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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – Quarantine Edition – May 4th, 2020

The beginning of May and the sun is shining and the weather is getting nicer here in New York. May 4th had many great surprises for the viewers!

Host Keith Nelson introduces the show to the viewers.

The Bindlestiff Open Stage is made possible by donations from the viewers like you.

Opening the show was The Great Dubini. (Greg Dubin). He swallowed several razor blades and then regurgitated them on a thread he also ate!


Zander Mowat juggled and balanced many household items amazingly!


Eva Lou Rhinelander juggled, did backbends, walk on a wire, and many other wonderful circus feats.


Michael Rosman painted this Chaplin portrait while it was upside down.


Circus historian, performer, author Hovey Burgess gives the viewers a brief history of the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus.


The beautiful and talented Rachel Karabenick performs on the trapeze.


Keith Nelson does so eccentric hat juggling.


Drew Brown performed an extremely delightful cane juggling act.


Gigi (Gina Allison) and the ever so talented dog Zeus did some really nice tricks.


Keith Nelson attempted the sideshow stunt Kendama-Blockhead once more!


David Cain performed numerous juggling stunts.


Sxip Shirey performs live eccentric music as Jonathan Nosan performs his impossible contortions.


Make sure to visit the Dixon Place DP TV shows going on daily!

Make sure you donate to the Bindlestiff Open Stage to keep it happening!

Would you like to perform at the Open Stage? Email: Keith@bindlestiff.org

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Bindlestiff’s “brooklyn abridged” show at The Connelly Theater

Bindlestiff’s own Keith Nelson begins the wonderful show!

Ermiyas Muluken (from Ethopia) performs his amazing ‘ladder act’.

The multi-talented Cassady Rose Bonjo performed her ‘hula-hoop’ act.

Flying high above the stage was the remarkable Kenneth Stephen Neil.

Bringing the audience back to the sideshow Keith Nelson performs ‘blockhead’.

What goes into the head must come out. Keith removes the nail from his skull

Angela Buccinni and Yoni Kallal perform their wonderful acrobatic duo act.

Esther de Monteflores manipulates the cigar boxes with finese.

Cassady Rose Bonjo performs another of her many skills.

Esther de Monteflores performs a lovely and very unique slack wire act.

Ermiyas Muluken performs a ‘wild’ high rolla bolla act.

Curtain call for all the incredible performers at the ‘brooklyn abridged’ show.

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Composer/Music Director – Sxip Shirey

Audio Design – Kris Anton

Band – Sxip Shirey and Nathan Repasz

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For more information/tickets!

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Sxip Shirey – “Hour of Charm”

HOUR OF CHARM

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National Sawdust

ABOUT THE SHOW:

On National Sawdust curator Sxip Shirey‘s 50th birthday, Sxip celebrates the 15th anniversary (!) of his Hour of Charm. This special (and acrobatic) birthday and the anniversary edition of Sxip’s Hour of Charm!

Featuring:

Spencer Novich 

Una Minnmah

Taylor Mac

Lady Rizo

Rachelle Garniez

Ned Rothenberg 

Matt Moran 

Michael Arthur

Attis Clopton

John Alteri

Coco Karol

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And here is a music video for Sxip’s new album ‘Goodnight Little Machines’ -This song is “Fat Robot”

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For tickets to this amazing event go here!
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Theodora Skipitares “Prometheus Within” – LaMaMa Etc. – 04/29/2012

Music by Sxip Shirey

Sxip Shirey behind his instrument table preparing to perform the score for Prometheus Within.

Conceived, Designed and Directed by Theodora Skipitares.

Director’s Notes on Production

Prometheus: Zeus refused to give fire to mortal men, but Prometheus stole fire and gave it to them. As punishment, Zeus bound him with cruel chainsm and drove a shaft through the middle, and set on him an eagle, which gnawed on his liver all day; but each night the liver grew again as much as the bird had devoured in the day before.

Io: Zeus lusted after Io, a young girl who refused his advances. He made her part cow to hide her. His wife Hera discovered her and then forced her to wander the earth without rest, plagued by a gadfly to sting her into madness. She wandered for many years traveling through Europe, Asia and Africa.

The Chorus (Daughters of Ocean)(Eliza McKelway, Alice Tolan-Mee, Trevor Wilson) with Prometheus (Jonathan Nosan)

Jonathan Nosan (Prometheus) and Allison Plamondon (Io) with Chorus

Jonathan Nosan reaches for Allison Plamandon in “Prometheus Within” at LaMaMa.

Catherine Jane Shaw throws dirt from the grave of the dead skeleton in her breast.

Catherine Jane Shaw manipulating the amazing puppet.

Mutant animals created by lab testing in “Prometheus Within” at LaMaMa.

Puppets representing all the innocent patients taken advantage of by legal cell sampling.

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Dramaturgy by Andrea Balis

Lighting by Jeff Nash

Set Design by Donald Eastman

Video by Kay Hines

Sound by Tim Schellenbaum

Stage Manager: Karen Oughtred

Rigging: Philippe Versen

Technical Design: Mark Tambella

Costume Assistant: Rachel Sherk

Narrator: Black Eyed Susan

Puppeteer, Hermes: Britt Moseley

Puppeteers: Sarah Grace Holcomb, Jane Catherine Shaw, Dena Paige-Fischer, Rebecca Leigh Silverman

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This Project was made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Henson Foundation.