Paradox began his theatrical work in circus, and enjoyed a successful career that spanned over 20 years. He was a writer, director, and performer in dozens of shows and toured nation-wide as a dancer, contortionist, and whip-wielding ringmaster.
He was a co-founder of both Dream Circus and Mystic Family Circus (San Francisco). He created shows for Cirque Du Soleil and performed with many other companies, including Circo Zero (San Francisco),Bindlestiff Family (New York), Lucent Dossier (Los Angeles), and Cahin Caha (France). His extensive background in the performing arts created the foundation for his work as a fight choreographer and movement director for feature films.
Ritual Theatre, San Francisco, 1985Antero Alli, Keith Hennessey, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Grotowski Technique
Dance, Philadelphia and San Francisco, 1992Sara Mann, Masaki Iwana, Hiroko Tamano, Manfred Fishbeck
Martial Arts, Yao Kung Moon – San Francisco , 1996Sifu: Richard Ow
Stunt Training, Vic Armstrong, Tony Vincent, Joey Box, 2005
Asian Dance, Pak Cerita(Bali), Pak Tutor (Bali), Eko Supriyanto (java), 1990
Ritual Chanting and Movement, One People Voice, Grady Cousins, Pak Wenton (Cal Arts), 2000
Direction of Large Groups , Pepe Ozan, Burning Man Operas 1993-2001, 1993
Music Composition, Eric Oberthaler, 2005
Circus Arts (Acrobatics, Bullwhip, Juggling, Fabric), Bindlestiff Family Circus, various artists, 2004
Thor – Movement Director
Snow White and the Huntsman – Movement Director
Star Trek – Movement Coach/Creature Choreographer
Who Am I?
PARADOX POLLACK is an actor,producer and movement director. He has worked directly with some of the biggest names in film including actors Robin Williams, Will Smith, Rene Russo, Chris Hemsworth, and Tom Hiddleston, directors JJ Abrams and Kenneth Branagh, as well as legendary stunt coordinator and second-unit director Vic Armstrong.
a successful career that spanned over 20 years
Co-founder of numerous performance troops
7 years of on-screen movement and fighting choreography
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