Monday, June 22, 2015

Juggler Henrik Bothe Returns to Newport


Henrik Bothe's last visit to Newport Public Library was in 2008 so it is with delight that we welcome him back for another dose of his fantastic juggling and ready humor.  He'll be here at 1:00 p.m. this Wednesday, June 24, in Literacy Park.

A native of Denmark, Henrik began entertaining at the early age of three when he drove the family VW bug into the sea. With fortune on his side, he made a quick escape and was soon mesmerized by plate-spinning acts on The Ed Sullivan Show. This lead to breaking Mom’s plates and throwing Dad’s knives in the wood-shop, until he ultimately attended Aarhus Theater Academy to focus on the performing arts.

Performance highlights include appearing on Garrison Keillor‘s “A Prairie Home Companion” where Garrison exclaimed “Henrik is one of the few jugglers that have ever succeeded in performing on the radio.” Henrik has also made appearances with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, in Las Vegas at Ceasar’s Palace and on Europe’s most widely viewed variety show “Le Plus Grande Cabaret du Monde” in Paris.

Today Henrik performs physical comedy as a professional entertainer for corporate, local and national events. When Henrik isn’t performing solo he either tours theaters in the US with Woody Keppel in “Foolz,” a duo show for all ages, or performs with Steve G as “The Bellini Twins,” an act with a “late night” feel.

These programs are paid for by funds from the Newport Public Library Foundation and its supporters.   Look here for more information about our summer reading presentations.

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