Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Winter Cabaret
Saturday, January 18, 9:00 pm
Grown-ups only show
The legendary Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Winter Cabaret returns to Hudson. Celebrating 25 years, Bindlestiff’s NYC Winter Cabaret season has provided a stage for the world’s best in circus, sideshow, vaudeville, burlesque, and variety. In 2006 Bindlestiff brought this stage spectacle to Hudson, NY for its inaugural splash at Basilica Industria, and since then Club Helsinki has been our upstate home.
Each month this winter will bring a new lineup of Cirkus and variety arts stars, with acts like trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns. The Bindlestiff stage is one of the few arenas 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 in the same show. 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 club scene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theater.
In keeping with Bindlestiff’s clubby NYC roots, 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.club