Press Release:

Cindy and Jim, from Just Clowning Around, have been performing comedy magic and illusions since 1989. They worked with the only living master clown from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, Frosty Little, as their mentor. They experienced an internship which culminated with their performance with Frosty on stage at the Strong Museum.

Cindy and Jim have continued to study both the history of their art as well as current innovations. In 1999, they toured in Switzerland, visiting Germany, and Italy. They remain at the forefront of clowning and performing recapturing the traditions of the past while retaining the avant-garde nature of their art.

Providing educational entertainment and teaching performance art is extremely important to the Pelcs. They demonstrate the art of theatrical comedy in educational school shows with Young Audiences Rochester. Jim is working with a local radio team, Tony and Dee of Warm 101.3 in a self-esteem show in the Rochester area. Cindy and Jim also perform with Arts Reach, an agency that provides entertainment for the handicapable community.

The performances of this talented duo range from stage shows to birthday parties, libraries and daycares, cocktail parties, trade shows, and festivals. In addition to performing as magicians and clowns, they also have Renaissance characters and vintage turn of the century costuming. Juggling, yoyo, stiltwalking, walkarounds, improv theater, face painting and balloon art are some of the additional skills of Just ClowningAround.

“I wanted to thank both you and Cindy once again for your fabulous performance last week during the opening of the “Timelab” exhibit. Our guest truly enjoyed themselves and pointed that feeling out to many of our staff (who were in agreement).”

Bethany Adams, Strong Museum

“I want to tell you how much the staff and children at State Street Day Care enjoyed your performance. We were very impressed that your show allowed so much audience participation. We don’t know who had more fun, the teachers or the children.

Paula Sousa, State Street Day Care

“All the staff, volunteers, crafters, and general public who had the good fortune to see your interaction with the kids and parents that day unanimously gave you two nothing except the highest of accolades! You both were completely funny, and tremendous entertainment! Your ability to reach the kids and get them laughing was truly impressive!”

Elizabeth Katafiaz, Humane Society/Lollypop Farm

“You were a huge hit! Having you there was exactly what we needed to create the perfect tone, generate excitement, and charm guests!”

Nancy Peckham, American Heart Association

“We were thrilled to have you work the program. It really was a fun day and thanks to you, we had a great ending.”

Judy Pruit, Kelley School PTA

“Thanks for making the summer better!”

George Shaw, Town of Clarkson

“The children and adults were thrilled with your performance!”

Phyllis Phallen, Oden Corp.

Members Of: Young Audiences Rochester, International Association of Family Entertainment Professionals, World Clown Association, Clown Hall of Fame, Clowns of America International, Society of American Magicians, Arts Reach of Rochester, Visiting Artist Listing of Rochester Public Libraries, Certified Balloon Artist on staff, Qualatex Balloon Network members.

Just Clowning Around
PO Box 567
Henrietta, NY 14467


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