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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – Quarantine Edition – May 18th, 2020

Host Keith Nelson introduces the acts of tonight’s show.

Magic man Torkova performs two different amazing feats. One with multiplying candles and the second producing two bowls of oranges.

Erin Stephens performs a very skilled juggling set in a beautiful studio setting.

Patrick Garner performs a ‘tribute’ to Senior Wences ‘one-handed’ ventriloquism act

Stephanie Monseu models the ‘Top Chatter’ banner awarded to Angleo Iodice.

Presenting a show has many costs. To help defray these please see the above methods for donating to this cause. Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is a ‘not-for-profit’ 501(c)3 organization.

Fernanda Sumano performed a high energy hula-hoop act that allowed us to follow her through the house she was performing into the street and then the roof!

Wilfredo sang a lovely song for the viewers which included the ever-present “I”.

Keith Nelson introduces the ‘Ask Hovey’ segment of the show.

Circus historian/performer/author Hovey Burgess talks about the Hagenbeck & Wallace Circus train wreck of 1918.

Justin Weber performs his amazingly wonderful Yoyo act with colored light projections.

Keith Nelson catches all six spoons and keeps all 6 plates spinning!

Alisa Mae performs a ‘satirical’ aerial act with rolls of toilet paper.

Host Keith introduces the last act. The Kalvan Family!

The Kalvan Family had all the right moves and everyone had great skills!

The online Virtual curtain call for all the performers from the show. (and tech crew!)

Come back next Monday for another great Bindlestiff Open Stage Quarantine Edition Variety Show!


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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – November 2019 – Dixon Place

The people that make this show possible are sometimes not known or seen.

One of them is Marcia Curran – Stage manager for the Bindlestiff Open Stage (and many other shows)

Here she is with Yoyo master Justin Weber before the show.

Also, one of the vital people that makes Dixon Place work is Mike!

Mike Griffiths is one of the people that makes Dixon Place tick like a well-oiled clock. His official title is “Marketing & Audience Development Associate”. You know he works hard at that!  Along with Production manager Rob Lariviere who makes all the shows look and sound great!

There are quite a few other people you should know. Check them out here.

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Bindlestiff Open Stage master of ceremonies Keith Nelson starts the show-off.

Keith gets the show going with his ‘Chinese yoyo’ act.

The acrobatic duo Aryn Shelander and Jeffrey Stilt were amazing in their skills.

They were accompanied by two lovely violinists ~ Irene Fong and Melissa Tong

In between the acts, Keith entertains the audience with his favorite past time.

Rich Potter brought his ‘ghoulish’ Zach Flash character to juggle for the audience.

The lucky audience volunteer got to give Zach (Rich Potter) a smooch.

In keeping with tradition, Keith got to try out a new juggling routine with a flying bat.

The lovely Lauren Elizabeth performed a ‘staff’ act.

Great skills mixed with costume and makeup made this act wonderful.

Jeff Moche performed some amazing mentalist magic tricks using audience volunteers.

The card tricks were very mind-blowing and intelligently challenging to the audience.

Keith practices putting out a match with his whip cracking.

Lisa and Julian danced up a storm for the audience.

Magic Brian performed 2 charming audience volunteer mentalist tricks.

Standing back to back he drew almost exactly with the audience volunteer drew.

Yoyo master Justin Weber made his yoyos doing amazing things.

His finale was to jump rope using his yoyo.

The first Monday of every month at Dixon Place – Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue!

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Bindlestiff Open Stage ~ Mirror Tent at Big Apple Circus ~ 1/7/2019

Guest Photographer/Blogger Maike Schulz

On this special The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue was hosted at the Mirror Tent at Lincoln Center on January 7th. It was an amazing lineup of great acts. I am posting the work of photographer Maike Schulz who has specialized in shooting circus worldwide for many years. Her work is stunning!

Bindlestiff Co-founder Keith Nelson hosted this wonderful evening of variety arts.

Opening the show with his ‘Chinese YoYo’ act was Keith Nelson.

One of my favorite acts is A.J.Silver who performs a great lasso and whip cracking act.

TruDe was next to shake up the audience with her hysterical comedy dancing and cavorting.

Yoyo master Justin Weber does the most amazing moves with his Yoyo and Diablo.

Magic Mike made a ‘rare’ appearance performing his ‘classic’ type magic tricks(schtick).

Butch and Buttercup (Angela Butch and Yoni Kallai) performed an amazing acrobatic duo.

Keith performs many ‘sideshow’ stunts and this Kendama Blockhead is one of them.

After intermission the suave and handsome Wilfredo took the stage to entertain.

The comedy/juggling brother duo Collin and Shane Miclon added more humor and skill to the night’s festivities.

Zero Boy added his own brand of ‘audio gymnastics’ to the evening.

The final act for the night was the traditional vaudeville 8 plate spin by Keith Nelson.

You can see more of Maike’s wonderful photography at her website or in the upcoming Limited Edition Rob Torres Tribute book which you can check out here.

The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue happens every first MONDAY of the month at Dixon Place!

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Check out Vaudevisuals – Review – MARCH 2016

Vaudevisuals.comMarch 2016 Vaudevisuals Posts

This month I did quite a few interviews! Heather Litteer, Hilary Chaplain, Gus Solomons, Jr. and photographed the Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue. A few books were mentioned too!

RED BULL THEATER PRESENTS – 2 DAY CLOWNING WORKSHOP

“WORDS” BY CHUCK WORKMAN – A 1987 COMPILATION OF HOLLYWOOD FILMS

VAUDEVISUALS INTERVIEW WITH HEATHER LITTEER – “LEMONADE”.

VAUDEVISUALS INTERVIEW WITH HILARY CHAPLAIN – “PHYSICAL COMEDY WORKSHOP”

BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY REVUE – MARCH 7TH, 2016 @ DIXON PLACE

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “ZOOMAR” BY ERNIE KOVACS

COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #132 – TALKING BAND – LAMAMA ETC – MARCH 12TH, 2016

VAUDEVISUALS INTERVIEW WITH GUS SOLOMONS JR. – “FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH”

JUSTIN WEBER’S “WACKY OF WALLABAZOO” AT CONEY ISLAND USA

COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #133 – JOHN KELLY – LAMAMA – MARCH 26TH, 2016

LaMama Coffeehouse Chronicles

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In the next few days I will post the April and May review posts. Stay tuned!

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – June 2016 – Dixon Place

Hosted by Keith Nelson at Dixon Place. A Variety Show for all kinds of acts! This month’s show was Terrific!

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2016.06.06.BindlOpn_040The Immaterialists

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_102Adam Auslander

DSC08647Harold Moeller and Rob Lok

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_141Geniia Pakrovskaya

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_204Maks Turner and Skyttle

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_076Kat Alexander

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_176Zero Boy

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_233Magic by Greg Dubin, aka The Great Dubiny

2016.06.06.BindlOpn_281Keith Nelson’s 8 Bowl Finale!

 

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Justin Weber’s “Wacky of Wallabazoo” at Coney Island USA

 

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Justin Weber presents “Wacky of Wallabazoo: a Yo-yo Boy’s Adventure,” his full-length debut show in New York City. In this fairytale adventure, Wacky ventures to the City of Dreams and is confronted with masked characters who attempt to persuade him to give up his dream. See a live yo-yo artist perform his tricks and express his imagination through theatrical set design, black light acts, and a fantastical narration accompanying this variety arts performance.

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – October 2015

 

The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show

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Michael Bongar hosted a great evening of variety at Dixon Place. 

Yoyo genius Justin Weber performed with black light.Yo-yo genius Justin Weber performed with black light.

Dandy Darkly performs at Dixon PlaceDandy Darkly performs a seductive bizarre tale about a Hollywood film star.

Ambrose Martos perfomed an audience participation piece.Ambrose Martos perfomed an audience participation  piece. “Spin The Bottle”.

Kira performs a beautiful aerial act.Kira performs a beautiful aerial act.

Ryan Shinji Murray participated by doing the 'walk up' act. Great!Ryan Shinji Murray participated by doing the ‘walk up’ act. Great rope moves!

2015.10.05_BindOpnStg.164Magic Mike made one of his rare appearances and entertained the crowd.

Circus VindleVoss performed their wild 'zombie' piece.Circus VindleVoss (Karim Muasher & Carrie Brown) performed their wild ‘zombie’ piece.

Happy Hour Trio performed a rather risque piece.The Happy Hour Trio (Ambrose Martos, Mark Gindick, and Matt Morgan) performed a rather risque piece. 

2015.10.05_BindOpnStg.145Innocent audience member Jay Katz gets caught in the middle of this ‘risque’ trio.

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The evening’s finale was a wild man Matt Morgan performing in his underwear and getting the audience involved in his beer drinking escapade.

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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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