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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – Quarantine Edition – June 29th, 2020

Host Keith Nelson introduces the performers for the show.

Beautiful juggling by Luther Bangert in the wilds of nature.

Keith does some real fun ‘sign juggling’.

Montana Miller recites quite a few chemical names while doing a handstand.

Keith announces the best ‘chatterer’ during the Bindlestiff show.

Angelo Iodice shows off his award sash for ‘best chatterer’.

Denny Daniel introduces a whole assortment of antique items from his museum collection.

Great opportunity to help the performers by making a donation.

Mark Hayward attempts (and completes) this new trick of knocking the chip off his ear with the yoyo using a mirror.

Jenny Vidbel performs with her beautiful trained horses.

Keith attempts to catch the knife in the apple on the board. Nope!

During his weekly “Ask Hovey” segment Hovey Burgess talks about elephants in the circus.

Mentalist, magician Eric Walton performs a trick with an audience volunteer.

Butch and Buttercup perform a high aerial balance act under the roof of The Muse.

Performers take their virtual curtain call.

Next Monday night at 7:30pm. A new show with new performances! Tune in!

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Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center – 2017/18 Season

Ringmaster Tyron “Ty” McFarlan

 

Barry Lubin – Grandma

Joel Jeske – Clown

Jenny Vidbel and her horses.

Gamal Garcia Tuniziani – Juggler

The Flying Tunizianis Troupe – Trapeze

Jan Damm – Rolla Bolla

Wallenda Seven-Person Pyramid – Highwire


The show also featured Elayne Kramer/Contortionist and The Anastanini Brothers.

What a wonderful show this year! All the acts were amazing and the direction was brilliant! So happy to see The Big Apple Circus Back in town!

Today and tomorrow ONLY!

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Vaudevisuals interview with Mark Lonergan & Joel Jeske – Big Apple Circus

Last week I visited the Big Apple Circus tent and interviewed Joel Jeske and Mark Lonergan. (Actually, Karen Jenson did the interview for Vaudevisuals. I did the video camera!)

Mark and Joel are very excited to be part of the BAC again! They have contributed to the 38th Season and now the 40th season. It is a wonderful show celebrating the uniqueness of The Big Apple Circus!

Here is a short video of The Wallendas performing at The Big Apple Circus! Amazing…

For more information/Schedule/Tickets go HERE!

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Big Apple Circus – “The Grand Tour” @ Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

THE BIG APPLE  CIRCUS – “THE GRAND TOUR”.

Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 12.46.30 PMAll Aboard the S.S. Big Apple Circus

2015.10.20_BAC.002The Opening Scene of the new Big Apple Circus Show “The Grand Tour”.

2015.10.20_BAC.304Ringmaster John Kennedy Kane delighted the audience and kept the show moving right along.

2015.10.20_BAC.346Chiara Anastasini was magical in her ability to keep all the hula hoops going.

2015.10.20_BAC.363Brent McBeth and Joel Jeske keep the audience laughing with their “Feeling Hot” routine.2015.10.20_BAC.375

2015.10.20_BAC.364Joel gets a face full of water thru the port hole door.2015.10.20_BAC.369Joel finds an innocent audience member and threatens him with a bucket of water.

2015.10.20_BAC.393Alexander Koblikov performs an amazing ball juggling act.

2015.10.20_BAC.415Alexander Koblikov drops all the balls at the end of his act.

2015.10.20_BAC.417A professional ‘class act’ all the way from beginning to end.

 2015.10.20_BAC.444Jenny Vidbel and Emily McGuire make a wonderful dog act with jumping and running dogs.

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2015.10.20_BAC.471Brent helps Jenny with the ‘jumprope’ for this amazing dog.

2015.10.20_BAC.476Dogs are the best!

2015.10.20_BAC.485The Energy Trio perform a muscularly amazing Handstand act.

2015.10.20_BAC.489The Energy Trio with their balance and strength showing here.

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2015.10.20_BAC.515John Kennedy Kane, Joel Jeske and Brent McBeth all contribute to the “Red Nose Transplant”.

2015.10.20_BAC.524Eric & Jayson Dominguez appear in a thick fog before they climb onto “The Wheel of Wonder”

2015.10.20_BAC.526The Wheel rotates as the two walk inside the circular open path.

2015.10.20_BAC.537Eric Dominguez walks on the outside of the circle blindfolded.

2015.10.20_BAC.550Brent McBeth reminds the audience what to ‘hashtag’ when they ‘tweet’ the show.

2015.10.20_BAC.128Jenny Vidbel and Emily McGuire perform a beautiful “Arabian Horses” act.

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2015.10.20_BAC.150A graceful bow by Jenny Vidbel’s horse was gorgeously performed.

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Joel Jeske and Brent McBeth were clowning the whole evening and singing and dancing as well.

2015.10.20_BAC.631The camel with Joel Jeske hanging onto the tail was part of a piece titled “Istanbul” that was performed with Brent McBeth.

2015.10.20_BAC.643The ZUMA ZUMA TROUPE performed a  wonderful balancing acrobatic act.

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2015.10.20_BAC.664The Zuma Zuma Troupe worked great together accomplishing great balancing.

2015.10.20_BAC.203Sergey Akimov performed an amazing “Aerial Straps” act flying up in the tent.

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2015.10.20_BAC.673Sergey Akimov performed with grace and strength throughout his act.

2015.10.20_BAC.719Joel Jeske with Brent McBeth performed an audience participation “Musical Chairs” that was hysterical.

2015.10.20_BAC.218After the others get disqualified it becomes a battle between Joel and this cute young girl.

2015.10.20_BAC.224Joel is infuriated that he didn’t win the chair!

2015.10.20_BAC.234The Dosov Troupe complete the show with their athletic ‘Teeterboard’ act.

2015.10.20_BAC.735Flying off the teeterboard into the air.

2015.10.20_BAC.744Flying off the teeterboard onto the seat.

2015.10.20_BAC.274 The cast leaves the circus ring after the ‘finale’ and says GOODBYE to the audience.

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“THE GRAND TOUR”

Written and Created by Joel Jeske

Directed by Mark Lonergan

Scenic and Lighting Designer: Maruti Evans

Sound Designer: Jean-Pierre Perreaux

Props Designer: Katie Fleming

Costume Designer: Oana Botez

Associate Director and Choreographer: Antoinette Dipietropolo

Props Master: Becca Bernard

Musical Director: Rob Slowik

Original Music and Arrangements: David Bandman, Peter Bufano, Jeffrey W. Holmes

Clown Material Created by Joel Jeske

Big Apple Circus Executive Director: Will Maitland Weiss

Big Apple Circus Artistic Director: Guillaume Dufresnoy

2015.10.20_BAC.286Artistic Director Guillaume Dufresnoy introduces the show at ‘Dress Rehearsal’.

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Big Apple Circus – LUMINOCITY – Cunningham Park, Queens – May 18 thru June 15th, 2014

There is nothing like seeing a show you love a second time!

I photographed the Big Apple Circus show when it opened at the Lincoln Center Bandshell in the fall of 2013. It was a terrific show!

And it got even better!

Here are some photographs I took of the show on Opening day (Sunday, 5/18) at Cunningham Park, Queens. It is a beautiful site. You can relax in the park, talk a walk and then go see the circus…It also happens to be ‘warm’ out which adds to the novelty.

Big Apple Circus LUMINOCITY set.The beautiful set was designed by J. Michael Deegan and gives you the feeling of being in Times Square.

John Kennedy Kane is the Ring MasterRing Master John Kennedy Kane keeps the show moving along with a perpetual magic sparkle in his eyes.

Ty Tojo juggles amazingly.Ty Tojo juggles so well he is in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Daniel CyrDaniel Cyr performs the ‘free ladder’ routine after a ten year break from it.

Pierre Ginet performs at Big Apple CircusPierre Ginet speaks fluently in 5 languages but be careful when speaking with him since he mostly is an amazing ‘pickpocket’. 

Mongolian Angels were amazing at the Big Apple CircusMongolian Angels were magnificent in their amazing trapeze act.

2014.05.18_BAC_745The Mongolian Angels were so amazing I had to post another picture.

Jenny Vidbel performs with her dogs at Big Apple CircusJenny Vidbel performs with her dogs and horses in the show.

Jenny Vidbel performs with her beautiful horses.Graceful and charming Jenny Vidbel works with her horses and controls their manners beautifully.

Rob Torres performs with The Big Apple CircusRob Torres finds a moment of hilarity in his ‘hat’ act.

Rob Torres performs with Big Apple CircusAn audience member puts Rob Torres’ hat on his head during his ‘hat’ act.

The Dosov Troupe performs teeter board act.The Dosov Troupe performs amazing teeterboard feats.

Duo Guerrero walked the tightwire.Werner Guerrero and Aura Cardinali (Duo Guerrero) walk down an incline wire while Aura is on Werner’s shoulders. Great Act!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABig Apple Circus Co-Founder Paul Binder watches Duo Guerrera.

2014.05.18_BAC_788Duo Guerrero again on the shoulders. But this time Werner is on Aura’s shoulders.

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The show was directed by Michel Barette

For more information on Cast and Creative go here.

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For more information and tickets to LUMINOCITY go here.

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Big Apple Circus – ‘Luminocity’ @ Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Big Apple Circus "Luminocity".

What a wonderful night at the Circus…Big Apple Circus

This year’s new show titled Luminocity is a great success. Selling out to crowds of appreciative audiences all season.

You can still see the show during their upcoming summer season when they will be in New Jersey and Queens, NY later this year.

Here are some photographic highlights from the show!

2014.01.10_BAC_045The Ringmaster and guide thru the streets of New York is the enchanting John Kennedy Kane.

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Daniel Cyr at The Big Apple CircusDaniel Cyr performs on the ‘free ladder’. One of the founding members of Cirque Eloise from Canada.

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Acro Duo at The Big Apple CircusThe Acro Duo (Vitaliy Prikhodko -Ukraine and Alexei Anikine – Russia are the Duo)

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Rob Torres performing with the Big Apple CircusWorldwide traveling clown Rob Torres is back at the Big Apple Circus for another season of ‘funny stuff’.

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Jenny Vidbel performing at The Big Apple CircusJenny Vidbel brings her beautiful horses and dogs to the Big Apple Circus this year for a wonderful showing.

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Pierre Ginet performing at The Big Apple CircusPierre Ginet  fools around with an audience member as he ‘picks his pockets’ of the wallet, and his watch.

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Duo Guerrero performing at The Big Apple CircusWerner Guerrero jumping over Aura Cardinali (Duo Guerrero) during their amazing highwire act.

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Ty Tojo performing at The Big Apple CircusTy Tojo in a relaxed moment during his incredible high powered ball juggling act.

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For more information on the Big Apple Circus and their upcoming schedule go here.

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Not posted here are two other acts that were tremendous.

The Dosov Troupe – Teeterboard Act

Mongolian Angels – Dynamic Trapeze Act

The Big Apple Circus Band was so delightful with Rob Slowik, conductor/trumphet.

The show was directed by Michael Barette

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Lynn M. Stirrup – Executive Director

Guillaume Dufresnoy – Artistic Director

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The Big Apple Circus was founded in 1977 by Paul Binder and Michael Christensen

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The Big Apple Circus – “Legendarium” at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

THE LEGENDARIUM

Great acts! Great Music! Great Show!

Here are some of the highlights…

Ringmaster in the Band pit!
Ringmaster John Kennedy Kane in the Band pit introduces the first act!

The Acrobuffos raise the roof!
The Acrobuffos raise the roof with their wonderful comedic characters.

Jenny Vidbel and her Liberty Horses
Jenny Vidbel and her Liberty Horses

Elaine Kramer - Contortionist
Elaine Kramer – Contortionist

Zhang Fan - Slack Wire
Zhang Fan – Slack Wire

Daniel Cyr - Rouse Cyr
Daniel Cyr – Rouse Cyr

Desire of Flight - Aerial Straps
Desire of Flight – Aerial Straps

Ringmaster Introduces Katerina on Silks
Ringmaster John Kennedy Kane introduces Katerina on Silks

Quinterion - Acrobats
Quinterion – Acrobats

Seth Bloom of 'The Acrobuffos' Entertains the Crowd
Seth Bloom of ‘The Acrobuffos’ Entertains the Crowd

Christine Gelsone with a happy audience member.
Christine Gelsone with a happy audience member.

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Also in the show but not included here are Jenny Vidbel’s Central Park Dogs, Menno & Emily Tango Jugglers, Katerina on the Silks, Audrey Cantchev on Solo Trapeze.

To find out where the BIG APPLE CIRCUS is performing go here!

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“Dream Big” – The Big Apple Circus 2011 Show

This is a wonderful show with lots of talent and a ‘Dream Big’ theme!

GRANDMA (Barry Lubin) assists the comedy magic team SCOTT & MURIEL.

Scott & Muriel perform wonderful magic and are also hysterically funny.

Comedy magic at it’s best. It is funny and very magicial!

Jenna Robinson is delightful as the Ring Mistress at the Big Apple Circus.

Anna Volodko performs aerial rope. Beginning in Russia she is beautiful in her act.

She flies thru the air on her rope and doesn’t seem to stop.

Grandma spits water in the ring with a spotlight on her.

Audience member and Grandma compete with the ‘spitting water’ contest.

Jenny Vidbel is an amazing animal trainer and has been for many years.

Jenny with her beautiful trained dog. She has trained many exotic animals over the years.

Here is Jenny with her trained African Porcupine on a runway.

Here is Muriel Brugman playing the saw in center ring.

Shandong Acrobatic Troupe performing amazing physical acts.

Wonderful costumes accentuate the great physical acts of wonder.

Dimitry Chernov juggling in a almost Sci-Fi costume.

Melanie Chy has amazing balance and poise in this beautiful act.

Melanie Chy in her amazing balance and strength act.

Muriel Brugman (Scott & Muriel) in an amazing display of a large production magic act in full view of the audience. AMAZING!

The Flying Cortes Trapeze act was so terrific. Many members fly and do somersaults.

Ysabella Wallenda-Cortes is the youngest member of the act at 10 years old.

Andrey Mantchev not pictured here. A vital member of the BAC ‘DREAM BIG’ Cast.

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The Big Apple Circus ‘Dream Big’ Creative Team

Renaud Doucet, Andre Barbe, Guest Director/Choreographer, Set and Costume Director

Guillaume Dufresnoy – Artistic Director

Barry Lubin – Consultant

JP Perrueaux – Sound Designer

Mathals Ruegg -Composer

Guy Simard – Lighting Designer

Rob Slowik – Musical Director

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For tickets go to this site. TICKETS

For more information or schedule go to this site. INFORMATION.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © 2011 Jim Moore

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