and made every one's work so worthwhile” Beauchamp continued. “It was a true display of the talent that exists in New Zealand.”

Your 2013 Golden Carnie Award Winners are as follows:

2013 Overall Winner: The Blingling Brothers

Audience Choice Award: Aaron Burr

Ground Based Award: Mim Conyers
(1st runner up: Zach Washer. 2nd runner up: Nick Steward)

Arial Award: Aaron Burr
(1st runner up: Tanya Drewery. 2nd runner up: Eve Gordon)

Youth Section: Sam Coad and Lucy Egan
(1st runner up: Lisa Komatsubara. 2nd runner up: Emily Gare)

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: No Pretence. No Bullshit. Fine Poem.

John Dickson doesn’t publish much; never has. Indeed, this new collection is his first such in 18 years. As he wryly and dryly states,

I’ve published two slim volumes, and spent all
My time working on the next.
(from Wasp p.67) More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays On Place From Aotearoa NZ

The New Zealand landscape undoubtedly is very beautiful, but so is the British one, and my attachment to this country is much more about some particular places, and the memories and emotions that in them combine, than it is about the landscape as a whole. More>>

Canonisation Fodder: Suzanne Aubert Declared ‘Venerable’

Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. More>>

“I Have Not Performed Well Enough”: Ernie Merrick Leaving Wellington Phoenix

Ernie Merrick has stepped down from his position as Wellington Phoenix FC Head Coach. The club would like to thank Ernie for his contribution to Wellington Phoenix and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. More>>

Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Pick And Camera

Through the eyes of a miner – the photography of Joseph Divis: The occupations of miner and photographer are seldom combined. The conjunction must have been very rare indeed in the era before hand-held cameras, high-speed film and flashlights More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news