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Clan Tynker

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published June 20, 2019

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Clan Tynker is a troupe of brothers and sisters from New Mexico who perform a vaudeville-style act that showcase a wide array of talents. They come to the Foellinger Outdoor Theatre in Fort Wayne for two free shows on June 29.

Clan Tynker have toured the world since 1995 performing their all-ages show that is billed as “Juggling, Mirth & Magic.” Their shows feature an enchanting kaleidoscope of skills from around the world and generally include some, if not all, of the following: juggling, stage magic, stilt walking, unicycle riding, Central Asian dance, comedy, sword swallowing, and audience participation, all with the accompaniment of a live musical soundscape.

For just about anyone, that’s a full night of entertainment, but they save the best for last as it all comes together during the grand finale that culminates in a spectacular, heart-pounding array of danger stunts and a climactic fire performance.

Known for their professionalism, imagination, and showmanship in addition to their eyebrow-raising stunts and sleight-of-hand magic on stage, Clan Tynker have become something of a fixture in Hollywood circles as well appearing in movies that also involve big names like Ron Howard and Cate Blanchett. They were also highlighted in the film Beer for My Horses starring Willie Nelson, Ted Nugent, Toby Keith, and Rodney Carrington.

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