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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – Jan 7th, 2019

Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue

This monthly showcase of variety performers has a lot to be proud of.

The New York based cirkus family Bindlestiff has some great shows lined up all year long and not just in Manhattan. The company also has performances in Hudson NY and other locations. But, the monthly BOSVR as I refer to it as has so many great acts every  month and an audience that sees it one month will see a ‘variety’ of other acts the following month. Keith Nelson hosts the monthly extravaganza and believe me it IS an Extravaganza!

The first performance of the evening is usually is reserved for Keith. Here is the ‘diablo’ or Chinese Yoyo act which he excels at.

Bethany Shao performed an amazing ‘hand balancing’ act.

Host Keith Nelson has a wonderful knack for presenting his skills in between the other acts. He claims it is the only time he gets to rehearse them. Here is his lovely spinning wooden top act.

Next was Tru-Dee (Deborah Lohse) performing her hysterical dancing/signing act.

The eccentric act of Cassandra Nemser was opera singing mixed with magic linking rings. Montana Miller told a true biographical story about her aerial work and meeting a sky-diving man that swept her away.The back stage hands that move the show along by placing and replacing props for the acts also happen to be talented performers themselves. Here is clown/physical comedian Adam Auslander adding to the hilarity of the evening.Brian Klimowski has a great talent for the Yoyo and sang/danced was well.

In every monthly show there is a ‘walk-up’ slot to be filled by anyone that wants to participate ‘last minute’ by walking up to Keith and telling him they want to ‘go on’. This month it was Ambrose Martos and he performed a clown verbal improv that involved audience participation and tickled the audience’s funny bone for sure.

Closing the show was Jared Shanks who performed the aerial ‘straps’ act. It was really wonderful to see his control and skill.

As Keith calls up all the performers for the curtain call he reminds the audience to ‘meet at the bar’ upstairs and buy your favorite act a drink!

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Every first MONDAY of the Month at Dixon Place. Come and enjoy the talent!

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – Feb. 2018 @Dixon Place

~ Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue ~

Another great night of Variety arts at Dixon Place! We had such a wonderful time. The evening’s performances included many magicians and jugglers. Here are the photographs and a few videos from the event! Come next month and enjoy NY’s best show for variety arts.

Bindlestiff Open Stage Hosted by Keith Nelson

Keith opened the show will a wonderful lasso act. (with Cowboy hat!)

Jean-Tae Francis performed a charming ‘diablo’ act.

Torkova took the stage and a few very magical things including restoring a $20 into 2-$10’s.

Handbalance and acrobatics was Bethany Shao’s specialty.

Bobby Hedglin-Taylor entertained the crowd with some very amusing character voices.

Aron Long performed a wonderful ‘Cyr’ wheel act.

The Great Dubini (Greg Dubin) performed some great magic using cards and a volunteer.

Host Keith Nelson performed a stunt where he caught an apple with a fork in it on a board.

Celebrated juggling author/teach Hovey Burgess made an appearance in a bear costume and did some foot juggling with assistant Miss Lixx.

Before Hovey removed his costume Miss Lixx fondled his fur.

Hovey Burgess performing a ‘foot juggling’ routine while in a bear costume.

Paris ‘the hip-hop juggler’ did nice a routine juggling basketballs.

Darren Yong did some lovely magic stunts involving a few audience members.Cleo Carol Knopf danced with silks flourishing beautifully in the space.

Marcela Duarte and Luisa performed a lovely aerial duet with silks.

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Hovey Burgess and Lil’ Miss Lixx performing the TIGER act.

Paris – The Hip-Hop Juggler uses the basketball as his juggling prop. Awesome!

Bobby Hedglin-Taylor trying out some new material.

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