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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue @ Galapagos Art Space

With the news that Galapagos Arts Space is moving to Detroit, I wanted to post a series of photographs that I took while I documented the Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue there.
Here is a video collage and a few images from that series.
Currently Bindlestiff is presenting it’s monthly series (1st Monday of Every Month) at Dixon Place.

Jen Slaw Juggler
Jen Slaw – Juggler

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Keith Nelson – Host of Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue

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Catahoula Cajun Music Band

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Stephanie Monseau on the ‘Rola-Bola’.

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Magician/Ventroliquist Dave Cremmin

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Aerialist Amy Chen

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Clown/Comedian Jeff Seal

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Zero Boy with Tanya Elchuk

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Rob Lok

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Michael Richter

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Jan Damm

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Ekat MissEkaterina

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Magic Brian

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Sincerely Yours

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Le Gateau Chocalat

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Amazing Amy

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Cast of Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue at Galapagos Art Space.
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The Clown Un-Masked – Keith Nelson

Keith Nelson in the studio.

Portrait of KINKO the CLOWN for this presidential campaign (Kinko for President) last time around.

Keith has many characters that he does in his life but Kinko seems to get the most work.

Studio shot of Kinko.

Keith Nelson awarding the CLOWN OF THE YEAR award at The Golden Nose Awards Ceremony.

Among the many activities that Keith takes into his stride is The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue.

During this ‘first Monday of every month’ occurrence at Galapogos Art Space Keith attempted and successfully completed a very difficult trick. The Kendama Blockhead. See it done here by Keith.

Along with this monthly event he also produces shows and events all over the country with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.

(along with his wife and performing partner Stephanie Monseau.)

Check out this recent interview of Keith.

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Amy Chen – Aerialist Extraordinaire

Amy Chen performing at the Bindlestiff Open Stage at Galapagos.

I was so mesmerized by Amy Chen I had to post this to the blog.

Delicate, professional, exquisite, physical, technical, and a great aerialist.

If you see her listed as performing anywhere… make sure you go an catch her act. It is so wonderful!

Her is her bio from another page.

Amy Chen received extensive ballet training as a child at the Royal Academy of Dance and Vaganova methods. She received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Michigan in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and more recently a law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Amy began her study of trapeze in 2001, and also studies acrobatics with Nourbol Meirmanov. Amy has taught circus-arts with Circesteem, and The Adler Danztheatre and currently teaches for The Acrofabulous Circus, Joel Hall Dance Center and The Skokie Park District. In her free time, Amy is an intellectual property lawyer and breaths fire.

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Keith Nelson Completes the Kendama Blockhead at Bindlestiff Variety Revue

After years of attempts to complete the Kendama Blockhead Keith Nelson successfully landed the ball in the cup!. FINALLY! Performed at the Bindlestiff Variety Revue on Monday August 2, 2010. Over 2 years of failed attempts at Sideshow and Juggling Conventions. Keith Nelson is the MC for the Bindlestiff Variety Revue which occupies the Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo the first Monday of Every Month. Only $5. gets you in to see an assortment of variety, burlesque, comedy, dance, sideshow and other type acts.
A deal that can’t be BEAT! See you next Month I hope.
Video © 2010 by Jim Moore –

Kendama Blockhead Completed by Keith Nelson from Jim Moore.