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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus shows have developed a cult following in New York City and across the USA since 1996 when the young troupe was founded by Keith Nelson and Stephanie Monseu. A mixture of variety and circus acts, a Bindlestiff bill presents physical comedians, sword swallowers, whip marksmanship, song and dance, trapeze, acrobatics, juggling and a band. They offer both a family and kids show and late night on-the-edge shows which add a burlesque and midway sensibility.

Each year Bindlestiff spends a winter residence in Times Square (the Palace of Varieties in Times Square on 42nd Street since 2002), Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. In the Spring they tour East of the Mississippi and West during the Fall, playing old vaudeville theatres, performance arts paces, alternative cabarets and rock clubs. Check www.bindlestiff.org for their schedule.