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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – Quarantine Edition – April 6, 2020

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has a long history and it is their ‘fortitude’ that has kept them going all these years. This is especially true during these times of ‘pandemic’ and ‘shut-in’ life. To continue the over 10-year-old tradition of the Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show they had to come to terms with a new ‘venue’ to present their show. The internet! (Previously presented in the wonderful Dixon Place venue) So here are highlights from the 1st (of many to come) Bindlestiff Quarantine Edition! (please excuse the image quality as they have been screen grabs of the video!)

Bindlestiff co-founder Keith Nelson hosts the new ‘Quarantine Edition’ of the Variety Show

Magic Mike performs his classic color changing coloring book.

Hat juggling was featured by Kathyrn Carr

A surreal clown routine was delightful from Benjamin Domask-Ruh

Michael Rosman brought an exciting highwire act with fire and his two dogs to the backyard stage he created.

Butch and Buttercup showed off their delightful acrobatic skills.

Marcia Curran helped clean up the ‘virtual stage’ from a past mess at Dixon Place.

Nelson Lugo showed us his magical skills with the ‘shell game’ routine.

Keith uses his bullwhip to cut the cigarette from the audience volunteer’s mouth.

TruDee dances with her enchanted ‘colored ribbon’ for the show.

Brad Shur and his puppet dance on the wire.

Bruce and Matthew Lish create some comical havoc trying to perform a balloon stunt.

Zeroboy creates a ‘sound effect’ world with his voice acrobatic talent.

Keith Nelson performs the classic ‘sideshow’ sword swallowing act.

Miss Ekaterina encourages the viewers to dig a ‘foxhole’ to stay safe. Like her favorite animal.

Nigel Blackstorm performs the classic ‘linking rings’ to heavy metal music.

Keith encourages performers to consider performing on the ‘weekly’ Open Stage show. By contacting him you can arrange to be one of the performers on upcoming editions.

Ellia Bisker explains to the viewers that their help is needed to continue producing the show weekly. Here are a few methods for making ‘tax-deductible’ contributions.

Kyla performs a beautiful aerial on the rope with grace and finesse.

In the final minutes of the show Keith THANKS all the folks that made it possible to broadcast the 1st Quarantine Edition of The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show.

Stay tuned for the NEXT WEEKS show.

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March 2012 – New York Downtown Clown Revue at Dixon Place

The New York Downtown Clown Revue

Season 5, Show #58

Christopher Lueck hosting the Downtown Clown Revue.

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Will Shaw

Will Shaw performs a new piece of business which includes a dry wit and dazzling skills.

Will Shaw spins a top on top of his cigar box structure.

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The Ridiculous Romantic

Kevin C. Carr and Carol Sirugo in a still from the film “The Ridiculous Romantic”.

Directed by Jim Moore, edited by David Katz, with Kevin C. Carr, Peter Daniel Straus, Kenwyn Dapo, Carol Sirugo, Emily James, Ishah Janssen-Faith, Emily Season, Music Score by Polygraph Lounge.

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Matthew “Phineas” Lish

Matthew ‘Phineas’ Lish juggles 9 balls all at once!

Matthew ‘Phineas’ Lish juggles 3 machete knives.

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Christopher Lueck prepares the audience for the next act by reading the cue cards.

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Everybody Nose It’s My Birthday

A series of short vignettes about dating and family life.

An offer from the audience to ‘marry’ the on stage actress.

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No Reservations

Billy Schultz takes Audrey Crabtree out on a date in ‘No Reservations’.

This piece gets wilder as it goes along but I will leave that to you when you see it!

This new piece is being directed by John Towsen.

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