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PAST APPEARANCES
July 25-28 - Greenville, OH 50th Anniversary Annie Oakley Festival
(includes Western Arts Showcase hosted by G. Deer)
July 13 - Roanoke, VA Hosted by RODS - Workshops, Demos
July 4-7 - Piscataway, NJ TESFest - Workshops, Demos
June 28-30 - Winnipeg, MB Fall From Grace - Weekend Workshop, Demos
June 8 - Burlington, VT Hosted by VASE - Workshops
June 1 - Darlington, MD
Sets new Guinness World Record for "Fastest Whip,"
cracking whip and hitting 10 targets (one at a time) in 3.87 seconds.
May 25 - June 3 - Maryland Camp Crucible - workshops, demos
May 17 - 18 - Memphis, TN Memphis Impact - workshop, demo, Master Class
Feb 1-3 - Columbus, OH Winter Wickedness (presented by AIS) - Workshops, Demos
2012
Nov 23-25 - Asbury Park, NJ Brimstone III - Workshops, Demos
Nov 17-19 - Upstate New York La Domaine Esemar - Workshops, demos
Nov 3 - St Paul, MN Millenium Hotel - Alchemy Show
Oct 26 - Charleston, SC Third Annual 'MacOff' - charity fundraiser - two shows
Oct 5-6-7 - Minneapolis, MN Parkway Theater Carnival of Souls with Joe Lyon, Friday and Saturday nights, Sunday matinee
September 17 - Hamel, MN Cub Scout Pack 538 - presentation and demo
August 25-26 - Morristown, MN Shooters Roundup Rendezvous & Gun Show - 7 shows in two days (Western Theme)
August 3-6 - Winnipeg, MB Fall from Grace weekend workshops
July 26-29 - Redwood Falls, MN Redwood Falls County Fair (14 shows in 4 days - Western theme)
July 21 - Selma, IN Carenza's Caravan basic & advanced whip workshops for sideshow & vaudeville performers
July 13 - Minneapolis, MN Show Triple Rock with Joe Lyon & cohorts
June 16-17 - Winnipeg, MB Whip Weekend (Workshops beginner-intermediate-advanced)
May 26-June 5 - Maryland Camp Crucible workshops, demos, coaching
April 28 - Edina, MN Private Party (audience-interactive circus theme)
April 19 - St. Paul, MN Cardinal Glass event at Landmark Center (circus theme)
March 31 - Houston, TX 20th anniversary of Houston PEP
March 23-25 - New Orleans, LA Three workshops for NOBLE
March 20 - Memphis, TN Presentation, Demo for Memphis Impact
March 17 - St. Paul, MN Toil and Trouble Vaudeville Show , Mounds Theater
March 9 - 11 - Bloomington, MN MarsCon- stage show, discussion/demo
Feb 11 - Minneapolis Parkview Theater with Joe Lyon Show
Feb 3-4 - Winnipeg, MB Valentine's Ball Stage Show
2011
Dec 31 - Fridley, MN Dr Farrago's New Year's Eve at Two Stooges Club
Dec 17 - Farmington MO The Vault - "Whiporama"
Dec 3 - Roseville, MN MSDB's Bizarre Bazaar
Nov 18 - St Louis Park, MN St Louis Park Rotary Club
Nov 11 - Red Wing, MN Epic 11-11-11 Extravaganza
Nov 4 - Minneapolis Dr Farrago's Theater at Ground Zero Club
Oct 15-16 - Lawrence KS The Sanctuary
Oct. 1 - St Cloud, MN Half-time show St Cloud Univ. football game
Sept. 22 - Salt Lake City, UT Whip workshop hosted by The Path
Sept. 17-18 - Tucson, AZ "Behind Closed Doors" Weekend Conference
Sept. 15 - Albuquerque, NM "Evolution of the Revolution" Conference
Sept. 14 - Englewood, CO Colorado Whips Group
Sept. 13 - Wichita, KS whip workshop
Aug. 27-28 - Morristown, MN 8 shows, Ahlman's Shooters Roundup
June 11 - Aug 27 - Minneapolis 'Bullwhips in the Open Field' program at the Walker Art Center
July 29-31 - Greenville, OH Annie Oakley Days Festival showcases (5 shows)
July 22 - Mt Pleasant, SC Indiana Jones-themed show for city's park program
June 25 - Twin Cities Joe Lyon's Variety Show at the Parkview Theater
June 18 - Dayton, Ohio Prestige Group/Workshops and Show
June 6 - New York City Whip Master Class/Workshop
May 27-June 5 - Maryland Camp Crucible (4 Workshops, 4 Master Classes)
May 21 - Charlotte, NC Charlotte Motor Speedway - Western-Theme Day
April 28 - Rochester, MN Whiskey Bones Roadhouse - Headline act for three sets
March 26 - Minneapolis Parkway Theater, Joe Lyons' Variety Show
March 21 - Sioux Falls, SD Half-time show Sioux Falls Storm indoor football league
March 4-6 - Bloomington, MN 13th Annual Marscon Sci-Fi Convention
Feb. 26 - Rothschild, Wisconsin Habitat for Humanity Fund Raiser
Feb 4 - Minneapolis Dr. Farrago's at Ground Zero Nightclub
2010
Sept. 18 - Post Falls, Idaho Wild West-Themed Chamber Ball and Auction
Sept. 10 - Minneapolis Indiana Jones-themed corporate party
Aug. 28-29 - Morristown, MN Shooters Roundup (8 shows)
Aug 13-15 - Los Angeles, CA Threshold, Gemini Manor
Aug 7 - Phoenix, AZ APEX
July 16-18 - Denver, CO Thunder in the Mountains
May 24 - Minneapolis Museum Publicity Magazine Article - "Robert Dante and Minneapolis Bullwhip Academy at Twin Cities Museum"
March 5-7 - Bloomington, MN MarsCon SciFi Convention
Jan. 29 - Minneapolis, MN Dr. Farrago at Ground Zero
2009
Oct. 23-24 - Winnipeg, MB
Sept. 24-27 - South Carolina
Sept. 20 - Radio Interview BlogTalkRadio show, "Before Bedtime." "Mr. Dante is an exceptional writer, speaker, and he has been so kind to bless us with his interview this week on Before Bedtime. His specialty is western whips... If you got an itching to return to the wild west, if the kid in you is dying to come out, or if you just want to hear a great interview then Robert Dante is your man!"
Aug. 22-23 - Morristown, MN Shooters Roundup (8 shows)
August 14-16 - Hulett, Wyoming "Ride A Horse, Feed A Cowboy" charity event.
July 23-26 - Greenville, Ohio Annie Oakley Days Festival
June 10-12 - London, England TV appearances, public demos to promote launch of new Indiana Jones video game in Europe (Activision and LucasArts)
June 6 - USA Book: "Absinthe and Flamethrowers: Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously" Author William Gurstelle quotes Dante in his book about risk-taking behavior, self-actualization and creativity. Go to "Absinthe and Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously" at Amazon.com.
June 1 - New York Wall Street Journal credits Dante as teacher of Tina Nagy as whip cracking coach for off-Broadway play production on WSJ's blog (note: WSJ said this was their most read online story that summer!)
April 3 - St. Paul, MN - TV Whip demo on TPT's "Almanac" (Public Television).
Feb. 20-21 - St. Paul, MN Mondo Fest XX
2008
Dec. 6 - St Paul, MN Bizaar Bazaar
Nov. 12 - Publication of book "Let's Get Cracking! The How-To Book of Bullwhip Skills"
Oct. 12 - St Louis Park, MN Sets new Guinness World Record for "Most Bullwhip Cracks in One Minute" (254)
Aug. 23-24 - Morristown, MN Shooters Roundup (8 shows)
July 25-27 - Greenville, Ohio Annie Oakley Days Festival.
Jun 27-29 - Asheville, NC ABSFest 2008 - The Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival
Feb 2 - Minneapolis Dr. Farrago's at the Club Trocadero.
Jan 18 and 19 - Minneapolis, MN Bedlam Theatre (2 sets)
Jan 11 and 12 - Minneapolis, MN The Best of Midwest Burlesque (2 shows)
2007
Dec 1 - Minneapolis, MN MSDB's Bizarre Bazaar
Oct 13 - Minneapolis, MN Video shoot with Rocky Rigoli for "Your Mother: No. 3"
August 25-26 - Morristown, MN Shooters Roundup (8 shows)
August 17 - Minneapolis, MN Trocadero's Nightclub.Two sets
June-August - Minneapolis, MN Six-week Summer Session of Bullwhip Academy on Saturdays.
April 20 - Minneapolis, MN Leather Leadership Conference.
March 24 - Eau Claire, WI Chippewa Valley Alt. Lifestyles Support Group
2006
Oct. 29 - Minneapolis, MN The Independent's Anniversary (2 shows)
Oct. 19-21 - Nashville, TN Nashville Fall Fest for Nashville Leather Alliance.
Aug 29-31 - Seattle, OR work with artist Gary Hill on multi-media project "Frustrum"
Aug. 27 - St Paul, MN St Paul Pioneer Press Sunday feature story by Richard Chin ("It's weapon as performance art. To some, it's romantic. But these classes are no bull...")
July 4 - Minneapolis, MN 10-Second Film Festival
June 1 - Minneapolis, MN The Trocadero Club with Lili's Burlesque Revue
May 18-21 - Minneapolis, MN Sexpo 06 - 8 shows at Convention Center
May 15 - National Associated Press feature story about Dante
May 1 - National Associated Press article "Fastest bullwhip this side of the Mississippi" ("He's broken world records with his whip, but he's a poet at heart...")
May 1 - Riverside CA Press-Enterprise article: "Cracking Wise - And Really Fast" ("Dante...compares his whips to samurai swords because they're 'alive' and when you get a good one, 'It sings.'")
2005
Oct. 15 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Oct. 14 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Oct. 8 - Minneapolis, MN Great Clips Annual National Convention (Three motivational shows)
Sept. 31 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Sept. 30 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Sept. 24 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Sept. 23 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (3 sets)
Sept. 16-18 - Sioux Falls, SD Spirit of the West Festival
Sept. 10 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (3 sets)
Sept. 9 - Mineapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Sept. 3 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (3 sets)
Sept 2 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (3 sets)
Aug. 26 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
July 23 - Farmington, MN 'Dakota City'
July 08 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue
July 07 - Minneapolis, MN Blacklight bullwhip show at Ground Zero
July 03 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue
Saturday - St Paul, MN Dr Farrago at Rennaissance Box
June 17 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue
June 11 - Dundas, MN Wild West Roundup
June 11 Nicole Du Fresne Memorial Benefit at Triple Rock
May 21 - Chicago, IL Oak Lawn Harley-Davidson grand opening
May 13-15 - Springfield, VT Workshops and Demo (Sponsored by Vermont Soc. of K., Vermont Rose and Thorn and DS Darkstone)
May 07 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue
April 27 - - Miami, Florida Passover Celebration at Doral Country Club
April 16 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue
April 9 - St Paul, MN Variety in the Cities Show, Mounds Theater
April 1-3 - Houston, TX - HPEP Ball show & seminar
March 30 - Minneapolis, MN The Lounge (Private Annual Owner's Party)
March 4-6 - Bloomington, MN MarsCon Sci-Fi Convention
Feb. 18-20 - St. Paul Mondo Juggle Fest workshops and performance
February American Western Magazine (Guinness record story)
February The Book of Alternative Records - Listed for setting World Record
Jan. 9 - Minneapolis, MN Jawaahir Dance Co. Cabaret Performance
2004
Oct. 11 - Las Vegas, NV Ropelines (Wild West Arts Club) - Article: "Whip Cracking in a Different Light"
Aug. 26 - Minneapolis, MN Minnesota State Fair - special appearance at FM 107 booth (Lori and Julia Show)
July 8 - Minneapolis, MN Interview on FM 107 (Lori and Julia Show)
Dec. 18 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Dec. 17 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Dec. 11 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Dec. 11 - Minneapolis, MN MSDB's Bizarre Bazaar
Dec. 10 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Dec. 03- Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Nov. 27- Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Nov. 26- Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Nov. 20 - Burnsville, MN Demo before play, "Wild Bill and Calamity Jane"
Nov. 13- Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Nov. 12 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Nov. 06- Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Nov. 05- Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Oct. 30- Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Oct. 30 - Minneapolis, MN Cassandra's Cabaret
Oct. 29 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Oct. 11 - Minneapolis, MN Show at fundraiser for Minnesota Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Oct. 09 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Oct. 08 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Oct. 01 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Oct. 02 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Sept. 25 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Sept. 24 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Sept. 17-19 - Sioux Falls, SD Spirit of the West Festival
Sept. 10 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Sept. 12 - Minneapolis, MN "Phantasmagoria" Circus Benefit Performance
Sept. 11 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque Revue (2 sets)
Sept. 4 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque (2 sets)
Sept. 3 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque ( 2 sets)
Aug. 28 - Minneapolis, MN Variety in the Cities at Arcadia Theater - Blacklight Whips Performance
Aug. 21 - Minneapolis, MN Bryant Lake Bowl Theater/Cafe Barbette Festival (30 min. show)
Aug. 20 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque (2 sets)
Aug. 19 - Minneapolis, MN Lili's Burlesque (2 sets)
July 16-08 - Winnipeg, MB D&s Soc. of MB "Frontier Mentality" Weekend - Demos, Workshops, Blacklight Performance
June 27 - Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Star Tribune feature article "The Bullwhipper and the Belly Dancer"
June 26 - Chicago, IL Workshop and Demo at Black Market
June 22 - Minneapolis, MN Whip Workshop and Demo - Pride Weekend (MSDB)
June 11 - Mineapolis, MN Cirque Rouge at First Avenue
May 29 - Minneapolis, MN/b> "The Wide and Wild World of Whips" - Patrick's Cabaret
May 26 - Minneapolis, MN Dr. Farrago at First Avenue (2 sets)
May 21-23 - Rosemount, MN Western Arena Arts Roundup April 30-May 3 - Minneapolis, MN MWF's "Spring Sting" -- Workshop & Performance
April 24 - Minneapolis, MN Guild of Oriental Dance Annual Show - Whip Dance
March 30 - Minneapolis, MN Dr. Farrago at First Avenue (3 sets)
March 6 - Minneapolis, MN MarsCon Sci-Fi Convention - Blacklight Whip Performance
Feb. 14-15 College Park, GA Four circus performances at Henderson Arena
Feb. 12-13 - Greeneville, SC Four circus performances at Timmons Arena
Feb. 11 - Greeneville, NC Interview with John Lee on WLOS-TV 13 (ABC)
Feb. 10 - Cullowhee, SC Two circus performances at Ramsey Center at Furman University
Feb. 8 - Gainesville, FL Three circus performances at Georgia Mountain Center
Feb. 7 - Eufala, AL Three circus performances at Eufaula Civic Center
Feb. 5-6 - Panama City, FL Four circus performances at Marina Civic Center
Feb. 05 - Pensacola, FL Florida Independent Sun profile
Feb. 4 - Pensacola, FL Two circus performances at Bayfront Auditorium
Feb. 3 - Dothan, AL Two circus performances at Dothan Civic Center
Feb 03 - Dothan, AL Interview on evening news WTVY-TV (CBS)
Feb. 1-2 - Macon, GA Four circus performances at Centreplex
Feb. 01 - Atlanta, GA Atlanta Constitution Journal interview
Jan. 31 - Duluth, AL Two circus performances at Gwinnett Arena <
Jan. 17 - San Francisco Workshop - Xenodrome Circus Space
Jan. 07 - Duluth, GA Gwinnett Daily Post interview
2003
Dec. 30 - San Francisco, CA "Evening Magazine" on KPIX (CBS) with Mike Rowe
Dec. 13 - Hollywood, CA Day-long series of lessons at Dream Circus
Nov. 25 - Hollywood, CA Lessons at Dream Circus
Nov. 24 - San Francisco, CA Climate Theater -- Cabaret Performance
Nov. 22 - Hayward, CA The Scenery
Nov. 12 Las Vegas, NV Ropelines (WWAC) -- article about Guinness whip record
Nov. 11 Minneapolis, MN Lavender Magazine, Feature profile
Aug. to Oct. - Hollywood, CA Whip Coach -- weekly bullwhip academy at Dream Circus
Oct. 3-4 - Houston, TX HPEP Demos/Performance
Sept. 25. - Los Angeles, CA KKBT (100.3 FM) and KTLA Ch. 5 - Steve Harvey's morning radio show.
Sept 23 - New Zealand Live Radio Interview
Sept 18 Lubbock, TX Live Interview on The Chris & Dina Show, Station KZ11 102.5 FM
Sept 17 - Wellington, New Zealand Live Radio Interview on "The Edge"
Sept 15 - Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Business Journal article, "Whip Smart"
Sept 13 - Minneapolis, MN -- Demo, Seminar - MSDB
Sept. 10 - Little Rock, AK Live interview on KSSN Radio
Sept. 10 - Kansas City, MO Recorded interview on KYYS Radio
Sept. 9 - Santa Barbara, CA Live interview on KTID Radio
Sept. 8 - Springfield, IL Live interview on WMAI Radio
Sept. 6 - Studio City, CA Performance
Aug. 9 - San Diego, CA San Diego Whip Enthusiasts whip practice
July 12 - San Jose/Hayward, CA The Scenery
May 24-26 - Phoenix, AZ APEX wos and Memorial Day presentation
April 27 - Woodland Hills, CA Pierce College Farm Walk Day - Whip demos with L.A. Whip Enthusiasts
April 26 - Studio City, CA
April 4-6 - St. Paul, MN Spring Sting performance, demo, workshops
March 23 Los Angeles, CA Workshops
March 14 - Hollywood, CA Blacklight whips at The Gig on Melrose
Feb. 9 - Hollywood, CA Performance at The Gig on Melrose
Feb. 5 - Los Angeles, CA Performance on Playboy TV's "Night Calls" show
Jan. 25 - Los Angeles, CA The Dr. Susan Block Show.
Jan. 20 - Los Angeles, CA Playboy Radio's "Night Calls" (XM Radio 205).
2002
Dec. 8 - Brentwood, CA VA Hospital Christmas Show/Benefit, Brentwood Theater
Nov. 17 - Las Vegas, NV Club Sin
Nov. 16 - Las Vegas, NV Private event
Nov. 10 - Los Angeles, CA Private event
Los Angeles, CA -- Nov. 9 Dr. Susan Block Show
Oct. 5 - Albany, NY House of Mermaid
Oct. 4 - Albany, NY Private event
Sept. 9 - Los Angeles, CA Playboy Channel's "Just Sex" show (pilot)
Aug. 17 - Los Angeles, CA promo event BNS/Red Bull
Aug. 13 - Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Times, Feature story, "Coiled and Ready"
June 29 - San Francisco, CA San Francisco Sex Expo 2002
June 20 - Los Angeles, CA KSEXradio.com
May 30 - Philadelphia, PA Interview Sensuous Sadie's Column
May 6 - Los Angeles, CA Taurus Party at Hollywood Production Studios- Performance
April 28 - Los Angeles, CA Pierce College Farm Walk Western Day - Demos
April 21 - Charleston, SC/ Coffee Cabana - Demo
April 20-21 - Charleston, SC Private event- Workshop, Demo
April 13-15 - Phhoenix, AZ, 2002 APEX Workshops
March 28-31 - Atlanta, GA Fantasm 2002 Sci-Fi Convention
March 16 - Vancouver, BC By Invitation Only - Workshop, Demo
March 17 - Seattle, WA Aubrey's Playhouse radio interview
March 10 - Los Angeles, CA Team Karate Studio, Master Class
Feb 17 - Sydney, Australia Radio Interview, ABC Radio National Network
Feb 13 - Montreal, Quebec Radio Interview, CJAD's "Holder Overnight"
Feb 11 - National Wireless Newsflash Service article (talking about teaching kids to crack whips)
2001
Dec. 9 - Los Angeles, CA Sterling's 9th Annual VA Hospital Christmas Show
Dec. 4 - Los Angeles, CA J. Ward's Class Act Showcase
Nov. 3 - San Francisco, CA QSM workshops
Sept. 16 - San Bernardino, CA Whip Show
Sept. 8 - Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL Private event
Sept. 3-7 - Key West/Cozumel Roissy Cruise
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 - Palm Springs, CA LeatherFest Workshops/Demo
June 30 - San Diego, CA Technomania Circus 3 performances
April 16 - Phoenix, AZ Private event
April 7 - San Diego, CA Technomania Circus (2 shows)
April 16 - Phoenix, AZ APEX Workshops, Demos
March 31 Portland, OR KinkFest Workshops, Demos
March 28 - Las Vegas, NV Wild West Arts Club Convention Showcase
Feb. 23 - San Diego, CA Technomania Circus (2 shows)
Jan. 16 - Los Angeles, CA Class Act Showcase (performance)
2000
Dec. 17 - San Francisco, CA/b> S.F. School of Circus Arts
Dec. 9 - San Diego, CA Technomania Circus, (3 shows)