Thursday, January 20, 2011

Coney Events: Bindlestiff Cavalcade Of Youth

Image courtesy of Norman Blake (Coney Island USA)

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus started up at 'Fireplay' before later changing their name.  The troupe started by Keith Neslon and Stephanie Monseu in 1995.  They have performed all over the world their mixture of circus and sideshow extravaganzas.  Later they became a non-profit organization as a family act. 
Their motto is:
Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. is a non-profit performing arts organization dedicated to increasing the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the history of circus, sideshow, vaudeville, and related arts through activities including performances, lectures, print media, and workshops for the general public as well as creating opportunities for cultural exchange and fostering a sense of community.

They have performed many times in Coney Island.  For this event they are shining the show lights on the youth.  A cavalcade of young performers ranging from the circus to the midway in this vaudevillian spectacle not to be missed.

From Coney Island USA:
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents a special showcase for young variety performers, ranging from amateurs to world-class professionals. Juvenile jugglers, diminutive dancers, adolescent acrobats and a host of other moppets and mummers present a full show of vernal vaudeville. Acts range from debuting amateurs to world-class champion performers—all under the age of 21.

Now in its seventh year, Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth continues to feature an amazing array of young talent. These are the future stars of Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Coney Island Sideshow, and television. Where else can you see juvenile unicyclists, tap dancers, magicians, clowns, and contortionists sharing the stage with Broadway-bound singers and classically trained musicians? All the performers are under 21, but audience members of all ages love this show.

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents
Bindlestiff Cavalcade Of Youth!

Sunday, March 27, 4pm

$15 Adults (21 And Over), $10 (Under 21)
Coney Island USA - Sideshows By The Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave
Click here to purchase advance tickets.

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