Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY
Showtime 9:00 pm, for mature audiences
Tickets: $20 advance / $25 at the door / $15 clowns in make-up or costume (walk-up only)
For the fourth year, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus brings an intimately-scaled but grandly imagined variety spectacle to Helsinki Hudson. You may already know that music sounds great there… but did you know that acrobats can contort and twist on that stage? Would you believe that jugglers, oddball comedians, roller-skaters, daredevils, clowns, and sideshow thrillers can steal your breath with laughter or suspense at arm’s length? And aerialists can swoop and twirl over head in a rare and close-up glimpse at human flight?
Witness trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns, all with the unique flair and twists that is the hallmark of Bindlesitff Cirkus style. A Bindlestiff show is one of the few in the world where you may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, and artists made known by America’s Got Talent and local legends, live, on stage, and having a great time together. Live music is a defining feature of Bindlestiff’s Cabaret shows, with witty, original tunes by a variety of NYC’s best composers and accompanists. Bindlestiff’s unique style reflects deep roots in NYC’s underground clubscene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theater. Unlike Bindlestiff’s family fare at local venues like Bard’s Summerscape Spiegeltent, Bindlestiff’s Winter Cabaret is for grown-ups only.
Battle cabin fever by being a star yourself. The audience is encouraged to dress for festival and be part of the glamour of the evening. Those in costume or circusy makeup can ask for a discounted ticket at the door. Perhaps you’ve got some top boots and a tailcoat in the closet? Or a corset and tutu you’ve been dying to wear? A cotton-candy-floss wig and sparkly eyelashes? Dig them out, put them on, and be part of the spectacle.
Get your tickets now for the Cirkus! www.helsinkihudson.com
Check out the article in Chronogram here: http://www.chronogram.com/hudsonvalley/bindlestiff-family-cirkus-residency-at-helsinki-hudson/Content?oid=2287507&fb_action_ids=10152786825478005&fb_action_types=og.likes