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“BelloMania” at The New Victory Theatre – April 2016

BELLOMANIA

For his 3rd year in a row success, Bello Noch presents his new production BelloMania.

Featuring  Michael Karas, Dinny McGuire, Annaliese Nock, Shawn Roth

2016.04.30.BelloShow_013Show Host Dinny McGuire kept the show moving along with charm and finesse.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_022Bello starts the show off with a ‘big head’ balloon stunt.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_042He followed that will a lovely ‘chair production’ routine followed by this skillfully accomplished hand balancing act.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_051His daughterAnnaliese Nock did a beautiful split on the tightwire.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_056Bello proceeded to walk on the tightwire and not only sit but STAND (not pictured here)on the chair on the wire.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_064Michael Karas performed a skillful and creative juggling act with rings. balls and a puppet!

2016.04.30.BelloShow_081Annaliese performed many stunning aerial feats and with this beautiful projection, it looked heavenly.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_089The show had many wonderful moments. Bello talked to the audience about the pride he has for his circus family.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_102The audience had to look up when Bello began to climb ‘the sway pole’. 

2016.04.30.BelloShow_126High above the audience on the sway pole with his hair touching the New Victory Theatre’s ceiling.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_120A real ‘comic daredevil’ for sure. Time Magazine calls him “America’s Best Clown”.

2016.04.30.BelloShow_141Curtain call for the cast of BelloMania at The New Victory Theatre. Great fun!

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OPPORTUNITY NOCKS, INC – Producer

JENNIFER NOCKS – Writer and Director

DAVID MILLER – Set Design

GUIDO NAUS – Musical Director

KAY TORRALVA AND WRIIC’S COSTUME ARTS – Costume Design

STEVE CURTIS – Safety Officer & Technical Director

KARIM MUASHER – Audio Visual

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For more information on Bello Nock and his work go here.

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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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‘tinydangerousfun’ – June 26th, 2012

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Billy Schultz with a Haut Violin piece about his Pappi Gooper

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Marina Tsaplina

The True meaning of Love is explored by Marina with the help from an audience member.

Watermelon is shared with Marina and all those audience members who helped her out.

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Oleg Roitman (the Human Computer) ask the audience member what year, month and date of their birthday and then tells them what the day of the week it was!

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John and Andy tease the audience members up to the stage with delicious cupcakes!

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Gio Gaynor

Everyone was asked to participate by taking a few sheets of paper towels. Then they danced!

Morris dancing.

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Arlee Chadwick‘s puppet had some awesome moves!

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The 13th Act volunteers were glad to enjoy the cupcakes. Then they were told what they needed to do!

Nobody puts baby in the corner!

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Chispi el Payaso‘s flower shop.

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Shameless Promotional Vehicle with an advertisement for their Kegel Kat App

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Mariko Iwasa with a tiny, dangerous, fun act.

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Cowboy Frank (Karim Muasher) leads everyone in a hysterical, and touching square dance!

Andy and John doe see doe-ing.

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FINALE

John Leo ends the night with the watermelon on his head and a smile on his face!

NEXT SHOW JULY 31st!

GO HERE for more info.

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“tinydangerousfun” – March 27th. 2012

“tinydangerousfun”

The night had just gotten started and already the Co-Hosts Andy Sapora and John Leo were beside themselves with laughter.

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Glen Raphael singing sweetly, trying to get some action.

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Gio Gaynor reads sweetly about chestnuts.

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The Community Plug brings the tinyDANGEROUS community together.

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Who’s needs the Community Plug next?!

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Kate Brehm with her AMAZING poof!

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Andy Sapora attempts to ‘tongue kiss’ his cohost John Leo.

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Laura Lee Bahr scares us all with an excerpt from her dark, erotic novel HAUNT

John and Andy want some.

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Cohost Andy Sapora goes ballastic with facial expressions during the show.

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The 13th Act

The 13th Act perform Too Soon.

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Jeff and Buttons are funny.

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Karim Muasher finishes the night off with a birthday party and wedding for himself!

John and Andy celebrating Karim’s B’day party!

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NEXT MONTH’S LINE UP IS GONNA ROCK!!

BE THERE! APRIL 24th, SYCAMORE BAR AND FLOWERSHOP.

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Dec. 2011 – NY Downtown Clown Revue at Dixon Place

The New York Downtown Clown Revue

Season 5, Show 56

Master of Ceremonies Christopher Lueck cranking up for the show.

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Animal Engine

– “It’s A Wonderful Life” a 10 minute version.

The entire play was performed in the rectangle made from PVC. The company created the piece.

Directed by Karim Muasher

Starring: Carrie Brown, Emily Corinne, Katie Morrison, Karim Muasher, Aya Tucker, Megan Venzin.

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Christopher introduces the next act.

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BEN MODEL

Ben Model played live piano accompaniment for silent film “GOOD NIGHT NURSE” with Lupino Lane

As the curator of SILENT CLOWNS FILM SERIES Ben has years of experience performing live for many venues worldwide.

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OLIVIA LEHRMAN

Private detective Olivia finds out there is a ‘bomb’ in the ceiling.

Using the silk to climb to the ceiling and finds the bomb. In the interim she performs some amazing aerial feats.

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THE GAME

Christopher introduces the “GAME” and finds a couple of contestants to play.

 

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BILLY SCHULTZ

Mixing a musical number with audience participation and a ‘song and dance’ piece.

He hands out a few plastic buckets to the audience volunteers for the percussion element of the act.

Billy playing the trombone and unicycling AND leading the audience clapping.

 

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Host Christopher Lueck hands out some Xmas Gifts to the audience.

A Clown Mug and Clown Dish are presented to the lucky audience member.

Another of the gifts from Christopher was a ‘clown tie’.

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MICHAEL KARAS AND JEN SLAW

Michael Karas looks on in wonder as Jen Slaw juggles and eats the apples.

Great skills and duo coordination was the center of Jen and Michael’s piece.

An Excerpt from their full show. For more information on them and the show visit:

www.michaelkaras.net

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Feb. 2011 – NY Downtown Clown Revue at Dixon Place

The NEW YORK Downtown Clown Revue

A wonderful evening of wild performers!

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AUDREY CRABTREE

It is Valentine’s Day and surprises are at hand!

Chomping on piece of candy after a little let down!

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Clean up time!

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KARIM MUASHER

A trainer and her zombie assistant show off their act.

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THE GAME!

Christopher Lueck ready for THE GAME!

What a mess it got to. It was worth it!

Helping the audience get clean.

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Christopher introduces the final act of the evening.

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GREGG GOLDSTON

Performs his piece ‘DIGITS’.

A dark, sardonic, brilliant piece of movement theatre.

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MISS SATURN

Miss Saturn’s homage to B52’s Music!

Miss Saturn shaking up the audience.

The two other performers in the group were performed by wigs!

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Curtain Call

Next Clown Revue: March 21st, 2011 – 7:30pm

At: DIXON PLACE

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All Photographs © 2011 Jim Moore

 

 

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‘tinydangerousfun’ Variety Showcase at the Sycamore Bar – November 30, 2010

tinydangerousfun’s contradictory hosts, John Leo & Andy Sapora

Whah?!

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Professor VindleVoss (right) and her Find (Carrie Brown and Karim Muasher)

Professor VindleVoss’ Find, finds Professor VindleVoss’ eye.

Professor VindleVoss’ Find, finds Professor VindleVoss’ BRAIN!

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Graspy McTakeItAll takes on the Thanksgiving Myth.

Graspy McTakeItAll takes on the audience!

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The Subway Sisters (Laura Cossa and Becca Bernard)

The Subway Sisters find a patient (say Ahh!)

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Aaron Lisman tells a ED support group about his ‘problem’

Aaron Lisman gets it up!

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Settin’ up the 13th Act, with audience members…

The 13th Act, in ACTION!

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Bryce Panic, Clown.

Bryce Panic finds a friend!

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Chispi El Payaso

Chispi El Payaso, in Living Color

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Danger!

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Come and see the next ‘tinydangerousfun’ at the Sycamore Bar in Jan. 2011.

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All Photographs are © 2010 Jim R. Moore