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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – Jan 7th, 2019

Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue

This monthly showcase of variety performers has a lot to be proud of.

The New York based cirkus family Bindlestiff has some great shows lined up all year long and not just in Manhattan. The company also has performances in Hudson NY and other locations. But, the monthly BOSVR as I refer to it as has so many great acts every  month and an audience that sees it one month will see a ‘variety’ of other acts the following month. Keith Nelson hosts the monthly extravaganza and believe me it IS an Extravaganza!

The first performance of the evening is usually is reserved for Keith. Here is the ‘diablo’ or Chinese Yoyo act which he excels at.

Bethany Shao performed an amazing ‘hand balancing’ act.

Host Keith Nelson has a wonderful knack for presenting his skills in between the other acts. He claims it is the only time he gets to rehearse them. Here is his lovely spinning wooden top act.

Next was Tru-Dee (Deborah Lohse) performing her hysterical dancing/signing act.

The eccentric act of Cassandra Nemser was opera singing mixed with magic linking rings. Montana Miller told a true biographical story about her aerial work and meeting a sky-diving man that swept her away.The back stage hands that move the show along by placing and replacing props for the acts also happen to be talented performers themselves. Here is clown/physical comedian Adam Auslander adding to the hilarity of the evening.Brian Klimowski has a great talent for the Yoyo and sang/danced was well.

In every monthly show there is a ‘walk-up’ slot to be filled by anyone that wants to participate ‘last minute’ by walking up to Keith and telling him they want to ‘go on’. This month it was Ambrose Martos and he performed a clown verbal improv that involved audience participation and tickled the audience’s funny bone for sure.

Closing the show was Jared Shanks who performed the aerial ‘straps’ act. It was really wonderful to see his control and skill.

As Keith calls up all the performers for the curtain call he reminds the audience to ‘meet at the bar’ upstairs and buy your favorite act a drink!

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Every first MONDAY of the Month at Dixon Place. Come and enjoy the talent!

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Cirque D’Hiver – Paris, France

Cirque D’Hiver

Bouglione

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History and Legend

It is natural that Louis Dejean, who led the Cirque d’Ete in the Champs Elysees, the district chose the Boulevard du Temple, called “Boulevard du Crime” and devotes a popular fun to build a second circus that was become the temple of the circus arts. Grace the Duke of Morny, permission to build was granted December 17, 1851. This is a Jacques Ignace Hittorf architect Cirque d’Ete and the Gare du Nord, which appealed Dejean. Work began April 17, 1852 and would last eight months. It was Prince Louis-Napoleon who inaugurated, 11 December 1852, the circus which he would lend his name. Cirque Napoleon emerges of 42 meters in diameter, 40 windows spread over 20 sections, 21 chandeliers Gas, 5900 places. A decoration and outdoor entrusted to the great sculptors and painters of the time: Pradier, Bosio, Gosse, Barrias. Franconi and Baucher are the custodians of the Cirque dedicated mainly to the equestrian art.

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For more informaton on the history go here!

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From October 20 2012 to March 17, 2013, discover the latest creation Bouglione.

At the heart of the oldest circus in the world, find acrobats, trapeze artists, tigers,

dogs and horses, as well as clowns and Orchestra Cirque d’Hiver, all presented by ringmaster.

Ringmaster, Michael Palmer

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Redi Montico – Dressage – Italy

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Anton Monastyrsky – Hula Hoop – Russia

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Regina Buglione – Equestrian

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Tempo Red – Ukraine – Trapeze with Tania and Sergei

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Diana Vedyashkina – Russia – Dog Trainer

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Irina Bouglione – Pole Dance – France

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The Bouglione Jr. – Magic – France

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Trio Bellissimo – Anastasia, Ganna, And Olena – Ukraine

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Rob Torres performs with the Cups

Rob Torres – distracting the audience to laughter.

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Ringmaster Michael Palmer with Spanish Clowns “The Mitchels’.

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Alberto Caroli -White Face Clown (Italy) with The Mitchels duo

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The 12 Piece Orchaestra

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The Salto Dancers and cast during finale parade.

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Also in the program were the following performers which I did not photograph:

The Jaster – Giacomo and his wife Elena

Natalia Bouglione – Straps

Sampion Bouglione Jr. – Juggling Act

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IT was a grand CIRCUS and the production was stunning.

For more information on the show visit their website here.