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“Juggle This” Show Spectacular @ Miller Theater – June 7th, 2014

Juggle This is here for the 12th Season. A Festival  weekend of juggling fanatics who enjoy sharing, watching and taking workshops.

The weekend culminates with this SHOW SPECTACULAR that I documented at the Miller Theater at Columbia University campus.

The host for the evenings festivities was comedy juggler and Ringling Bros Clown College graduate MICHAEL DAVIS.

Michael Davis performing at Juggle This Show Spectacular.Michael Davis is a professional with experience on Broadway, The White House. TV and is delightfully funny.

The show had an international lineup. The next act was Erik Aberg from Stockholm, Sweden.

Erik Aberg from Stockholm, Swedan performing at Juggle ThisErik Aberg lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. His work in juggling is focused on historical research, researching new techniques and new props.

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Jacob D'Eustachio performing at Juggle This.Jacob D’Eustachio is a graduate of the prestigious Ecole de Cirque de Quebec as was the first person to apprentice with Kris Kremo.

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2014.06.07__Juggle_468Matthew Greenfield and Susan Voyticky perform a beautiful duet that shares gymnastics, dance.

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Isaac Rockafellow performing at Juggle This.Isaac Rockafellow arrived in NY last july all the way from Idaho. He has many interest and will be going to study the Ukranian Circus after the fall of the Soviet Union on a Fulbright grant. 

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Imri Rom performing at Juggle ThisImri Rom is a 7 year old diablo phenomena who began his juggling passion at the age of 4.

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Kelsey Strauch performing at Juggle This.Kelsey Strauch is a juggler, acrobat, movement artist, yogi and teacher.

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2014.06.07__Juggle_202-2All thru the show Michael Davis would perform excerpts from his own hysterical one-man act. Here he dons a clown nose!

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Justin Weber performing at Juggle This.Justin Weber picked up his first YoYo during the fad in the 90’s. He quickly got serious, competing in state, regional, national and world level contests. He is amazing!

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Mitch Lustig perforning at Juggle ThisMitch Lustig is a multi-faceted showman specializing in the Cyr-wheel, fire arts and juggling.

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A.J. Silver performing at Juggle This.A. J. Silver performing his amazing rope act. He started his career as a rodeo trick rider.

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2014.06.07__Juggle_632The Curtain Call for 2014 “Juggle This’ Show Spectacular!

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The Juggle This event is produced by Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. with assistance from The Carmine Street Irregulars.

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2012 Edition of The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – New Home at Dixon Place!!!

The beginning of the New Year was a great FIRST showing of the New Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show at Dixon Place.

After getting noticed by the Village Voice Choices editor and Time Out the house was SOLD OUT!

Here are a few moments from the wonderful evenings performances.

Hosted by Bindlestiff’s own Master of Ceremonies Keith Nelson.

Keith Nelson with one of his favorite props. The spinning wooden top!

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JACOB D’EUSTACHIO

Jacob D’Eustachio juggling to open the show.

Jacob juggling 7 balls off the platform.

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DAVE COX

Dave Cox unicycling without feet on the pedals.

Dave Cox attempts a ‘hula hoop’ finale that gets the audience’s support.

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ZERO BOY

 

Here is an excerpt from Zero Boy’s vocal trickery that leads you down the path of creative visualization.
This piece was performed at the Jan. 2. 2012 Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show at Dixon Place.

For more information on Bindlestiff Open Stage.
http://bindlestiff.org/menu/calendar.html

For more information on Zero Boy.
http://www.zeroboy.com/

For more information on Dixon Place:
http://www.dixonplace.org/

 

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ADAM KUCHLER

A funny character piece by Adam Kuchler was a delight to the audience.

A ‘balloonatic’ on the loose. Adam gets sidetracked from his goal by the balloon.

Finally he gets his one arm balance accomplished. Amazing!

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BILLY SCHULTZ

Billy Schultz begins his ‘Song and Dance Man’ piece behind shades!

“I want to be a Song and Dance man”.

Billy Schultz makes the ‘split’ look pretty easy.

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KEITH NELSON

Keith Nelson attempts to catch 2 spoons in the cups while keeping his plates spinning.

Keith Nelson keeps his 4 plates spinning and next month will add more.

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MAGIC BRIAN

The suave performer Magic Brian takes the stage and begins his routine.

The volunteer audience member handcuffs Magic Brian first.

Magic Brian gets tied up with rope and his feet secured with chains and he is blindfolded.

He attempts to escape the ‘bonding’ and do it before the female volunteer can find her card in the deck.

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KEITH INTRODUCES THE NEXT ACT WITH A TOP TRICK


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999 EYES

The ‘sideshow’ band 999 Eyes performs a few songs from their set.

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RYDER COOLEY

Ryder Cooley performing with uke and kazoo an original song and projections.

Vieled and mysteriously aloff Ryder Cooley entertains the audience with her song.

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KYLE PETERSEN

Suave “The Brooklyn Juggler”  Kyle Petersen on a unicycle juggling clubs.

Kyle changes his wardrobe and begins to unicycle and hulahoop at the same time.

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OLIVIA

Olivia begins the piece as a classical accordion player and then everything goes wacky.

The sheet music leaves the stand and ends up on her shoe. She continues as if nothing happened.

With her accordion behind her back she some how ends up on the floor trying to read her sheet music.

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AMAZING AMY

Amazing Amy is indeed the most amazing contortionist around.

Great strength and flexible body makes this woman the most Amazing!

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JAN MANKE

Jan Manke enters the stage with crutches and angel wings.

Beautiful physical control and technique on the aerial act.

Sometimes the act took on a visual resemblance to a painting.

 

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December 2010 – NY Downtown Clown Revue at Dixon Place

Host – Christopher Lueck introduces the evenings Talent!

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Jacob Deustachio

Visiting home from circus school, Jacob Deustachio wowed audiences with his freshly polished juggling act packed with amazing skill. He’d have to have balls to come on stage with that act and he had 7.  7 balls all by himself!

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Chispi El Payaso

Chispi El Payaso is working his way around the world spreading his message of joy and peace. His brief stop here in NYC resulted in an orchestra of squeaking, squawking, and thumped balloons. Have a safe journey Chispi El Payaso!

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The cleaning lady wasted our time yet again. (Katherine M. Horejsi)

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THE GAMES

Mariko Iwasa was the winner of the evenings clown game (a variation of musical chairs played with clown noses). Showing true Japanese sportsmanship she beat out contestants from GA, PA, and NJ  taking home a DVD of classic clowning and three rubber chickens!

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Michael Schruefer

Just back from Japan and on his way to Flordia, Michael Schruefer took on the commission to create a musical clown act with a tramp character. He pulled together his skill as clown and flautist to create a fun and silly piece. Mr. Schruefer is off to be married soon, so get ’em while you can ladies!

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Matt Mitler – Commission Work

Matt Mitler took on a commission that only he could create. The commission was to create a shamanistic clown piece with musical themes. If you missed it, you missed some serious comedy and serious spiritual cleansing.

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JOEL JESKE

Finishing up the evening were comic greats Joel Jeske and Barry Lubin, with guest appearance by Mr. Lubin’s Swedish sweetheart. These two are one of the best duos imaginable. Joel’s serious stillness is the perfect invitation for Grandma to run amok and slowly torture the great Jeske. Barry also proves that water-spiting with your girlfriend is always fun. Who knew?

 

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Curtain Call

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Blog Text by Christopher Lueck

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