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Bindlestiff Open Stage ~ Mirror Tent at Big Apple Circus ~ 1/7/2019

Guest Photographer/Blogger Maike Schulz

On this special The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue was hosted at the Mirror Tent at Lincoln Center on January 7th. It was an amazing lineup of great acts. I am posting the work of photographer Maike Schulz who has specialized in shooting circus worldwide for many years. Her work is stunning!

Bindlestiff Co-founder Keith Nelson hosted this wonderful evening of variety arts.

Opening the show with his ‘Chinese YoYo’ act was Keith Nelson.

One of my favorite acts is A.J.Silver who performs a great lasso and whip cracking act.

TruDe was next to shake up the audience with her hysterical comedy dancing and cavorting.

Yoyo master Justin Weber does the most amazing moves with his Yoyo and Diablo.

Magic Mike made a ‘rare’ appearance performing his ‘classic’ type magic tricks(schtick).

Butch and Buttercup (Angela Butch and Yoni Kallai) performed an amazing acrobatic duo.

Keith performs many ‘sideshow’ stunts and this Kendama Blockhead is one of them.

After intermission the suave and handsome Wilfredo took the stage to entertain.

The comedy/juggling brother duo Collin and Shane Miclon added more humor and skill to the night’s festivities.

Zero Boy added his own brand of ‘audio gymnastics’ to the evening.

The final act for the night was the traditional vaudeville 8 plate spin by Keith Nelson.

You can see more of Maike’s wonderful photography at her website or in the upcoming Limited Edition Rob Torres Tribute book which you can check out here.

The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue happens every first MONDAY of the month at Dixon Place!

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – October 2018

What  a great night of Variety Arts!

Bindlestiff Open Stage Host Keith Nelson starts the show off with his delightful ‘chinese yoyo’.

Alexandra Sack & Ellie Klein perform a lovely contortion act.

~ ~ ~Keith has so many circus and variety art skills and one of his favorites is the ‘yoyo’.

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Therese and Liz Bolick with the ‘Bolivian Bonker Bird’ puppet act.Obviously the ‘Bonker Bird’ did not get along with everyone! Very funny act.

~ ~ ~Billy Hedglin Taylor had the audience roaring with his Disney character impersonations.More fun with his ‘Goofy’ impersonation and a song from ‘Frozen’.

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Leah Orleans and Etienne McGinley are the ‘Acrobatrix’ and they are funny and talented!

Acrobatrix are skilled in acrobatics and in comedy duo work.

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Aaron Bonk cracked the whips with so much control and skill. Cracking the whips and then flipping them in the air and cracking them again after catching.

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Angela Butch and Yoni Kallai performed a comedy acro duo that was wonderful.

With sheer muscle and a great sense of comedy these two were so much fun to watch.

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Zero Boy entertains the audience with his vocal acrobatics. Tonight he worked on the ‘gangsta’ routine “Jimmy Z” with audience suggestions.Zero Boy was ‘dressed to kill’ as ‘Jimmy Z the moiderer‘ with suggestions from the audience.

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The host Keith Nelson performed his ‘vaudeville’ plate spinning act as the finale.The camera captured this shot with all the spoons heading for the appropriate aluminum mixing glasses.

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue happens the FIRST MONDAY of every month at Dixon Place!

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Some Videos from the show!