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Lots of great things happened in May of 2016. BelloMania was at The New Victory Theatre, Bindlestiff Family Circus presented their new show “A Cardboard & Duct Tape Spectacular and Radio Free Brooklyn had a ‘Special Event’. The Vaudevisuals Bookshelf  was chock full of recommendations.

“BELLOMANIA” AT THE NEW VICTORY THEATRE – APRIL 2016

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “STREET PEOPLE” – BY JANET BELLER

RADIO FREE BROOKLYN – SPECIAL LIVE EVENT – SATURDAY MAY 14TH

VAUDEVISUALS INTERVIEW WITH KEITH NELSON – “A CARDBOARD & DUCT TAPE SPECTACULAR”

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “THE CITY & THE THEATRE” BY MARY C. HENDERSON

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “WHERE THE HEART BEATS: JOHN CAGE, ZEN BUDDHISM

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “THE DOWNTOWN BOOK” – 1974 – 1984 NY ART SCENE

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT” BY COLIN WILLIAMSON

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “I CELEBRATE MYSELF” BY ALLEN GINSBURG

Michael Karas performing in "BelloMania"

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Stay tuned for June and July Postings!

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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 Revue @ Galapagos Art Space

With the news that Galapagos Arts Space is moving to Detroit, I wanted to post a series of photographs that I took while I documented the Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue there.
Here is a video collage and a few images from that series.
Currently Bindlestiff is presenting it’s monthly series (1st Monday of Every Month) at Dixon Place.

Jen Slaw Juggler
Jen Slaw – Juggler

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Keith Nelson – Host of Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue

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Catahoula Cajun Music Band

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Stephanie Monseau on the ‘Rola-Bola’.

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Magician/Ventroliquist Dave Cremmin

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Aerialist Amy Chen

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Clown/Comedian Jeff Seal

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Zero Boy with Tanya Elchuk

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Rob Lok

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Michael Richter

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Jan Damm

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Ekat MissEkaterina

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Magic Brian

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Sincerely Yours

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Le Gateau Chocalat

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Amazing Amy

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Cast of Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue at Galapagos Art Space.
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Juggle This – Miller Theatre @ Columbia University – June 22nd, 2013 – 7:30pm

Todd Robbins performing the sideshow miracle  'human blockhead'.Todd Robbins is hosting this wonderful evening of talent and surprises.

Irina Burdetsky performing Hula Hoop act.Irina Burdetsky from Russia.

Emil Dahl - juggler from SwedenEmil Dahl – Juggler from Sweden

Ryan Shinji Murray - Brooklyn AcrobatRyan Shinji Murray – Brooklyn Acrobat

Michael Karas is aNY based award winning juggler.Michael Karas is a NY based award winning juggler.

Sean Blue is at seanblue.netSean Blue is at seanblue.net.

Kyle johnson id s California based juggler.Kyle Johnson is California based juggler.

Robin Hu began juggling in 2005.Robin Hu began juggling in 2005.

Amazing lineup of acts! Variety at it’s best!

To find out more about each performer click on the names highlighted.

Buy Tickets here

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Workshops! – Open Juggling! – The Show!

For more information on the Juggle This event go to their Official Page.

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – April 1st, 2013 – Dixon Place, NYC

The monthly Variety Review where anything might happen! Exciting, funny, and odd. Great fun!

Keith Nelson opens the show with Diablo

Keith Nelson opens the show with Diablo. The first act is always the hardest one.

Torkova performing feats of magic.

Torkova performing feats of magic.

Brian and Tatiana Ramirez

Susan Voyticky and Matt Greenfield perform a beautiful adagio duet.

Michael Karas and the Video Game Players.

Michael Karas and the Video Game Players.

Agnes Olmstead takes it off in a wild burlesque ‘nerd’ routine.

Susan Voytiicky and Matt Greenfield clown around

Brian and Tatiana Ramirez  clown around.

Stephanie Sine performs on the silk.

Stephanie Sine performs on the silk.

Jack O'Somebody does an audience improv.

Jack O’Somebody does an audience improv.

Adam Torres tells tales that crack the funny bone.

Adam Torres tells tales that crack the funny bone.

Barbara Gentile and Snowflake

Barbara Gentile and Snowflake perform aerial hoops.

Pick and Squeeze made their musical debut.

Pick and Squeeze made their musical debut.

Provacative and fiunny burlesque by Sincerely Yours.

Provacative and funny burlesque by Sincerely Yours.

Mitch Lustig on the Ring

Mitch Lustig on the Cyr ring.

Kieth Nelson attempts the 8 bowl spin.

Kieth Nelson attempts the 8 bowl spin.

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Next Bindlestiff Open Stage is May 6th at Dixon Place.

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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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‘tinydangerousfun’ – November 29th, 2011

In keeping with the political news of the week ‘tinydangerousfun’ invited Sgt Pike to Co-host the show!

Pictured here are Sgt. Pike (Andy Sapora) with his spray can and co-host John Leo

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Zoe Ziegfeld

Wild Thing, Zoe Ziegfeld opens the show and bares her fabulous merkin!

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Tanya Solomon

WONDER MINUTE! with Tanya Solomon!

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Rosalie

Rosalie’s SEXY persephone. Wow.

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Michael Karas

Michael Karas rocked it with his skillz!

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The 13th Act

The universe gave birth, there were pigs and a cat fight….

Sgt. Pike blast the participants of the 13th Act with his ‘spray’.

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Zoo Fushia

Zoo Fushia with a sing along. Diddy Diddy!

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Sincerely Yours

Eatin’ cupcakes with Sincerely Yours

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Sgt. Pike gets ‘bubble gunned’ by co-host John Leo.

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Zero Boy

Vocal acrobatZero Boy tells the story of two different but similar Taxation fights in his unique style of story telling.

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Sgt. Pike got his!

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It All Happens the last TUESDAY of every month (Except December) at Sycamore Bar.

tiny dangerous fun!

To sign up to perform or get more information about upcoming shows go here!

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“Perfect Catch” – A romance with juggling and charm with Michael Karas and Jen Slaw

Michael Karas and Jen Slaw seated in an office cubicle juggling.

Office  relationships sometimes have funny consequences.

Juggling paper garbage and balls are part of the charm in this delightful show.

Jen Slaw waiting by the phone for that call.

Michael Karas doesn’t stop surprising the audience with his technical ability.

Jen Slaw juggles cigar boxes with grace and finesse.

Although I have many other photos of the show I don’t want to spoil it for you!

A Delightful way to spend an afternoon or evening.

The Canal Park Playhouse is located at 508 Canal Street  near the West Side Highway.

A historical landmark and is a beautiful Federal Style building.

Information and tickets are here.

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“MOVE IT” Variety Show – May 9th, 2011

Mark Lonergan knows how to make great shows! His last production was a terrific hit. ROOM 17B.

His company PARALLEL EXIT has been making great shows for quite a few years now. So it is no surprise that when he puts together a variety show it is wonderful!

Tonight’s show wasn’t any exception.

Mark Lonergan introduces the first act of the evening.

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ERIC WRIGHT and KATRINA DENNY

A puppet performance with different disciplines used.

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COMPANY SoGoNo

Choreography by Tanya Calamoneri

A humorous dance piece about birds.

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Carol Sirugo with Jonathan Kaplan

A very funny dance piece about relationships!

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Honey Goodenough

A precious teddy bear and his coming of age outside the box.

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KEVIN C. CARR

A clown and his relationships. Wonderful physical humor.

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PARALLEL EXIT – DAPPER TAP TRIO

Derek Roland – Brent McBeth – Danny Gardner

Talented tap dancers and physical comedians as well!

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MICHAEL KARAS

Michael Karas has amazing juggling skills and comedic timing to go along with it.

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HONEY GOODENOUGH and MARTA MOZELLE MACROSTIE

A fun collaboration involving plastic manipulated objects, food products and a human being.

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PARALLEL EXIT NEEDS YOUR HELP!

The funding for Parallel Exit’s theatre performances has been cut drastically.

Help them out with any donation you can give. Click here.

Mark Longergan is tipping the hat for your helpful donation.

He deserves whatever you can give. A wonderful presenter of great variety.

Make sure you see one of Parallel Exit’s next shows!

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ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE COPYRIGHT © 2011 Jim Moore

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