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Erwin Keneval - Background Information


Name  Erwin Keneval (aka Mark Myers)
Location Brisbane, Australia

TRAINING

Bachelor of Science Computer Science & Astrophysics (University of Melbourne)
Diploma of Performing Arts John Bolton Theatre School, one year full-time, traditional Lecoq style.
Advanced Diploma of Stage and Screen Acting The Actors Conservatory
Master Class: Making Commedia Leather Masks Paolo Consiglio, a master leather mask maker and teacher from Florence, Italy.
Short Course: Comedy Acting for the Screen Marcus Hogan, The Actors Conservatory
Short Course: Sword Play (Stage Combat) Sherri Smith, The Actors Conservatory
Short Course: Film Editing with Adobe Premiere The Actors Conservatory
Black Belt (Second Dan) Tang Soo Tao
Certificate: Chinese Meridian Massage Professor Wong, Melbourne
Certificate: Pilates Matwork Instructor (Level 1) Pure Form
Certificate: Pilates Reformer Instructor (Level 1) Pure Form
Certificate IV Training and Assessment

 
SKILLS

slack-rope walking, juggling, unicycling, balancing, fire-eating, whip cracking, masks, knife throwing, character clown, acrobatic balances, archery, didgeridoo 

A selection of previous performances....

STREET THEATRE  
The Public Circus  
Erwin Keneval  
Anti Gravity  
   
THEATRE  
"Bartered Bride" Canberra School of Music
"Show Boat" Canberra Philharmonic Society
"Billy Connolly LIVE" Melbourne Concert Hall (Support Act)
"Kids Komedy Kabaret" Last Laugh Theatre Restaurant
   
TELEVISION  
"Countdown Revolution" ABC-TV
"Big Square Eye" Channel 10
"Totally Wild" Channel 9
"The Quality Journey" Australian Quality Awards ( SBS)
"The Footy Show" Channel 9
   
TELEVISION COMMERCIALS  
TXU   
TRU-Energy  
Queensland Scatch-Its  
Climate Smart  
   
FILMS  
Living And Dying at Hotel Broadway - A QPIX production
50 Bucks  
The Cry  
   
TRADITIONAL CIRCUS  
Ashtons' Circus  
   
THEATRE IN EDUCATION  
The Public Circus Primary schools
Erwin's Science Show Primary schools, Scienceworks Museum
The Last of the Kenevals
   
MAJOR FESTIVALS  
Canberra Floriade Festival  
Melbourne Moomba Festival  
Coffs Harbour Street Festival  
Maleny Folk Festival  
Melbourne International Festival of the Arts
Melbourne International Street Performers' Festival
Port Moresby Festival, New Guinea
   
MAJOR AGRICULTURAL SHOWS
Royal Canberra Show  
Royal Melbourne Show  
Royal Perth Show  
   
CORPORATE  
FORD, Oracle, BHP, Kodak, ENSIGN, MYER, NOVATEL Hotels, BonLac Foods, Glaxco, SUN Alliance
Nestles, Collingwood Football Club, NAB, ANZ, Rip Curl, StarHub (Singapore)
   
TEACHING  
Canberra Juggling Club Founding Member
Canberra Youth Circus Artistic Director
Ashtons' Workshops Co-ordinator
C.A.E.  Juggling Tutor
Kingswood College Tutor (circus skills)
Ballarat TAFE (SMB) Lecturer (circus & clown)
John Bolton Theatre School  Tutor (circus skills)
Tang Soo Tao Martial Arts Instructor
Pure Health Club Instructor
   
AWARDS  
1989 Melbourne Busking Championships - First Place
1990 Holeproof Promotional Quest - Best Comic Interpretation
1990 Studpark Busking Competition - First Place
1992 New Faces - Encouragement Award
   
   
   

Other Interests and Affiliations
Pilates
Mensa
Martial Arts (including Chi Kung and Tai Chi)
Tibetan Buddhism
Meditation
Yoga - Iyengar and Ashtanga
Alternative Energy
Sustainable Argiculture
Trekking and Bush Walking
Vegetarianism
Inline Skating