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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – Quarantine Edition – May 4th, 2020

The beginning of May and the sun is shining and the weather is getting nicer here in New York. May 4th had many great surprises for the viewers!

Host Keith Nelson introduces the show to the viewers.

The Bindlestiff Open Stage is made possible by donations from the viewers like you.

Opening the show was The Great Dubini. (Greg Dubin). He swallowed several razor blades and then regurgitated them on a thread he also ate!


Zander Mowat juggled and balanced many household items amazingly!


Eva Lou Rhinelander juggled, did backbends, walk on a wire, and many other wonderful circus feats.


Michael Rosman painted this Chaplin portrait while it was upside down.


Circus historian, performer, author Hovey Burgess gives the viewers a brief history of the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus.


The beautiful and talented Rachel Karabenick performs on the trapeze.


Keith Nelson does so eccentric hat juggling.


Drew Brown performed an extremely delightful cane juggling act.


Gigi (Gina Allison) and the ever so talented dog Zeus did some really nice tricks.


Keith Nelson attempted the sideshow stunt Kendama-Blockhead once more!


David Cain performed numerous juggling stunts.


Sxip Shirey performs live eccentric music as Jonathan Nosan performs his impossible contortions.


Make sure to visit the Dixon Place DP TV shows going on daily!

Make sure you donate to the Bindlestiff Open Stage to keep it happening!

Would you like to perform at the Open Stage? Email: Keith@bindlestiff.org

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Theodora Skipitares “Prometheus Within” – LaMaMa Etc. – 04/29/2012

Music by Sxip Shirey

Sxip Shirey behind his instrument table preparing to perform the score for Prometheus Within.

Conceived, Designed and Directed by Theodora Skipitares.

Director’s Notes on Production

Prometheus: Zeus refused to give fire to mortal men, but Prometheus stole fire and gave it to them. As punishment, Zeus bound him with cruel chainsm and drove a shaft through the middle, and set on him an eagle, which gnawed on his liver all day; but each night the liver grew again as much as the bird had devoured in the day before.

Io: Zeus lusted after Io, a young girl who refused his advances. He made her part cow to hide her. His wife Hera discovered her and then forced her to wander the earth without rest, plagued by a gadfly to sting her into madness. She wandered for many years traveling through Europe, Asia and Africa.

The Chorus (Daughters of Ocean)(Eliza McKelway, Alice Tolan-Mee, Trevor Wilson) with Prometheus (Jonathan Nosan)

Jonathan Nosan (Prometheus) and Allison Plamondon (Io) with Chorus

Jonathan Nosan reaches for Allison Plamandon in “Prometheus Within” at LaMaMa.

Catherine Jane Shaw throws dirt from the grave of the dead skeleton in her breast.

Catherine Jane Shaw manipulating the amazing puppet.

Mutant animals created by lab testing in “Prometheus Within” at LaMaMa.

Puppets representing all the innocent patients taken advantage of by legal cell sampling.

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Dramaturgy by Andrea Balis

Lighting by Jeff Nash

Set Design by Donald Eastman

Video by Kay Hines

Sound by Tim Schellenbaum

Stage Manager: Karen Oughtred

Rigging: Philippe Versen

Technical Design: Mark Tambella

Costume Assistant: Rachel Sherk

Narrator: Black Eyed Susan

Puppeteer, Hermes: Britt Moseley

Puppeteers: Sarah Grace Holcomb, Jane Catherine Shaw, Dena Paige-Fischer, Rebecca Leigh Silverman

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This Project was made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Henson Foundation.

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The 5th Annual ‘Cirque Off’ – Triskelion Arts – Jan. 20th, 2012

The evening was filled with surreal imagery provided by some of NY’s very eccentric performers.

The evening started off with a group of stage hands working on cleaning up the stage.

John Leo and Andy Sapora got involved in removing a metal apparatus that was hanging from the middle of the ceiling. YIKES!

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The Bull wants to leave something for Lauri Berrita to pick up.Lauri Berritta gets to clean up after the ‘never sure where’ bull. (Jason Leinwand  as the head and Perry Garvin as the bull Butt)

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Billy Dee Bedlam

Billy Schultz performs as Billy Dee Bedlam at TriskelionBilly Dee Bedlam (Billy Schultz) sings as The Song and Dance Man.

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The Mayonnaise Man (Perry Garvin)

TRiskelion Arts stage hand eats Mayonnaise

Cirque Off stage hand eats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gwendolyn Lee Performs ‘Little Lamb’.

with Carol Lee Sirugo and Honey Goodenough

Carol Lee Sirugo performing at Triskelion Arts

Honey Goodenough escorts Carol Lee Sirugo off the stage at the end of her act.

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Andy Dickerson performs at Triskelion Arts.Andy Dickerson has a ‘moment of fuzzy bliss’ during the show.

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Andy Dickerson get 'bullied off' the stage at Cirque OffAndy Dickerson gets ‘bullied’ off the stage.

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Groundgrippers Dance Company

Groundgrippers Dance Company at Triskelion ArtsWonderful energy in this dance piece by the Groundgrippers Dance Company.

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James and JF

Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith at Triskelion ArtsEmily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith (Channel One) perform in their new piece! Surreal!!!

Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith perform at Triskelion Arts“Does that hurt” was one of the funny lines in the piece by Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith.

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Carol Lee Sirugo and Honey Goodenough in

Gwendolyn Rosa Lee performs ‘Burlesque’.

Honey Goodenough and Carol Lee Sirugo perform at TriskelionOff the ground with a bounce and a swirl! Honey Goodenough cleans up as Carol Lee Sirugo dances.

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Cirque This Ensemble perform at Triskelion ArtsCirque This Ensemble perform for the audience inbetween pieces.

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Jonathan Nosan and Vangeline

Vangeline and Jonathan Nosan perform at Triskelion ArtsBeautiful display of contortion by Jonathan Nosan and Butoh dance by Vangeline.

Vangeline and Jonathan Nosan performing at Triskelion ArtsVangeline and Jonathan Nosan added an exotic flavor to the evenings acts.

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John Leo and Andy Sapora

John Leo and Andy Sapora performing at Cirque OffAndy Sapora tries his cutting skills on John Leo’s metal manliness.

John Leo and Andy Sapora performing at Triskelion ArtsJohn Leo and Andy Sapora wish the audience “Cirque Off”.

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Ethan Leinwand performing at Ciirque OffEthan Leinwand (aka Smokin Billy Slater) kept the evening moving with his wonderful piano.

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Curtain Call for all the Friday night cast at Cirque OffCurtain Call for the Friday night CIRQUE OFF cast.

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