Badlands – By Maggie Clifford

The first Week of the Educational Clown Tour:
Sept 15th/ 16th

Yesterday we woke in the Badlands – pyramids of ancient rock appeared in the darkness when we arrived. Like beats on the bass drum, headlights revealed formations out of moonlit silence. Ash and I meditated by moonlight, and worked our warrior bodies to prepare to leave before daybreak. Wind whipped through the tent, across the almost tree less landscape, the grass sung us to sleep.

Woke as the red sun lit the still starry, stilly dark, now moonless sky.

We packed bags in the morning darkness, headed for Wyoning. Went up 10,000 feet after discouraging words format he ladies in the grocery store. Good thing we didn’t listen to them. Sun surprised us at the top of the mountain – raided the visitor center, married for 60 years, Robert and Betty told us about Big Horn National Park. We drove some, sunned naked on rocks, went up, up, up to the Medicine Wheel, and slept at the Western Motel in Lovell, Wyoming.

Up next…Yellowstone!!

Educational Clown Tour 2010

Beginning summer and fall of 2010, Ash Devine and Loveful Heights will hit the road for the Musical Clown Tour, an educational community out-reach performance project. The group will perform at farmers markets, music venues, schools and nursing homes bringing joy, love, original music and audience participation to communities across the USA.
Ash Devine is a Song-writer, Caring Clown, and Theater Artist based in Asheville, NC where she orchestrates Humanitarian Clowning projects and performs regularly at some of Asheville’s Favorite venues and farmers markets.
Loveful Heights is a female Duo based in Rochester, NY. Maggie and Kat (Loveful Heights) are both talented singers, whom just recently studied vocal techniques in India last year.
Ash Devine and Loveful Heights are excited to go on tour to share their newly released Cd’s and love for community-outreach projects with the USA.
The “Educational Clown Tour”, is an idea originating from Ash Devine, who has traveled with Clown Doctor and Health Care Activist Patch Adams. The Goals of the tour are to: Perform and promote new network with grassroots organizations, present collective touring as a model for music and arts for social change, to provide educational programs to schools and communities, and to have fun!

Resident Artist and Ensemble Member

This Spring 2010, Ash Devine is a resident artist and ensemble member of an amazing performance project in Urbana, IL!!

AquaTown:A Future Hydrohistory is a community supported production.
Please Support Aquatown!

AquaTown: A Future Hydrohistory will be a new interdisciplinary theatre piece that weaves together lesser known pasts and dreams of possible futures-from the dystopian to the idyllic. To create this piece, the ensemble will research the land- and cityscape of Urbana and its watershed, which extends to the Mississippi River. Aquatown world premieres in Urbana, Illinois June 10-13, 2010 at the Independent Media Center.