Motion Man

Artist / Creative (Individual)

Motion Man
Take a Mechanical Man, Giant Bubbles, A Six Foot Toilet Plunger, Juggling Balls, Juggling Eyeballs, Juggling Clubs, Physical Gyrations, Malleable Dancing, Step Ladders, Gibberish, a Ukulele, Impish Sleight of Hand, Spinning Plates, 8 Foot Streamers, a Parasol, a Floating Hat; Things that Float over the Audience, Heaps of Laughter, and Inspirational Improvisation put them in a blender and you have Motion Man”

MOTION MAN (Jody Scalise)-Greatest Hits

Jody’s career spans 45 years. Here are some highlights:

Was a cast member of ABC Television’s Emmy Award winning children’s show, “Catch a Rainbow”.

Created the New England Mime Festival.

Won 2 American Cable Awards for his work with The Springfield Symphony, Music and Me and The Orchestra’s Talking, which aired on PBS.

Colleague of Marcel Marceau-worked privately with him.

Performed and presented at the Courage of Conscience Awards at the JFK Library with honorees Richie Havens, Rosa Parks, Sean Lennon (John's son), Dr Benjamin Spock and Jim Henson.

Toured Nationally twice with The Ben & Jerry's Light Circus. Also directed the first all Women Troupe for the same.

Was Artist in Residence at UMASS for 3 years.

Created and Directed the Internationally recognized Wright Brothers Comedy Troupe.

There's more......

“Jody Scalise stops the show with his myriad transformations and malleable physique.” Boston Globe
“Jody Scalise sight gags and pratfalls his way through a perfectly timed act." Yankee Magazine
Cast member of the Emmy Award winning "Catch a Rainbow", ABC Television, Public Television

Primary Discipline

Theater - Circus

Additional Disciplines

Dance - General
Music - Children's
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Mime


Arts in Healthcare
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class

Additional Links:


  • American Cable Award for PBS special "Music and Me."Best New Work (International Movement Festival) -Director/PrincipleSpringfield Television Association Award-Best Commercial fCast Member-"Catch a Rainbow"-Emmy Award winning television program

Additional Information

  • Year founded: 1973
  • Is a Teaching Artist
  • Is a Touring Artist
  • Approx. 100 events per year
  • Seasons active: Year round