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Matthew Donnell’s first one-man Chapeau Show is sure to be, as he says so himself, “fun, safe, and not silly.”


The performance is a series of vignettes, exploring several characters that relate to Matthew’s personal journey balancing dance, acting and clowning. Inspired by Charlie Chaplin and his father who is also a clown, Matthew differentiates himself from traditionalists who use make-up in their clowning practice. Instead, his use of hats makes for a more minimalist transition between characters.


One hundred percent of the proceeds of this performance will go to Broadway Cares (tickets are a $10 suggested donation) so you can have a laugh and do good at the same time–Matthew will keep you on your toes and leave you with a smile.

The Chapeau Show
Place: The Wild Project (195 E 3 St. btw Ave A&B)
Date: Monday April 21
Times: 7&8pm
$10 Suggested Donation

Written by Alexandra Pinel

Alexandra Pinel is a choreographer, dancer and arts administrator from Paris, France. She graduated from George Washington University, in DC, with a BA in Dance and Art History with honors. Allie dances with Movement of the People Dance Company and for Amy Jacobus Projects and was a recipient of the Maida Withers Dance Construction Company Award for Innovation in Dance and a Luther Rice Research Fellowship to study dance in Berlin, Germany.
Most recently, Alexandra choreographed a music video for Chinese punk band Re-TROS and had her dance film for the anniversary of the Rite of Spring featured on NPR radio’s blog. Mrs Pinel works at the Harkness Center For Dance Injuries and for choreographer Luciana Achugar. She is also a member of the Junior Committee of Dance/NYC.