"Ghost lines" is a movement practice that uses an archival impulse to conjure a vaudevillian past.
As a project, it manifests in a variety of ways – through film, live art happenings, live performance, as photos, drawings, and an ongoing freestyle movement practice.
Eccentric Dance tips of the trade from Betsy Baytos:
“The key in eccentric is ‘character’…..and pushing to extremes…..when I recently instructed animation classes at Cal Arts, I focused on character movement, having a reason for everything you do…..the importance of the pose & of story. Once you understand & implement these elements, you can build easily on your routine.” Betsy Baytos
Max Wall, British Music Hall performer 1908 - 1990
He is best remembered for his ludicrously attired and hilariously strutting Professor Wallofski. This creation notably influenced John Cleese, who has acknowledged Max Wall’s influence on the creation of his own Ministry of Silly Walks sketch for Monty Python. Appeared later in Waiting for Godot after having attracted Samuel Beckett’s attention.
Again the link between Beckett & clown - time and again.