Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth
|When:||Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 4:00pm|
|Where:||Coney Island, USA 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn NY 10002|
|Cost:||$15 adults, $10 for kids 16 & under|
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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and Playful Productions present 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. Since its inception in January 2004, the Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth program has grown markedly.In September 2006, BCOY participants were featured performers in the Speigeltent at the South Street Seaport. In the past two years BCOY has led circus skills education programs at Abrons Arts Center, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and after-school programs throughout the Empire State. In summer 2009, BCOY participated in the American Youth Circus Festival in Illinois. In 2010 and 2011, BCOY shows were featured at the Bard Summerscape Festival in a historic mirrored Spiegeltent.