Tom Shanon

EVERYTHING I’VE LEARNED COMES FROM RISKS, TRIALS AND ERRORS!

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Artists can come from anywhere. I myself come from a street freestyle sport. It was much more than a passion, it was an art of living, a philosophy, a transcendent way to be connected with the cosmos. But I also wanted to earn a living from my talent. Is it possible to succeed in this way? The answer is NO. Why? Because to be an artist, or philosopher it’s not enough. You have to improve both the SHOW and the BUSINESS!

My name is Tom Shanon, today I’m entrepreneur and artist. I started from nothing and all my successes come from risks, trials and errors. I fully understand your difficulty with this problem: how can I make money from my talent?  I climbed my way up, step-by-step. I had to innovate, create, make my props, take risks, fail over and over, learn from my mistakes, practice, and perform the “show” as well as manage the “business”. It’s not easy but with my team I do my best to help you. If you don’t have the soul of an “artist-warrior”, forget it! For those of you who are still with me, we help you become killer in SHOW and BUSINESS by giving the Keys and Secrets of Pros.

Creating a show is the best way to make money!

I taught myself my freestyle sport on the streets in 1976. I wanted to earn a living doing what I loved, but my sport was still too unusual at the time. Shifting from sports to show seemed like a good solution. But that meant I had to invent everything … but how? When I started performing in 1992, I didn’t know anything about show business, worse, I was afraid of doing business. I didn’t even have the words to describe what I did! I knew I wanted to make money from my talent, but nobody believed in me, and even worse, there was nowhere for me to learn about the artistic profession. When you’re at this point, either you enjoy living dangerously, or you’re oblivious! It was a very long and difficult process, but I persevered and was successful in the end. It would have broken my heart to have missed my true calling. And I can now say that creating a show is the best way to make money!

Tom Shanon and “the keys to a successful show”

I developed my talent by experimenting as much as possible, and through trial and error I taught myself how to transform what looked like “nothing special” into a money-making show (see videos below). I also learned a great deal from other pros, my fellow performers: singers, magicians, producers, etc. And I ended up creating a wide variety of shows, since I had discovered “the keys to a successful show!”

I do my best to help you with:

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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 1992-2018 VIDEOS

Videos of my career as an artist

 

« ROLLER-SKATE »: I created this act and started performing it in 1992. It was the first show I ever created, based on my extensive roller-skating experience beginning in 1976 in the street as a freestyler. It’s highly original, and still very popular in a number of international venues. No one in the world has ever been able to replicate my act !

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« THE PLANE ». I created this act for two performers. An electric plane twirls with graceful and amazing aerobatic flight around special effects and pyrotechnics the sky becomes magic… but the pilot starts to go crazy… Don’t panic, the best pilots of the world are on stage!

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« LASER ». I built this act in the early 2000s … On stage the artist produces from his hands an amazing act, a sleight-of-hand tricks using a laser beam. The laser reminds technology, but can it make us dream? Let yourself be transported into an act of artistic wonder. Let’s follow the artist!

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« THE CRAZY PUPPETS ». This couple of crazy puppets dance the acrobatic-rock on roller-skates. « They are here to bring the house down with laughter by their fast, furious music! »

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Some of my references

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Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde FRANCETom Shanon Le-Plus-Grand-Cabaret-Du-Monde

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Moulin Rouge Paris, FRANCETom Shanon MR

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Winner of the Red Bull trophy 1999. Los Angeles, USATom Shanon

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Grand Lisboa Macau CHINAGrand-Lisboa-Macau-CHINA

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Fantissima Phantasialand GERMANYTom Shanon Fantissima Phantasialand

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Wintergarten Berlin GERMANYTom Shanon Wintergarten Berlin

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Cruise Lines MSCTom Shanon

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TV Show Domenica in Rai Uno ITALYTV-Show-Domenica-in-Rai-Uno-ITALY-Shomedias-Tom-Shanon

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GOP Varieté-Theater Essen GERMANYTom Shanon

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TV Show Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde FRANCETom Shanon

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Friedrichsbau Varieté-Theater Stuttgart GERMANYTom Shanon

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Prix D’Amerique FRANCEGala-Grand-Prix-DAmerique-Showmedias-Tom-Shanon

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Circus Conelli, Zurich SWITZERLANDTom Shanon circus conelli

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Gardaland ITALYTom Shanon

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GOP Varieté-Theater Bad Oeynhausen GERMANYTom Shanon

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Gala 1er Ministre Matignon FRANCEGala-1er-Ministre-Matignon-Showmedias-Tom-Shanon

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Pegasus Varieté-Theater GERMANYTom Shanon

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TV Show TV5 MONDETV-Show-TV5-MONDE-Showmedias-Tom-Shanon

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Gala Miss FranceTom Shanon

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Champagne Veuve Clicquot FRANCEGala-Champagne-Veuve-Clicquot-Showmedias-Tom-Shanon

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Cabaret Bal Tabarin Rome ITALYTom Shanon

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TV Show Extreme Gong USATV-Show-Extreme-Gong-Showmedias-Tom-Shanon

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Istinye Park Istanbul TURKEYIstinye-Park-Istanbul-TURKEY

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Meridien Hotel Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATESMeridien-Hotel-Dubai-Showmedias

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Champagne Laurent-Perrier FRANCEGala-Champagne-Laurent-Perrier-Showmedias-Tom-Shanon

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+ hundreds of gala performances around the world…

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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 1992-1994 VIDEOS

1992–1994 : a video from my early years as a pro

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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 1976-1992 VIDEOS

1976–1992: my first artistic school, “the streets!”

43 years of roller-skating !

I have very few images from that time. But I’ll always have my memories!

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1973

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When I was 3 years old, my parents immigrated to France from Madagascar. We lived in just 8m2 for 4 years, but I was happy 🙂

My future challenges

My future challenges.

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  1. You, my readers!
  2. You, my spectators!
  3. You, my son, since I’m traveling a bit less thanks to you… 😉

Tom Shanon