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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – August 1st, 2016 @ Dixon Place

Great night of Variety Arts at Dixon Place!

The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue

2016.08.02.BindOpnStg_060The opening act (after Keith’s Chinese Yoyo act) was Maks Turner on aerial.

2016.08.02.BindOpnStg_072Host Keith Nelson warms up the audience with his Yoyo ‘wind’.

2016.08.02.BindOpnStg_151Therese Schorn salutes Liz Bolick who juggles and balances everything.

2016.08.02.BindOpnStg_165Keith Nelson performs with his ‘age-old- parlor trick Yoyo.

2016.08.02.BindOpnStg_178Jerlin Cuesta works on some new Unicycle tricks. Juggling 3 balls while riding the unicycle.

2016.08.02.BindOpnStg_223Nelson Lugo performs a magic trick involving a cut and restored rope.

2016.08.02.BindOpnStg_302Michael Goldman and Lauren Elizabeth do some beautiful acrobatics.

2016.08.02.BindOpnStg_410Maggie Neuwald performs an amazing series of trapeze movements.

2016.08.02.BindOpnStg_447Cobra Gold performing a few original tunes. 

2016.08.02.BindOpnStg_500Phineas (dressed in Whoopee Cushion attire) and audience volunteer doing a card trick together.

2016.08.02.BindOpnStg_569Zero Boy captures the audience’s imagination with his oral acrobatics and mimetic storytelling.

Come and visit The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue the FIRST MONDAY in OCTOBER when we are back at Dixon Place!

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – Feb. 6th, 2012 at Dixon Place

Keith “Bindlestiff” Nelson warms up the audience as the Opening Act.

Keith Nelson performs at the Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety show.Keith Nelson performs his lovely Diabolo act.

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Kyle Peterson

Kyle Petersen performs his Cigar Box juggling act at Bindlestiff Open Stage.Juggling Cigar boxes done wonderfully by Kyle Peterson.

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Keith Nelson and his TOPS

Keith Nelson performs his spinning top act.Keith Nelson performs one of his wonderful spinning top tricks.

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Zero Boy

Zero Boy performs his new work at Bindlestiff Open Stage VarietyZero Boy performing his new “Astronaut” piece using his unique sound FX voice!

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The Rocking Reverend

'The Rocking Reverand' sings for the crowd at Dixon PlaceSinging all his ‘satirical’ songs of protest is ‘Rocking Reverand’.

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Torkova performs his magic wonderfully for Dixon Place audience.Audience participation was an important part of Torkova‘s magic act.

Torkova performs magic by producing a few dozen oranges in a plastic bowl.

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Keith Nelson Balances Glasses

Keith Nelson performs at Dixon Place in the Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show.Keith Nelson balances 4 glasses on a wooden spoon.

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Harold Moeller

Harold Moeller performs at Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety show.I was caught off guard with this hystereical routine. Almost missed this shot due to laughter.

Harold Moeller performs his funny comic faces at Dixon Place.Harold Moeller‘s face changed from one hysterical expression to another in seconds. Had me on the floor laughing.

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The Good to Go Girls

The Good to Go Girls create lots of laughter at Dixon Place.The Good to Go Girls (Molly Merkler, Jessy Smith, and Jillian Hollis) perform their swimming routine.

The Good to Go Girls perform at Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety ShowLooking like aliens from another planet The Good to Go Girls make the audience hysterical.

The Good to Go girls perform at Dixon Place.The Good to Go Girls finish off the act with a beautiful finale!

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Josh Bisker cleans up the floor after The Good to Go Girls

Josh Bisker cleans up the floor with his spats and style at Bindlestiff Open StageJosh Bisker mops the floor with spats and style after the Good to Go Girls swimming act.

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Keith Nelson gets his 5 Spinning Plates together!

Keith Nelson performs at Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety ShowKeith Nelson is ‘elated’ to have done the 5 spinning plates.

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Cobra Gold

Cobra Gold performing their wonderful original songs at Dixon PlaceCecil Water, John Waters and Josh Bisker make up the COBRA GOLD trio.

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Chi-ciones Burlesque Troupe

Burlesque at Dixon PlaceA drama unfolds on the stage with two dancers and one distraught woman.

Burlesque at Dixon PlaceThree beautiful women dance up a storm.

Burlesque at the Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety ShowThe Chi-Ciones Burlesque excite the audience and is great way to end the show!

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See The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show on the FIRST Monday of every Month at Dixon Place.

ONLY $5.


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‘tinydangerousfun’ – August 20th, 2011

A wonderful evening of variety, song and birthday wishes!

Co host John Leo and Andy Sapora lead the way to a great evening of fun!

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Bee Bernard‘s FINALLY gets to her cello!

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Glen Raphael with his quirky love songs.

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John Leo searches for the true meaning of  hurricane Irene.

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Gustavo Pace tells tales of unrequited love.

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Redhot Pinky is Lady M.

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Barbara Michaels, the tinyDANGEROUS sound lady shows off…

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The Thirteenth Act gets over frozen peanut butter, lack of hurricane sex and mud slides.

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Will Shaw is the Tops!

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John Waters (trumphet), Josh Bisker (Uke) and Cecil Scheib (Trombone)

Josh Bisker is Ludacris

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Paper Cut, created and performed by Yael Rasooly

She sold out at the NYC Fringe and has Encore Performances from Sept 9 – 13th and we know why!!

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Co Host Andy Sapora tries to keep quite a few items in the air.

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The neighborhood librarian (performed by Audrey Crabtree) tries to entice and audience member.


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Andy Sapora after the 39 + 1 kisses from Audience members!

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Video of the Finale song GOOD NIGHT IRENE.




OCTOBER 25th – Mark that date on your Calendar to attend the next ‘tinydangerousfun’.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © 2011 Jim  Moore

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‘WHOA WEDNESDAY’ – A Variety show at Triskelion Arts

I was away for most of the month in July and as such missed one of the most exciting new variety series in town!

I attended the last one of the month and was I happy I did!

It was a wonderful VARIETY of performers from all kinds of disciplines.

Hosted by Billy Dee Bedlam.

Trusty notebook in hand Billy Dee Bedlam brought on the acts charmingly.

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TUBER THE CLOWN – Eric Hoffman

Charming hat juggling act with audience member.

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THE BUBBLE BURSTER – Emily James and Ishah Jannsen-Faith

They performed an excerpt from their wonderfully enchanting show CHANNEL ONE.

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Jeff Seal is charmingly hysterical with a wonderful biting sense of humor.

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XAVIER AND SHAQUANDA COCA MULATTA (were separated at birth)

A off the edge, over the top musical number with a blind sister and Izzy the Dog making a cameo appearance. Raunchy and funny as can be!

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YOUTH AND AGE – Marina Tsaplina

Franz Nicolay on the Accordion and Sarah Zar on the Singing Saw

Surreal, emotional voyage thru a series of characters dancing in a void of attachment.

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One of the funniest clowns performing in the universe today!

Catch his ensemble THE ROTTEN PLANTAINS for one night only – This Monday. Info HERE.

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Cobra Gold Band includes Cecil Schieber, John Waters and Josh Bisker.

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GOOD TO GO GIRLS – Molly Merkler, Jessy Smith, and Julian Hollis

In one of the delightful surprise of the evening. The Good to Go Girls intreped a Miranda July story about swimming with a pool.

Visually hysterical and beautifully executed choreography.

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BIlly Dee Bedlam does it RIGHT! The audience was rewarded with  a great show!

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Watch the Triskelion Arts Calendar for future WHOA WEDNESDAY shows!