Bindlestiff brings extended Cirkus Family to Sinterklaas! An Old Dutch Tradition in Rhinebeck (NY)

Saturday, December 3, 2022
Performance Times between 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

ASL Interpreted Shows

1:45 PM ~ Upstate Films in the Big Theater  ~ Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents Allez-OOPS! featuring Rob & Miss Jane”
3:00 PM ~ Upstate Films in the Little Theater ~ Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents “Paris, the Hip Hop Juggler”


Locations: Upstate Films / Starr Cinemas at 6415 Montgomery Street in Rhinebeck

Foster’s Coach House parking lot on Montgomery Street at East Market Street in Rhinebeck

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The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus shares 4 special live experiences this 14th year at Sinterklaas! An Old Dutch Tradition in Rhinebeck.Indoors and out, the Cirkus promises wonder, thrills, and giggles for all.

Inside the historic former Vaudeville theater at Upstate Films / Starr Cinemas, two world class attractions grace the screening rooms. This year, these delightful shows will each feature ASL Interpretation by Amea Hammonds at 1:45 and 3:00 pm as follows:

1:45 PM ~ Upstate Films Theater B  ~ Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents  *Allez-OOPS! featuring Rob & Miss Jane”

3:00 PM ~ Upstate Films Theater A ~ Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents “Paris the Hip Hop Juggler”

Upstate Films Theater A “Paris the Hip Hop Juggler” Showtimes: 12:00, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm

Paris, given the nickname “The Hip Hop Juggler” by Al Roker himself, has been dazzling audiences with his brand of juggling for over a decade. His combination of style, interactive stunts, witty comedy, and world class juggling talent is sure thing to make any event a hit. In addition to appearing on the The Daily Show, Sesame Street, and The White House, you can even catch him juggling in the global hit music video “No Me Acuerdo” with Latin music sensation Natti Natasha. 

Upstate Films Theater B “*Allez-OOPS! featuring Rob & Miss Jane” Showtimes: 12:30, 1:45, and 3:15 pm

Married duo Rob from New York City & Miss Jane from the Ukraine are a Bombastic Bonanza of Brilliant Balancing and Bonafide Bravado! Blending circus thrills, fast pacing and spontaneous comedy, this high-octane slapstick spectacle excites all audiences with absurd sight gags and visual silliness.

Outside, just a few paces down Montgomery Street, look for a hand-made, solar-powered, monkey-decorated, bubble-blowing mini-carousel in the Foster’s Coach House parking lot. Al Gori originally built his Home Spun Merry-Go-Round as part of his senior thesis while studying kinetic sculpture at Mason Gross School of the ARts of Rutgers University. Over the years, he’s re-built, refined, and redecorated the Home Spun Merry-Go-Roundmany times- adding mechanical monkeys, birds, and a bubble-blower to it. Built on the rear axle of a 1968 Dodge Dart, and powered by a washing machine motor, Al calls his Home Spun Merry-Go-Round “Savage Salvage”  the art of finding new and fun uses for old junk, or, getting something for nothing. The Home Spun Merry-Go-Round will be operating between 12 noon and 4:00 pm, rides are free, and young and old alike are welcome to sit and whirl.

Another breathtaking attraction returns to Foster’s parking lot this year! The Kilt-wearing, wire-walking, wise-cracking daredevil from Baltimore, Michael Rosman. Rosman counts among his credentials Ringling Brothers Clown College and professional performance in the ring with the circus; 25 major cruise lines, showrooms in Atlantic City, Reno and Las Vegas; performance in street festivals throughout Europe and Asia, and dozens of colleges and universities. See his performances, weather permitting, between 12 noon and 4:00 pm.

Full schedule here:

Paris the Hip Hop Juggler

Rob and Miss Jane

Michael Rosman

Home Spun Merry-Go-Round