Before the ‘pandemic’ hit NY I had the pleasure of attending a performance of “Nothing Here is Real” with Gary Ferrar. The show is held in a cellar at The Oxbow Tavern in the Upper West Side’. It is like a ‘speakeasy‘. Intimate and well-furnished. Gary’s performance persona is upbeat, charming and a little nerdy but he delivers a wonderful evening of mind-blowing magic and mentalism.
For more information about Gary’s upcoming shows visit his website!
Every first Monday of the month the folks at Bindlestiff Family Cirkus put together a variety show with everyone invited. New performers and seasoned ones can all try out their acts on the lovely Dixon Place stage. This month was short and sweet! Only 9 acts!
Hosted by Keith Nelson of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus organization. A great performer with numerous skills from many performing arts disciplines. Here he is opening the show with his ‘Chinese yoyo’ act.
Host Keith attempted to catch an imaginary bottle of water on an imaginary umbrella.
The charming and very talented mentalist Robin Channing startled the audience with his amazing skills. I thought of a word and told him my birthday and he had them written down on a post-it during his drive to the theater earlier that night!
After intermission, the show began with some political song from aerialist/singer/choreographer Cleo Carol Knopf.
The next act was Jacob D’Eustachio who recently returned from his working with UK based Giffords Circus. I photographed Jacob in 2009 performing at the Bindlestiff show and now he is back in NY for more juggling/comedy mischief.
Jacob started by juggling some machetes and then handed out lemons to quite a few audience members and ask that they throw them at him. He did cut a few in half with the machetes.
Recently relocated to NY, Rich Potter is a clown with lots of performing history up north. He is trying out material in NY. Tonight he performed a ‘surreal’ piece of comedic physical clown.
The last act of the evening was aerialist Nina Gershy musically accompanied by Book Kennison and Logan Kerr.
Every first Monday of the Month at Dixon Place! Lots of great acts and always surprises.
I first met Jonathan Burns at the Festival of Fools in Vermont in 2012. I photographed him many times and laughed even more times. He is one funny man! Now he is coming to New York with a gang of talent that Time Out calls “Some of the Most Skilled Performers in the Business”.
I hope you can get a ticket~~
The show is described as “Acts of Magic, Mischief and Mystery”
I saw Eric Walton perform at Dixon Place a few months ago. I was really impressed. His demeanor, professionalism, and skills were all top notch. So, when I heard that he was doing his own ‘Mentalist‘ Variety show I had to know more.
I was delighted to be able to interview Rob Drummond whom I had seen in “Bullet Catch” the night before at 59E59th Theaters. Great evening of magical theater!
A close-up interview with Scotsman Rob Drummond who has written and performs in the hit show at 59E59 Theater in New York City. Direct from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year. The show is based on an age-old magic trick which Rob has adapted to an evening of theater. He discusses the origins of the play and what the history of it's run here and abroad.