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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – Quarantine Edition – June 1st, 2020

Host Keith Nelson opens the show with an introduction of the acts.

The Bindlestiff Open Stage introduced a ‘new’ camera angle.

Steve Langley performed a wonderful ‘bubble’ production act.

Steve created a ‘bubble’ merry-go-round with his equipment.

Pinkie Special performed a wild ‘hula-hoop’ act.

Bruke had his hands full with a delightfully agile hat juggling act.



Professor DR Schreober took us back in time with some fun period magic.

Larry Vee did the rolla-bolla, hula-hoop, spinning a ball and juggling another.



Stephanie Monseu encouraged the viewers to take the survey.

Chase Culp performed with musical cow bells and played them well.

Hovey Burgess talked about the ‘shot from canon’ act that was in the circus for so many years.

Marcus Monroe juggled illuminated and regular clubs and told some ‘one-liners.

Kyla performed a beautiful aerial act.

The Coronel Sisters from Peru had the most amazing balancing skills on the balls.


Tune in Next Monday for another Bindlestiff Open Stage show!

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – Quarantine Edition – May 4th, 2020

The beginning of May and the sun is shining and the weather is getting nicer here in New York. May 4th had many great surprises for the viewers!

Host Keith Nelson introduces the show to the viewers.

The Bindlestiff Open Stage is made possible by donations from the viewers like you.

Opening the show was The Great Dubini. (Greg Dubin). He swallowed several razor blades and then regurgitated them on a thread he also ate!


Zander Mowat juggled and balanced many household items amazingly!


Eva Lou Rhinelander juggled, did backbends, walk on a wire, and many other wonderful circus feats.


Michael Rosman painted this Chaplin portrait while it was upside down.


Circus historian, performer, author Hovey Burgess gives the viewers a brief history of the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus.


The beautiful and talented Rachel Karabenick performs on the trapeze.


Keith Nelson does so eccentric hat juggling.


Drew Brown performed an extremely delightful cane juggling act.


Gigi (Gina Allison) and the ever so talented dog Zeus did some really nice tricks.


Keith Nelson attempted the sideshow stunt Kendama-Blockhead once more!


David Cain performed numerous juggling stunts.


Sxip Shirey performs live eccentric music as Jonathan Nosan performs his impossible contortions.


Make sure to visit the Dixon Place DP TV shows going on daily!

Make sure you donate to the Bindlestiff Open Stage to keep it happening!

Would you like to perform at the Open Stage? Email: Keith@bindlestiff.org

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Feb. 2020 – Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show

Every first Monday of the month the folks at Bindlestiff Family Cirkus put together a variety show with everyone invited. New performers and seasoned ones can all try out their acts on the lovely Dixon Place stage. This month was short and sweet! Only 9 acts!

Hosted by Keith Nelson of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus organization. A great performer with numerous skills from many performing arts disciplines. Here he is opening the show with his ‘Chinese yoyo’ act.

Luther Bangart followed Keith with some lovely poetic club juggling.

Book Kennison and Logan Kerr slowed down the evening with a musical duet.

The next act was something new for the delightful and very funny Joel Jeske. An excerpt from his new one-man show ‘The Artist Will Be With You in a Moment“.

Host Keith attempted to catch an imaginary bottle of water on an imaginary umbrella.

He did catch the small urn on the stick!

The charming and very talented mentalist Robin Channing startled the audience with his amazing skills. I thought of a word and told him my birthday and he had them written down on a post-it during his drive to the theater earlier that night!

After intermission, the show began with some political song from aerialist/singer/choreographer Cleo Carol Knopf.

The next act was Jacob D’Eustachio who recently returned from his working with UK based Giffords Circus. I photographed Jacob in 2009 performing at the Bindlestiff show and now he is back in NY for more juggling/comedy mischief.

Jacob started by juggling some machetes and then handed out lemons to quite a few audience members and ask that they throw them at him. He did cut a few in half with the machetes.

Recently relocated to NY, Rich Potter is a clown with lots of performing history up north. He is trying out material in NY. Tonight he performed a ‘surreal’ piece of comedic physical clown.

The last act of the evening was aerialist Nina Gershy musically accompanied by Book Kennison and Logan Kerr.

Every first Monday of the Month at Dixon Place! Lots of great acts and always surprises.

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – August 2018

Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety RevueHost for Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue and coproducer Keith Nelson starts the show.

Keith opens the show with his very skilled ‘Chinese Yoyo’ act.

Conjuror Nelson Lugo entertained the audience with a wonderful adaptation of classic magic trick. 

His magic skills are excellent and telling stories about his dreams got the audience going.

Keith returned in between acts and introduced his top spinning act.

Zero Boy shared some improv with aural acrobatics with the audience.

Utilizing mime skills and storytelling Zero Boy communicates stories to the audience.

Jason Applebaum brought poetry to the Variety Revue.

Keith loves to play with fire in his sideshow act. Here is a plain wooden match which he decides to eat to the amazement of the audience.

Lou Johnson brought some good ole classic juggling to the show.

Lou Johnson made it a fun act with his ‘amused’ look.

Barbara Gentile and Emily Blue made a beautiful aerial act for the audience.

Stagehand (for the night)  (And mighty wonderful performer) Adam Auslander encourages the audience to contribute to the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. A not-for-profit group.

Slight of hand magician Greg Dubin (The Great Dubini)  fooled the audience with a great trick.

The audience volunteer watched as the card she is secretly selected rises out of the deck before her eyes.

Lou Johnson juggles with real fencing swords.

Keith Nelson flips an apple and knife into the air and when they come back the knife lands in the apple.

Venatrix performed a wild burlesque act with a red heart filled with liquid.

Keith always surprises the audience with one of his wicked sideshow acts. Here he picks up the yo-yo with a fishhook stuck in his tongue.

Marcela Duarte performed a wonderful dance piece that ended in the air.

Great show with wonderful talented performers. Every first Monday of the month

at Dixon Place – The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue.

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“Cuisine & Confessions” – Les 7 Doigts de la Main

“Cuisine & Confessions” – Les 7 Doigts de la Main

Energy and beauty bound together with food!

What a great evening of movement theater. Les 7 Doigts, the company behind the Tony Award-winning Pippin brings all their amazing skills and passion to the ‘Cuisine & Confessions’ show playing at NYU Skirball Center.

I was at the dress/photo shot and got some nice photographs of the company BUT nothing will take the place of seeing this show!

A Mouth-Watering Blend of Theater with a Pinch of Circus, Mixed with a Side of Cooking

Anna Kichtchenko warming up before the photo shoot.

Bringing an audience member on stage to share the food they are preparing on stage.

After serving the audience volunteer and serenading her with accordion music.

The cast celebrates after the audience member has eaten their food!

Dancing and acrobatics, juggling and cooking make this show a unique experience. 

Anna Kichtchenko gets lifted to the sky to perform her beautiful movements.

The company performs brilliantly together with choreography and gesture.

Anna Kichtchenko performs beautiful acrobatic moves while in the air.

Landed and safe on the stage with a ribbon twirling down on her.

The company posed for a group shot after the photo shoot.

(Not in order -Sidney Iking Bateman, Melvin Diggs, Mishannok Ferraro, Danica Gagnon-Plamondon, Anna Kichtchenko, Gabriela Parigi, Emile Pineault, Matias Plaul, Pablo Pramparo)

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Cuisine & Confessions is directed by Shana Carroll and Sébastien Soldevila and produced by NYU Skirball. It is part of the second annual Tilt Kids Festival, a cultural event for families presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).

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Cuisine & Confessions will play seven performances, as follows: April 11 – 14 at 7:30 pm; April 15 at 2 and 8 pm; and April 16 at 3 pm. Tickets are $45 – $99 and may be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org or in person at the NYU Skirball Center Box Office: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M.

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, New York 10012.

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Related videos for this show. 1. Promo show video 2. Performer talks about the company.

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ABOUT THE 7 FINGERS

The 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts), based in Montreal, was created in 2002 with the goal of making circus a transformative experience for audiences and nurturing new generations of circus artists. The company is made up of 200 artists, administrators, and technicians, and presents roughly 1,000 performances a year — both artistic collaborations and signature shows. The 7 Fingers strive to reach the universal, extraordinary, indefinable, visceral, and intimate worlds in each human being. The company’s credits include the New York productions of Traces, which ran for one year and is currently touring; the Tony Award-winning revival of Pippin; and direction of the immersive Queen of the Night, as well as two appearances on “America’s Got Talent” and direction of the first segment of the opening ceremony of Sotchi Olympics.

http://www.7doigts.com/

 

 

 

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – June 2016 – Dixon Place

Hosted by Keith Nelson at Dixon Place. A Variety Show for all kinds of acts! This month’s show was Terrific!

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DSC08625Kenwyn Dapo

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_040The Immaterialists

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_102Adam Auslander

DSC08647Harold Moeller and Rob Lok

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_141Geniia Pakrovskaya

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_204Maks Turner and Skyttle

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_076Kat Alexander

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_176Zero Boy

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_233Magic by Greg Dubin, aka The Great Dubiny

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_281Keith Nelson’s 8 Bowl Finale!

 

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“BelloMania” at The New Victory Theatre – April 2016

BELLOMANIA

For his 3rd year in a row success, Bello Noch presents his new production BelloMania.

Featuring  Michael Karas, Dinny McGuire, Annaliese Nock, Shawn Roth

2016.04.30.BelloShow_013Show Host Dinny McGuire kept the show moving along with charm and finesse.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_022Bello starts the show off with a ‘big head’ balloon stunt.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_042He followed that will a lovely ‘chair production’ routine followed by this skillfully accomplished hand balancing act.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_051His daughterAnnaliese Nock did a beautiful split on the tightwire.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_056Bello proceeded to walk on the tightwire and not only sit but STAND (not pictured here)on the chair on the wire.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_064Michael Karas performed a skillful and creative juggling act with rings. balls and a puppet!

2016.04.30.BelloShow_081Annaliese performed many stunning aerial feats and with this beautiful projection, it looked heavenly.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_089The show had many wonderful moments. Bello talked to the audience about the pride he has for his circus family.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_102The audience had to look up when Bello began to climb ‘the sway pole’. 

2016.04.30.BelloShow_126High above the audience on the sway pole with his hair touching the New Victory Theatre’s ceiling.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_120A real ‘comic daredevil’ for sure. Time Magazine calls him “America’s Best Clown”.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_141Curtain call for the cast of BelloMania at The New Victory Theatre. Great fun!

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OPPORTUNITY NOCKS, INC – Producer

JENNIFER NOCKS – Writer and Director

DAVID MILLER – Set Design

GUIDO NAUS – Musical Director

KAY TORRALVA AND WRIIC’S COSTUME ARTS – Costume Design

STEVE CURTIS – Safety Officer & Technical Director

KARIM MUASHER – Audio Visual

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For more information on Bello Nock and his work go here.

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – December 7th, 2015 @Dixon Place

THE BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY REVUE

Featuring the talents of:

Keith Miklas and Melanie Cuccia

Mara Hsiung

Oliver Trager

Harold Moeller

Antonia Lassar

Marisol Rosa-Shapiro and Zhenya Topov

Zero Boy

Eric Walton & Rachel Jessee – The Immaterialist

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Keith Nelson performing at Dixon PlaceMC Keith Nelson gets the show moving along with his ‘Chinese Yoyo’ act

Oliver Trager performs at Dixon Place.Oliver Trager performs a channeling of Lord Buckley.

Harold Moeller acts up and gets a large headache.Harold Moeller performs a short clown piece which gives him a very large headache.

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2015.12.07_OpnStg.074Marisol Rosa-Shapiro and Zyenya Topov perform a Christmas theme comedy piece.

Zero Boy performs at Dixon PlaceZero Boy performs a vocal acrobatic rendition of an action film.

Mara Hsiung performs a beautiful aerial act.Mara Hsiung performs a beautiful aerial act.

Antonia Lassar performs a clown act about her dog.Antonia Lassar performs a clown act about her dog.

Eric Walton and Rachel Jessee were amazing in their mentalist skills.Eric Walton and Rachel Jessee (The Immaterialists) were amazing in their mentalist skills.

Marisol Rosa-Shapiro and Zhenya Topov perform at Dixon Place.Keith Miklas and Melanie Cuccia perform a wonderfully acrobatic duo.

Ambrose Martos performing at Dixon Place

2015.12.07_OpnStg.428Ambrose Martos went from surreal to absurd in his cartoon-like clown piece.

2015.12.07_OpnStg.167The Finale of the show was Keith Nelson performing his 8 plate spinning act.

Keith Nelson performing at Dixon PlaceIn between the plate spinning Keith finds time to catch 5 spoons in metal cans on a platform.

2015.12.07_OpnStg.177Keith completely had all 8 plates spinning but I was in the front row without a really wide angle lens. Damn!

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Videos from Bindlestiff Open Stage Revue


For more information on Bindlestiff Family Cirkus go here.

 

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – October 2015

 

The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show

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Michael Bongar hosted a great evening of variety at Dixon Place. 

Yoyo genius Justin Weber performed with black light.Yo-yo genius Justin Weber performed with black light.

Dandy Darkly performs at Dixon PlaceDandy Darkly performs a seductive bizarre tale about a Hollywood film star.

Ambrose Martos perfomed an audience participation piece.Ambrose Martos perfomed an audience participation  piece. “Spin The Bottle”.

Kira performs a beautiful aerial act.Kira performs a beautiful aerial act.

Ryan Shinji Murray participated by doing the 'walk up' act. Great!Ryan Shinji Murray participated by doing the ‘walk up’ act. Great rope moves!

2015.10.05_BindOpnStg.164Magic Mike made one of his rare appearances and entertained the crowd.

Circus VindleVoss performed their wild 'zombie' piece.Circus VindleVoss (Karim Muasher & Carrie Brown) performed their wild ‘zombie’ piece.

Happy Hour Trio performed a rather risque piece.The Happy Hour Trio (Ambrose Martos, Mark Gindick, and Matt Morgan) performed a rather risque piece. 

2015.10.05_BindOpnStg.145Innocent audience member Jay Katz gets caught in the middle of this ‘risque’ trio.

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The evening’s finale was a wild man Matt Morgan performing in his underwear and getting the audience involved in his beer drinking escapade.

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue @ Dixon Place – April 2014

Keith Nelson performing the Diablo at Dixon Place.Keith Nelson opens the show with a wonderful ‘diablo’ routine.

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Susan Voyticky and Matt Greenfield at Dixon Place.Susan Voyticky is suspended beautifully by Matt Greenfield in this lovely duet.

Keith Nelson performs with the Yoyo.Keith Nelson performs with the Yoyo while waiting for the next act.

Chris Rozzi performs at Dixon PlaceChris Rozzi performs as a ‘human internet’ and supplies audience members with topical information.

2014.04.07_BindOpnStg_111Mick Stone performs some wonderful ‘offbeat’ and startling magic.

2014.04.07_BindOpnStg_143This duo from Boston go by the name “FLY BY NIGHT” and performed a wildly funny ‘mock’ bull whip act.

Lee Sachs performs at Dixon PlaceLee Sachs performs a ‘beatnik’ style poem with music.

Matthew Baker performs comedy dance with straps.Matthew Baker performs a comedy dance piece with straps inspired by ‘Little Miss Muffet’.

Sean Blue performs at Dixon PlaceSean Blue performs a hoop balance on his head while moving thru the audience and then sitting.

2014.04.07_BindOpnStg_416The group “Your Rhythm Mix-Band” performed some very familiar songs.

2014.04.07_BindOpnStg_446Tanya Solomon performs an original magic trick using a can of soda and 3 cups.

2014.04.07_BindOpnStg_484Rebecca Collins performs a beautiful aerial act on a silk.

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue is every FIRST MONDAY of every Month at Dixon Place.

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