Since 1995, Michael "Dirt" Saab, creator and director of The Modern Gypsies, has been inspiring audiences with his interactive and original entertainment. It is his mission to provide the very best cutting edge Spectacle Entertainment. The acts have traveled the globe and have been performed for audiences of all ages, shapes, and sizes. The Modern Gypsies blend exhilarating danger and mesmerizing visual effects with comedy and skill. The acts run the gamut from fast-paced high energy to stunning, breathtaking beauty. This spectacle appeals to the primal core in all of us.
Michael "Dirt" Saab (Performer) - a self taught actor/entertainer/musician born in Pell City, Alabama - has performed extensively throughout the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan and China. At 21 he created the company, Modern Gypsies, and is dedicated to its' quest for interactive and original Spectacle Entertainment. Media work includes TV's, "The Apprentice," "The Late Show with David Letterman," and, in print, "Birmingham Magazine". In his professional career he has come to wear many titles such as art director, technical director, costume designer, props master, and performance artist. Dirt now bases his operations out of NYC while working around the world on a regular basis.
Part man, part ferret, Saab enjoys spending his time eating rocks, blowing fire crackers up in his toes, and walking on broken glass. When he was 17, he was struck by lightning - an accident that would change his life... forever. Upon reaching adulthood, Saab began forming his own views on the space-time continuum. Soon after, he built a time machine and traveled into the future to the 21st century. His hopes are to revolutionize the artistic genre of performing arts, thus improving the quality seen and experienced in the field of art as a whole. Saab brings the field to new horizons, blowing audiences' minds, covering new ground, and reaching new plateaus. He has adopted a pack of ostriches which he now cares for and raises as humans.
The MODERN GYPSIES have many exciting performance options with experience in producing shows up to several hours in length as well as a variety of interactive strolling entertainment. Performances are custom designed for each event to be a perfect fit.
CHARACTERS:Pink Man, Neon Ninjas, Dread Eye, Neon Woman, Water Willies, Professor Danger, The Fire God, Goat Man, Saaborg, XJ2000, Safety Man, Leon Lion
EFFECTS:Bubble Boy, Confetti Cannons, Fire Manipulation, Electro, Disappearing Tango, Iron Feet, The Great Escape, Bed of Nails, Giant Puppets, Jumping Stilts, Fabric, Magic Juggling and Gags
WORK HISTORY:Madonna, Phish, Manumission - Spain, Butlins Holiday Resort - UK, Royal Caribbean Cruse Lines, The Late Show with David Letterman, Cirque Du Soleil after party, Mission Fashion LBC - Lebanon, The Apprentice with Donald Trump, The Apprentice with Martha Stuart, Huis Ten Bosch - Japan, World Clown Festival - China, Africa Yoga Project - Kenya, Burning Man Art Festival Nevada, Ripe Atlanta Art Festival, City Stages Festival Birmingham, Bonarroo Music Festival Lallapalooza Music Festival, Sandiego Street Scene Festival, DJ Tiesto In Concert, Spirit Night Club NYC, Crobar Night Club NYC, Pasha Night Club NYC, Hard Rock Arena Miami, Saks Fifth Ave, Absolute Vodka, Black Berry, IBM, Whacovia Securities, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nantucket Nectors, Budwiser, Camel, Verizon Wireless, Cingular Wireless,Crest Toothpaste, Ford, Sony Play-station, Red Bull, Madeleine Peryoux, Republican National Convention, Bloomburg Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, The Laugh Factory, Cargo Magazine, Maxim Magazine, & many others.
CREDITS: Michael "Dirt" Saab is: Performance Artist, Technical Director, Props Master, Art Director, Costume Designer, Modern Gypsies