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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show

Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – Quarantine Edition – May 11th, 2020

Bindlestiff Open Stage Quarantine Edition

Another great night of LIVE entertainment online!

Host Keith Nelson introduces the show and the lineup of talent.

Curtis Carlyle juggled tin cups and was charming and fun.

Nicole Taylor performed a wonderful and classy hula-hoop act.

Shreeyash Palshikar and Princess Zara performed a wonderful magic act together.

Parallel Exit‘s Joel Jeske and Danny Gardner performed a wonderful comedic verbal duo.

Hovey Burgess talked about the early circus amusement elephant and the Elephant Hotel.

Sabrina Chap played two instruments and sang a lovely ‘original’ circus song.

Rod Raven (Matthew Morgan) and Princess Wendy (Heidi Brucker-Morgan) perform a most unusual act.

Thom Wall juggles with the most unusual objects and does it with class!

Richard Maguire hand balances and eventually removes his pants while upside down.

Pio Carrada performs a beautiful aerial act with multicolored lighting.

The cast takes their online Curtain Call!

Please consider making a donation so the performers can get paid for their work in this show!


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“Angela Delfini Explains It All For You: A ¾-Woman Show” – NY Clown Theater Festival 2018

“Amazing talent” — La Stampa (Torino, Italy)Angela begins the show by ‘explaining it all’ to the audience.

Her ‘alter-ego’ has some issues with the ‘theory’ of ‘explain it all’.

Utilizing her skills in acrobatics, dance, clown and aerial Angela performed an amazing show for the audience.

Angela created a myriad of characters on stage.

Resorting to reading a book on “Clowns‘ she begins another episode in the show.

Angela brings a real moment to her performance.

A show definitely worth seeing! Angela has so many wonderful skills and her acting is terrific!

Tuesday, September 11 @ 7pm
Sunday, September 23 @ 2pm

Here is a link to an interview Vaudevisuals did a week ago with Angela.

For tickets go here!

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579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
(between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street)

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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret @The Cutting Room

Get ready!

2018 Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret at The Cutting Room,

May 23-27!

I have had the pleasure of photographing this company for years and I must say “They are great.”

The performers are amazing, professional and top of the line in their particular discipline.

A very special venue is The Cutting Room. Don’t miss your chance to see this show!

Tickets are $25.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door.  $25.00 at the door for those attending in clown makeup or circus costume

Tickets can be had here!

Chloe Somers Wall

Evan Ruggiero

The Great Kaplan

Mr. & Mrs. G – Crossbow stunts

Keith Nelson spinning the china bowls. (Photograph ©2018 Maike Schulz)

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret features cast members Keith Nelson (vaudevillian juggler and sideshow marvel), Stephanie Monseu (emcee and instigator), The Great Kaplan (Eccentric man of magic, and purveyor of deadpan nonsense), Evan Ruggiero (triple threat, singer, actor, and one-legged tap dancer) and Chloe Somers Walier (delightfully daring aerial acrobat).  The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Band features Robert Cowie on keyboards and Eric Biondo on trumpet and beats.  The show is directed by Michelle Matlock, the originator of The Ladybug role in Cirque du Soleil’s “Ovo”.

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Clowns Without Borders Benefit Showcase! 8/18 @8:00pm

You are cordially invited to the Clowns Without Borders Benefit Showcase!

The Muse Brooklyn and Clowns Without Borders come together for a night of fun, laughter, and celebration! At the Clowns Without Borders First Annual Benefit Showcase, witness the spectacular artistry and strength of The Muse acrobats, jugglers, and aerialists. Experience the silly, heartwarming charm of the CWB clowns. The show will also feature a hilarious solo performance by Hilary Chaplain, and a TEDtalk by Molly Levine about the importance of laughter in CWB relief work. The show is kid-friendly, but not exclusively kid-focused. Doors open at 7:30 pm.
 
Date and Time:
August 13 at 8 pm

 
Tickets on a sliding scale: $5-$25
You can reserve your tickets at https://themusebrooklyn.com/events/

 
Event Location: 
The Muse 
350 Moffat Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Between Knickerbocker and Irving
Wilson Avenue stop on the L train
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In places where resources are scarce, laughter can be abundant. Clowns Without Borders (CWB) brings small teams of professional artists to perform in refugee camps, conflict zones, and sites of a natural disaster.In 1993, a letter from Croatian refugees to Spanish clown Tortell Pontrona sparked engagement. “You know what we miss most? We miss laughter.” From there, CWB was born. Since then, it has grown to an international NGO, with chapters in 14 countries, reaching over 400,000 displaced children a year.

Our work takes us to the beaches of Lesvos, Greece, the hills of rural El Salvador, the deserts of South Sudan. Though the audience changes, the result is the same. An invitation to play is sometimes all that is needed to help recapture a sense of childhood. We are reminded time and time again, that we all laugh in the same language.

Like laughter, our impact ripples outward, energizing children and the adults who care for them. In a world often divided and stark, Clowns Without Borders proudly co-creates and collaborates cross-culturally.

Come learn about how laughter creates community and builds resilience.

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Circus Dramaturgy Panel Discussion @ NYU Skirball Center

Circus Dramaturgy – A Panel Discussion with Shana Carroll (7 Fingers) Lorenzo Pisoni (CircusKid) and Cecil McKinnon (Circus Flora)

Part of the 7Fingers production of “Cuisine & Confession” performance presented at NYU Skirball Center on April 13th, 2017.

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For more information on The 7 Fingers shows go here!

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Miss Ekatarina performing at Bindlestiff Family Circus Cabaret – Feb 2014

High above the Cirkus ring, Miss Ekaterina helps Bindlestiff Family Cirkus celebrate its 20th Annual Cirkus Cabaret season at the Brooklyn Lyceum. Ekat is a World and European Champion Rhythmic Gymnast having attained this title while a member of the Russian National Team. For the past decade she has been independently performing contortion, aerial arts and physical comedy all over US and Worldwide. She appeared in HBO's 'Bored to Death' and Julie Taymor's film 'Across the Universe'. And she is a regular member of the New York based Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.
http://www.bindlestiff.org