- Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
FREE Performance Schedule
Thursday, August 17
10 AM, 12 PM, 6:30 PM - Fort Des Moines Park - Des Moines
Friday, August 18
5 PM, 7 PM - Centennial Park - Waukee
Saturday, August 19
10 AM, 12 PM, 6:30 PM - Walker Johnston Park - Urbandale
FREE Circus Ring "Pop-Up" Performances in Area Parks
Since 1995, BINDLESTIFF FAMILY CIRKUS co-founders Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson have traveled the world, bringing a unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus and sideshow spectacle to theaters, clubs, colleges, and festivals. An evening of jugglers, acrobats, contortionists, plate spinning, sword swallowing, brain twisters and other risk-taking feats set to live music, combine to create an interactive evening of fun for the entire family.
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus harkens back to the heyday of the traditional American Circus touring the country by caravan while offering its own artistic twist. It's earthy, gritty and celebrates the sideshow's odd novelty acts in an engaging and participatory way that you don't find in other types of circus.
â€œIntegrating the arts allows me to bring joy and enthusiasm into my teaching. I see such a difference in my students when we have arts integration in our lesson.â€
- Dawn, fifth-grade teacher at Cattell Elementary School, Des Moines