Certified lunatic and master of the impossible Tomáš Kubínek (toh-mawsh koo-bee-neck) has toured the world with his utterly charming and outrageous solo-performances. Born in Prague, he was smuggled out of the country by his parents at age 3 to escape the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. After two months in an Austrian refugee camp, the family was granted asylum in Canada. In St. Catharines, Tomáš witnessed his first circus and became passionately interested in clowns, circus, theater and magic. At age nine, he presented his first performance before a circle of elderly magicians. By the age of 13, he had an agent and was performing comedy and sleight-of-hand in coffee houses in between folk music acts. While still in his teens, he made his circus debut with a Brazilian clown duo as the rear half of a two-person horse. There was no turning back.... His unique style was honed studying with the world’s greatest theatre teachers, combined with his own wild experiments in the art of live performance. These have included being a guest villain who masterminded an elephant kidnapping, terrorized spectators and later plummeted 40 feet into the ring after fencing on the high-wire plus creating and performing surreal comedies and acting in theatre and film.
Biography by Kerry Clarke